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Gaming enthusiasts understand the impact that a proper gaming mouse can have on their performance. Whether it be for fast flick-shots in CS:GO or for programming macros in MOBAs, having a gaming mouse tailored to your needs is an absolute necessity. For this review, we compared three newer mid-range gaming mice from a few top PC accessory brands: the Corsair Sabre RGB, SteelSeries Rival 500, and the G.Skill RIPJAWS MX780.  It is important to note that there are different factors that could determine the way a user performs with each mouse. That being said, this review will act as a specification and use case comparison, with some analysis on what gaming styles and play types each mouse might... Read more...
SteelSeries just released the Rival 700 Modular Gaming Mouse, which comes with the first fully customizable OLED display, and customizable tactile alerts giving gamers real-time information and notifications. Everything is customizable in their SteelSeries Engine 3 software, which leads the company to claim that this is the “most powerful gaming mouse” around. The mouse weighs 0.3lbs (135g) and measures 4.92in (124.85mm) x 2.70 in( 68.46mm) x 1.65in ( 41.97mm). It has a total of seven buttons and is rated for 30 million clicks. The mouse comes with a short non-braided cable (3.28 ft. or 1m) and a long, braided cable (6.5 ft or 2m).  The Rival 700 is also equipped with Prism RGB Illumination... Read more...
Not too long after SteelSeries released its original Sensei in 2011, I realized that it was a mouse I could spend the rest of my life with. A bit later, I adopted a [RAW] variant for my second PC. Overall, I consider both of them to be stellar mice - some of the best ever made. Of course though, no product is perfect, and one big complaint I've always had is that the software could be better (mostly regarding macros), and I really wanted to see a wireless version. I am not so sure about the former, but the latter is happening, and it's happening soon. SteelSeries is promising some big things with its Sensei Wireless, touting up front, "Ditch the wires, keep the performance". That tackles one... Read more...
SteelSeries introduced the Sensei [RAW] Glossy and Rubberized mice. These gaming mice offer many of the same features as the SteelSeries Sensei mice but without all of the customization provided by the 32 bit ARM processor. The Sensei [RAW] uses the same shape and size of the Sensei. The Sensei [RAW] features tournament-grade switches, a pro-grade laser sensor, and a CPI range from 1-5,700. The mouse also features bright-white LED illumination in three zones. The Rubberized edition has a hand-sweat resistant coating to help with grip while the Glossy version features a sleek looking, smooth exterior. STEELSERIES SENSEI [RAW] GAMING MOUSE AVAILABLE NOW Award-Winning Sensei Design with Core Hardware... Read more...
It's been a while since we've seen SteelSeries make a major splash in the gaming mice space, but there's no better time to re-enter that fray than at E3. The accessories company has just launched a rechargeable, wireless MMO mouse that looks up to World of Warcraft, and features a docking station, wired option and in-game setup to bind all 11 buttons while also storing unlimited game profiles. The SteelSeries Engine software guides players through an easy, in-game integration set-up with drag and drop functionality of World of Warcraft commands, full button remapping, macro creation and the ability to save an unlimited number of game profiles. Dark stone-gray in color, the mouse sports a translucent,... Read more...
Still on the hunt for gaming peripheral gifts? Here's some others to consider. SteelSeries has just introduced their limited edition Fnatic Headset and Mouse -- SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset and SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse, to be precise. Available now on SteelSeries Web Shop, the Limited Edition 7H headset features 50mm dynamic driver units with new, sound isolating SNDBlock ear cushions; while the Limited Edition Sensei features award-winning technology like its 32 bit ARM processor that powers SteelSeries' ExactTech settings and customization abilities, all of which are housed in an ambidextrous, black, orange and white Fnatic color design and illuminated... Read more...
Need a new gamepad? This one might take a while to wrap your head around. SteelSeries, a well-known peripheral maker that some gamers swear by, has just teamed up with Ignite Game Technologies in order to introduce the Simraceway SRW-S1 Steering Wheel, an affordable, high-performance PC controller that aims to open up a whole new racing world to players frustrated by the limitations of joypads. A handheld hybrid racing controller that combines the features and functions of a high-end wheel with the portability and convenience of a joypad, the SRW-S1 includes a motion-sensor for steering and a patent-pending throttle and brake paddle system for a fully simulated driving experience without the... Read more...
When it comes to gaming mice, it's important to pick a device that matches the hand well. After all, losing those deathmatches comes down the player, their connection, and their mouse. SteelSeries is a big name amongst the hardcore fraggers, and the company's latest contraption is definitely one of its finest. The new Sensei is equipped with a 32-bit ARM processor (making it is as fast as the original Pentium 75MHz processor released by Intel in 1994), and is capable of doubling its sensitivity as well. Users will find 3 different zones on the Sensei (the wheel, the DPI indicator and the back) that can be programmed individually in 16.8 million different colors, and those that don’t like... Read more...
E3 just wrapped up this week, but a whole ton of new gear was introduced in the few days that the convention ran. Including these. SteelSeries, a company known for their PC gaming peripherals, announced a new family of exclusive Diablo III accessories, co-designed with Blizzard Entertainment. There's a lot of big names attached to the release, and it's fitting for it all to launch at a show as mega as E3. The Diablo III Mouse, Headset and a pair of QcK mousepads made their debut, with the Witch Doctor and Barbarian boasting illumination features that supposedly highlight the next installment of the Diablo series. The mouse ($69) has a laser sensor with up to 5000 CPI, seven ergonomically positioned... Read more...
Razer just recently introduced another MMO mouse, the wireless/wired Naga Epic. But apparently MMOs are catching on even more than we anticipated, and now SteelSeries has done similar. SteelSeries is another huge name in the accessories business, and they have been creating mice, keyboards and other peripherals for gamers since...well, since we were old enough to game. The company's newest mouse is designed specifically for one MMO: World of Warcraft. Blizzard's masterpiece is easily the most well-recognized of the MMO titles on the shelf today, and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse should definitely give users a huge leg-up over the competition. The device was actually co-created... Read more...
You're not still using a $10 plank from Walmart for your frag fests, are you? With the torrent of gaming keyboards on the market to accommodate any budget, there's no reason to saddle yourself with an ordinary board. The latest gaming keyboard to enter the fray (and compete for your gaming dollar) is SteelSeries Shift. SteelSeries didn't just pull the name out of a hat, but chose it because of the Shift's ability to alter its appearance and functionality through interchangeable keysets. "With the introduction of the SteelSeries Shift, we’re able to bring another unique and powerful gaming tool to consumers," said SteelSeries CEO, Bruce Hawver. "The Shift greatly expands the functionality... Read more...
SteelSeries is up there with Razer in the world of input peripherals, offing gamer-centric devices that serve a small but important niche. Today, the company has introduced the new R.U.S.E. Edition Xai Laser Mouse and QcK gaming surface, both of which are aimed directly at RTS fans.The devices are being made through a partnership with Ubisoft, with the mouse having a preconfigured profile setting that optimizes game-play. This preloaded R.U.S.E. profile, created with input from Ubisoft, allows quick access to the R.U.S.E. and HQ Menus, and preset macro buttons can take the player from the bird’s eye view of the battlefield in an instant. The SteelSeries QcK Limited Edition (R.U.S.E.) mousepad... Read more...
If you follow us around here, you'll know that we love mechanical key switch keyboards. These kinds of keyboards are extremely rare compared to the more conventional boards, and they're generally better built and able to withstand more key presses of the life of the device. Most people don't type enough or care enough about their typing experience to scout out one of these, but if you are, SteelSeries has a new board with your name on it. The company's newest gaming keyboard is modeled after the SteelSeries 7G, and the new 6Gv2 has been designed with 18-karat gold-plated mechanical switches for gamers who care deeply about the quality of their input devices. The company promises to offer quicker... Read more...
Are you a hardcore gamer? Of course you are--otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this right now. But when we ask if you're a "hardcore gamer," we aren't just kidding around. If you don't consider yourself amongst the most dedicated out there, you probably won't find much to like in SteelSeries' latest device. The new NP+ Mousepad is unlike anything we've ever seen or heard about, and while we have certainly played with a few nice mousing surfaces in our LAN party days, we can't say we ever came across one like this. It's designed to be both water and stain resistant, which means that you can safely toss it around without worry at any gaming party. The pressure-compressed fibers give the pad a... Read more...
The gaming mouse market has grown increasingly saturated over the past few years, and with outfits like Razer and Logitech leading the way, it's tough for companies like SteelSeries to make an impact. That said, the new Limited Edition Sudden Attack Ikari Laser Mouse is bound to get noticed, if for nothing more than its wild styling. Designed specifically for the popular Asian online FPS game, Sudden Attack, the SteelSeries Ikari Laser Mouse has a wild camouflage print on it, and it also gets accompanied by a QcK Mass Mousepad that features graphics from the title. Of course, you don't actually have to dig the game to get into this, as pretty much any war-game freak will probably be able to get... Read more...
SteelSeries may not be a household name or anything, but it's still a respectable outfit when it comes to PC accessories. Particularly for PC accessories used by hardcore gamers who demand the best. Have a look at the company's newest offering: the Siberia v2 headset. In essence, it's merely an updated version of the company's Siberia headset, but you won't find up complaining about polished up goods -- especially when the original was launched five whole years ago.The new headset promises impeccable sound quality, integrated control capabilities, and enhanced design for greater comfort and improved passive noise reduction, with the new version boast an “invisible” retractable microphone system... Read more...
Without a doubt, the gaming mouse sector is getting pretty stuffed. With outfits like GIGABYTE and Razer producing some pretty nimble critters catering to the needs of hardcore snipers the world over, it's tough to make a mouse that can stand out. SteelSeries is a lesser known company in the mouse arena, but it's definitely not new company. The outfit has just introduced its newest duo of mice: the SteelSeries Xai Laser Mouse and SteelSeries Kinzu Optical Mouse. The former promises 12000 frames per second at movement speeds of up to 150 inches per second, and it's fully configurable via an LCD menu system on the device's rear. The ambidextrous mouse also packs a 10.8MP sensor and allows for advanced... Read more...
With Blizzcon generating all sorts of buzz right now, SteelSeries has selected the perfect time to introduce its new Blizzard Entertainment co-branded gaming surface. The new mousepad, which was obviously designed specifically for gamers, is titled StarCraft QcK Limited Edition, and it's actually just one of a series of new surfaces with stunning artwork from the famed StarCraft universe.“StarCraft and its expansion have together sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, and we believe StarCraft II will prove equally influential and popular, making this a great opportunity to provide gamers with surfaces that help to improve performance and game play,” said Brian Stech, SteelSeries President... Read more...
These things aren't cheap, but according to techFEAR, the SteelSeries SteelSound 5H Headphones are a nice set of heaphones. They're geared towards gamers, so you comfort and sound quality should be excellent for the $140-$100 asking price."Gamers' headphones require three things to compete: Long-term comfort, impeccable sound, and a quality microphone. The SteelSound 5H headphones may have addressed all three. Read on to find out."... Read more...