CES 2011: SteelSeries expands how gamers play

In the world of gaming, outside of consoles, accessories are king when it comes to the ultimate PC gaming experience. There are tons of companies offering many of the same items with their own variants and twists. Many of these items are made to optimize gaming but don’t always make it easier or useful. When a company is designed by gamers and for gamers, then we have potential for a whole new level.

SteelSeries is a true name in competitive gaming, working with teams like Evil Geniuses (do the names EG Marn or EG Justin Wong ring a bell?), Fnatic Team, SK Gaming, Tyloo, and Iron.Lady. Many of these winning teams have worked with SteelSeries and used their products for major competitions.

SteelSeries are makers of professional gaming gear and offers a large variety of gaming peripherals and accessories that include:

*These high performance gaming keyboards include customized skins featuring games like Starcraft II, World of Warcraft. AION and Medal of Honor.

*Mice and surfaces (mouse pads) are made to give you full control and a powerful advantage in your every day gaming or even just simple everyday use. Steelseries’ mouse line up has something for everyone.

While many of these items are already available on the market, CES is always the place to showcase new gadgets and technology. SteelSeries delivers on that with two new headsets. Up first is the SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb, a fully innovative and exciting wireless headset for the Xbox 360 via USB. The true kicker of these headsets is the advanced soundscape that provides gamers with the ability to pinpoint the directional sounds of footsteps and grenade drops without being drowned out by deep bass sounds from explosions. These headphones also have the ability to be 32 feet from the transmitter.

The SteelSeries Spectrum 7xb combines advanced wireless technology, SteelSeries ExactSND, LiveMix features, interchangeable earcups (with both leather cups and a cloth cups). Other award-winning innovative audio options include signature features like the retractable, unidirectional microphone, a four-piece breakdown and 50mm drivers. I personally enjoyed the ability to break down the headsets with ease for easy storage and traveling. This item will set you back $149.99, but is fully worth it with what you get.

2nd is the new Steelseries Siberia neckband headset for IPOD®, IPHONE® AND IPAD®. Think of this as your more powerful and comfortable new headset for your musical device, featuring an inline jack with remote for full control of your mp3 device. The neckband features thick, cloth covered foam earcups, an optimized soundscape, and a retractable microphone system to be used while answering calls or stored in the left earcup while just listening to music. Being able to create top quality headsets for competitive gaming gave them a nice edge in creating something for gamers who enjoy something familiar for their mp3 device with great sound and communication.

At $79.99, you can take your games like Angry Birds on the road and get the full surround sound feeling. If you have an iPhone, you can switch back and forth between your music and phone call with the push of a button.

Steelseries has a full line up of other gaming accessories and headsets to check out at http://steelseries.com/us/home . Stay tuned as we check out more products from Steelseries.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.