SteelSeries, makers of quality peripherals, had a busy E3 week as they announced new peripherals for four different games – DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: GO, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft.
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Headset
Clear sound and communication in Counter-Strike can mean the difference between victory and failure for your game and team. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Headset isolates atmospheric noise with sound-dampening foam and leather ear cushions, while its over-the-head suspension design makes the headset comfortable and lightweight. The headset’s camouflage color featured on the earcups and headband mimics the game theme. Its 50mm driver units pump out an impressive soundscape while the retractable, uni-directional microphone picks up and outputs loud and clear communication. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Headset will be $99.99 / €99.99 MSRP.
The headset also features:
- An in-line volume and microphone mute control
- 3m / 9.8ft black rubber cord with 3.5mm connections
SteelSeries Kana Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mouse and QcK Mousepad
The ambidextrous SteelSeries Kana Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gaming Mouse features a total of 6 buttons including two XL-sized side buttons which allow for easy-reach and quick, rapid-fire. Its optical sensor has impressive speeds of 1,600 -3,200 DCPI and its compatibility with the SteelSeries Engine allows the user to create an unlimited amount of player profiles and settings. Encased in a camouflage design with matte finish and the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive logo, the mouse features a white illuminated scroll wheel with up to 4 levels of pulsation options and a CPI Toggle button to switch between high and low CPI settings. The SteelSeries Kana Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Mouse will be $59.99 / €59.99 MSRP.
The mouse also features:
- XL-size high-performance UPE material feet for a smooth, consistent glide
- 2m / 6.5ft double-braided nylon cord
The SteelSeries Counter-Strike: Global Offensive QcK Mousepad has a non-slip rubber base to keep from moving and an optimized texture surface for a smooth and consistent glide. The mousepad will feature the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive logo from the game and will be $14.99 / €14.99 MSRP.
SteelSeries Kana Dota 2 Edition Bundle
Defend the Ancient Fortresses with an optimized, ambidextrous mouse and 6 programmable buttons that can be quickly remapped and configured via SteelSeries’ Engine software. The mouse has an optical sensor with impressive speeds of 1,600 -3,200 DCPI and is co-branded with a glossy black finish, the red Dota 2 game logo and an illuminated scroll wheel with up to 4 levels of pulsation. It is also equipped with XL-size high-performance UPE material feet for a smooth, consistent glide and a 2m / 6.5ft double-braided nylon cord.
The SteelSeries Kana Dota 2 Edition Bundle will be priced at $64.99 / €64.99 MSRP and will also include:
- A SteelSeries QcK Mini that features a high-quality cloth surface with Dota 2 logo
- A full version of the game and an exclusive Dota 2 in-game item, Kantusa the Script Sword
Guild Wars 2 Gaming Headset – $99.99 / €99.99
The Guild Wars 2 Headset is a slim-profile, on-ear design featuring red ear cushions made of a mesh, SNDBlock material that delivers superbly engineered in-game sound via 40mm driver units. Its matte white headband and glossy white, red, and black logo design on the outer earcups exemplify the iconic Guild Wars 2 look and feel. Built for portability and ease of use, its travel- friendly design allows the earcups to fold inward and lay flat when wearing the headset around the neck; it also collapses at the earcup hangers for quick and compact storage. The headset includes a red 3.5mm PC cable connection with an in-line, omni-directional microphone and mute controls for gaming and online chat. For maximum flexibility, the Guild Wars 2 Headset also offers 2 input jacks – one on each side of the headset – which allows for two user options: to choose which side the microphone cable can be plugged into, and the ability to “daisy chain” or plug in another headset so that multiple users can listen to the game at once.
The Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse – $69.99 / €69.99
The design aesthetics of the Guild Wars 2 Gaming Mouse were as important to the designers as the hardware features. Its rubberized soft-touch coating is hand-sweat resistant, which allows for exceptional grip and comfort during long battles. The dynamic white, red, and black dragon icon is synonymous with the game, evoking the artistry of the Guild Wars 2 in-game world. Red illumination and up to 4 different levels of pulsation options can be adjusted at the scroll wheel, CPI toggle light and the Guild Wars 2 logo for a custom user experience.
With best-in-class hardware switches, a pro-grade laser sensor ranging up to 5,700 CPI, the Guild Wars 2 Mouse is designed to deliver players the best in gaming performance. Its ambidextrous, all-grip design includes 7 programmable buttons, all of which can be completely customized with SteelSeries Engine software. The software provides users with the ability to create macros and utilize pre-defined profiles for Guild Wars 2 as well as create and store an unlimited amount of profiles within the SteelSeries Engine.
The Guild Wars 2 Mouse also features:
• XL-size high-performance UPE material feet for a smooth, consistent glide
• 2m / 6.5ft red rubber cord
Guild Wars 2 QcK Mousepads – $14.99 / €14.99
The Guild Wars 2 QcK Mousepads have non-slip rubber bases to keep from moving and optimized texture surfaces for a smooth and consistent glide. The SteelSeries QcK Guild Wars 2 Logo Edition features the red, white, and black dragon logo while the SteelSeries QcK Guild Wars 2 Logan Edition and the SteelSeries QcK Guild Wars 2 Eir Edition each feature an image of the iconic human guardian and norn ranger heroes from the game.
Guild Wars 2 Gaming Keyboard
The premium Guild Wars 2 branded keyboard will be released later this year. More details about the keyboard design as well as hardware and software features will be release closer to its availability.
And finally, a mouse worthy of a WoW player -
“We brought to market the first MMO gaming mouse more than three years ago with Blizzard, and since that product launch, we’ve been working to improve and perfect what the MMO community has wanted and asked for – from the size and button shape to the hardware and wireless functionality. The World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse not only answers players requests, but we’re confident that it will impress players by arming them with state of the art hardware features and an exceptional user experience,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO.
Dark stone-gray in color, the mouse sports a translucent, subtly illuminated World of Warcraft world map background and the swirling Maelstrom design behind the rune ring and World of Warcraft logo. Its silver, matte finish on each of the 11 ergonomically placed buttons is made with a rubberized, soft-touch coating that is hand-sweat resistant on the sides of the mouse, providing users with a comfortable grip for long raiding sessions. The technology for the new mouse is premium-quality with pro-grade switches and a laser sensor that reaches up to 8,200 CPI. In addition to its color design and hardware functionality, players will immediately notice enhanced features including:
- Large, oversized top buttons for a more comfortable reach
- Distinct modification on each of the left side buttons for more accurate clicks
- Smooth ticking scroll wheel
The player’s precision and control will be enhanced with the ability to assign all 11-buttons and multiple macros from directly within the World of Warcraft game interface. In addition to in-game support, the intuitive drag & drop interface of SteelSeries Engine software empowers Windows and Mac users to:
- Program all buttons with more than 130 preset game commands
- Create custom macros and/or use the in-game macro scripting language
The sleek docking station features a matching rune design with white illumination along the outer rim; it operates as both the charger and receiver, which powers the World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse and is compatible with both Windows and Mac. For convenience, the mouse can also be wired by plugging it directly into the computer and the battery will charge while it’s connected and in use.
Technical specifications include:
- Frames Per Second: 12,000
- Counts Per Inch: 8,200
- Lift distance: 2mm – 5mm
- Battery type: Lithium Ion
- Wireless battery life: 16 hours
- Charge time: estimated 1 hour from low to full charge
- Compatible with all current MMO titles
- 6.5ft cable with mini-USB and USB
The World of Warcraft Wireless Mouse will be available in Q3 2012 on the SteelSeries Web Shop and in select retail locations for $129.99 / €129.99.
Further details of all of these peripherals, their prices and availability can be found on SteelSeries.com.