Danish gaming accessories maker SteelSeries is receiving strong marks from industry experts for the latest version of its Siberia Neckband Headset, which was officially introduced earlier this year.
Designed specifically for mobile Apple (News - Alert) users, the latest iteration of the company's hallmark neckband headset is a bit of a departure from its strictly gaming-focused product line. The Siberia Neckband Headset works with iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod devices, so it is geared for both gaming and music lovers.
"We knew that if our audio products can meet and exceed expectations for gamers, that our designs would also be appealing to a broader music and entertainment audience," Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO, noted in a recent statement. "Now iPod, iPhone and iPad users who want an audio solution for entertainment on their mobile device have a new, high-quality headset option."
The headset can be hooked up to any iOS device using a single 3.5mm jack, which provides both audio and voice functionality. Users can control the volume, answer phone calls as well as play and pause media using just the headset's handheld in-line remote. This accessory is capable of replacing nearly all of the functionality of an iOS device.
SteelSeries' new product also features a retractable microphone system so that users can chat on the phone while plugged into their headset.
The most talked about aspect of the Siberia Neckband Headset is its unique design. Unlike most competing products, the iOS-optimized device wraps around a user's neck, rather than over the top their head. SteelSeries has said that the design allows for a flexible, firm fit and enables users to wear hats and other garments while gaming, listening to music or talking on the phone.
BCC (News - Alert) Hardware noted in a recent review of the headset that the design allows for substantial mobility without feeling like the headset will come off.
The Siberia Neckband Headset for Apple devices retails for $79.99.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf