Introducing the Stealth Ultra Wireless Controller by Turtle Beach, a new $200 gamepad designed for Xbox and PC. This premium controller, set to launch on December 15th, adds some innovative features to stand out from the competition. It comes with drift-proof Hall effect sticks and a 1.5-inch screen, which allows for fine-tuning settings and receiving phone notifications.
The Stealth Ultra stands as Turtle Beach’s first foray into the ultra-pricey gamepad world, competing with elite controllers like the Xbox Elite Series 2 and Scuf controllers. It’s also the company’s first fully wireless Xbox Series X / S controller, offering a simple USB-A dongle that can be plugged into its included dock, tying up only one USB port on your Xbox console or PC for both connectivity and recharging. Additionally, the Stealth Ultra can remotely turn on an Xbox console, despite the connection via a dongle, a feature not present in PlayStation controllers.
The Stealth Ultra comes with numerous premium features, including four programmable rear buttons, hair-trigger lockouts, and swappable thumbsticks. It also offers Bluetooth compatibility and customizable RGB lighting, along with a zip-up hardshell case with passthrough USB-C charging.
The Stealth Ultra’s standout features are its Hall effect sticks and 1.5-inch screen, allowing for unique connectivity and settings customization. The screen controls audio adjustments, RGB lighting effects, and up to 10 user-customizable controller profiles. Moreover, it can receive phone notifications mirrored directly from iOS or Android, offering a second screen-ish experience on the gamepad.
The Stealth Ultra adds an intriguing novelty to premium gamepads, providing innovative features to enhance the gaming experience. It’s a promising addition to the high-end controller market, offering a unique and feature-rich alternative for Xbox and PC gamers.