Items tagged with Headset

Google Glass has become quite the hot topic, even in the mainstream. In a way, this is the device that could usher in the mainstream wave of wearable computing, and a lot is riding on the quality and usability of the Exporer Edition. If you'll recall, Google gave I/O 2012 attendees the ability to sign up for a pre-order of the first edition of Glass. At $1500, these have yet to actually go on sale to those who signed up, but that day seems to be drawing near. This week, Google confirmed that Explorer Edition Glass headsets will go on "next month," giving developers the ability to toy around with... Read more...
Google Glass has suddenly become a runaway hit for the company, and it hasn't even shipped yet. Even the mainstream media has found itself enamored by the thought of wearing a computer on one's face, and the split of people who adore and detest the idea make it all the more TV-worthy. And now, there's even more to talk about. A new Financial Times report is suggesting that the first batch of Glass headsets, dubbed Explorer Edition, will be produced in the United States of America. It's highly unusual for a flagship consumer electronics product to be produced anywhere other than Asia, but Google... Read more...
Corsair today announced the release of a free software driver update that infuses its Vengeance 2000 Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 2.0 and Dolby Pro Logic IIx support, improving both surround sound quality and game capability. In other words, a stellar headset just got better, a statement we're qualified to make. We recently tested the Vengeance 2000 as part of a five-way gaming headphones roundup and came away impressed by its build quality and sound performance, especially in relation to its price tag (it streets for around $100). It has a padded headband, sizable earcups, and an aggressive... Read more...
Well, you can't exactly say that you didn't see this coming. Google Glass has raised awareness from the tech-savvy crowd all the way to the mainstream, and while a lot of folks on the cutting edge are keenly interested in seeing how Glass changes our world for the better, there are plenty of skeptics out there who can't wait to pass judgement. Already, a bar in Washington state has said that they will not allow patrons wearing Glass as a way to protect the privacy of its other guests, and now, a legislator in West Virginia has already proposed a law that would make it illegal to drive while wearing... Read more...
When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, there really are only a few names left in the industry making new ones that people are actually interested in. Perhaps it's because the whole "talking to yourself" fad never took off, but whatever the case, it's certainly a tough business nut to crack. But that's not stopping a new name from surfacing just in time to showcase a new one at CES 2013. AfterShockz will be debuting a world's first at the show -- it's the first open-ear wireless Bluetooth headphone, and yes, they're of the bone-conducting variety. The company asserts that they're building this due... Read more...
Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, but Mad Catz is hoping to break through the mire with its new Tritton Pro+ True 5.1. It's a surround sound headset that offers up Dolby Digital technology, and they're said to be an update to the Tritton AX Pro. These new cans will work with the Xbox 360 as well as Sony's PlayStation 3, and best of all, it's available starting today. In other words, you can get a set well before your holiday shopping deadline approaches. Here's a bit more about the tech within, straight from Mad Catz: "The AX Pro pioneered multi-driver Dolby Digital surround sound... Read more...
One of the problems with being a multi-platform gamer that enjoys gaming on a PC just as much as on an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 console is that it gets mighty expensive stocking up on separate peripherals for each one. Can't we all just get along? Sennheiser thinks so, and to prove it, the company released its first pair of multi-platform headphones, the U 320. "The average age of gamers today is 25 years old and ‘mature gamers’ play on consoles more than they play on PC. This is why Sennheiser created the U 320, offering gamers a consistent high-quality sound experience on every platform,"... Read more...
Monster has made quite a name for itself in the consumer electronics world -- if you asked a pundit, they'd tell you that Monster has made a name for overcharging for typical cords and such. But it also doled out some pretty good gear, especially in the audio world. Now, Nokia is teaming up with a known name to release the Purity Pro Wireless headset. These are cordless cans, where music is transferred over via Bluetooth. They feature one-touch pairing with your smartphone through NFC, but standard Bluetooth pairing is available for those without an NFC-enabled device. As with most Monster items,... Read more...
Well, don't these just look cozy? Perhaps more outlandish than cozy, but we'd sure wrap 'em around our ears. Razer has introduced its newest gaming headset, the BlackShark. It's a stereo gaming headset that's said to be inspired by tactical aviator headsets, and the design similarities are fairly obvious. It comes as a Razer-branded version of the popular Battlefield 3 Razer BlackShark, a headset that the company developed from the ground up for the Battlefield franchise and released earlier this year at E3. The company claims that this thing was developed to make the wearer feel like your average... Read more...
Gaming headsets are a dime a dozen these days, but names like Turtle Beach and Tritton continue to produce goods that are a cut above the rest. Now, Mad Catz is announcing the Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset, which is billed as the update to the Tritton AX Pro. It supports both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, with shipments expected to start next month. The Pro+ offers up 5.1 surround sound through eight separate drives. Moreover, there's a redesigned inline Remote and Selectable Voice Monitoring (SVM), allowing users to choose if they hear their own voice in the headset. Price... Read more...
Genius added a new gaming headset to the GX Gaming Series. The new Lychas HS-G550 Foldable Gaming Headset features individual volume controls for each ear cup which makes it ideal for LAN parties and competitions because you'll be able to hear sounds from the game in one ear and teammates sitting nearby in the other ear. The Lychas also features swivel ear cups and a foldable design. An in-line control box gives gamers access to volume controls as well as the ability to mute the microphone. The omni-directional microphone is mounted on the left ear piece. The Lychas uses an anti-corrosive gold-plated... Read more...
With E3 coming up this week, it's obvious that gaming gear is going to be in the spotlight here soon. But we can't say we expected Sony to be one of the companies introducing new gaming headsets. Nevertheless, the Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset (Elite Edition) has been revealed, with a product name that's almost as long as the time you'll have to wait to pick one up. A year after Sony introduced the Official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset, this new device adds a bit of style, as well as "BassImpact" technology. We'll let you guess what that adds. Now that you've guessed, here's Sony's quote on the... Read more...
PC gamers are sometimes a forgotten and overlooked class of gamers, shoved aside by peripheral manufacturers in favor of a growing legion of our console brethren. But fear not if you prefer the PC platform, Razer has your back, especially if you live and breathe Battlefield 3. Launched today is Razer's new Battlefield 3 BlackShark 2.0 Gaming Headset for PC. "The Razer BlackShark is a PC gaming headset with crisp audio and booming bass that is built for a highly intense shooter likeBattlefield 3," said Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "It lets you hear the gunfire,... Read more...
Corsair added a new wireless gaming headset and PC case to its Vengeance line. The new Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 Gaming headset uses 2.4GHz wireless and offers a battery life up to ten hours and a range up to 40 feet. The Vengeance 2000 also has a high-sensitivity, noise-cancelling microphone. The Vengeance 2000 7.1 wireless gaming headsets are expected to be available in June.   The new Vengeance C70 PC case has built-in carry handles. You'll find eight PCI-E slots, dual USB 3.0 I/O ports, six SSD-ready hard drive bays, and up to 10 fan mounts in this case. The case comes in three colors:... Read more...
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