SteelSeries Siberia V2
Published: 23rd March 2010 | Source: SteelSeries | Price: £63.22 |
SteelSeries have followed their standard packaging arrangement for the Siberia V2 with a combination of charcoal grey, light grey and orange. It works very well on all their other products and works equally well here. The front of the box contains a few of the highlighted features along with the standard clear panel to enable a good look at the headset prior to purchase.
The top of the box shows how many gaming clans are using the SteelSeries with probably the largest set of logos we've seen on a gaming peripheral.
Flipping the packaging over it's clear SteelSeries haven't wasted a single inch of the packaging space. Absolutely nowhere on the box is there an unused space. The rear has the marketing blurb in multiple languages and a small technical specifications panel.
Even the base of the box is used to provide information about SteelSeries generally.
Everything is very clearly laid out throughout the packaging, but I'd definitely like to see at least some breathing room given. It's all so busy that you start to almost tune out. I understand the need to provide swathes of information in multiple languages, but a bit of nothing wouldn't hurt either.
Opening the box and taking the Siberia V2 out we can see them in a vacuum formed holder like so many headsets. A nice touch is that these are in a dark grey similar to that found on the box which helps highlight the white colouring of the headset, and also the coating is slightly furry which feels much nicer than the standard clear plastic found on so many others.
The Siberia V2
It's nice to take a product out without being inundated with needless frippery, especially for a headset that needs very little description. We don't want a 40 page manual and three different CDs. Plug and go.
Having taken the headset out of the inner package it's time for a closer look at the much heralded features.