Today Steelseries announced the new Arctis 3 Bluetooth, a rather interesting gaming headset that does something I have not seen before or at least never thought of trying with another headset. The new Arctis 3 Bluetooth allows users to hear audio from both Bluetooth sources and wired connections at the same time. Usually you have to choose either one or the other, but the Arctis 3 Bluetooth allows you to do both meaning you can use the wired connection for gaming, while using the Bluetooth connection to take calls, listen to music, or join VoIP chat on their phones.
Arctis 3 Bluetooth is now even more ideal for Nintendo Switch. Gamers can connect to their phones via Bluetooth to use the Nintendo Switch Online chat mobile app, while using the wired connection to hear game audio from their Nintendo Switch. This is the first headset with this type of compatibility for the Nintendo Switch.
The Arctis 3 Bluetooth also allows console gamers to connect with their friends and community on Discord’s mobile application over Bluetooth, while simultaneously listening to in-game audio from their Xbox One or PlayStation 4 over a wired connection. This connectivity allows gamers to take calls, join VoIP chat and stream music wirelessly over Bluetooth while hearing balanced and powerful game audio through the 3.5mm connection.
“We’ve noticed gamers hacking away at blending console game audio and Discord voice for quite some time,” says Eros Resmini, CMO of Discord. “SteelSeries makes that whole process easy with this product and let’s more gamers use Discord with their friends.”
The Arctis 3 Bluetooth features SteelSeries’ low-distortion speakers to deliver incredible sound while gaming on PC, portable console and across mobile devices. Featuring the best microphone in gaming, the SteelSeries ClearCast mic is a retractable bi-directional system that delivers clear voice communication while acoustically eliminating all background and surrounding noise. The athletics-inspired AirWeave performance fabric ear cushions and exclusive ski goggle headband provide extreme and long-lasting comfort.
Intuitive SteelSeries Engine software allows for personalized audio settings, with an innovative, detachable and interchange cable system and a built-in share jack for multi-player listening to make Arctis 3 Bluetooth the best all-platform headset available.
The Arctis 3 Bluetooth is available now at https://steelseries.com/arctisbt for $129.99.