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SteelSeries launches new peripherals range with Fnatic eSports team

SteelSeries teams up with eSports team Fnatic for a new line of gaming peripherals

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 2, 2014 at 12:40 am CST (1 min, 24 secs reading time)

SteelSeries has teamed up with eSports team Fnatic, launching a new range of gaming peripherals. The Fnatic Edition peripheral lineup includes the eSports' teams orange and black signature coloring, and logo.

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The range includes a new special edition 9H Gaming Headset, Rival Optical Mouse, and Apex Keyboard. The owner of Fnatic, Sam Matthews, said: "The new Fnatic Edition products are something we're excited to be using in tournaments ourselves as well as bring to our fans; by purchasing these products they will directly support the team". SteelSeries' CEO, Ehtisham Rabbani, added: that the "talent, ambition and professionalism," of team Fnatic was a key to their success and that their branded products should reflect that".

Now, let's get to the hardware. The APEX Fnatic Edition Keyboard features customizable 16-million color illumination, and low profile keys. Anti-ghosting makes the cut, and is present on the "20 most commonly used keys", with an additional six multimedia keys and a possible 88 (four layers) programmable keys. It also features an integrated USB hub, with a 2m long braided USB cable.

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The 9H Gaming Headset features Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound, with some very comfortable earpads. There's a built-in sound card included, with a 3.2m cable, and more. This hsould be one of the better headsets on the market when it launches, similar to the company's Prism Elite gaming headset we reviewed not too long ago.

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Finally, we have the Rival Fnatic Edition Mouse, which offers an optical sensor with a DPI between 50 and 6500. A response time of 1ms and 1000Hz polling rate are also featured. SteelSeries' switches promise up to 30 million clicks, as well as six programmable buttons and dual-zone 16.8 million color illumination.

Last updated: Dec 6, 2019 at 02:46 pm CST

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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