SteelSeries is back with a new line of gaming accessories, this time aimed at competitive esports players. The series includes a new Arctis headset and three mice, all with a minimalist design that focuses on premium performance.
While you can expect premium gaming accessories aimed at professional competitive gamers to be super expensive, that̵
Additionally, where many pro-level gaming mice and headsets are packed with tons of buttons, the Prime accessories have opted to keep things simple and easy to use with just a few essential buttons. The Prime headset and mice are all available for purchase starting today.
The Arctis Prime Headset
The Arctis Prime headset is one prime example of the line’s minimal design as it only has a mute button, volume wheel and retractable gooseneck microphone. The universal detachable 3.5mm cable is compatible with all game platforms. It splits into dedicated headphone and microphone jacks and is long enough for PC gamers to use comfortably.
The ear pads are now softer and provide better sound isolation. Premium speaker drivers with high-density magnets provide great audio up to 40,000 Hz. Of course, the iconic SteelSeries band is still there, and individual magnetic earcup plates can be removed for personalization if desired. The headset’s Discord-certified ClearCast bi-directional microphone ensures that your voice is clear and never obscured by background noise.
The Prime, Prime + and Prime wireless mice
The three new mice – the Prime, Prime + and the Prime Wireless – are similar and all feature Prestige Optical Magnetic switches, capable of up to 100 million clicks.
The most notable of the three – the Prime Wireless – has an extra high arch for right-handed gamers. It weighs 80 grams and has a USB-C charging port that can be charged quickly. SteelSeries claims the battery will last up to 100 hours.
The other two mice are better for those who like the low-latency guarantee of a wired mouse. Both are lighter than the Wireless model, weigh the same and share the same sensors and switches, but that’s where their similarities end.
The Prime + has a secondary launch sensor for more precise clicks (especially for quick clicks) and a bottom-mounted OLED screen that lets you browse and change settings for launch distance, sensitivity, scroll wheel illumination and polling rates. , and so on. This bypasses the need to pour redundant software to make just a few simple changes. The Prime model is a more basic version of the Prime +, omitting the OLED screen and launch sensor.