Turtle Beach is entering the premium controller market with its latest $200 gamepad for Xbox and PC, known as the Stealth Ultra Wireless Controller, set to launch on December 15th. This controller stands out by featuring drift-proof Hall effect sticks and a 1.5-inch screen that can be used for fine-tuning settings and receiving notifications from your phone.
In addition to being Turtle Beach’s first venture into the ultra-pricey gamepad territory, competing with the likes of the Xbox Elite Series 2 and Scuf controllers, it’s also the company’s inaugural fully wireless Xbox Series X / S controller. It uses a simple USB-A dongle for connectivity and recharging, tying up only one USB port on your Xbox console or PC.
The Stealth Ultra also includes premium features such as four programmable rear buttons, hair-trigger lockouts, tactile microswitches for its face buttons and bumpers, swappable thumbsticks, Bluetooth compatibility, customizable RGB lighting, and a zip-up hardshell case with passthrough USB-C charging. It lacks interchangeable D-pads and offers a battery life of up to 30 hours.
The controller retains Turtle Beach’s software features found in its lower-cost Recon and React-R controllers, including various EQ presets, Superhuman Hearing, and Pro-Aim.
The standout features of the Stealth Ultra are its Hall effect sticks and a 1.5-inch screen, allowing users to customize audio, lighting effects, and controller profiles. It also mirrors phone notifications directly from iOS or Android via Turtle Beach’s Control Center 2 app.
The addition of a screen for connectivity and settings, alongside the unique Hall effect sticks, sets the Stealth Ultra apart from other premium offerings for Xbox and PC.