SteelSeries is more than a household name at this point. In fact, I recently discovered how well the brand of gaming accessories and peripherals reaches my own group of friends. Even those in my own circle who rarely gamble use or have at least heard of SteelSeries products. And it looks like the brand has no plans to slow down anytime soon.
SteelSeries recently launched its Prime Line of Peripherals, which takes into account feedback from some of the world’s leading competitive pro players, such as Twistzz and Karrigan from FaZe Clan. “Victory” is the general theme behind the new line of mice and headsets, and based on my time spent testing the Prime product grip, I can say with certainty that SteelSeries triumphed.
While SteelSeries’ Rival product line is geared more towards everyday gamers, the Prime collection has been developed with competitive gamers in mind. Inspired by rally car designs, “the Prime franchise introduces a line of lightweight, streamlined mice and a new Arctis helmet that features only best-in-class technology and innovation.” Performance is the primary focus of the Prime product line, without any of the unnecessary flair that other devices might exhibit. As tempting as the RGB lighting and all the other bells and whistles can be, a reliable and capable mouse should ultimately be the most important thing when it comes to delivering a good gaming experience – which all peripherals do. Premium. (And don’t worry, there are still RGB lighting elements on all devices.)
Let’s take a look at each individual device to see which one might be the right fit for you.
SteelSeries Prime Precision Esports Gaming Mouse
The Prime Precision Esports gaming mouse may be the entry level of the Prime series, but make no mistake – the base mouse packs a lot of oomph. The mouse features Prestige OM switches that deliver over 100 million “crisp clicks” meaning you don’t have to worry about spamming your mouse with clicks. A TrueMove Pro gaming sensor offers pinpoint accuracy, while preset poll rates and CPI profile settings let you customize the mouse to suit your playing style.
A super light detachable mesh cable makes the Prime nearly wireless, although I think the jury is still out on whether or not I prefer a detachable cable for a wired mouse. The mouse itself weighs 69g and features a textured matte design that offers good grip in addition to comfort.
On that note, the Prime is a great option if you have medium sized hands. It can be a bit subjective, but as a 6’2 “tall person with above average hands, I find the Prime to be a bit smaller than what I usually like. ” have a comfortable mouse if you end up tiring your hands because it’s too small.
The Prime is currently available for $ 59.99 on the SteelSeries website.
SteelSeries Prime + Precision Esports Gaming Mouse
The Prime + includes everything the Prime mouse has, but does it at 71g and with a bit more precision. This is due to the mouse’s dedicated secondary depth sensor, which instantly detects the peel.
I did my best to try and find the main differences between the Prime and the Prime + while playing Apex Legends, but I just couldn’t tell that there was a big enough difference between the two when it came to the game. was real gameplay. Both mice are crisp and precise, but at least in terms of personal playstyle I couldn’t really feel the $ 20 difference.
The Prime + is currently available for $ 79.99 on the SteelSeries website.
SteelSeries Prime Wireless Gaming Mouse for Precision Esports
I think I was very excited to give the Prime Wireless mouse a try, as I have recently become very aware of my cable management situation. I never really considered wireless mouse technology to be where it needed to be when it comes to gaming, but Prime Wireless made me a believer.
Packing the TrueMove Air gaming sensor for esports-grade precision tracking and Quantum Wireless 2.0 with dual-channel optimization, you’d really never know the Prime Wireless is a traditional wireless mouse. At least I’ve never experienced lag or other delays using it to play my usual first person shooters.
This mouse weighs 80g, but is still light enough to handle over 100 hours of gaming at 1000Hz, whether wireless or with the detachable mesh cable which, again, is lighter than air.
I use the Prime Wireless on my gaming laptop as well as my Macbook for work, so whether you are looking for a wireless mouse to work or play, the Prime Wireless should be a great buy.
The Prime Wireless is currently available for $ 129.99 on the SteelSeries website.
Arctis Prime SteelSeries High Fidelity Sports Headset
Finally, the Arctis Prime headset features audio drivers that deliver crisp, clear audio so you can hear every detail, from distant footsteps to the ability to locate an enemy. The headset is tuned for maximum precision – and clarity across all frequencies – so nothing gets in your way as you hunt down your elusive enemies.
The Discord-certified ClearCast microphone features a two-way design that delivers studio-quality clarity while speaking as well as background noise cancellation.
In terms of comfort, the Arctis Prime is damn comfortable. The ear cups are incredibly comfortable, as is the elastic band that sits between your head and the mostly plastic strap, effectively pulling the ear cups more comfortably over your ears.
It’s really no wonder that the Arctis line of headphones are recognized as one of the best gaming headphones in the industry. I really feel like I have an advantage playing first person shooters because of the ability to know exactly when an enemy is sneaking behind or coming around the corner. You almost feel like you’re cheating. If only I felt bad about it….
I’ll probably continue to stick with my other headset as my go-to solution. However, at its reasonable price of $ 100, the Arctis Prime really can’t be beat if you are looking for a cheap and amazing headset.
The Arctic Prime is currently available for $ 99.99 on the SteelSeries website.
Product samples have been provided to TheGamer for this review.
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