Gamers will spend lots of money on gear to get the best graphics and sound for their favorite game titles. The Metal Gear Solid franchise had been around for a long time and is very popular. Fans of the series can now get a branded headset from Astro called the A30: Peace Walker Edition.
Bluetooth headsets are mostly associated - literally, in fact - with cellphones, but there are plenty of people looking to go wireless with their computers for VoIP. Plantronics' Voyager PRO UC looks like a regular headset but is designed to pair not only with your phone but your computer via a bundled USB dongle, and to maintain those connections simultaneously. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
We've been impressed with Plantronics last few Bluetooth headsets, finding the company's DSP offers a decent balance of background noise reduction while not making callers sound hopelessly artificial. What happens when Plantronics tries to do DSP on a budget, however? The new Plantronics Explorer 395 has a bargain $49.95 MRSP and, the company reckon, is ideal for first-time Bluetooth headset users. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
When your company is called Psyko Audio Labs then we guess you have to fill your press release with threatening phrases like "Psyko ushers in the dawn of audio as a weapon", but frankly we'd be happy if the distinctive Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset System sounds as good as they promise. The magic, they reckon, is in the five speakers integrated into the headband - front left, center, front right, rear left and rear right - together with a subwoofer in each earphone, which basically create a miniature surround sound gaming environment around your head.
It's been a while since we've heard from BlueAnt, but the Bluetooth headset company are back with their latest headset. They reckon the BlueAnt T1 is not only rugged but provides the best wind noise reduction you'll find on the market; that's also paired with text-to-speech with voice control and A2DP compatibility for (mono) streaming of audio and GPS directions.
CeBIT 2010 isn't all about netbooks and tablets; there are peripherals there too. SteelSeries have outed their latest gaming combo, the SteelSeries 6Gv2 gaming keyboard and the SteelSeries 7H headset. The former can recognize "as many simultaneous key presses as there are keys on the keyboard" for those particularly hectic late-night gaming sessions, while the latter gets closed ear-cups each with a 50mm driver.
We are all familiar with apps for our smartphones and with Bluetooth headsets for hands free talking separately. What we are not very familiar with is a Bluetooth headset that has its own app store. Bluetrek has unveiled a new headset called the Crescendo that is the world's first to support online app store uploads.
When it comes to gaming geeks and MMORPG games, World of Warcraft is hands down the most popular game out there. The game has been around for a long time now, but it is still hugely popular and has a large enough following that gaming gear specifically for the game is a big market. Creative has unveiled a new wireless headset today with artwork from the game aimed at WoW fans.
Back in March 2009 bizarre watch manufacturer Tokyoflash asked for some consumer feedback on a potential range of Bluetooth gizmos; now we get to see the fruits of that research. The Japanese company have unveiled the Tokyoflash Kisai Escape C, a neck-pendant Bluetooth hands-free kit with remote buttons for controlling media playback.
The Escape C has controls for play/stop, volume, track skip and an answer-call key in the center, and it also tells the time. Like other Tokyoflash timepieces, however, you'll have to do a little deciphering in order to figure it out; it's all shown cryptically with a series of blue LEDs embedded in the fascia.