SteelSeries

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with SteelSeries + Jinx loot

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with SteelSeries + Jinx loot

    Rumor has it that today is Valentine’s Day. Better check Techmeme to be sure. While I’ll be celebrating by watching Atletico Madrid v. Barcelona later on, alone, you may not be so boring. The point is—there is a point, as hard as that may be to believe—that SteelSeries and Jinx would like to help you make the best of what may be a very awkward day for many of you, or us… Read More

  • SteelSeries asks: You know the goody bag given out at the end of fancy events?

    SteelSeries asks: You know the goody bag given out at the end of fancy events?

    Jimin-with-the-big-FLAC-collection and I met with one of the SteelSeries guys today. It’s funny: you think you understand where a company’s coming from, but then you sit down and actually talk to them and it’s like, “Wow, OK, you guys are pretty cool.” So to the people who will walk out of Sunday’s Grammy Awards with one of those fancy gift bags you always… Read More

  • SteelSeries announces StarCraft 2 keyset, March of the Scourge mouse pad

    SteelSeries announces StarCraft 2 keyset, March of the Scourge mouse pad

    SteelSeries continues to work that IP license with Blizzard by announcing two new products aimed directly at gamers: a Zboard StarCraft 2 keyset, and a World of Warcraft: March of the Scourge mouse pad. Read More

  • Review: SteelSeries Xai laser gaming mouse

    Review: SteelSeries Xai laser gaming mouse


    Short version: An elegant, functional, and attractive mouse, best suited for those with normal-sized or smaller hands. Aficionados may crave more buttons or a non-ambidextrous design, but the Xai does just fine without. Like other SteelSeries products, it’s a bit expensive, but you knew that. Read More

  • Review and giveaway: SteelSeries Siberia v2 surround-sound headset

    Review and giveaway: SteelSeries Siberia v2 surround-sound headset


    The Short Version: The Siberia v2 is SteelSeries’ entry into the virtual-surround headset market, and it holds its own against the excellent Logitech G35s and Razer’s Megalodon headset — at least, in sound quality. However, it doesn’t offer much to distinguish itself, and some minor but troublesome issues may have you springing for the Siberia’s… Read More

  • SteelSeries updates its Siberia headset

    SteelSeries updates its Siberia headset

    Pro gamer outfitters SteelSeries have put out a new headset, joining in the USB-audio virtual 7.1 surround battle royale. With extremely good options available already from both Logitech and Razer, the Siberia v2 has its work cut out for it, but SteelSeries makes good gear, so they’ve at least got a fighting chance. Read More

  • There's a SteelSeries keyboard for Aion, you know

    There's a SteelSeries keyboard for Aion, you know

    The big Korean MMO, Aion, is due for release here in North America on September 22. It’s true. What else is true is that SteelSeires has a fancy, new keyboard lined up for the game’s release. Behold! Read More

  • SteelSeries has new gear for serious gamers

    SteelSeries has new gear for serious gamers


    There is a certain market for gaming mice. These guys are the type that join an online FPS clan. They are the ones that yell at you for trying to have fun instead of cap’n the last flag. They obsess about framerates, lag, and 3DMark scores. But the key aspect of these nerds are that they often blame their computer or input device for failing. “Damn mouse! I knew I should have… Read More

  • SteelSeries outs StarCraft II mousepads

    SteelSeries outs StarCraft II mousepads

    Can’t wait for StarCraft II? Who can? SteelSeries is ready to cash in on the anticipation with $14.99 gaming mousepads sometime this month. Two different themes will be available: the Terran Marine pad or the Kerrigan vs. Zeratul pad. Both of course are optimized for gaming with a special surface that improves mouse tracking. Want one? They will be sold at GameStop and Amazon sometime soon. Read More

  • SteelSeries is doing another Facebook-based giveaway

    SteelSeries is doing another Facebook-based giveaway


    Who couldn’t use a sweet 15-button mouse or mousepad the size of a desk? SteelSeries is giving away a bunch of gear this month and while the prizes aren’t all listed out, you can be sure they’ve got a few of their awesome keyboards and other devices just itching to get out the door and into your hot little hands. All you’ve gotta do is sign up as a fan on Facebook. I… Read More

  • A novel charity from SteelSeries: save the pro gamers

    A novel charity from SteelSeries: save the pro gamers

    SteelSeries, the professsional gamer-oriented hardware makers, have been biding their time lately, but head honcho Kim Ron took an hour out of his day to talk to CG about what they’re planning, their philosophy, and all that good stuff. One thing we discussed was how in the recession economy, support for things like gaming tournaments and professional gamer teams is dropping: their… Read More

  • Review: SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse

    Review: SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse

    The thing about reviewing mice is that you’re actually looking at two separate entities. Yes, you’re looking at the mouse itself, the hardware, but you’re also simultaneously taking into account the software that powers it, the drivers. A mouse without adequate drivers might as well not exist. Read More

  • Video: SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse & its changing LEDs

    An update to the ongoing Steelseries Word of Warcraft saga. As you know, there’s no Mac drivers for the mouse thus far, but one of our readers, Jim Krenz, pointed me in the direction of ControllerMate, a $15 application/driver/thing that lets you use the mouse as intended. I bought it late last night, and after about an hour of trying to figure out how to use it, got the mouse up and… Read More

  • Gotta wait till January for SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse Mac drivers

    Gotta wait till January for SteelSeries World of Warcraft mouse Mac drivers

    Attention, Mac World of Warcraft players. You may want to consider holding off on buying that SteelSeries MMO mouse till January, since that’s when the company plans to the release Mac drivers, as I just learned. Without those drivers, those 15 buttons are useless. Well, like three of them work when using SteerMouse, a fancy third-party Mac mouse driver, but that’s not exactly… Read More

  • That SteelSeries Warcraft MMO mouse doesn't have Mac drivers yet (but they're coming soon)

    That SteelSeries Warcraft MMO mouse doesn't have Mac drivers yet (but they're coming soon)

    Just a heads up to my fellow World of Warcraft players, especially those of you who use a Mac. You know that SteelSeries MMO Gaming Mouse that came out a few days ago? It doesn’t ship with Mac drivers, meaning that you’re not able to use all 15 buttons as intended. (That’s even when using fancy, multi-button mouse drivers like SteerMouse.) In other words, the mouse… Read More

  • SteelSeries drops WoW-oriented 15-button mouse, yes 15 buttons

    SteelSeries drops WoW-oriented 15-button mouse, yes 15 buttons


    When I was talking to SteelSeries about this beast, they insisted that this wasn’t part of an “arms race.” No, because in a battle of ergonomics, doubling the buttons isn’t always a good idea. But they assured me that they have been working really carefully on this thing to make it usable in the first place, and actually useful in the second. I’m thinking that… Read More

  • SteelSeries Zboard released, plus WoW:WotLK special edition

    SteelSeries Zboard released, plus WoW:WotLK special edition


    Remember the Zboard? Remember how Ideazon got swallowed by SteelSeries? Well, they’ve regurgitated the Zboard and it looks pretty nice. I like the typeface they’ve used, although this keyboard in particular appears to be permanently marked up with WoW-related commands. Doubtless the non-special-editions will be a little less WoW-y, but in the meantime it’s BlizzCon out there… Read More

  • SteelSeries reddens its headphone lineup

    SteelSeries reddens its headphone lineup

    Although one of the things that attracts me about SteelSeries is its understated design aesthetic, this new cherry-red version of their Siberia headset is actually quite fetching. Anything but black, please. If you’re looking for a new pair of cans, look for some in the upcoming flurry of reviews (including some SteelSeries stuff), but I can tell you right now that the Siberias are a… Read More

  • SteelSeries making a custom Warhammer MMO keyset for the zBoard

    SteelSeries making a custom Warhammer MMO keyset for the zBoard


    I’ve always been slightly skeptical about custom key setups. But, of course, I don’t usually play the types of games where a truly custom keyboard might be really handy. Maybe in Guild Wars. But I can certainly see, for games like WoW, EVE Online, and now Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, that a custom keyboard might actually be a real plus. As much as I’m used to it, it does feel… Read More

  • Review: SteelSeries Ikari laser mouse

    Review: SteelSeries Ikari laser mouse

    The video’s a little longer than the others because I… I mean you love hearing my voice.
    It’s another one! For our fourth mouse in the glorious Mouse Review Week here at CrunchGear, it’s the SteelSeries Ikari laser mouse. Sounds serious! We’ve already handled mice for the large-handed and small-handed — will this be the one for the rest of us? Let’s… Read More