SteelSeries has launched two new gaming products at CeBIT 2010 in Hanover, Germany: the 7H headset and the 6Gv2 keyboard.
First up is the SteelSeries 7H headset, which is designed for traveling gamers. The 7H features 50mm drivers to provide realistic sound in all gaming situations and two sets of changeable ear cushions; either noise isolating leather or hear-through cloth covered foam. The 7H has a black 'stealth' minimalist design and incorporates a retractable microphone on the left ear cup, in-line volume and microphone controls and a 2m extension cable. The 7H can also be dismantled into four pieces for travel convenience.
Next is the SteelSeries 6Gv2 mechanical keyboard, offering 18-carat gold-plated mechanical switches for faster reaction times and complex key combinations. Like the 7G, the 6Gv2 includes a buffer-system allowing simultaneous key presses, to let gamers perform multiple actions at once with no difficulty or "ghosting". Also featured in the 6Gv2 are media controls for fast access to volume, mute and other audio controls. The 6Gv2 lacks some high-end features of the 7G such as audio ports, USB ports and a plastic hand rest. SteelSeries claims that the 6Gv2 will last more than 10 times that of 'conventional' keyboards due to its switch lifetime of 50 million operations, compared to the 1 - 5 million keystrokes in traditional 'membrane' keyboards.
The SteelSeries 7H gaming headset will retail for around US$136 and the USB version 7H featuring virtual 7.1 channel surround sound will be available for approximately USD$177. The SteelSeries 6Gv2 mechanical keyboard will be priced at around USD$110. Both the 7H and 6Gv2 will be available in Q2 2010.