Items tagged with Headset

Now you can pretend you have bionic hearing.Sound ID just came out with a new Bluetooth headset (the Sound ID 400) with all sorts of funky features that could give people the impression that you can actually hear anything said, anywhere.First off, there's "PersonalSound." You get three "custom hearing choices" in addition to automatic volume control. That means you can set three different volume levels as your defaults - a bit louder for when the kids are playing in the next room, a bit softer for when you have some time to yourself, perhaps. There's also automatic volume control so when you're driving and the person on the other end of the line suddenly turns into a low talker, you should be... Read more...
Razer has been branching out on their products for quite some time, with the company's audio range being its go-to line when the mice and keyboard grows tired. With the PAX 2009 conference in full swing out on the west coast of America, Razer is joining forces in order to issue a limited edition PAX series of its Moray+ mobile gaming communicator. Tailored specifically for gamers, the device is an in-ear noise isolating earphone equipped with an omnidirectional inline microphone. There doesn't seem to be much difference between the original Moray+ and this one, but we suspect the hardcore gaming crowd will have an easier time buying in to something with a PAX logo on there. Robert "Razerguy"... Read more...
V-MODA introduced a new metal headphone with microphone that will be available exclusively at Best Buy. The new Faze headset is universally compatible with all iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, Palm Pres, MP3 players, and computers. It comes with a 2.5mm adapter for use with BlackBerry smartphones and three pairs of black and clear silicone fittings for a personalized fit. V-MODA claims the Faze “offers an upgraded listening experience from traditional headphones, offering its user the finest in sound and style.” The headset incorporates a hands-free microphone and a call/music control button that lets users switch between talking on the phone and listening to music. The headset features a lightweight,... Read more...
Finally, some confirmation that we actually aren't crazy. Well, too crazy. We always wondered where exactly the crowds were that were responsible for buying up all of these Bluetooth headsets, and while we'd see one or two self-talkers walking around the mall every so often, we never saw these things as being incredibly popular. Now, a new research study into the matter finds that owners of Bluetooth headsets in the US are using them less often than they used to. Way less frequently, actually. The numbers show that just 26% of BT headset owners use their devices every day, which is down from 43% in 2009. Interestingly, daily usage increased somewhat in Europe to 36%, but overall daily usage was... Read more...
We've got to hand it to them--Jabra has outdone itself here in the design department. The company's new HALO Bluetooth headset is unlike any BT headset we've ever seen, with a slick over-the-head design that looks less like a traditional set of cans and more like some sort of space-wear. The headphones collapse down for easy transport, and they can connect to a Bluetooth device that's up to 30 feet away. The headset weighs just three ounces and is compatible with pretty much any Bluetooth media player or cellphone out there; it's even able to sync with two BT devices at once. There's a built in microphone for speaking when a call comes in, and just in case one does, it automatically fades the... Read more...
Plantronics introduced the next generation of its popular Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset. Called the Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset, the new version promises an improved audio experience with AudioIQ2 and WindSmart technologies. Two microphones combined with the next generation of Plantronics’ AudioIQ digital signal processing technology, AudioIQ2, capture the user’s voice and cancel background noise at the same time. Thanks to three layers of WindSmart technology, the headset is also able to block wind noise and deliver clear, natural sounding voices to the listener. The earpiece on the Discovery 975 includes an adaptive 20-band equalizer that delivers rich sounds and works with... Read more...
We're still not convinced that we could comfortably walk around with a Bluetooth headset hung around our ear in public, but for those who don't mind making others think that they're talking to them whilst walking down the street, Samsung has a smattering of new options that look pretty darn stylish. The flagship device is the WEP870, which actually combines a Bluetooth headset with earbuds in order to make you look just a bit smarter while using it. We kid, we kid! The WEP870 is a mono-style headset with chrome trim and a graphite finish that can be worn on either ear, and thanks to the multi-connection technology, it can be paired with up to two BT devices at once. The headset also features... Read more...
StarCraft II may be looking at a faraway 2010 release, but that's not stopping accessory makers from cashing in on the hype. Just weeks after we saw StarCraft II gaming surfaces, um, surface, Razer has now teamed up with Blizzard Entertainment in order to push out its own line of game-themed peripherals. Razer has conjured up a tournament-grade mouse, keyboard and headset specifically designed to maximize the StarCraft II gameplay experience, with Razer's own president proclaiming that he is "extremely excited to be working with Blizzard Entertainment on the StarCraft II gaming peripherals and gear." The first Razer StarCraft II tournament level gaming peripherals are poised to make some serious... Read more...
Do you remember when we told you about Newton Peripherals’ new MoGo Talk headset for laptops? When this new ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset was introduced, we told you the company was planning other, similar headsets for mobile phones. Now, the company is coming through with that promise and has unveiled the new MoGo Talk for the BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Javelin. The MoGo Talk for BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Javelin models will come with a replacement battery door that can store and charge the headset. As you’ll recall, the MoGo Talk headset uses a flexible, thin rubber eartip that conforms to your ear and blocks out noise, rather than using an earbud and/or earloop like you’ll... Read more...
Newton Peripherals introduced what it is calling the world’s first ultra-thin integrated Bluetooth headset for notebooks. The new MoGo Talk headset stores and charges inside a laptop’s express card slot. In doing so, the headset offers consumers the convenience of an always charged headset for Skype, VoIP calls, and mobile telephone calls. “We looked at all the Bluetooth headsets on the market, from boutique manufacturers all the way up to Jawbone and Plantronics, and found that even with their great audio quality and noise suppression, consumers are challenged to charge and store their Bluetooth headsets,” said Stuart Nixdorff, CEO of Newton Peripherals. “All Bluetooth headsets on the market... Read more...
Sharkoon "Rush" Headset: Versatile stereo-headset for use with analogue audio sourcesSharkoon is expanding its "Rush" product line designed specifically for gamers with a versatile stereo gaming headset. The Sharkoon Rush Headset has a stylish design and high-quality workmanship. In addition to the striking Rush-Logo on top of the headband, stylized silver flames adorn each earpiece -- upholstered for maximum comfort. The Rush Headset connects via a 3.5mm jack to analogue sources such as a PC, notebook, TV or HiFi stereo system. A rotatable microphone on a flexible arm is perfect for gaming as well as VoIP applications and other multimedia and speech programs. High quality audio is ensured through... Read more...
San Francisco-based Emotiv has developed a headset that that can read and interpret brainwave activity and translate it into video game commands. It's called the Epoc. It is hoped that the device will make the emotional responses of characters to situations in games and virtual worlds more realistic. "If you laughed or felt happy after killing a character in a game then your virtual buddy could admonish you for being callous," Tan Le, the president of Emotiv, said.So far, the headset can detect more than 30 different expressions, actions and emotions, including smiling, winking, raised eyebrows, laugter and shock. It can also pick up more basic emotions such as excitement and frustration, and... Read more...
XYZ Computing has published a lengthy review covering four different Bluetooth headsets. With the cheapest one being $130, they're all decent headsets, but the BT800 makes the biggest impression. "With so many Bluetooth headsets on the market it had been a real challenge to pick only 3 or 4, each had to be worth spending a week with to evaluate. I've owned some Motorola headsets in the past, such as the H700 and HS850, and was mildly impressed at most and stopped using them after about 2 weeks. So I decided it was time to leave the mobile phone manufacturer's headsets and place a call in to Jabra and Plantronics. XYZ Computing's Joe Selim takes a look at the BT800 and JX10 from Jabra... Read more...
Getting bored of just hearing the sound effects in your game? Well if you've got the cash to spend, you could give the XGear Multimedia Gaming Headset a try. With a built in vibration feature, you'll be able to feel some of the effects you normally just hear in games and movies. As X-Bit labs explains, it's not perfect, but still good enough to have a fun time with.We decided to try out XFX XGear multimedia gaming headset that has a very special vibration feature implemented. Whenever you hear an explosion or shoot within a game or movie, the headphones begin to pulsate, which definitely adds immersion and realism to games. So, let's take a look at the mindquake from XFX!... Read more...
If you're able to shell out enough money to purchase an XBox 360, you probably have enough money for a decent Headset. Tweaknews.net takes a look at the sub $80 Turtle Beach Ear Force AXT Xbox/Xbox 360 Live Headset, which is certainly worth the price if you're looking for a great audio experience. "Providing excellent sound quality and surprising comfort, the Turtle Beach Ear Force AXT headset is a great product for the Xbox enthusiast looking for better quality sound and a more immersive gaming experience. Couple this with a MSRP of just under $80 US and the AXT is an excellent value as well. Better yet, availability is good with some online... Read more...
Finding a good headset to work with your cell phone is key.  Not only do you want to be able to hear in virtually any environment, you want to be heard as well.  Futurelooks has a look at the Bluetake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset which shows a lot of promise.  They go over the product features in detail and tested the BT400 G5 on several phone makes and models.  Weighing in around $50, the Bluetake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset looks promising. "When you see people walking around the grocery store with no wires coming out of their ears, chances are, they are using a Bluetooth headset with their wireless phone. We made DJ Jaspa... Read more...
Hawking Technologies HBB1 Broadband Booster Review @ Hardware-Review.net: "Getting every ounce out of your broadband bandwidth can be a daunting task and one many users deal with on a daily basis. Many people who use a Voice-Over-IP phone service or play online games experience some distortion or lower quality connections because of how their data packets are being prioritized, sent, and received. All of these programs take valuable bandwidth and leave each fighting for their place in line. To help broadband routers with this problem, Hawking Technologies has developed the unique HBB1 Broadband Booster, which is the subject of our review today." XFX XGear Headset With Vibration Function... Read more...
BlueTake BT400 G5 Bluetooth Headset Review @ The Tech Zone: "Nothing says geek like a Bluetooth headset. With the BT400 G5, you'll be able to laugh at people with corded headset because they're not as cool as you. With a simple flip and a twist, the BT400 G5 works for both left or right ear. How geeky is that?" DFI LanParty UT SLI-DR Review @ Ninjalane: "When SLI was first announced the enthusiasm here in the Ninjalane Labs for the new technology was crazy. Everyone was running around trying to get their hands on something SLI enabled in hopes of making that big score and upgrade to SLI." G.Skill DDR600 Memory Review: Versatility redefined @ Madshrimps: "G.Skill is fairly new to... Read more...
Hey folks, there's not much news in the box tonight, but here's what we got. Goodnight! Bluetake BT400 G5 Headset Review @ CoolTechZone "Ever since Bluetooth starting gaining popularity, it was only a matter of time before innovative and useful products started appearing on shelves that took advantage of the standard's wireless options. Though not innovating in most cases, but perhaps the most useful lineup of products that take advantage of Bluetooth are wireless headsets for mobile phones with built in support. Over the course of past year or so, we have seen numerous companies emerge in the market with Bluetooth headsets, which only goes on to show that they are not as cost centric for... Read more...
Hey all!  It's Christmas Eve and the last minute push is on.  Thankfully I am all caught up on the shopping, but I am tempted to go see what last minute deals can be found.  Maybe I'll be brave and give it a shot later, but then again, maybe I'll just call it quits while I'm ahead.  Anyhow, this will be my last post until Christmas, so I would like to wish all of our readers a very safe and happy holiday weekend. Corsair Flash Voyager USB Drive @ TheTechLounge: "Corsair describes their Flash Voyager drives as 'rugged, stylish, compact, reliable and exceptionally fast.' The Flash Voyager supports Hi-Speed USB 2.0, although it is backwards compatible with USB 1.1. Corsair... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a cold still floating around my head and my feel-good pills wearing off, I figure this is a perfect opportunity to server up some piping hot juice. So, go grab a glass and settle in.  Here is another serving of news...  EE Times Article: AMD tips 'Pacifica' and 'Presidio' processors for '06 "Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Friday (Nov. 12) disclosed its new microprocessor roadmap, including the introduction of the "Pacifica" and "Presidio" processors for the 2006 time frame."  Fifa 2005 @ TrustedReviews "One area where FIFA really batters its rival, however, is online play. With FIFA 2005 EA is already fine tuning... Read more...
Good evening everyone :)  With the work day over, we all know what time it is.  Yes, news time but it's also the start of the weekend.  So, to kick things off the right way we have prepared another hefty does of juice for your reading enjoyment.  Go grab a glass and help yourself, it's open bar tonight...  Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 Motherboard Review @ 3DX "The Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 met our expectations and delivered an experience indicative of our past experiences of Solteks' products. The price to performance ratio of these boards just can not be beat. At the same price point most of the other boards lack SATA Raid, while this may not be used by everyone it is a feature... Read more...
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