PC, Xbox and smartphone, the latest Turtle Beach controller does it all!
With its new “hybrid” controller, Turtle Beach is targeting a large part of gamers. In any case those on PC, Xbox consoles and Android.
And it does not lack assets!
A controller designed for Xbox gamers
While Microsoft has just launched a new version of its Elite Series 2 controller, it’s Turtle Beach’s turn to unveil a new peripheral mainly dedicated to the Redmond company’s consoles. Called Recon Cloud, this controller is therefore optimized to work with Microsoft’s Cloud Gaming (and also competing services). But not only.
Bluetooth compatible but also accompanied by a detachable 3 m USB-A/USB-C cable (a button allows you to switch from one to the other), the Recon Cloud works on both Windows 10/11 and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One or even Android (8.0 and higher). Samsung connected televisions are not forgotten since the Xbox Game Pass service has recently been offered there. An adjustable clip to secure your phone is obviously included for mobile gamers.
A reasonable price for many assets
Regarding its ergonomics, this 306 g controller takes the classic shape of the latest Xbox controllers. In addition to textured triggers and handles and haptic feedback, Turtle Beach has added two configurable rear buttons.
There’s also a 3.5mm jack for plugging in a headset, and you can’t miss the extra controls at the top. It is a question of presets between four equalizers, a control of the balance between the volume of the chat and the game or even to switch between several modes to adjust the sensitivity of the joysticks.
The audio aspect of the Recon Cloud is also specially highlighted by Turtle Beach. Wired (the only mode compatible with Xbox consoles and the PC), the controller notably offers Superhuman Hearing technology which allows “to hear enemies before you even see them”.
Finally, the advertised battery life in Bluetooth is 30 hours. Full charging takes 2.5 hours.
The Recon Cloud is available for pre-order at 99.99 euros for shipping on October 16. It is available in black or blue. Note that one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is offered with the controller.