Steelseries have been on a roll really, pumping out a bunch of solid mice, keyboards and headsets that have all done rather well critically and commercially. The Rival series of mice in particular has got a lot of fans, and indeed it wasn’t that long ago I reviewed the Rival 700 with its little OLED screen. You should go read that review. Really. Do it. So now it’s time to gets all handsy with the Rival 600, a mouse that’s a full 100 less good than the 700, right? That’s how it works, yeah?
Oh, the freedom of having no wires attached to you yet still being able to chat with friends or listen to music while wandering around naked in your own home clutching a bowl of coco-pops like it’s the only thing left in your life worth anything. Yup, the wireless age is a golden one, or at the very least a yellowish tinged one. Since I reviewed it I’ve been using the Arctis 5, a wonderful wired headset that had great sound and didn’t break the bank. But now I’ve got my grubby mitts on its bigger brother. There are no strings on the Arctis 7, it’s cord has been cut. But is it any good?
Gaming mice have a problem; once you get past the cheaper options into the better hardware the performance is so good in terms of sensor accuracy it becomes practically impossible for the average gamer to discern any real difference between them. Sure, by running a battery of tests the minute gains of one sensor over another can be worked out, but does those differences really matter if you don’t actually notice them in real-world use? As a result, gaming mice are having to come up with other ways to attract attention. Enter the Rival 700 which has two unique features that set it apart from the competition.
Damn but do I love me a good headset! Don’t get me wrong, I adore my speaker system, but there’s something awesome about slipping on a headset and tuning the outside world out, revelling in the sense of isolation that padded ear cups can provide. Not to mention a good pair of cans can help you appreciate one of the most under-appreciated aspects of videogames – the sound design.
The Siberia 200 might look rather familiar, and that’s because it’s a relaunch (kind of) of Steelseries’ much loved Siberia V2, a headset that earned itself a lot of fans over the years before it was discontinued in favour of the radically different V3. Steelseries haven’t opted to change […]
Headphone Transmitter Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20000Hz […]
The Numbers: OPTICAL SENSOR – 50 to 6500 Adjustable CPI – 1ms Response Rate / 1000Hz Polling Rate – 200 Inches Per Second (IPS) – 50Gs of Acceleration SIZE & WEIGHT – Weight: 128 grams (0.28 lbs) – Height: 45 mm (1.8 in) – Width: 70 mm (2.76 […]
The Numbers: The Dimensions: Frames per second: 12000 […]
I’ve always maintained that every gamer should seriously consider investing in a good headset for themselves. There the perfect alternative if you don’t have the spare cash to purchase an expensive surround sound system and can provide sound quality that is just as good for a fraction of […]
SteelSeries have just announced their new Xbox 360 product; an expensive wireless headset that promises to deliver incredible sound quality and great features.