SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Gaming Headset Does What Switch Nintendon

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 read more

Citizen group voices support for government moratorium on thermal conversion of solid

first_imgA new citizen group called “Hacia Basura Cero” (“Towards Zero Trash”) joined the ongoing discussion over the government’s temporary ban on the thermal processing of solid waste for energy, such as gasification and other methods, passed by decree on June 27.The group includes environmentalists, academics, specialists in waste management and citizens from several communities who are “concerned about the recent resurgence of initiatives to incinerate trash as the only way to manage it,” the group explained in a letter delivered to the environment and health ministries.The letter had 130 signatures of representatives from local and international conservation groups, universities, civil groups and citizens in support an Environment Ministry decree postponing approval of the implementation of solid waste thermal conversion in Costa Rica.“Thermal degradation plants generate highly toxic substances that pose a high risk to human health and to the environment. Technology associated with energy generation from waste (except for biodigestion) is extremely expensive and is one of the least efficient ways to generate electricity. The huge capital investment required by incinerators usually is paid for by high rates for citizens, and this process also discourages recycling as well as other waste-reduction policies,” the letter stated.The group considers it “illogical to promote a waste management model already in decline worldwide,” and they claimed that Europe hopes to eliminate gasification by the end of the decade. The number of incinerators in the U.S. has steadily declined since the 1990s, the statement added.The Environment Ministry’s executive decree states that that ban will be in place until technical and scientific studies prove with certainty that the process does not harm human health and the environment. Advocates for solid waste thermal conversion also must prove the processes do not violate the country’s health legislation, the decree stated.Last month, the National Association of Municipalities (ANAI) filed a complaint to an administrative court challenging MINAE’s moratorium, arguing it has “legal and constitutional flaws because it limits the freedom of trade and contradicts Law #7200, which allows the Costa Rican Electricity Institute to purchase electricity,” the association’s vice president, Gilberto Monge, said at the time.“We have studies showing this process of electricity generation is not harmful to the environment, and we know that garbage dumps and electricity generation using fuel currently produce more pollution in comparison,” Monge said during a press conference in which lawmakers from several parties joined ANAI in asking the government to cancel the decree. Facebook Comments Related posts:Municipalities challenge moratorium on solid waste gasification projects Government, environmental groups agree to temporarily postpone approval of waste gasification Costa Rica to sign loan with Japan for expansion of geothermal energy projects San Ramón public school receives landmark solar panelslast_img read more