Posted on September 11, 2012 AT 12:35pm
During PAX, I was able to catch up with SteelSeries to check out their new line of products. SteelSeries is well known for their gaming peripherals, and I have a few to share with you.
In the world of gaming headsets, gamers can go with the portability of earbuds, or the comfort of earphones. SteelSeries lets the gamer choose, with their new line of earbuds which promise to be both comfortable and effective, not to mention pretty! They offer the ability to switch out part of the cord in order to go from headphone jack to a normal audio jack, and come in a variety of colors.
The biggest problem with traditional gaming headsets are trying to bring them with you. It can be a pain to try to shove your expensive headset into your bag without some collateral damage. The new SteelSeries headset is collapsible, making it the most highly portable, best functioning headset I’ve seen. The headset comes in black or white, and has colored speaker plates, ear padding, and cord colors for gamers to choose from. In the future, they will offer the choice of uploading your own image to put onto the speaker plates.
Another problem I have with a lot of gaming headsets is that over time, the cushy padding on the top of the headset becomes, well, not so cushy! To remedy this, SteelSeries has replaced conventional padding with flexible, comfortable rubber.
Finally, what I’m most excited about. For all the iPhone/iPad users out there who are tired of trying to play platformer games on a touch screen, SteelSeries has a solution for you. A small (and I mean tiny! It fits in the palm of my hand!) mobile game controller. It’s incredibly light, and comes with a built in battery with a charge of up to 20 hours. The new mobile controller also has a cord to plug into the device to charge itself.
For those of you who are skeptical, let me say this: I spent some time with it, played around, and loved what I saw. The button placement is perfect, and for being such a small item, the buttons are just the right size. There won’t be any fumbling around and hitting accidental buttons with this.
The mobile gaming scene is growing vastly, with new games and features every day. SteelSeries is keeping up, and I like what they have to offer to gamers on the go.
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