Items tagged with Headset

Quick, what company has a Bluetooth headset named after a boulder? Jabra, of course! The accessory company has just revealed the second many rock-like headset today, with the Stone being called an improvement over the original. It's also offering a glossy finish, a voice command system that allows users to answer and place calls with their voice and an optimized voice system when interacting with voice-enabled applications. With talking-while-driving tickets spreading like wildfire, Jabra is assuming that more and more people will be looking for a way around that. And with a Bluetooth headset, it's truly only as good as the speech recognition behind it. This particular device is taking home an... Read more...
With the introduction of the PlayStation Move, people are cutting even more cords on their PlayStation 3 console. So why not cut another? If you're an avid multiplayer gamer, and you like to chat with your team members while in the heat of the battle, it's somewhat of a hassle to have wired headsets following you as you dodge missiles and nearby family members. But there's a solution: the new Bluetooth headset for PS3. The original version was introduced in 2008, and now a new version is coming to market. The 2010 model, which will be called 'Bluetooth Headset' plain and simple, will be available later in the month for $49.99. Just like a normal Bluetooth headset, this unit is designed to reside... Read more...
We've heard of eyewear. Fancy glasses and sunglasses have made a market for themselves. But EarWear? That's a new one! Jawbone has been producing stylish headsets for years now, some of the most stylish on the market. And now they have coined a new term: EarWear. The new ICON headset is a part of the EarWear collection, with four meticulously-crafted designer editions expected to go on sale next month. Cashmere, Denim, Mesh, and Suede are the colors, and they are all new takes on the existing ICON headset build. The EarWear Collection, along with all Jawbone ICON headsets, can be updated with new apps via the web ensuring that users have the very latest technologies. Just sync ICON directly to... Read more...
Sennheiser probably isn't the first company that comes to mind when you think about gaming headsets. That's because the company really isn't in that market. They're best known for higher-end headphones for musicians and music lovers, but rarely do they enter the same territory as Razer and Turtle Beach. Now, that's different. With gamers shelling out so much for accessories, Sennheiser has decided to try their hand at this game. They're announcing four new gaming headsets today, with the PC 360 being the flagship device. It uses an open-air design, while the PC 163D and PC 333D are equipped with Dolby Headphone technology for 7.1 surround sound virtualization. All three of these have fold-down... Read more...
Just the word "StarCraft" probably brings lots of memories to gamers of old. And now, gamers of the new. StarCraft II has taken the gaming community by storm this year, but what good is a great new title without great new accessories? You could argue that either way, but Razer has three new peripherals that are StarCraft through and through. There's an entire suite of peripherals designed specifically for the acclaimed real-time strategy game, and all three are up for pre-sale now. The entire line includes the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard and the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset, all of the Razer StarCraft II gaming peripherals... Read more...
Bose. It's a name that most people recognize. It's a respected, and equally controversial, name in audio. But mostly, Bose has focused on home theater and bedroom audio systems. They have branched out into headsets and over-ear headphones in recent years, as well as putting their name on a new HDTV setup earlier in the year. But now, the company is doing something radically new and different: a Bluetooth headset. What's interesting about this move is that Bose isn't riding a bandwagon. In fact, most would argue that this ship has sailed. Bluetooth headsets aren't nearly as popular now as they once were, but obviously Bose believes that they have something special here. The company has revealed... Read more...
When you think PC Audio, there's a good chance that Logitech rings a bell. But mostly, those guys have focused on PC gaming sound systems. In the headphone world, there's Turtle Beach and Razer, but now even Logitech is joining that crowd. Their newest headset, the F540, is downright serious. These aren't built for casual gamers; they're built for gamers who take audio seriously, and who want the audio cupped around their ears rather than coming out of an array of multi-channel satellites. This new set is designed primarily for PS3 and Xbox 360, and it lets you connect up to three audio devices. It's also wireless (both audio and voice chat), so there aren't any extra wires to worry over. The... Read more...
Jawbone and Cisco are working together to make it easier for employees to move from one device to another throughout the day. The new Jawbone ICON for Cisco Bluetooth Headset can connect to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, Cisco Unified IP Phones, Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phones, or Cisco Cius, letting you make and receive calls from all sources via the same headset. The Jawbone ICON for Cisco Bluetooth Headsets is currently shipping with Cisco Unified IP Phones 9951 and 9971. International shipments will begin in October. Jawbone and Cisco Introduce Wireless Headset for Enterprise Collaboration and Beyond Jawbone Integrates With Cisco Video Endpoints Extending Unified Communications Inside... Read more...
We're back again this week with another HotHardware video podcast chatting it up about recent developments in tech, PC hardware and related industry news. This week we cover NVIDIA's various announcements from the GPU Technology Conference which just took place in San Jose. We also cover some new chips from Intel and AMD, talk about our in-depth gaming headset / headphone buying guide and round-up, and we give you details on how to win a FREE, fully configured killer gaming system from CyberPower PC... Show Notes: 0:18 - NVIDIA Exposes GPU Roadmap: Kepler Arrives 2011, Maxwell in 2013 ______NVIDIA Finds Its Rhythm: Tegra 3 Imminent with Annual Updates ______Despite Delays, NVIDIA Building... Read more...
For PC gamers, the gear we use to play can provide a tangible edge in our games. Although much noise is made about backlit keyboards boasting gamer oriented layouts and fancy mice with odd shapes, the most important considerations for gaming are still the guts of the gaming machine, a comfortable desk layout, a good monitor and a quality sound reproduction device. While most gamers understand the need for a capable system and a quality monitor, they don't often appreciate that last bit about sound. Any old speaker will provide the most basic audio cues, but you'll need something better if you want a real competitive edge. To that end, we're going to give you some tips on what to look for in a... Read more...
For PC gamers, the gear we use to play can provide a tangible edge in our games. Although much noise is made about backlit keyboards boasting gamer oriented layouts and fancy mice with odd shapes, the most important considerations for gaming are still the guts of the gaming machine, a comfortable desk layout, a good monitor and a quality sound reproduction device. While most gamers understand the need for a capable system and a quality monitor, they don't often appreciate that last bit about sound. The engineer didn't hear the spy approaching from behind. Any old speaker will provide the most basic audio cues, but you'll need something better if you want a real competitive edge. In the past,... Read more...
Corsair may be well known for its memory, but the company also dabbles in a variety of peripherals and other products. Today, Corsair made its entry into the PC gaming hardware market by announcing its first audio product, the Gaming Audio Series HS1 USB gaming headset. The new headset uses 50mm drivers which Corsair claims will deliver more accurate sound reproduction and lower distortion than you'd get with smaller, more typical drivers. The Audio HS1 also has a circumaural, closed-back design to help reduce ambient noise. For long-term playing comfort, the Audio HS1 comes with replaceable memory foam ear pads that will conform to the shape of your head. The headset also has a uni-directional... Read more...
Anytime a company can attach "gaming" to the front of a product, it usually ends well for them. Gamers flock to anything that they think is built specifically for them, but lately the term has been watered down somewhat. We've got gaming mice, gaming keyboards, even gaming mouse pads. Do all of these things actually cater to the needs of the gamer? Let's ask Sony, who just issued a new pair of headphones that they proudly claim as "Gaming" headphones. In fact, Sony calls these the ultimate weapon in gaming, with 7.1 surround sound within the DR-GA500. These are made specifically to hear shots and sound effects from all angles, but without requiring a full 7.1 speaker rig. If you live in a studio... Read more...
Logitech revealed three new peripherals targeting gamers. The new Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 provides 7.1 Dolby surround sound. It offers three programmable G-keys as well as a noise-canceling microphone. The Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 has 13 programmable controls. It also features full-speed wireless connection (1000 reports per second) so you can be free of cords without suffering from lags. Finally, the new Logitech Gaming Keyboard G510 offers 18 programmable G-keys with three mode states, giving you up to 54 possible macro settings per game. The keyboard also has Logitech's GamePanel LCD for access to real-time game stats and PC performance data. Choose Your Weapons Wisely:... Read more...
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