24 Feb 2021 2:35 PM +00:00

How SteelSeries Revolutionised Gaming Accessories (Sponsored)

SteelSeries are arguably one of the most recognised gaming brands out there, and with countless awards to their name and legions of fans - it’s not hard to see why.

They’ve been in the gaming scene for decades, working away and driving innovation to change the way we play for the better.

From making the first-ever gaming headset with a mic (yes, you read right) all the way to creating keyboards actually designed for gaming, here are just a few ways SteelSeries took things to a whole new level.

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The Gaming Headset

Imagine getting ready for a game. You sit back, adjust your seat, put on your headset and of course, make sure to tape your mic to your cheek...

Unlike today, where you’d be hard-pressed to find a gaming headset without a mic attached, up until a point this wasn’t actually the case.

SteelSeries recognised this and went ahead to combine a fantastic mic to a headset making the first-ever gaming headset - the Siberia.

Steel Series Siberia
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HEAR, HEAR! The awesome Siberia Gaming Headset

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Following in true SteelSeries fashion - they continued innovating and refining with their future releases.

Nowadays you’ll find features in the likes of the Arctis 9X like Bluetooth connectivity, 20 hours of battery life and super comfortable build for longer gaming sessions.

Don’t forget about Immersive Windows Sonic Spatial Audio too, designed to immerse you fully into the action...and even give you a winning edge.

Click here to buy: SteelSeries Arctis 9 on Amazon

Gaming Keyboards

Up until 2006 keyboards weren’t exactly designed for gaming.

More often than not, they excelled more at executing a well-crafted email rather than a well-placed attack strategy, so SteelSeries once again created a game-changer.

In 2006, they made the first-ever mechanical gaming keyboard, ready to withstand all the demands that gaming brought with it.

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Steel Series Keyboard
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NEXT LEVEL: Highly adjustable and tailor-made for gaming

From increasing keyboard sensitivity to give gamers more control than ever all the way to making it resistant to the classic keyboard rage slam, SteelSeries once again changed the gaming accessories landscape for the better.

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And in 2019 they even created adjustable key actuation, so you could tailor your gaming experience even more, such as the amazing SteelSeries Apex 7, and many more!

Click here to buy: SteelSeries Apex 7 on Amazon

The Gaming Mouse and Mousepad

Back in the day, options for gaming mice designed for actually hitting your target were thin on the ground. 

Rather, you would have options including the likes of the classic rollerball, which could be a bit of a pain to use, especially when it made your accuracy akin to a Stormtrooper.

But just before more mice were sent hurtling into the nearest bin, SteelSeries created the first dedicated gaming mouse which allowed for pixel-perfect aiming.

They also went on to add features which allowed gamers to program their mice and even save their settings, such as with the impressive SteelSeries Rival 600.

Steel Series Gaming Mouse
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GAME-CHANGER: Say hello to superior accuracy

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Gone are the days when you miss a shot due to below-average hardware...now you only have yourself to blame!

Click here to buy: SteelSeries RIval 600 on Amazon

But even before the gaming mouse came about, SteelSeries was already thinking of ways to make gamers lives much easier.

Old school computer mice used to have to be cleaned frequently if you wanted to make sure you could use them effectively. This was both down to the design of the mouse, but also the surfaces it was being rolled on.

In 2001, SteelSeries created the first-ever glass mousepad, the Icemat, to minimise dust buildup and minimise the frustration of having to clean your mouse after a couple of hours of gaming!

Since then, they’ve tested thousands of different surfaces to land on the QCK, which is designed for flawless control and comfort. Win, win!

SteelSeries Mousepad
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Over 50 million of these mousepads have been sold, which is certainly no surprise to us.

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Click here to buy: SteelSeries QcK Mousepad on Amazon

So there you have it, three out of the many ways SteelSeries has and continues to revolutionise the gaming scene. 

You can be sure that there’s a ton of exciting products on the way, and we’ll be keeping you updated with all the latest news so you can get your hands on them as soon as possible.