SteelSeries is identified for its mid- to high-end gaming peripherals — now it is hoping to lure more gamers to its brand with a suite of more inexpensive gadgets. It is just launched a new mouse and a few new keyboards, and for their attractive price factors, the company has managed to cram in plenty of decent specs.
First up in the line is the Rival 3 mouse. It weighs in at merely 77g, options some of SteelSeries’ brightest RGBs ever, and features a model new sensor, the TrueMove Core. The 8,500 CPI sensor features accurate 1-to-1 tracking, so actions are perfectly replicated onscreen. This is a reasonably massive deal for a mouse that prices only $30 — at this price most companies use conventional off-the-shelf desktop sensors.
Then there’s the Apex 3 and Apex 5 gaming keyboards, on sale at $50 and $100 respectively. Whereas they’re each more inexpensive than SteelSeries’ Apex Pro and Apex 7 lines, they share lots of similar options. The design is identical, for a start, with the Apex 5 utilizing the identical aluminum chassis and OLED display screen, and each that includes related wrist rests. The Apex 3 makes use of the company’s new whisper-quiet gaming switches and is water-resistant, whereas the Apex 5 combines membrane and mechanical switches for a new hybrid change. The entire line — which does a reasonably good job of bridging the gap between essential peripheral tech and premium gear — is available globally now.