Turtle Beach only recently got into the controller game (if you consider how long game controllers have been around). Starting with the Recon, they quickly released the REACT-R and, more recently, the Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller (our review coming soon). While some people prefer mobile gaming with a more standard controller, there are quite a few companies that offer more handheld controllers.
The Turtle Beach Atom Controller is designed for the Xbox, a two-piece mobile controller that comes in black and yellow, black and teal, and red. While most mobile hand controllers come in one color, Turtle Beach offers three colors to match your style. The controller also has an interesting two-piece design with adjustable spring clips that the company says will fit almost any size smartphone on the market without having to remove your phone’s case.
“More and more, mobile gaming is becoming a part of everyday life, and our Atom controller makes it easy for gamers to get into the game without sacrificing quality control. The continued positive reception of our console, PC and mobile controller products has been great. Expanding our portfolio to reach mobile gamers is further evidence of Turtle Beach’s commitment to growing our share of the overall controller market. atom is the latest in our expanded range of controllers we’re launching this year, with more to come.”
Jürgen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation
The two halves communicate with each other via 2.4GHz wireless, while your smartphone connects via a reliable, low-latency, lag-free Bluetooth connection. With the controller, gamers can more easily play Xbox Game Pass, GeForce Now, Steam Link and other games. The Turtle Beach Atom offers console-style controls, an ergonomic shape, and up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The full list of Atom controller Features include:
- Free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Includes a free 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (black and yellow version only), giving players access to an extensive library of games that work perfectly with the Atom Controller.
- Compact and convenient: It magnetically connects into a compact, convenient form to fit in a pocket or the included carrying case. Plus, the ergonomic handle shape and console-style controls provide a familiar console experience for mobile devices.
- Low latency connection: It connects lag-free to Android 8.0+ phones via low-latency Bluetooth, while the two independent modules connect to each other via Turtle Beach’s proprietary 2.4GHz wireless connection.
- Built for cloud gaming: Take the console experience on the go and play familiar mobile games in the cloud with Xbox Game Pass, GeForce Now Steam Link, and more.
- Console level controls: Equipped with full-sized thumbsticks, D-Pad, bumpers, triggers and ABXY buttons, plus view and menu buttons for precise, responsive controls of any cloud streaming title. The Designed for Xbox version also has an Xbox Guide button.
- Adjustable phone clamps: The ingenious two-piece controller design has integrated phone clamps with a depth range of 67-92mm, snugly fitting any size Android smartphone while in the case.
- More games, less loading: Each control unit is powered by its own battery providing 20 hours of total battery life on a single charge. Recharge in just 2.5 hours using the included USB-C cable.
- Ergonomic design: The comfortable shape with familiar console controls keeps hands comfortable during long gaming sessions.
- Atom Companion App: Download the upcoming Atom Controller companion app from the Play Store to configure additional features, discover new games to play, and update firmware.
All three versions launch on November 14, 2022 and are available for pre-order today at Turtle Beach website and participating retailers such as Amazon worldwide for US$99.99. The Black & Yellow variant also comes with a 1-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass.
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Last updated on October 18, 2022.