SteelSeries has begun taking pre-orders for two new pairs of audio gear, including its 9H headset and Dota 2 headset. Starting with the former, the 9H headset is "tournament grade" with a rugged industrial design that's lightweight, has custom enhanced sound, and three types of Dolby technology baked in, including Dolby Digital, Dolby Headphone, and Dolby Prologic IIx.
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Professional audio quality at a not-so professional price
SteelSeries is built on a legacy of professional gaming and tournament-grade peripherals. Go to any eSports competition and you’ll find gamers repping the best SteelSeries products the dollar can buy. Today, the arms dealer of gamers has announced two new additions to the H-Series brand of gaming headsets: The 5Hv3 and the 3Hv2.
SteelSeries, one of the players in the gaming peripherals market, introduced its new Sibera Elite Gaming Headset at GamesCom in Colgone, Germany this week. The company tells Maximum PC that this headset is three years in the making. That was enough time for SteelSeries to develop next-generation drivers with "new layers of sound and power that we've yet to have in a pair of cans," as well as implement 7.1 virtual surround sound via Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
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.
SteelSeries isn't at all bashful when it comes to its Apex keyboard for gamers. Tossing modesty out a 20 story building into heavy traffic, SteelSeries claims its Apex is the world's fastest gaming plank thanks to its "superior design," which consists of low-profile keys, an optimized layout, and smart illumination. You might think such a keyboard would run $1 million, but it's actually priced at $100.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is right around the corner and gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries is super excited about the new products that it has lined up for this year’s event. The company will be showcasing a trio of headsets at E3 2013, which gets underway on June 11, SteelSeries announced in a press release Thursday.
SteelSeries' original Sensei mouse featured a 32-bit ARM processor that allowed it to double up laser sensitivity to 11,400 DCPI (double counts per inch), which is one of a handful of amenities that added up to a $90 price tag. That's not terribly obscene for a gaming grade mouse, though it is on the higher end. If you can do without the 32-bit ARM chip, SteelSeries is now offering a slightly stripped down Sensei [RAW] model for $30 less ($60 MSRP).
E3 isn't just about the games, it's also about the peripherals and accessories that go along with them. It makes perfect sense, then, that SteelSeries would use the E3 convention as a launch pad for its new 'World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse', a rodent co-designed with Blizzard Entertainment specifically for WoW players. It has 11 programmable buttons and an illuminated world Maelstrom design on top of a world map background with pulsating options "that help immerse players in the game."
What could a mouse possibly want with a 32-bit ARM processor? We're sure Jerry could concoct a few high tech contraptions designed to thwart Tom, but SteelSeries has something else in mind. The company's new Sensei is being billed as "the most customizable mouse to ever hit the competitive gaming industry," and it's mostly thanks to the ARM chip that allows for hardware-based sensitivity settings and real-time calculations that eliminate interpolation and extrapolation delays.