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Tiny gamepad connects to PC, tablets, or phones over Bluetooth


It would appear the "thing" at CES this year is iPhone/iPad controllers. Following the announcement of three such devices from iCade, SteelSeries has revealed the Ion Mobile Controller, a tiny control pad designed to work over Bluetooth with PCs, tablets, or phones. It has a full suite of buttons and analog sticks, and a rechargeable battery for up to 20 hours of use.

As is unfortunately the trend with these things, no list of compatible software has been announced. More details, including pricing, will be revealed as its Q3 release approaches.

Other accessories featured in SteelSeries' lineup include an "ultra-portable" headset and a bunch of different mice. It's CES! That's prime "here's a list of accessories" season.

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Good Morning,

Today, we are kicking of CES by announcing a number of new products to kick off 2012. To start off the roster, we're introducing the SteelSeries Ion Mobile Controller – a wireless, multiplatform controller about the size of a deck of cards that can be used on your PC, tablet or Smartphone.

In the headset category we're excited to announce the SteelSeries Flux Headset – an ultra-portable headset for PC, Mac and Mobile, the SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset – a familiar design, illuminated.

In the mice category, the SteelSeries Kana – also known as the Designed by Gamers mouse – leads the category this year at CES. The SteelSeries Kana bridges the gap between the Kinzu and the Sensei, with 6 buttons and a tournament grade optical sensor. Following the SteelSeries Kana are the SteelSeries Kinzu v2 Pro Edition and Kinzu v2 Mice.

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