first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch If sales and review scores are any indications, lots of folks seem to love the Nintendo Switch and its growing library of games. But if there is one glaring flaw with the console/handheld hybrid we can all easily agree upon, it’s that the voice chat solution is pretty terrible even by Nintendo’s low standards.Connecting a headset calls for a spaghetti bowl of wires if you want to hear game audio and listen to friends. Meanwhile, the required smartphone social app makes actually linking up with friends confusing and inconvenient. Nintendo is slowly making improvements, but there are still fundamental issues to fix if they want this to be an online service worth paying for in 2018.Fortunately, other companies are finding creative ways to pick up Nintendo’s lack, and surely cash-in on the Switch’s ongoing success. The new SteelSeries Arctic 3 gaming headset combines wired and Bluetooth connections, perfect for giving you an almost adequate voice chat solution on Nintendo Switch.Wired for Gaming. Bluetooth for Life.The new #Arctis 3 Bluetooth allows for simultaneous wired and Bluetooth audio.https://t.co/uYSHpTGuM1 pic.twitter.com/ZX79etHEOf— SteelSeries (@SteelSeries) November 7, 2017How does the new Arctis 3 headset fix one of the Switch’s biggest glaring problems? Well since it allows for both a wired and Bluetooth connection simultaneously, you can physically plug the headset into the Switch itself while wirelessly pairing to your phone. The headset then mixes game audio from the tablet with the voice chat coming from the Switch mobile app or a superior alternative like Discord. So you only have to deal with one cord. It’s much closer to how other modern consoles handle voice chat.Even when not making up for the Switch’s mistakes, this dual-connection is just a cool feature for a headset to have. You can use the wireless pairing to listen to music or take phone calls while maintaining a wired connection as you game on PC, Xbox One, PS4, or even VR.Plus, the Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset is just a high-quality piece of hardware. The bidirectional microphone filters out background noise while helping your voice sound great. The audio is “balanced” and “detailed.” The band itself fits to your head and is made from cool and dry “athletics-inspired performance fabric.” It’s easy to see why the brand is so trusted over on our sister site PCMag.The SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset announcement didn’t only surprise us with its Nintendo Switch functionality but also its release date. You can buy it right now for $130. Splatoon 2 will never be the same.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img

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