Steel Series Announces Several New Gaming Peripherals
Steel Series has long been making gaming peripherals and accessories that feature designs from popular games, including StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3. Yesterday it announced that it would be releasing several new designs for Guild Wars 2, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, World of Warcraft, and Major League Gaming. Steel Series partnered with ArenaNet to develop a Guild Wars 2 headset, mouse, mousepad, and keyboard. The headset is white with over the ear red ear cups. An in-line microphone is included on a red cable and can be plugged into either side of the headset. This will also allow for two headsets to be plugged in and listening to the game simultaneously. The mouse has a dragon design right where your hand will rest and also has red illumination options. The seven buttons can be used to create macros through the Steel Series Engine software. Several designs will be available on the QcK mousepad. A keyboard is currently being designed and will be released later this year. The headset has an MSRP of $99.99, the mouse will cost $69.99, and the mousepads will be $14.99 each.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will also receive a headset design, adding a camouflage pattern to the Siberia v2 headset that is already available. Leather ear cushions ensure that the headset will be comfortable during extended periods of use, and a nearly ten foot cord allows room to move around. A retractable microphone will allow for easy communication with your teammates. A CS:GO mouse will also place a custom design on the Kana mouse which features six buttons and up to 3,200 CPI. A Dota 2 Kana mouse will also be available that features the Dota 2 logo, and it will be bundled with a Dota 2 QcK Mini mousepad. The headset will cost $99.99, the CS:GO mouse will retail for $59.99, and the Dota 2 bundle will cost $64.99.
A new wireless mouse was developed in conjunction with Blizzard Entertainment that will be targeted at World of Warcraft players. With 11 programmable buttons via the Steel Series Engine, this new mouse follows the industry trend of throwing more buttons at the MMO crowd. The included laser sensor is capable of up to 8,200 CPI and can be adjusted on the fly. A docking station doubles as a charger and receiver and features a design similar to that of the mouse. The Lithium Ion batteries will last up to 16 hours and take just one hour to fully charge. The mouse will be available in the third quarter of this year at the price of $129.99.
Major League Gaming will also be getting some love from Steel Series in the form of an MLG Edition Sensei Gaming Mouse, which will be the official mouse of MLG. This mouse will have an on board 32-bit ARM processor to allow the ExactTech calculations to be done on the mouse. The laser sensor goes up to 8,200 CPI with a Double CPI option that can take the CPI number up to 16,400. Steel Series CMO Kim Rom said “The professional gamers that compete in MLG tournaments and the competitive players who watch competition streams that are practicing towards getting to tournaments in person and ultimately play to win, are who we have built this co-branded mouse for.” Gamers will be able to get their first look at this mouse at the MLG Spring Championships this weekend in Anaheim. Preorders will be taken and the mouse will become available in August at a price of $99.99.