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Steam Controller AA battery life is 80 hours

For those that have been looking forward to getting their hands on the highly anticipated Steam Controller, you’ll be pleased to hear that Valve has now released an official introduction to their upcoming product.

More importantly though, we wanted to remind those of you who are still unaware that the Steam Controller will run on AA batteries, rather than feature a rechargable battery.

Valve has officially stated in their product description that the Steam Controller AA battery life can provide up to 80 hours – based on their internal tests and based on the AA batteries that are included inside the box.

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Of course, battery life is going to vary depending on which brand you buy as always – but 80 hours is a pretty nice figure in the build-up to launch.

Valve are trying to bridge the gap between controller and mouse preference for gamers, combining haptic feedback and custom controls to even allow games designed for mouse and keyboard – to be played on the Steam Controller.

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Now you can get a good look at how this works by checking out the preview video below. It really does look impressive seeing those RTS and FPS games on Steam translate over to the controller combined with Steam Big Picture mode.

Take a look and let us know what you think about the Steam Controller. Are AA batteries a problem for you or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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