SteelSeries is a popular Danish company founded in 2001 by Jacob Wolff- Petersen that makes a variety of different gaming peripherals. They make software, gaming surfaces, keyboards, mice, and more. From the beginning, the company has been focusing on making high quality items for gamers that will provide them with the edge they need. The company makes products perfect for the regular gamer who simply enjoys games, as well as for the gamer who is, or aspires to be, a professional.
The company started off very small with just two employees with a vision and a dream of making quality peripherals for the hobby they loved. Today, they've grown into one of the most popular and most well-respected brands in the field, and that's not by accident. It happened through hard work, research, and dedication to innovation. Their first offering was a glass mousepad. In the nearly fifteen years since, the company has made a wide array of different products for the gaming market.
Today, SteelSeries creates a number of products that fall into a variety of categories - audio, mice, surfaces, keyboards, controllers, and the ubiquitous other. They have headphones and mice that run the gamut from entry level all the way up to pro level. They make a range of specialty surfaces, or mousepads, specifically for gaming as well. They make a number of different colors, styles, and options. SteelSeries also makes some excellent keyboards for gamers.
Additionally, they make controllers. Some of the controllers, such as the SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Controller, will work with Android devices, as well as PC and Mac. Their other controller, the Stratus Wireless controller, is specifically for use with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad 4th Generation, and the iPod Touch 5th Generation. It is available in black and white.
One of the very interesting and ingenious products they make is their touchscreen gaming controls. These "buttons" will stick onto a tablet's screen and then act as a joystick and up to three buttons. They are reusable, and they can make touch screen gaming far more accurate and more fun for gamers.
Another one of the interesting products they make that can prove to be a real game changer according to those who have used them are their glasses. The company offers two types of gaming glasses, SteelSeries Scope and SteelSeries Desmo. The glasses help to reduce onscreen glare, and they reduce the blue light in games, which provide a better focus. This allows those who use the glasses to see the screen and everything that is happening easier.
Both of the options are even prescription compatible, which is a huge benefit to gamers who wear regular prescription glasses. The glasses are beneficial to those who play online multiplayer shooters, but they can be useful for many different types of games.
SteelSeries makes a range of licensed products specifically geared toward certain games. Even though the products will certainly work with other games, they have themes and design styles specific to some games. They make items for some of the most popular games in the world today, including DOTA 2, The Sims 4, Guild Wars 2, Diablo III, World of Warcraft, CS GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive), Portal 2, Sudden Attack, and Starcraft. Current partners include EA (Electronic Arts), Blizzard Entertainment, Gunnar Optiks, and Valve Corporation.
In addition, the company is aligned with some pro gaming teams - FNATIC and Natus Vincere. They make headphones and mice with the team logo and in the team colors. The company has actually acted as a sponsor for teams as well, including Natus Vincere and MLG (Major League Gaming).
For those who are outside of the gaming community, the brand SteelSeries might not mean much at all. For those who know games and who want to take their gaming to another level, the name means a lot. The company has a great reputation, and it is a brand that always works hard to make high quality gear and peripherals for gamers. They continue to impress, and they continue to innovate in the gaming field. The brand is poised to keep on growing.