SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is Worlds First USBC Wireless Gaming Headset

first_imgStay on target Not everyone wants to hear the loud dumb noises coming out of your TV screen when you’re playing a video game. That’s what headsets are for. And with the right wireless gaming headset you can have premium audio quality, visual quality, and comfort while playing. But achieving that convenience means working around the needs of your console as they each have their own wireless standards.Or they did until now. SteelSeries recently revealed the Arctis 1 Wireless Headset, a gaming headset for four systems in one thanks to the power of USB-C. We’ve been using it ourselves, and we really dig it!The Arctis 1 provides a wireless listening experience whether you’re playing on PlayStation 4, PC, Android, or even Nintendo Switch. Instead of using Bluetooth, the headset connects to a USB-C dongle and communicates via SteelSeries’ own lossless 2.4GHz wireless tech to reduce latency. It’s (one of) the world’s first USB-C wireless gaming headset and a promising use of the new standard.Being able to Switch between four systems is nice, and with the included audio cable you can also still have a wired connection with an Xbox One controller. But it’s the Switch functionality that most interests us. Given Nintendo’s own disinterest with voice chat solutions on the console/handheld hybrid, other companies have come up with their own. The Arctis 3 had its own combo of wired and wireless connections to make the weird Switch voice chat app more bearable, and the Arctis 1 is comparable with its support for simultaneous wired and wireless connections. So Overwatch on Switch now sounds even more exciting.The Arctis 1 has been made especially for portable play. It’s more compact with a redesigned headband. The steel-reinforced frame and padded ear cushions keep it durable and comfortable though. Beyond the materials, playing on the go in general is super convenient given the easy plug-and-play nature of the USB-C receiver.The Arctis 1 Wireless is available now for $100. For more gaming headsets consider the Arctis 9X for Xbox and the Astro A50. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more