23 Oct 2012

SPONSORED REVIEW: Siberia v2 Limited Edition Pink Headset from Steelseries

Today I'll be reviewing something a little bit different from the usual, a headset!
I've been wanting this headset since it was launched and the amazing guys over at SteelSeries decided to let me do a sponsored review on it! I'm so, so thankful and happy about it :3
This review is also in affiliation with VGU, who are the company I am sometimes press for at events ^-^

Specs & Basic Info
These are the specs and basic information straight from the SteelSeries website.
Frequency response: 18 - 29.000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm
SPL@ 1kHz, 1Vrms: 112 dB
Cable length: 1 + 2 = 3 meters (9.8ft)
3.5mm jacks


Frequency response: 50 – 16.000 Hz
Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
Sensitivity: -38 dB


The packaging was really nice and secure and was really nicely presented, the box is really well made and it's very easy to repackage the headset into it's original "factory" state.
The inner-box packaging is the standard plastic but it's also got a furry feel (almost like suede but fuzzier). I'm giving the packaging a 4 out of 5 just because the suede/fuzzy inner packaging sheds a little bit so I had to wipe down the headset with a wet wipe. No trouble but at first I thought it had black marks all over it >.<"


The comfort on these are absolutely faultless! I think I've found a headset that I can actually take a nap in ^-^
They have a suspension-like headband that fully self adjusts to the wearers head and the ear cup is big enough for the biggest ears and extremely well padded so ideal for long gaming sessions, or just long wear sessions.

They completely cover my ears (which are quite big >.<) 

 You can also see here how the suspension-like headband caters to my head perfectly (again I have a huge head).


I can't express enough how much I love the look of these. To the point where I'm going to use them on my iPod and add a touch of pink to all of my outfits (the ear pads will surely keep my ears warm too!)

Usually I don't like pink with black on any items, but I absolutely love the pale/baby pink with the jet black padding. Finally a Pink and Black item that doesn't look tacky!
The concept of the invisible microphone is really handy too. The microphone is completely retractable and is really versatile to fitting everyone since it's fully adjustable, I think this headset was designed with the intention to adjust to everyone.

 Volume control and mic. on/off switch.

 The handy little retractable mic.

Fitting my head quite well! As I say, it really does fit all shapes and sizes.


The sound on this headset is so clear and absolutely perfect for co-op gaming and live streams, it's equally really good for Skype and IM calls.
Listening to music through them is definitely an experience ^-^ It has amazing surround sound qualities and it just possess a great feel all round!

From the SteelSeries site, this headset is £64.99 which in my opinion is a brilliant price. I've spent £80+ on headsets made from cheap looking plastic that have nowhere near as much quality as this headset.
10% proceeds from every sale of pink Siberia V2 headset that is purchased through the SteelSeries website will go to Breast Cancer Research!  

If pink isn't your thing, have a look at these other colour options. 
All of them are available from the SteelSeries website!


I'm giving this product a 5 out 5. I've honestly never been so happy with a headset and I can predict I'll use it for a long time to come and you will only ever see me wearing this headset in streams!
It has absolutely everything I personally need in a headset, clear sound quality, phone/iPod compatible, pink! and so comfortable I could easily sleep in it ^-^

19 Oct 2012

Play Expo 2012!

As I said in my last post, I attended Play Expo a few days ago as press for VGU.
I've never attended a gaming convention so this was completely new to me ^-^
The crowd is completely different to the people at anime conventions, there are actually less creepers and everyone is very sociable and interested in what you do.
I went with boyfriend and we had so many different conversations with people at the different stands and it made me realise that everyone has a story to tell ^-^

PlayExpo comprises of 4 different sections.

For retro gaming. Think Pacman and Sega Megadrive!

For modern gaming and new releases. Like WiiU, Metalgear etc;
 Ni no Kuni
 Need For Speed Most Wanted @ EA
  Persona 4
 Persona 4
 Persona 4

 People at the WiiU stands ^-^ 
 Me playing Kd Icarus on the 3DS XL ^-^
 Halo 4

You can guess on this one hehe, for Cosplay and Anime.

For the hardcore gaming tournaments!
I don't think I got any pictures of this and if I did then they will be under the now.play bit.

The whole place what a great convention and the people were amazing.
I think next year will be even better especially if they expand on their cosplay front. I didn't see very much variety and the people all seemed very disinterested.
There was only 2 stalls, one selling Ramune, Pocky and the general candies and one selling some slightly ita "Lolita" pieces but they also had Cat ears/paws/tails and other nice stuff. So minus the loli pieces and they were a nice stall!
I enjoyed Play Expo most of all because there were little to no girls prancing around wearing nothing and using the excuse of "It's a convention!" which is what you usually get at MCM.

All in all I had a good day ^-^ I also went to the Trafford Centre half-way through which was nice.

More Pictures!
 These extenders are pretty amazing! They're designed for FPS games for better aim. 

 This place does mini PC's. After going in there, I know what my next PC will be :3

These controllers have tabs on the back so you can macro different things to them ^-^

 Love the look of this character from Persona 4

 Me playing Kid Icarus again ^-^"

 Mario Bros. playing...well, Mario Bros!