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SteelSeries Prime esports range announced, offering OLED mouse displays and a tactical edge

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In a bid to corner the pro-market, SteelSeries has announced an esports range that it's calling SteelSeries Prime. Consisting of specialist gaming mice and a new Arctis headset, they're "inspired by the rally car" and designed for peak performance. They're available now, and prices start at $59.99.

Leading the SteelSeries Prime charge are three gaming mice: the Prime ($59.99/£59.99 (opens in new tab)), Prime+ ($79.99/£79.99 (opens in new tab)), and Prime Wireless ($129.99/£129.99 (opens in new tab)). These all feature Optical Magnetic switches that are "engineered to last 5x longer than the competition", but the Prime+ goes one better with onboard customization through an OLED screen that doesn't need any additional software. Meanwhile, the Wireless offers the same form-factor as the standard Prime mouse but cuts the cable with a battery life SteelSeries claims will last up to 100 hours. If that's accurate, it could be a contender for the title of best wireless gaming mouse (or best gaming mouse in general, for that matter).

As for the Arctis Prime, it's a wired gaming headset that's compatible with all varieties of PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch with an MSRP of $99.99/£99.99 (opens in new tab). It also has "noise isolating leatherette ear cushions that crush the background noise while high fidelity audio drivers deliver maximum detail separation." We'll have to see how it stacks up compared to the best PS5 headset and the best Xbox Series X headset, but SteelSeries tends to rank highly when it comes to audio so there's a reason to be optimistic.

SteelSeries Prime

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By the looks of things, the SteelSeries Prime+ mouse will be one of the standouts. Thanks to that OLED screen which shows and allows you to edit polling rate, DPI, RGB, and lift-off distance, it's got a quirky but helpful USP that differentiates it from other esports mice like the Razer Viper 8K Hz. In addition, the TrueMove Pro/Pro+ sensor offers 1-to-1 tracking and "2X better accuracy than the competition." If you're into competitive games, that's enough to turn heads.

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There are currently four different entries in the SteelSeries Prime competitive range: the Arctis Prime headset ($99.99/£99.99 (opens in new tab)) that's compatible with all major platforms, the standard Prime mouse ($59.99/£59.99 (opens in new tab)), a more advanced Prime+ mouse with an onboard OLED display ($79.99/£79.99 (opens in new tab)), and a Prime Wireless model ($129.99/£129.99 (opens in new tab)) that cuts the cord for cable-free gaming.

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Benjamin Abbott
Benjamin Abbott

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.