Turtle Beach is known for making some of the best gaming headsets. But they also make some excellent gaming accessories, and the brand has been pretty active in the accessories market for the past month. Keeping up with the momentum, the famous gaming accessories maker has a new announcement.
They developed a new controller for smartphones, and the new mobile controller is called Turtle Beach Atom Controller. People can use it for mobile gaming to get a better gaming experience on their mobile devices. It comes with some nifty features, so let’s dive right in.
So the new Atom Controller comes in a compact form factor that is easily packable. That just makes it easier to carry around and game on the go, which is kind of the goal with mobile gaming.
It also boasts a unique and appealing design. When in action, the entire setup looks like a Nintendo Switch console. The brand claims that the controller comes with dual ergonomic grip modules. This ensures that the controller can easily fit on any Android smartphone that runs Android 8.0 or later.
The clamps on the controller have a spring-loaded mechanism so that users do not have to remove the cover. It is an essential feature because most people use their smartphones with a cover these days.
Although it has two modules, the controller functions as a unit during any gaming session. It utilizes Turtle Beach’s proprietary 2.4GHz wireless link. Users can easily connect it to their smartphones wirelessly via Bluetooth.
When not in use, users can easily pack it in the carrying case that comes with it. The modules slap together magnetically to make the packing easy.
Users can use the Atom Controller for cloud gaming platforms like Xbox Game Pass, GeForce Now, Steam Link, etc., and get a seamless gaming experience. It comes with an ergonomic grip design and handles.
This design is said to keep you comfortable for hours. That is one of the most essential features, as people want comfort when they are gaming on their portable devices such as smartphones.
The battery life on this controller is pretty good, as it can last up to 20 hours on a full charge. It will take around 2 hours to fully charge the controller. That is a decent battery life for a mobile controller.
The controller also comes with a companion app that allows many customizations and other changing of configuration settings.
The new Turtle Beach Atom Controller is now available. Interested users can buy it from the official Turtle Beach site or any authorized retailer around the world. It comes in three colors: Black and Teal, Red, and Black and Yellow. The price for the new controller is USD 99.99.
Interestingly, there is an exclusive Xbox Atom Controller that comes in the exclusive Black and Yellow colorway. The distinguishing feature of the controller is that it comes with an Xbox Guide button, and there is also a complimentary 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
It is good that we have some excellent options in the mobile controller market. It is when famous and renowned brands like Turtle Beach enter a new sector, only then we see good options for consumers.
Currently, the Razer Kishi V2 is one of the most popular mobile controllers in the market. It is available for the same price. So it will be interesting to see how the new Turtle Beach Atom performs in the market.
Another exciting thing is the use case. It is established that mobile gaming is increasing, but the number of platforms supporting it is still limited. Currently, only Xbox Game Pass, GeForce Now, and Steam Link are some of the good ones. So the demand for such specific products is limited. However, it is still great to see brands like Turtle Beach making a genuine effort to make a good gadget.