SteelSeries Shows Off Its New Ultra Portable 7H Headset Page: 1

Following closely on the launch of its 6GV2 mechanical gaming keyboard, SteelSeries unveiled another gaming special at CeBIT 2010 – the high-end SteelSeries 7H headset. The new headset has been designed keeping the special needs of competitive gamers in mind and features ear-cups that fully cover the ear.

Encompassing an all black stealth design, the SteelSeries 7H has subdued chrome elements that enhance the overall look of the device. The headset can be taken-apart completely into four pieces – the headband, the right and left ear-cups, and the cord. This makes the 7H ultra-portable and perfect for gamers who travel often for tournaments. The uni-directional microphone is fully retractable into the left ear-cup and remains hidden when not in use.

The braided cord is durable and detachable, which provides convenience while travelling and safety from general wear and tear. For gamers who like their headsets with extra long cords, SteelSeries has included an additional 2m extension cord in the package.

The ear-cups are equipped with 50mm drivers that deliver distortion free sound in low, mid and high tones. The clarity extends to background and mood setting sounds in MMO games to 3D positional alerts in FPS games. Its closed-type design allows the 7H headset to cut out external noise and deliver superior passive noise reduction. This makes the headset ideal for use by gamers in loud tournaments and LAN-events.

Gamers also have a choice in the ear-cushions that come with the headset; the two options available in the package include leather cushions with noise dampening foam or hear-through cloth covered foam. For the more selective gamers, SteelSeries has also made available a USB version of the headset, which comes with optimized sound profiles for FPS, MMO, and RTS games. Its 7.1 virtual surround sound ensures gamers experience the exact same sound and settings for games regardless of the computer on which they are playing.

“We’re introducing the SteelSeries 7H as our high-end headset for gamers who want choices in the type of comfort and sound they need to experience,” SteelSeries CEO Bruce Hawver said. “The 7H features were developed based on direct feedback from our sponsored Counter-Strike and QuakeLive players, who need to hear their teammates while practicing at home and need to eliminate external noise while competing at loud tournament venues.”

Just like its 6GV2 keyboard, SteelSeries will also ship both 7H headsets in the second quarter of 2010 at a retail price of €99.99. The USB version has been priced at €129.99.

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