SteelSeries ( — a manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories — has introduced the SteelSeries 6Gv2 keyboard (pictured) and the 7H gaming headset.

Designed with 18-karat gold-plated mechanical switches, the keyboard offers quicker reaction times and advanced key combinations for more actions per minute and a lifetime more than 10 times that of conventional keyboards, according to SteelSeries CEO Bruce Hawver. It also sports a buffer-system created specifically for gaming, supporting as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard.

An “anti-ghosting” feature allows users in first person shooter games to move, crouch, aim, fire and even check the scoreboard, simultaneously. The SteelSeries 6Gv2 Keyboard is available now for pre-sale at at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$99.99.

The 7H gaming headset features 50mm drivers in the ear-cups thath fully cover the ear and delivers a clean soundscape of high, low and mid tones from background, mood setting sounds in MMO games to 3D positional alerts in FPS games, according to Hawver. The SteelSeries 7H comes with two interchangeable ear-cushions that offer the option of leather cushions with noise dampening foam or hear-through cloth covered foam. The SteelSeries 7H headset is available now for pre-sale at for $119.99.