Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries has teamed up with Valve, developer of Dota 2 and creator of The International Tournament, to announce the "Siberia v2 Illuminated Gaming Headset Dota 2 Special Edition" and two new SteelSeries QcK+ mousepads featuring artwork from the game. Starting with the headset, gamers will receive an exclusive in-game item, Scythe of Vyse for Nature's Prophet.
The headset glows red on the outside of each earcup and is customizable with half a dozen different modes, which can be assigned to behavior and game specific profiles through the SteelSeries Engine. Options include Active Mode (pulsing to sound effects, music, and voice), Slow Pulse, Fast Pulse, High Bright, Low Bright, and Off.
SteelSeries claims the circumaural earcups wrapped in soft leather are lightweight and comfortable, while the design increases passive noise reduction. It also comes with a noise-cancelling microphone.
The headset and mousepads will be available to purchase later this summer for $120 and $20, respectively.