SteelSeries Launches World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset, Arctis 1

SteelSeries Launches World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset, Arctis 1
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SteelSeries made history following the launch of the Arctis 1, the world’s first USB-C wireless gaming headset.

The Arctis 1, which offers premium audio quality and comfort, was designed to enhance the gaming experience of Nintendo Switch users.

Using wireless headsets with the Switch is generally not something anyone can do. Keep in mind that the Switch does not support wireless headsets using the same technology, but that is not the case for Arctis 1.

Besides, the Arctis 1 is also exhibits a capable wireless audio peripheral which works with other gaming platforms like PS4, Android devices, and PCs. The company also added that Arctis 1 would also work with the yet-to-be-released Google Stadia.

Unlike typical headphones, the Arctis 1 offers 2.4GHz wireless technology through a small USB-C dongle. This ensures low-latency and faster load times on PS4 and PC devices.

Likewise, Arctis 1 also enables users to take the same console, or PC experience on-the-go with Android and Nintendo Switch devices.

Shipping for SteelSeries Arctis 1 begins today and inside of its box comes an emblematic silver bullet and a USB-C receiver, which can easily be plugged into the bottom of the Switch.

Arctis 1 Brimming With Innovative Features

Other than its USB-C dongle, the Arctis 1 also has a USB-A adapter, which users can utilize when their Switch is docked. Also, the headphones boast 20-hour battery life and can work up to 30 feet away from the console.

On the side of the left earphone comes buttons for muting mic or adjusting the volume. The headphones are lightweight and soft so that they won’t put a lot of pressure on the user’s head.

Moreover, Arctis 1 also offers a functional ClearCast microphone, which can easily be detached and stored for later use. Likewise, the wireless headphone also comes with a frame made of steel and sealed ear cushions to ensure durability.

Other Details About Arctis 1 Still Unknown

Users can also use the included 3.5mm cable in plugging the Arctis 1 on an Xbox One controller. However, SteelSeries mentioned that the headset microphone does not work with Samsung devices at the moment.

At present, there is still no details available about Arctis 1 capability to combine wired and wireless connections. Previous headsets of the Arctis family had its mix of wireless and wired connections that make the Switch voice chat app more usable.