When it comes to off console gaming, a decent set of peripherals can really become what make or break the experience. Poor, unresponsive peripherals, a slightly unresponsive touchscreen and a cheap set of speakers can turn the latest, epic title into a tedious and dull experience. To combat poor peripherals everywhere, SteelSeries have announced a whole new range of audio and control based peripherals that can be used with either, PC, touchscreen or both, allowing for a fuller and more in depth gaming experience.
SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller
The SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller is a wireless Bluetooth controller designed for cross-platform use on PC/Mac, Android Smartphones and Tablets, iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. This new breed of gaming controller brings together a compact and lightweight design with the industry’s best cross-platform capability. Users will immediately recognize its familiar, classic button layout similar to Nintendo and PlayStation controllers, which includes, a Dpadbutton on the left, a four-button cluster on the right, select and start in the middle, 2 mini-analog sticks, and 2 shoulder buttons.
Its rechargeable, lithium battery hosts an estimated 20hrs of casual gameplay and 10hrs of non-stop playtime. Its power-save mode willturn the controller off after 3 minutes of idle time, helping to conserve its battery life. The SteelSeries Free can be easily charged by plugging in a USB/mini USB cable to your computer or mobile device. It has play-and-charge functionality, which allows users to connect the cable, charge the battery, and keep playing via Bluetooth.
PC and Mac users will be able to remap and customize all 12 buttons to their liking via the SteelSeries Engine, while mobile users will be able to download and access the SteelSeries Engine App.
SteelSeries Flux Headset
The SteelSeries Flux is a cross-platform, on-ear headset that can be completely customized from the way it looks to how it’s used. The SteelSeries Flux Headset is lightweight and comfortable, with its adjustable, FluidFIT headband and SteelSeries sound isolating, SNDBlock ear cushions that are created with a breathable, mesh-cloth material. The SteelSeries Flux may be small in stature, but its sound is loud, crisp and clear thanks to its 40mm premium-quality driver units.
Designed for maximum portability, the Flux can fold up neatly in a couple of convenient ways. The headset can fold up towards the band. In addition, each earcup can be rotated to fold the headset flat for easy storage or to comfortably show it off around your neck. The Flux offers two interchangeable cable options, one for PC and one for Mac and mobile devices. With 2 input jacks, one on each earcup, you can choose into which side the microphone cable can be plugged. The remaining input jack can be used to share your sound bysimply plugging another headset into the Flux so multiple users can listen to the same device.
The SteelSeries Flux can also be completely customized with additional colors and designs for the interchangeable outer plates, cushions, and cables. These online-only customization options will be available through the SteelSeries Flux Configurator.
SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro Headset
The SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro is an in-ear balanced armature headset, which features a unique cable solution that is designed for interchangeable, cable connections for PC, Mac and mobile devices. Its balanced armature speakers reproduce a smooth, wide-ranging, and balanced frequency response that allows users to hear new layers, levels and subtle sounds that they’ve never been able to experience before. Because balanced armature drivers are smaller in size, SteelSeries designed the in-ear headset to provide excellent noise isolation without sacrificing comfort. In order to achieve the best fit for every user, the SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro also includes interchangeable black silicon ear tips in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large.
The headset features an in-line microphone and controls answering/hanging-up phone calls and changing music tracks. The headsets round and flat rubber cable is tangle-free and can be easily wrapped up and stored in its black soft-shell case.
SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls
The SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls are designed to enhance the gaming experience that is normally found on touchscreen devices. They help improve movement and click controls, especially in gamesthat mimic controller layouts with on-screen controls.
The buttons adhere to the screen with high-grade micro suction cups made of a conductive rubber, which transfers the movement from your fingers, through the rubber and to the screen. The analog stick provides directional movements and adheres to the screen with 9 mini suction cups for an unparalleled grip. The SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls are reusable and can be wiped clean to rejuvenate their stickiness. They are compatible with touchscreen devices including: iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Windows Smartphones & tablets, Android Smartphones & tablets.