Items tagged with Headset

Logitech has just announced a new high-end headset for gaming aficionados out there, and it’s based on a familiar wired design that many folks have grown to love. The new Logitech G Pro X Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset gets its inspiration from the wired Pro X headset that was introduced for 2019. Like its predecessor, this is a premium design with an aluminum and steel frame, along with memory foam that is used in the headband and earpads (with your choice of pleather or velour-like coverings) for added comfort. More importantly, however, is that the Pro X Lightspeed features 50mm precision drivers along with DTS 7.1 surround sound and Logitech’s Blue VO!CE software to improve... Read more...
When you typically think of top tier consumer/prosumer aerial drones, there's typically DJI and everyone else. But we can't forget about Parrot, which also makes a line of attractive drones at reasonable price points. The latest from the company is the new Anifa FPV drone. As you might have surmised by now, the FPV stands for first-person view. Thanks to the drone's built-in 180-degree tilting camera, everything it sees is streamed back you via the Cockpitglasses headset. The headset works similarly to virtual reality counterparts that you may have seen in the past, and they allow you to slip your phone directly in front of your eyes. The view from the front-facing camera is then... Read more...
Logitech has announced a new line of gaming headsets that run the gamut from low-end to higher-end units. Giving the varying price points of these units, there's  headset for nearly every budget and usage case. The high-end unit is the G935 Wireless 7.1 Surround Sound Lightsync gaming headset; it sells for $169.99. It has a flip away mic that mutes when swung out of the way and a 15-meter indoor wireless range. The headset offers 50mm drivers and frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. The second headset is the G635 7.1 Lightsync Gaming Headset that sells for $139.99. It also has a flip to mute microphone and 50mm drivers. It is strictly a wired unit and works with PC, mobile, and game consoles... Read more...
Palmer Luckey is the founder of the company that created the Oculus Rift VR headset, so he is a bit biased when it comes to VR hardware. On his blog, Luckey penned a new post titled "Magic Leap is a Tragic Heap," and he goes on to say that he carefully chose the title. Luckey writes that the Magic Leap headset is a "tragedy in the classical sense" and then notes that the device is a flashy hype vehicle that no one can use in any meaningful way. Luckey seems to be most angry because the hype surrounding the Magic Leap headset "monopolized" funding in the AR investment community, yet the headset fails to deliver on "almost any" of the promises it made to raise that funding. There are some... Read more...
Did you know that not having the right headphones could mean the difference between enjoying well-earned glory and being on the wrong side of an good ol' tea-bagging? Tired of having to get your butt-shake on to pay for a worthy set of cans? If you answer "yes" to either of those, then you're missing out on a wealth of wisdom that Kingston's HyperX division provides in its latest ad promoting the company's Cloud Stinger gaming headset. In the ad, the presenter slips into his chair of "overcompensation" and tells the tales of having to twerk on his livestream -- and perhaps even worse, sell off his unborn child for a graphics card -- all to make bank to afford worthwhile peripherals. We can all... Read more...
Audio peripheral maker Turtle Beach has issued one of the oddest product recalls we can remember seeing in quite some time. The company said it recently discovered mold spores, of all things, on its Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth gaming headsets manufactured between April and June 2015. If you have chronic health problems, Turtle Beach says the mold poses a risk of respiratory or other infections. "Here at Turtle Beach, our customers´ safety and satisfaction with our products is of the utmost importance to us, so we are voluntarily recalling certain Ear Force XO FOUR Stealth headsets in an effort to prevent any potential adverse effects," Turtle Beach said.Not to be confused with the non-Stealth model,... Read more...
Just a few years ago, 3D TVs were all the rage in the consumer technology space, and now it appears that the new focus is on virtual reality. VR headsets are coming out of the works like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, and now Leap Motion is looking to make the VR experience more immersive with its hand-tracking technology. While you have been able to attach a Leap Motion sensor to a VR headset in the past, it made for a clumsy and bulky experience — not to mention that you had to purchase two separate devices and a $20 mount. However, Leap Motion announced today that is has partnered with Razer to integrate its technology directly into Open-Source Virtual Reality Hacker Development... Read more...
Have you been waiting to try out a virtual reality headset yourself? Good news -- Samsung today announced that its Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus is now available in the U.S. The Gear VR, as you might recall, requires a Galaxy Note 4 to drive the immersive experience. If you own one, you can slip it into the Gear VR and enjoy a full 360-degree environment. "With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences, as we define this new mobile category together," said Justin Denison, vice president, Product Strategy and Marketing, Samsung Telecommunications America. "This is a great opportunity for the enthusiast community,... Read more...
With the Oculus Connect event underway in Hollywood, Calif., rumors are swirling that an official controller will be announced before the legions of virtual reality enthusiasts head back to the real world. Oculus, which was recently acquired by Facebook, is the maker of a virtual reality headset that puts you inside a life-like world. The Oculus Rift headset for developers. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe is at the Oculus Connect event this week. Image Credit (all images): Oculus VR At the moment, you need a third-party controller if you want to have an impact on the world created by the Oculus headset. It makes sense that the company would work on a standard for these device developers – or even... Read more...
If you know anything about Google's history, you'll know that the company loves beta products. Gmail was in beta for years, and even after it left that phase of its life, Google allowed users to retain the "beta" graphic -- yes, that many people just couldn't let go of what was. Now, Google Glass is finally breaking into its most daunting beta phase yet, as Google has announced that anyone in the United States can purchase a Google Glass Explorer headset for $1500 (roughly 10x what it costs to physically build one, as it turns out). Previously, the headsets were limited to those who were invited to purchase one, while a one-day all-access sale a few weeks ago saw brisk movement and a quick "Sold... Read more...
It's hard to believe that Nintendo was so, so incredibly far ahead of the curve on this one. While the Virtual Boy was a failure by practically every known metric, face-worn devices that look awfully similar to it are becoming all of the rage these days. Oculus just sold itself to Facebook for $2 billion, and plenty of other companies are racing to out devices of their own that look just as goofy. Plus, the 3DTV experiment just wrapped up. The results? People hate the idea of wearing glasses to enjoy content. So why is this different? It's tough to say, really, but GameFace is sure taking advantage of the momentum. The company is presently trotting out a working Virtual Reality headset that bests... Read more...
Lest you forget that Microsoft has a new gaming console on the horizon, the company has been trickling out details surrounding it in the past few weeks. Next up? The audio side, and it's pretty impressive. Thanks to integration with Skype’s audio codec, Xbox One offers higher quality voice chat with the Xbox One Chat Headset compared to Xbox 360—whether you’re chatting in-game or through party chat with Skype on Xbox One. Microsoft claims that the console uses dedicated audio processing to handle Xbox One conversations via Skype and multiplayer party chats. On the controller side, the Xbox One Wireless Controller’s new expansion port expands the data transfer rate between... Read more...
Microsoft has announced yet another difference between the original version of the Xbox One console and the version you'll be able to buy on store shelves come late November. When it announced the console, the company stated that the Xbox One would not ship with a headset. The reason for this, supposedly, was that Kinect's speaker and microphone would be more than good enough to pick up on the player's speech. Now, the company has reversed that decision. The Xbox One now comes with an included, minimalist 44 gram headset. The blog post from Major Nelson also includes a full console unboxing and highlights another feature -- controllers will plug in via standard micro-USB cables and will run off... Read more...
Logitech has a long history of developing products for consumers, who traditionally have valued style and comfort, perhaps more so than corporate purchasers. Its business components are stylish, too, and are designed to match durability with comfort. To give us a feel for what Logitech can do for business users, the company sent us two of its headsets: We took the USB-powered Logitech H650e ($89.99) and the wireless H820e ($199.99) for a spin and have our thoughts posted here...  Logitech H650e and H820e Enterprise Headsets Review... Read more...
Over the past few years, many companies have altered their approach to the enterprise. Where IT departments once made purchasing recommendations based entirely on their own view of the company’s requirements, many administrators now get (often unsolicited) input from employees who don’t want to get saddled with computers, tablets, or accessories that don’t fully meet their needs. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for companies to let employees choose their work laptops or make suggestions. With so many employees influencing purchases, computer- and accessory makers have been quick to make their business devices stylish and more functional. The shift in buying preferences... Read more...
 In case it wasn't so obvious before, the Sydney Morning Herald would like to inform you that strapping a device to your head with the intent of hitting your brain with a surge of electricity is probably a bad idea. We can tell you that it's definitely stupid. The quick article makes no mention of brand, but the headset is en route and is targeted at gamers. It's probably not difficult to guess why - "Overclock your brain using transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to increase the plasticity of your brain. Make your synapses fire faster." Sheesh, the fact that such a device exists at all is a bit foolish. Gamers have been known to go great lengths to improve their technique and performance,... Read more...
You know G.Skill as a maker of memory products, including system memory and solid state drives (SSDs). The company is also active in the overclocking scene where its modules have set frequency records. All of that is fine and dandy and will continue to be a focus, but moving forward, G.Skill also wants to be recognized as a maker of PC peripherals. G.Skill's enhanced persona will kick off at the Computex convention in Taipei next week. That's where G.Skill "will be making a strong entrance in the field of PC gaming peripherals" starting with newly engineered gaming headsets. Here's a teaser shot the company provided to the press: Unfortunately, that's all the details we have. G.Skill said it... Read more...
Microsoft's Xbox One is set to ship at some point this year, and we all know what that means: accessories and peripherals galore. Turtle Beach, a known name in the audio sector, has confirmed that it'll be amongst the first third-party companies to reveal accessories to suit the next-gen console. The Ear Force X12 is already the best-selling third-party headset, so there's no surprise in the announcement -- clearly, Microsoft needs Turtle Beach producing Xbox One-compatible peripherals. "In Turtle Beach we have a partner that can help Microsoft deliver world class gaming audio experiences to our customers," said Branden Powell Director of Strategic Alliances Xbox Hardware Group. "Turtle Beach... Read more...
Google's consumer version of Glass has yet to even ship -- in fact, many of those who registered to order one at Google I/O 2012 have yet to receive their order form. But that's not stopping the search giant from getting as much information on Glass out there as possible. Wearable computing is likely to have a massive impact on consumers at large in the years ahead, with some apt to select the wristwatch while others create computers that you wear on your face. Glass has captivated the masses, with some being giddy about its potential and others being terrified of the privacy issues. And if you're interested for one reason or another, you owe it to yourself to check out a new video uploaded by... Read more...
Google just started up the production line for the first Explorer Edition Glass headsets, but up until now, it remained a mystery as to what was powering everything. Was it a version of Chrome? A flavor of Android? Something else entirely? Wonder no more. The company's CEO (Larry Page) finally let the world know about the engine behind the wearable computer, saying the following on this week's earnings call: "Obviously, Glass runs on Android, so [Android] has been pretty transportable across devices, and I think that will continue.” He was answering a slightly unrelated question, but nevertheless, the answer is now out there. We don't know yet what version of Android is onboard, nor if... Read more...
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 things and start producing applications for it. Of course, Google I/O 2013 is next month, so it's... 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 probably won't be hurting for cash, even with being forced to pay U.S. labor rates. The devices will... Read more...
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