Lunar Festival 2014

Lunar Festival 2014

There doesn’t appear to be anything new this year so if you’ve collected all your achievements, recipes and festival outfits, you won’t have much to do at all. As usual, you can check out the one on WoWHead for a full guide.

I decided to try and collect all the outfits (including the pant sets) this year so I’ll be visiting a number of elders to buy the three off the vendor. To begin, I needed some runecloth and firebloom for the festival dress and pant suit so I headed to BRD and Searing Gorge for each of them respectively.

Lunar Festival and Snowy Owl

After logging back on my priest, I headed over to Winterspring to see if I could find any Snowy Owls around. I happened to find one pretty easily so if you’re still missing one from your collection, now is a great time to get one.

Chinese New Year falls on the 31st January so Kung Hei Fat Choi to all the Horses and other zodiacs out there.

SteelSeries Siberia V2

SteelSeries Siberia V2

A couple of months ago, my old Logitech Premium Notebook Headset (which I’ve bought a couple of times over the years) had broken down the middle. logitech headsetThis was particularly annoying when either earpiece would periodically fall off my ear – even after I taped it back together but I was particularly fond of the style which sits comfortably behind my head, allowing me to wear them for hours without any issue. The fact that it also came with a USB adapter was another plus since that’s my preference when it comes to headsets.

So after hearing about my dilemma and having to listen to my headset fall off my ears every few minutes, Coolidge wanted to send me the SteelSeries Siberia V2 Full-Size Headset for Christmas (after being sold on the product himself).

I must say I was curious about the brand, particularly after the last few months but it’s been years since I’ve used an earmuff design. As soon as I put them on I felt like an astronaut. It really muffled out any external sound including my own voice which can be good or bad but there were a few features I was fond of, even before trying them on.

71lpoLrU2eL._SL1500_I like how the unit comes with an extension chord meaning I can use the main cord on the laptop and connect the extension (which adds 2m) on the main computer since the USB adaptor (from my old headset) is connected to the back of the box.

The mic is retractable so you can adjust it when you need it and retract it when you don’t.

The adjustable headband helps keep the headset (and hair) in place.

PhotoGrid_1390229255944[1]Unfortunately, I did start to get a jaw ache after a short time due to the pressure of the ear muffs on the side of my head. After reading several reviews, this did come up quite a lot but I’ve also noticed that if I place the headset (or rather the headband) just behind my hairline (like you would with a normal headband accessory) the pressure is lessened. One user did note that the headset does feel looser over time so that’s something to look forward to.

Apart from that it does seem like a great headset although Coolidge did mention he could hear other background sounds (from my end) so perhaps not the best for open-ended conversations when you have a noisy household.

Has anyone else found any issues with their SteelSeries Siberia headsets?

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