I’m not a super “gaming gear” gamer, but when it comes to the necessities of a computer, it’s got to be top quality. SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of professional gaming mice, headsets, keyboards and other peripherals for multiple platforms, and their products are not known to disappoint.
EA and Steelseries have joined forces to create an official “The Sims 4” product line, and SimsVIP has an exclusive first look. According to PR over at Steelseries, the products will be available to pre-order in the near future, and will release worldwide alongside The Sims 4. Click here for more details.
Please Note: SimsVIP has such an early look at these products, developers have yet to add support for them via the Steelseries Engine App. This prevents us from testing the customization side of the headset and mouse, but we will update this post once we’re able to play around with it.
It is very important to me that a mouse is simple, well designed, and fits in my hand like a glove. The Steelseries Sims 4 Mouse is – surprisingly – all of the above. The shape of the mouse makes it very comfortable for everyday use (I used it for an entire work day of 13 hours), and desirable for someone like me who’s mouse is all over the desk when playing the game.
The only part of the mouse I could do without, is the annoying side buttons. Typically these can be disabled and are nothing more than personal preference, but unless they serve a purpose in The Sims 4, I don’t need them.
The mouse has a sleek design with a gorgeous little plumbob in the center, and according to the product page, it can be customized to any color. As mentioned above, we were not able to use the software yet, so I will update with more details once I can.
I’m not an aficionado of headsets, but I know good sound when I hear it. The headset produces crisp and clean sound comparable to other high end headsets, such as those by Sony and Logitech.
I was expecting the microphone to be somewhat mediocre, as other headsets like this are, but was surprised to find that my voice came in very clear. I tested it with my own recordings, and by talking to my family on Skype. Perhaps I can upload some samples when I return from E3.
The headset also has a sleek design with gorgeous little plumbobs on the sides. According to the product page, the plumbobs can be customized to any color, but we were not able to use the software yet. Once they include these products on their app, I’ll update with more detail.
A mouse pad is a mouse pad. Not much I can say about it, except it goes well with the set. It is comfortable, and larger than the average mouse pad (which is a plus), and it serves its purpose well.
There is no confirmation yet on whether or not this gear will have additional functionality in The Sims 4, but in any case, this is great gear for both collectors and avid players.