CES: SteelSeries Announcements

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Instead of posting several things about the new products from SteelSeries I decided to combine it all into one for you to make life a little bit easier.  There’s headphones and mice in here but what I think is really interesting is the Bluetooth gaming controller that works with your PC or mobile devices. This is one of those things that is on my must-have list this year surely.

 

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SteelSeries Ion

Measuring only about the size of a standard deck of cards (approximately 108mm in length, 55.5mm in width and 18mm thick); the lightweight controller can be easily stored and carried. It connects through Bluetooth to your PC and/or your mobile device and includes a white LED light on the controller indicating a connection. The SteelSeries Ion includes a rechargeable, lithium battery that will provide up to 20 hours of wireless use and can be plugged into your device for charge and play use.

The SteelSeries Ion boasts a classic controller design that includes 2 mini-joysticks, a left side Dpad button, 2 trigger buttons one at each shoulder, and a four button layout on the right, similar to familiar Nintendo®, Xbox 360® and PlayStation® controllers. The buttons can be customized through an easy-to-use interface for both PC and mobile devices.

For more information about the new SteelSeries Ion, please visit http://steelseri.es/ion.

 

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Siberia v2 Frost Blue Headset

The headset illumination offers 6 different modes and can be assigned to behavior and game specific profiles through the SteelSeries Engine, including: Active Mode (responsive pulsing to sound effects, music, and/or voice), Slow Pulse, Fast Pulse, High Bright, Low Bright and Off. The Siberia v2 Frost Blue will also features an active noise cancelling, “smart” microphone system that retracts when not in use. The microphones processor reduces the “noise” and focuses on the sound that is closer to the mic, your voice. Its in-line volume and mute controls are found on a durable, double-braided nylon cord with a USB connector.

The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost Blue will be available in Q2; pricing will be announced closer to availability. For more information about the new SteelSeries Siberia v2 Frost, please visit http://steelseri.es/frostblue.

 

 

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SteelSeries Flux On-Ear Headset

The SteelSeries Flux factors in convenience for the user by including 2 input jacks – one on each side, which allows for two user options: to choose which side the microphone cable can be plugged into, and the ability to “daisy chain” or plug in another headset to the Flux which allows for multiple users to listen to the same device. Customization of the SteelSeries Flux headset will provide users with the ability to order various outer plates with different colors and designs as well as various colored cushions all of which will be available in Q2.

The SteelSeries Flux will be available in Q2, which is also when pricing will be released. More details about colors and design options will be released closer to product availability. For more information about the new SteelSeries Flux headset features, please visit http://steelseri.es/flux.

 

Kana, Kinzu v2 Pro Edition and Kinzu v2 Gaming Mice

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SteelSeries Kana features:

  • Ambidextrous shape with an optimized 6-button layout
  • Tournament grade optical sensor 3600 Frames Per Second and supports stable movement speeds at 130 Inches Per Second.
  • Illuminated scroll wheel with LED intensity options that can be assigned to indicate the currently active CPI profile.
  • DCPI is 1600-3200
  • Two XL-sized side buttons (one on each side) for easy rapid-fire
  • UPE Teflon mouse feet and a double-braided nylon cord with 2.0 USB connector
  • Two color and illumination options, White 1.1 and Black 1.1

Available now on the SteelSeries Web Shop and select retailers, the SteelSeries Kana is $49.99 / €49.99 MSRP – http://steelseri.es/kana.

 

 

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Kinzu v2 features:

  • Identical features as the Kinzu v2 Pro Edition, with the exception of the Tournament-grade Omron button switches.
  • Four color options including: Rubberized Black, White, Orange, and Yellow

Available now on the SteelSeries Web Shop and select retailers, the SteelSeries Kinzu v2 is $39.99 / €39.99 MSRP – http://steelseri.es.kinzuv2.

 

 

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Kinzu v2 Pro Edition features:

  • Tournament-grade Omron button switches which are recognized by the industry and the community as reliable, high-end hardware components that deliver ‘best-in-class’ performance and feedback.
  • Ambidextrous shape with 4-button layout including the CPI toggle
  • Tournament grade optical sensor operating at 3600 Frames Per Second
  • Supports stable movement speeds at 65 Inches Per Second.
  • UPE Teflon glides and a double-braided nylon cord with 2.0 USB connector
  • Three color options: Glossy Black, Metallic Silver and Red

Available now on the SteelSeries Web Shop and select retailers, the SteelSeries Kinzu v2 Pro Edition is $44.99 / €44.99 MSRP – http://steelseri.es/kinzuv2pro.

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