I’ve reviewed a lot of SteelSeries products in the past few years. The last time I reviewed a pair of Siberia headphones, it was the Siberia Elite, this time it is the V3 Prism Gaming Headset. Oh, I’m also reviewing the Rival Mouse, but I’ll get to that.
The V3 Prism headset has “Upgraded sound”. I am not certain what this is, but it has these cool almost spring-loaded earcups, and it fastens to my head very well. Now, a lot of headband headphones tend to hurt my ears, and I solve the problem by not wearing them for too many hours. I have no idea how long I could wear them, but I like the bass with them.
Just to let you know, the V3 Prism doesn’t connect into your headphone jack, but right into the USB port. I had to tell my computer to recognize it to get it to work. It does work, and work really well with my laptop.
By the way, there is a pull-out microphone that is flexible as well, so you can adjust it for proper trash-talking. You can put your mouth over it and talk real deep bass.
You might notice that the V3 Prism has some lights on the side, and this is fully customizable. You’ve got to like that. Anyway, you can get it on the SteelSeries website for about $139.99.
I suppose it should be called the Rugged Optical Mouse, because it feels like the handlebars of a bicycle. SteelSeries says that Rival’s shape is molded from “the most iconic gaming mice of the past”, which means that it is designed to contour my hand as good as it does.
Of course, the Rival is fully customizable with all of its buttons. You know those moves you make in your game to really frag? Well, if you set one of these buttons as a macro, you can really bust some heads. Also, there is a light on it in the shape of the SteelSeries logo, and it is very much customizable.
One somewhat unusual feature is a 3D Printable Nameplate. It comes with two that are different colors, presumably so you don’t get it mixed up with another. You can even make a 3D name plate if you have a 3D printer. I guess we are there now.
By the way, remember when I said I had a hard time getting the V3 Siberia to work? I had a slight problem getting the mouse to work as well. It did it on the third try, though. Hmmm.
Well, there are definitely great products for gamers, and I will recommend them. You should be able to get the Rival mouse for $59.99 on the SteelSeries site.