"“You are paying for quality, comfort and the best compatibility outside of a full-sized iCade, and so if you have the funds, this tiny controller comes highly recommended”"
"This has been designed to work with your PC or Mac, which is pretty standard – but it also works with mobile devices via Bluetooth. Just hook it up to your Android or iPhone and bam, proper gaming on the go. Fully charged, it gives you 10 hours of non-stop playing time."
"SteelSeries have always done their market research when it comes to creating peripherals, and the SSF is no different. You’ve got a classic yet very familiar controller shape/design with a great layout that includes 2 accurate analog sticks, D-pad, 2 trigger buttons, 4 standard buttons and start/select. "
"…I was also struck by how easy it was to play Temple Run on the iPad without touching the screen. Instead of flick controls, I used the pad's stick to jump, duck and turn. Suddenly a game that had given me so much trouble in the past was ridiculously easy…"
"The SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller (announced at CES as the Ion), for instance, is one of the smallest dual-analog gamepads we've ever palmed -- and it doesn't sacrifice much for its diminutive size, either. "
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"Overall, the SteelSeries Free mobile wireless controller is delightful to use, with a solidly built and fantastically designed controller that is extremely portable and easy to use with a wide variety of gaming devices. While it would be nice to have support for games on iOS that require more than iCade-style Bluetooth keyboard emulation, what’s here is as close to mobile gaming perfection as is possible in today’s iOS world. "
"Decent build quality and a good compact design, the Free does exactly what it sets out to do."
"If you’re looking for a great portable controller for gaming on the go, you can’t go wrong with the SteelSeries Free. Just toss it in your bag and you’re ready for responsive mobile gaming anytime."
"Frugality be damned, the SteelSeries FREE Controller is an expensive, yet effective solution for smartphone gamers exasperated with virtual d-pad controls."
"We saw a number of mobile-related goodies but the most interesting and most promising of these was the SteelSeries Free, a wireless Bluetooth gamepad controller with a refreshingly simple and straightforward approach to making your mobile gaming experience more tactile and more enjoyable."
"This company wants to help you finish all of those unloved iPhone games"
"If you’re looking for a great controller that works across multiple platforms, the SteelSeries Free certainly gets the job done. "
"Despite this, I’ve had fun with the Free: it’s improved my laptop gaming sessions and transformed boring hotel-room evenings into a decent mobile experience. It’s hard to offer a more general recommendation, but if you’re a regular traveller and you’re clear on what to expect, the Steelseries Free Mobile Wireless Controller could be worth a look. "
The SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller is a wireless Bluetooth controller designed for cross-platform use on PC/Mac®, Android® Smartphones and Tablets, iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. This new breed of gaming controller brings together a compact and lightweight design with the industry’s best cross-platform capability.
Add in a classic, familiar layout and a rechargeable battery with 20hrs of casual playtime and you have the Freedom to Play.
Consumer entertainment is evolving. TV is watched on computers, games are played on tablets, and music is listened to on phones. Entertainment doesn’t stop at just one platform, it moves from the desk to the couch to a backpack, purse and pocket.
SteelSeries introduces the Freedom to Play. Every way, everywhere.
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2. Left Analog Stick
3. Right Analog Stick
4. Button 1
5. Button 2
6. Button 3
7. Button 4
8. Mode Select
9. Power Button & LED Indicator
10. Left Shoulder Button
11. Right Shoulder Button
Universal, Bluetooth connectivity means that you can game on your Android phones and tablets, and even your PC and Mac®. The SteelSeries Engine App is available on all platforms for maximum configurability.
The controller is supported on the Android platform in games such as:
Additional compatibility can be found through Zeemote enabled apps
Also, please see our compatibility list for more details.
The SteelSeries Free is capable of mouse and keyboard emulation thanks to the SteelSeries Engine. This means that virtually every title on the Mac® and PC are fully compatible.
The SteelSeries Free is compatible with games like:
The classic, familiar layout also inspires instant nostalgia when you fire up your favorite emulators.
Support from the PC version of SteelSeries Engine provides full remapping and configuration of the controller. To download the latest version, please visit SteelSeries.com/engine.
The rechargeable battery is capable of 10+ hours of non-stop, wireless play while, with more casual use, can last over 20 hours.
Automatic power save feature will turn off the controller after 20 minutes of being idle when paired and 3 minutes when unpaired.
With the SteelSeries Free you are never done gaming. At any point you can plug the provided USB cable in to charge the controller while you continue to enjoy your favorite games.
For Android , PC and Mac
SteelSeries is not affiliated in any way with the above game titles or their publishers.