1409 1710s SteelSeries Worlds First Gaming Neckband Headset

SteelSeries announced the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset, the first circumaural
neckband headset created for professional gaming. The new professional gaming
headset is optimized for use with personal computers while offering
"street-style" functionality for use with MP3-players and other digital devices.The original Siberia Full-Size Headset was released in late 2004 and instantly
became a smash-hit among leading professional gamers. The product was the first
professional gaming headset to fully cover the users’ ears, adding new levels of
comfort to audio products for gamers.
The new SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset will be released in Q3 2007,
pricing details to be announced.

1409 1710 SteelSeries Worlds First Gaming Neckband Headset

SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear,
today announced the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset, the first circumaural
neckband headset created for professional gaming. The new professional gaming
headset is optimized for use with personal computers while offering
"street-style" functionality for use with MP3-players and other digital devices.

The original Siberia Full-Size Headset was released in late 2004 and instantly
became a smash-hit among leading professional gamers. The product was the first
professional gaming headset to fully cover the users’ ears, adding new levels of
comfort to audio products for gamers.

The new SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset features a similar eye-catching
visual design, as well as the popular white theme, that made the original
Siberia headset so popular. Professional gamers from a number of major
international gaming organizations took part in the development and fine-tuning
of the product, including some of biggest names in eSports: SK Gaming, Team 3D
and compLexity. This is the first Siberia-product to feature the trademark
pull-out microphone system found in most other gaming headsets from SteelSeries.

1411 1712 SteelSeries Worlds First Gaming Neckband Headset

The comfort and soundscape in the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset was
fine-tuned with the help of professional gamers, electronic DJ’s and rock
musicians. The combined input and feedback from this broad range of picky
audiophiles helped create a soundscape optimized for a multitude of uses. Final
sound optimizations for gaming were done with the help of Abdisamad ‘SpawN’
Mohamed, one of the world’s most accomplished Counter-Strike players with 12
major international grand-slam championship titles and "Best of Class" awards by
leading eSport sites in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

The new open-type SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset is compact and
lightweight, while fully covering the user’s ears. The result is a product that
is both comfortable and firm to wear. As the headset is placed around the users’
neck the user can wear hats or other garments without problems.

"The original Siberia headsets are still enormously popular, so trying to create
the same unique combination of sound quality and visual design was extremely
important to us," says Kim Rom, Marketing Director for SteelSeries. "The final
result is a headset that breaks new ground for gaming accessories, just as the
original headset did. This time it not only sounds even better, it also
maintains the same low price point as the original."

"It was a lot of fun to help develop a gaming product that offers quality sound,
and doesn’t mess up a hairstyle or get in the way when you wear a cap," says
Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed, Counter-Strike player for SK Gaming. "Being able to
use the same product for both gaming and my iPod is a nice feature, I’m looking
forward to the release of this baby."

The new SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset will be released in Q3 2007,
pricing details to be announced.