Cheaper mouse offering lacks onboard customization, LED menu
Peripheral maker SteelSeries has made its Sensei RAW gaming mice available for purchase. The pair of peripherals is a step down from its premium gaming mice, lacking some of the customization offered by the 32-bit ARM processor inside the Sensei range, but still contains the same core internals as its high-end counterparts. Although still aimed at gamers, the RAW version is for those looking for a more basic offering that is also cheaper than others in the SteelSeries portfolio.
MSI GT60, GT70 gaming notebooks start at $1,500
MSI has begun US-based shipping for the gaming-oriented GT60 and GT70 notebooks that were introduced at CeBIT at the start of March. Other than size, both have nearly identical hardware components, running Intel's new Ivy Bridge-based 2.3GHz Core i7-3610QM and paired with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 670M for graphics. The backlit keyboards come from gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries.
Mice feature flexible parameter setting
Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has introduced three new mice. The Kana is a six-button device while the Kinzu v2 Pro Edition and Kinzu v2 host 4-buttons. All three support SteelSeries' Engine software.
Controller works with PC or mobile devices
SteelSeries has introduced a new Bluetooth game controller. The Ion Wireless Controller can be used by both desktop and mobile gamers. SteelSeries has licensed technology from Zeemote to provide support for gaming on smartphones and tablets.
Headset with LEDs syncs to gaming action
SteelSeries has brought out two new headsets at CES. The over-the-ear SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frosty Blue Edition adds blue LED lighting to its popular Siberia v2 family of gaming headsets. The on-the-ear SteelSeries Flux is more multipurpose and is designed to fold down into a compact form-factor for travel.
Cobrands peripherals with professional gamer team
Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has partnered with Team Fnatic, a professional e-sports team, to offer a co-branded headset and mouse. The SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset features paired 50mm dynamic drivers and noise isolating ear cushions. The SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse carries its own embedded 32-bit ARM processor to double the mouse's sensitivity from between one to 5,700CPI to between 5701 and 11,400CPI.
Handheld racing wheel controller made for sims
PC gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has teamed up with games developer Ignite Game Technologies to bring out the Simraceway SRW-S1 steering wheel controller, optimized for the game Simraceway. The wheel is unique, as it doesn't include pedals and is only ever handheld. The throttle and brake are located on paddles much like paddle shifters might, while a motion sensor controls the steering wheel angle.
MSI GT683DXR and GT780DXR target high-end games
MSI pushed deep into gaming notebooks Wednesday with two new higher-end systems. The GT683DXR and GT780DXR at 15.6 and 17.3 inches each both carry quad-core 2GHz Core i7 processors and newer GeForce GTX 570M graphics to handle modern games. As desktop replacements, they both have 2.1-channel Dynaudio speakers and twin hard drives in a RAID 0 stripe that boosts the disk performance.
SteelSeries shows WoW optical gaming mouse
Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has just released the dedicated World of Warcraft Legendary Edition mouse. It sports 11 programmable buttons, an adjustable polling rate and as much as 3,200 counts per inch. The optical sensor can also support 3,600 frames per second.
MSI GT780R and GX780 hit US shores
MSI started the week by shipping two of its highest-end notebooks to the US. The 17.3-inch GX780 and GT780R both share the same SteelSeries-made keyboard that can both withstand extra abuse, have customizable backlighting colors, and are optimized for games, especially first-person shooters. The two are also loaded in minimum specs and carry a 2GHz quad Core i7, at least mid-range dedicated graphics, and Dynaudio speakers with virtual THX-grade surround.
Licensed accessories enhance D3 game experience
Steelseries has announced two new game-themed accessories, the Diablo III mouse and Diablo III headset. Game-specific design features include Diablo III artwork and "demon red" LEDs that can be set to pulse at different rates. On the practical side of things, they use double-braided nylon cord to reduce tangling and gold-plated connectors. The headset has 50mm drivers and a retractable boom mic. The ambidextrous mouse has seven programmable buttons and a CION laser sensor that can be set up to 5,000 CPI.
MSI GX780 packs SteelSeries keys, quad Core i7
MSI chose Wednesday to bring out a unique notebook tailored just to serious gamers. Unlike the internally created keyboards on most notebooks, the 17.3-inch GX780 uses a special keyboard designed by game accessory maker SteelSeries. The layout is both more durable than most notebook keyboards but has had its keys optimized for gaming, such as enlarging the Alt and Ctrl keys as well as moving the Windows key to the right to avoid accidental hits.
SteelSeries brings out full size headphones
Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has introduced two new over-the-head earphones. The Siberia is made for gamers and is compatible with the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles as well as Macs and PCs. The 7H, meanwhile, is iPod, iPhone and iPad compatible. Other than the design, the two share similar technical specs, including the same 50mm drivers.
Microsoft discontinues Sidewinder range again
After discontinuing its line of Sidewinder gaming peripherals in 2003 and then bringing it back in 2007, Microsoft has decided it will again axe the range, VR-Zone found. The move is believed to come as a result of added competition from dedicated brands such as Razer and SteelSeries as well as major but more universal companies, including Logitech. The software giant is also falling behind in releasing updated devices.
SteelSeries intros Shift MMO Keyset add-on
Gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries recently introduced its Shift MMO Keyset for gamers. The accessory attaches to the company's already available Shift gaming keyboard, and brings with it pre-programmed layers of the most common MMO emotes, and users can switch between three layers of programmable keys, which are pre-configured for custom mappings. An anti-ghosting feature lets users press up to seven keys at the same time.
SteelSeries shows WoW, Medal of Honor gaming gear
Computer gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has brought out two sets of peripherals tied into specific games. The lines include a World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO gaming mouse and a number of devices devoted to the rebooted Medal of Honor series. The first-person shooter gets the 6Gv2 mechanical keyboard and the fully customizable Shift Medal of Honor Edition keyboard, the Xai laser gaming mouse and the QcK mouse pad.
SteelSeries adds flagship headset, keyboard
PC gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries on Tuesday introduced the new 6Gv2 mechanical gaming keyboard and 7H gaming headset at the CeBIT show in Germany. The 6Gv2 has 18-karat gold-plated mechanical switches for quicker response times than conventional keyboards as well as added durability. A buffer system is also built-in for supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys.
SteelSeries outs adapter, limited gaming mouse
Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries has introduced a SteelSeries Adapter for mobile devices, which lets users plug in their existing two-plug headsets, gaming microphones or headphones into any device, mobile or otherwise, with a 3.5mm audio jack. SteelSeries says the adapter fully compatible with iPhones and 2nd-gen iPod touch devices. At the same time, SteelSeries released a limited edition Sudden Attack Ikari Laser Mouse and QcK Mass Mousepad.
SteelSeries Siberia v2 has a retractable mic
Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries on Friday announced it will soon release the SteelSeries Siberia v2 full-size headset. As the name implies, it will replace the Siberia headset released in 2004, with the main improvement being the retractable boom microphone that comes out of the left ear cup. This makes the headset more convenient to carry when travelling, as the microphone tucks out of the way and gives it the profile of regular headphones.
SteelSeries Xai and Kinzu
SteelSeries opted for the end of the week to reveal two multi-platform gaming mice as well as a special mousepad. At the top end, the Xai has an ambidextrous ergonomic grip the company claims took years of research to develop and an especially precise laser sensor that registers up to 5,000 CPI (counts per inch). It also has a unique OS-independent programmable seven-button scheme with an LCD on the underside and its own permanent memory to save custom settings without needing drivers.
SteelSeries WoW peripheral
Computer gaming peripherals maker SteelSeries has introduced two new World of Warcraft-edition products, the MMO Gaming Mouse and Zboard Limited Edition (Wrath of the Lich King, or WotLK) keyboard. The mouse can seemingly act as a keyboard replacement during gameplay, as it features 15 buttons that can be assigned to various shortcut operations in the game and reprogrammed again for everyday computing use. SteelSeries worked with World of Warcraft creators Blizzard Entertainment on both products, which are officially licensed. The mouse lights up in what SteelSeries claims is a choice of 16 million colors selectable by the user, and there are three intensity and pulsation level settings.
SteelSeries 7G keyboard
SteelSeries on Monday introduced its latest gaming product to the US market, the 7G keyboard. The company claims the mechanical 7G is 90 percent more responsive and 10 times more durable that regular keyboards, and eliminates anti-ghosting by supporting a key press command for every key. For low latency communication, the 7G features 18K gold-plated connectors. The 7G utilizes iron-infused plastic and gold-plated no-click switches, among other features, to endow it with a guarantee for 50 million keystrokes by its maker.