With a lot of people switching to working or attending classes from home, we've seen a lot of people sharing how their gear is suddenly being used for more than just gaming. Here are our favorites.
With schools and offices closed, tons of students and employees (us included) are fulltime working from home for the first time.
Skip taking calls and typing on your laptop, and simply plug in your gaming headphones, mouse, mousepad, and keyboard wherever you can.
If you're short on USBs, pick up a handy USB hub to turn 1 USB port into several.
Got a gaming headset for work calls and I guess I have to start a Twitch stream now too pic.twitter.com/ZAGppuP37e— Owen Williams ⚡ (@ow) 25. März, 2020
especially if you work from home, this headset is a game changer - using it for calls, music, meetings, gaming, etc.— SteelSeries (@SteelSeries) 24. März, 2020
and wireless... for PC. And Android. And Nintendo Switch. And PS4.
come on now
Don't underestimate the power of quiet to help you focus.
If you're stuck at home with siblings, kids, or someone who just won't stop vacuuming right now, consider using your headphones to just help you focus. Any music without lyrics is my go-to for focusing (looking at you, lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to).
If you really want to get in the zone, turn on the audio visualizer to match your music. (Or use it to measure how loud someone is speaking in that Zoom/Skype/Slack meeting. Hey, I get bored.)
THIS IS SWEET https://t.co/mWkhTG4KxC— SteelSeries (@SteelSeries) 23. März, 2020
If your headset has Bluetooth capability (like the Arctis 3 Bluetooth or Arctis Pro Wireless), connect it to your phone so you can chat with grandma while still connected to your music, game, or work.
After saving up and with all the quarantining going on, I treated myself to this @SteelSeries headset. I've had my eye on it for a while but I figured it was finally time. It was super nice being able to chat with my brother when we played Overwatch last night. ☺️ #steelseriespic.twitter.com/sqWgHYa9ic— AutumnRE 🏳️🌈⚔️🛡 (@AutumnRE1107) 21. März, 2020
It's important to get some fresh air and move around, especially if home and work are suddenly the same place. Regardless of which wireless headset you choose, going wireless is one of the biggest quality-of-life updates if you're working or attending school from home. We can't recommend it more.
I did a thing. Since I will be WFH for the next 3 weeks and I hate being tied to my desk during calls that could have been emails, I upgraded from my Arctis Pro to the Arctis Pro wireless 🙌🏻 @SteelSeries , thank you for a bomb members’ sale! Now I won’t pull a @PlayWithJambo 🤣 pic.twitter.com/sT9GhhKXyM— AlaskanGypsy (@AlaskanGypsyTV) 20. März, 2020
Things you can do during a work call when not wired to your desk:
- Use the restroom
- Wash your hands
- Grab a snack or drink
- Pace around your room or house
- Step outside and experience the weather
- Chase your pet/child around
- Spin around in your chair
- Lay down
I'm not saying that RGB increases productivity. Buuuuut....
Tell me you wouldn't work or study better starting your day with that aesthetic.
Everyone's situation is a little bit different, so it's super exciting to see people using their gaming headsets in more unique ways:
Speaking of unique ways to use your gaming gear...
I guess it's better than a lot of other things you could send.
Stay strong folks!
the Apex Pro TKL knows all pic.twitter.com/Vhtbui4KYG— SteelSeries (@SteelSeries) 20. März, 2020
SteelSeries.com is donating a portion of all sales in April and May to The Global FoodBanking Network. We also encourage you to donate directly to your local medical, service, food, and other charities. Now more than ever is the time for us to help each other however we can.