Purists might tell you that no matter how good wireless technology might be, it will never be as good as a traditional cabled connection. They hold this to be true for Internet connectivity, just as they hold it to be true for keyboards and mice. They might have a case there, but new products like the Bluetooth-enabled SteelSeries Siberia 840 wireless headphones are certainly narrowing that gap.
SteelSeries has a long and storied history with all kinds of peripherals, so they are certainly no stranger to the world of headphones and headsets. With the Siberia 840, they're promising to deliver not only "superior comfort," but also "lag-free performance" and "exceptional sound." If you've ever thrown a pair of Siberia 800 series gaming headsets on your noggin, you'll know that SteelSeries means business.
The Siberia 840 offers Dolby 7.1 surround sound, Bluetooth connectivity for your mobile devices (including the ability to answer calls) and a unique frequency-hopping technology to avoid interference and delays, offering the best lag-free wireless gaming experience possible. In addition to mobile and PC, the Siberia 840 also works with all major gaming consoles.
Bundled with two swappable lithium-ion batteries, the SteelSeries Siberia 840 retails for $329.99 and is available now. Peep the full press release below for the finer details.
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The Best Wireless Gaming Headset Upgraded with Bluetooth - SteelSeries Siberia 840 Now Available
Next-gen design combines lag-free performance with superior comfort, universal compatibility and exceptional sound
CHICAGO – August 8, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the Siberia 840, SteelSeries’ newest wireless headset now with Bluetooth. The Siberia 840, part of the award-winning Siberia 800 family of gaming headsets, recognized among gamers as the best wireless gaming headset for its comfort, wireless technology and sound quality.
The Siberia 840 combines the same heralded features of the Siberia 800, including two swappable batteries that ensures non-stop performance, cross-platform compatibility for universal use, and Dolby 7.1 surround sound technology for total immersion; but elevates it with a set of new elements, including Bluetooth connectivity and software customization.
“The Siberia 840 not only delivers the same detailed sound quality as its predecessor, but also incorporates Bluetooth connectivity for true universal mobile compatibility,” said Brian Fallon, SteelSeries Category Manager, Audio. “It is no longer just a gaming headset, but a flawless audio system that gamers can use to listen to music and even answer calls.”
SteelSeries’ Siberia 840 guarantees a lag-free wireless gaming experience through a unique technology that continuously hops between frequencies, avoiding interference and delays. Similar to its awarded predecessor, the Siberia 840 delivers exceptionally immersive and crisp 7.1 surround sound through three different Dolby technologies to maximize performance: Dolby Headphone, Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
Universal Mobility and Visibility
The Siberia 840 works with all major gaming consoles and computer operating systems and integrates Bluetooth technology, transforming it into the perfect headset for gaming, music streaming and voice calls and chat. Designed to give users control, accessibility and visibility from anywhere in the room, Siberia 840 comes with an OLED Transmitter to visually monitor all audio, wireless, configuration and system settings, including audio sources, profiles, battery life and more.
Comfort Within Reach
The Siberia 840 equips the user with the sleek and stylish design of a racecar interior and a variety of technologies placed at the user’s fingertips. Highlighted by memory foam padding on the headband and ear-cups to deliver enduring comfort, the Siberia 840 also features a retractable microphone with an LED on/off indicator, and on-earcup controls to make sudden volume, navigation and setting adjustments quick and intuitive.
The Siberia 840 can be customized through the OLED receiver without the need of installing drivers, including changing settings, volume and more. Gamers wishing to unlock the headset’s full power can utilize SteelSeries Engine 3 to manage profiles, modify equalizer settings and more.
SteelSeries Siberia 840 comes with two swappable lithium-ion batteries with an estimated 20hrs of charge time each, allowing users to enjoy outstanding sound continuously without the fear or running out of power or having to plug in.
The Siberia 840 is now available for $329.99 / €349,00. For more information about the Siberia 840 or SteelSeries’ entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com
SteelSeries is a leader in gaming peripherals focused on quality, innovation and functionality. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries aims at improving performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that helps gamers play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries supports the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and eSports with the goal of connecting gamers to each other and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ team of professional and gaming enthusiasts help design and craft every single accessory, and are the driving force behind the company.
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