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Better late than never, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here and promising deals galore throughout October 13 and 14. This deep discount on the SteelSeries Arctis Pro and GameDAC gaming headset is the perfect example. You can enjoy a 44% price cut on our pick for the best wired gaming headset currently available.
The SteelSeries Arctis Pro and GameDAC headset is a powerful all-in-one solution that supports surround sound and hi-res music, but also boasts a retractable microphone for in-game chat. It’s well designed, comfortable to wear for hours at a time, and perfect for use with your PC or PS4. The headset can also plug directly into an Xbox One controller, and, while the GameDAC accessory doesn’t officially support the Xbox One, we were able to find a workaround.
Following last month’s Arctis 9 launch, SteelSeries is adding a couple of new flavors to its 2020 wireless headset lineup, the Xbox and PC-compatible Arctis 7X, and the PS4 and PS5-compatible 7P. Actually, the 7X is compatible with all platforms — Xbox (through Series X and S), PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation (through PS5) — while the 7P won’t work on an Xbox.
It all comes down to the size of your dongle. The 2.4GHz USB-C wireless dongle for the Xbox is bigger than the PlayStation’s, and it has a switch to pop between PC and Xbox modes. It’s the same dongle that’s used by the budget Arctis 1, which launched about a year ago. Both headsets are the same as the PC-only Arctis 7, except for the USB-C connection and slightly enhanced battery life — up to 24 hours rather than 20.
Steelseries has been quiet this year, but maybe that’s about to change. Last week it announced the SteelSeries Arctis 9 dual-wireless gaming headset for PC and PS4 and now it’s releasing the Rival 3 Wireless gaming mouse, a cordless version of its entry-level Rival 3 mouse announced in January.
The company always seems to offer a bit more than the competition and that’s the case here. The Rival 3 Wireless has a new sensor made with help from sensor experts PixArt. The TrueMove Air sensor is rated at 18,000 counts per inch (CPI) for more precise onscreen movement and a top tracking speed of 400 inches per second (IPS) and tilt tracking.
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The mouse can be used wired or you can choose between Bluetooth or the Steelseries’
SteelSeries has just launched a wireless version of its more affordable Rival 3 gaming mouse. The wired Rival 3 is a killer budget-friendly gaming mouse with a great sensor and other highlight features, making it a worthy companion for any gamer who doesn’t want to spend big on a pointer.
This new wireless version of the Rival 3 comes rocking some interesting features. Firstly, it has 400-hour battery life. While that’s for standby time, it’s still impressive for a pointer in this price range. SteelSeries managed to achieve this by including a new power-efficient sensor. It’s the first to feature the SteelSeries TrueMoveAir optical sensor.
As well as a great new accurate sensor, SteelSeries also uses Quantum 2.0 Wireless tech, which is essentially 2.4GHz over a USB wireless adapter, allowing for a polling rate of 1000Hz. This is important for sending data from the mouse to your gaming PC to
SteelSeries has dropped the “X” from its Xbox-intended Arctis 9X wireless gaming headset, simply calling its PC and PlayStation-compatible model the Arctis 9. Like the 9X, the 9 supports simultaneous Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connections, though they have to be with separate devices, like talking on the phone while gaming on a computer. You can also use it wired through USB. Its pucklike dongle has an analog 3.5mm input for game audio and a line out to the headset. It costs $200, which converts to about £160 or AU$280.
In all other respects it’s the same, with a suspension and steel-reinforced headband, Discord-certified noise-cancelling retractable microphone and support for DTS Headphone:X v2.0 and Windows Spatial audio.