On E3 2011 show in Los Angeles, CA, known gaming peripheral company SteelSeries announced a set of Diablo III themed peripherals which will be coming to your favorite e-tail/retail when the game hits physical and virtual shelves as well. Naturally, SteelSeries cannot disclose (or simply doesn’t know) when the release is supposed to happen but you can almost bet on second half of this year, fourth quarter 2011 to be more precise.

Diablo III Mousepads: Barbarian on the left, and Witch Doctor Edition on the right
Diablo III Mousepads: Barbarian on the left, and Witch Doctor Edition on the right

For entrance into the world of Diablo, SteelSeries released two mousepads, each one to go for 14.99 (USD/EUR). Now, these mousepads are pretty massive in size, measuring 270x320x2mm. In order to prevent movement, the base of the mousepad features non-slippery rubber. Topside features textured surface in order to enable as much samples as possible for optical and laser mice of today.

SteelSeries Diablo III Gaming Mouse is quite elegant in its gaming design. Built-in LEDs will paint the desktop in red
SteelSeries Diablo III Gaming Mouse is quite elegant in its gaming design. Built-in LEDs will paint the desktop in red

The company launched a Diablo III-themed gaming mouse, headset and two mousepads. The mouse will retail for 69.99 (USD, EUR – depending on the continent) and features a 5,000 CPI laser sensor, seven buttons, nylon cord with a gold-plated USB connector. The mouse features "Demon Red" LED lights which offer a certain degree of customization.

Diablo III Headphones by SteelSeries are one of most impressive looking gaming headphones on the market, followed by a quite the high price
Diablo III Headphones by SteelSeries are one of most impressive looking gaming headphones on the market, followed by a quite the high price

Headphones are the most expensive part, which is not surprising – the company went nuts on the level of details. First and foremost, there are no less than 18 red LEDs, matte-black finished casing hiding 50mm drivers paired with a retractable microphone. In order to ensure the quality of signaling, the headphones feature digital sound processor as well, connecting to a computer of your choosing using the gold-plated USB connector. That move ensured the quality of sound and of course, increased the price. However, for a Diablo III fan 119.99 (USD/EUR) should not sound like a mission impossible. The manufacturer claims better specifications than some widely-marketed gaming headphones which retail for a good few dozen greenbacks more.

We expect to see these products on review here at BSN*, and only then we will be able to bring the final judgment on the series. On paper (and pixel), the products look as reputable as other SteelSeries products.