The best Switch headset, SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth, is 33% cheaper for Black Friday, but should you buy it?


If you're looking for a deal on one of the most excellent Nintendo Switch accessories, you might want to let your buying finger linger on this amazing headset. The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth is an affordable mid-range gaming headset anyway, but thanks to Amazon you can get even more bang for your buck this Black Friday. Amazon UK is offering the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth for 30% less than its RRP, taking it from £134.99 down to £94.99 over on the Amazon website. 

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth now £94.99 at Amazon (was £134.99)
Over 30% off this amazing headset at Amazon right now should make for a very tempting Nintendo Switch accessory this Black Friday
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The deal over on Amazon US isn't quite as good as the Amazon UK version, but there's still a saving to be had, with the headset reduced from $99.99 to $94.48 on Amazon US.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth now $94.48 at Amazon (was $99.99)
The saving might not be quite so great for the US, but that's still an excellent price for this lovely, multipurpose headsetView Deal

But if you're wondering what makes this such an excellent headset for Switch, the clue is in the title. Specifically the word Bluetooth. What the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth does over other wireless Bluetooth headsets is that it lets you use a Bluetooth connection, and a 3.5mm headphone jack simultaneously. 

In practice (and trust me I practice this regularly), what this means is that you can listen to the dulcet tones of your Switch games via the headphone jack, but still be connected wirelessly through Bluetooth to your phone, for calls, Spotify or other audio - for example, chatting to your pals through the Nintendo Switch Online app that lets you communicate via online voice chat for multiplayer games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It's a super handy feature that's basically not found on any other gaming headset, which makes this one of the best Nintendo Switch accessories, like, ever. 

Of course, thanks to that headphone jack option, you can also use this headset with your PS4, Xbox One or PC too and receive the same great functionality.

If this headset isn't your bag, head over to our regularly updated Black Friday Nintendo deals hub for more offerings.

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