Data Select signs deal with gaming accessories firm


SteelSeries wireless headsets and Bluetooth gaming controllers will be available to dealers from November

Data Select has signed a deal with Danish gaming accessories firm SteelSeries to distribute its range of gaming headsets and wireless controllers to mobile dealers and high street retailers.

The distribution agreement will start in November with Data Select supplying products including the SteelSeries wireless Bluetooth controller compatible with desktop computers, Android smartphones, tablets, iPods and iPhones. The RRP for the controller is £69.99.

In terms of headsets Data Select will sell the Flux Headset, with an RRP of £79.99 aimed at gaming on smartphones and computers with the microphone allowing for interactive gaming.

Data Select MD Roy Taylor said: “We’ve recognised over the past year, with the growth of the smartphone market and the emerging tablet market that there is a growing demand for accessories that support gaming on these mobile devices. When we caught wind of SteelSeries’ newest Freedom to Play mobile gaming product line-up, it was a no-brainer to partner up.”

SteelSeries regional marketing director Gillian Tune added: “Data Select will be our first mobile-focused distribution partner in this region, and for us that illustrates the emerging demand for mobile gaming peripherals in the UK market.”