Can you talk before about how the switch is an amazing system? It’s got a lot of great games on it but it is not without its technical problems and a lot of those have to do with its approach to audio. We’ve talked before about how it doesn’t support any kind of built-in wireless, you don’t have Bluetooth or anything. And another huge issue is the approach to multiplayer chat, which is a massive headache and that’s something that steel series has possibly fixed with a really interesting and honestly kind of simple way with the artistry Bluetooth headset. Now for those of you who are in aware of the problems which have with multiplayer chat, it mostly comes down to the fact that there is no actual chat support on the switch itself. If you want to do certain matchmaking procedures or talk to friends, you cannot do that on the switch directly and instead have to rely on a separate app that into news released or phones.
And currently the only real game that it pushes for is Splatoon two but the issue is is that if you want to use in-game chat and listen to game audio at the same time like well most people you have to rely on, well this contraption first off the headset and of itself is not great, but the bigger issue is the adaptor. The fact that you actually have this whole setup rig where you’re plugging into your phone and your switch all the same time, which makes it just a headache of a mess when you’re playing portable and if you’re playing doc you have to rely on an extension cable, which just makes things even worse. So then this brings us to the artists’ three Bluetooth headset. Now, this is a newer version of a headset that steel series has done for quite some time now and the big upgrade is the fact that it adds Bluetooth giving you a wireless option for connecting to systems or phones.
The general main point of the Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless though is that it’s a well-balanced headset that’s giving you comfort, good audio quality and is compatible across a very large number of devices. You can use it with your phone, PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation or more importantly for this video, the switch, which is where this headset has a very unique and very useful special feature. I’m just needing to run myself real quick in case you guys missed it. We are still doing a giveaway of a Nintendo switch. I’ve got a link down below, so don’t miss out on that. Just as part of a kind of celebrate the holiday season. Okay. Back to me. Not only artists, but three is also a Bluetooth headset that allows for wireless connections. It does except wired connections at the same time and what’s interesting about this is the headset allows you to simultaneously receive audio signals from both the Bluetooth and wired connection. Meaning that in a situation like the switch where you’re using your phone for chat but still want to listen to the game audio from the switch itself, you can now do that with only having a single cable run increase with the headset instead of a whole mess of cables that you had with the Splatoon one. Now it’s still not a truly wireless setup, but it is a massive improvement over this.
Now, this is not a perfect solution because as we said earlier with the Splatoon one, you still have the issue of when you want to use the switch in dock mode. If you’re working in some kind of desk set up like this, it’s fine, but if you’re doing the like living room set up, you’re gonna need to make sure your doc is nearby to you or you might have to get used to using some kind of Bluetooth adapter, which we’ve tried before and as we’ve seen is kind of mixed results. It is worth noting though that for other kinds of living room setups, for instance, an Xbox or PlayStation 4 this is another awesome way to want to be able to play games on those systems, but also people use chat pros, what kind of third party source if you need to, for some reason such as discord.