Turtle Beach sticks with tried and true for its first mobile game controller

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There’s no question that we’ve seen an influx of mobile game controllers over the past couple of years given the growing popularity of mobile gaming and services like Xbox Cloud Gaming. Turtle Beach is the latest to join the fray with its first mobile game controller. However, unlike other companies who are opting for a controller you slide your phone into, they are sticking with a full-sized controller with a phone clip.

The Turtle Beach Xbox Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller builds upon its award-winning Recon Controller and works on mobile devices, Xbox consoles, and PC computers. For mobile devices, this hybrid controller features over 30 hours of battery life. On PC or Xbox, gamers can use the included 10-foot braided USB cable to access more features like Turtle Beach’s Superhuman Hearing, custom audio presets, and more.

“The response to our first wave of console and PC gaming controllers has been overwhelmingly positive, and now we’re further expanding our reach in this market to give mobile gamers the same uncompromised, award-winning controls. The Recon Cloud is the first of our expanded lineup of mobile controllers launching this year, with additional new products designed for iOS and other consoles coming soon.”

Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation

The Xbox Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller features the same ergonomic shape and cooling grips as the Recon Cloud. Unlike slider-style mobile game controllers, the adjustable phone clip fits nearly any sized Android phone, even with the phone’s case on. The clip also doubles as a tabletop stand when not attached to the controller for even more use.

The Turtle Beach Recon Cloud Hybrid mobile game controller
The Turtle Beach Recon Cloud Hybrid mobile game controller in Black.

Key features of the latest Turtle Beach controller include:

  • Designed for Xbox & Cloud Gaming: Equipped with a detachable 10ft./3m braided cable for using in wired mode with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & Windows PCs, or flip the input switch to play wirelessly on Android 8.0+ devices and Windows PCs.
  • Long-Lasting Wireless Battery: Play mobile games for days with a 30-hour rechargeable battery, plus the controller fully recharges in just 2.5 hours.
  • Complimentary Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: A one-month free subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives access to an expansive library of games.
  • Built for Cloud Gaming: Go beyond the Xbox Game Pass library on mobile, and play controller-supported games on GeForce Now, Stadia, Steam Link, and more.
  • Responsive Controls: Play in confidence with textured triggers and bumpers, an accurate 8-way D-pad, and smooth thumbstick movement.
  • Ergonomic Cooling Grips: Micro-cooling channels and a comfortable shape keep hands cool and dry while reducing fatigue over long gaming sessions.
  • Pro-Aim Focus Mode: One of two mappable buttons, Pro-Aim tunes thumbstick sensitivity for enhanced long-range accuracy.
  • Two Mappable Quick-Action Buttons: Customize your gaming experience with two mappable buttons, allowing up to four different switchable profiles.
  • Superhuman Hearing*: From quiet footsteps sneaking up, to enemy weapon reloads, Turtle Beach’s exclusive Superhuman Hearing sound setting lets gamers hear every detail for the ultimate gaming audio advantage.
  • Turtle Beach Signature Presets*: Customize game audio with four audio EQ presets: Signature Sound, Bass Boost, Bass & Treble Boost, and Vocal Boost.
  • Immersive Vibration Feedback*: Dual rumble motors in the handles and triggers offer enhanced feedback for ultra-realistic next-gen gameplay.
  • 3.5mm Headset Connection*: Take advantage of proven Turtle Beach audio enhancements by plugging in any 3.5mm connected headset.
  • Mic Monitoring*: Hear and adjust the volume of your own voice to avoid shouting while chatting.
  • Game & Chat Mix*: Conveniently located game & chat mix controls.
  • NOTE: Features marked with an * are only available in wired mode

The Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller is available for pre-order today at www.turtlebeach.com and participating retailers worldwide for US$99.99 and launches on October 16, 2022. It is available in Blue or Black colourways.

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