ASUS has announced two new USB audio devices, the MS-100 USB speaker and the HS-W1 Wireless USB headset. Both products feature a sleek and minimalist style that's easy to pack away for travel as well as premium audio quality with easy plug-and-play usability.
This week over at Dreamhack Winter in Jonkoping Sweden, the folks at SteelSeries have revealed two lovely black, white, and merigold (or orange, if you prefer) pieces of equipment, one limited edition Fnatic Sensei mouse and one 7H Fnatic limited edition headset. You'll find first of all that both of these devices have an interestingly unique look to them, then you'll find that their quality in attacking the gaming world is of course second to none. Inside the headset you'll find 50mm dynamic driver units and SNDBlock ear cushions for sound isolation. Inside the mouse you'll find a 32 bit ARM processor for its ExactTech settings and full customization abilities.
MadCatz has begun shipping the Trigger stereo gaming headset that will delight budget-minded gamers. At only $50, the Trigger features much of the same high-quality professional audio gamers expect from pricier models. The Trigger is the second of four co-branded Tritton and Xbox 360 headsets the company plans to release and was first announced back in June at E3 2011.
Motorola today unveiled two new Bluetooth headsets called the Elite Silver and the Elite Flip. Both headsets pack NFC chips, which means pairing the headsets with NFC-equipped handsets is as easy as tapping the two together. They also work with Motorola's My MotoSpeak app so that users can compose and send text messages by voice as well as listen to incoming texts.
Bose has more than a few Bluetooth devices in its line. Last month we talked about the new SoundLink mobile Bluetooth speaker. Bose has announced that its new Bluetooth headset called the Series 2 has now launched and is available for purchase online. The headset has noise cancellation tech inside and has a mic that rejects outside noise like wind so the caller can be heard clearly. There is one strange thing about the Bose headset though; it comes in dedicated right or left versions.
I can understand when you are in a noisy environment or riding a motorcycle that having some sort of communication system with others is a big deal. There are a bunch of Bluetooth devices for motorcyclists, but not so much for the bicyclist that needs to communicate with a group that might be spread over a distance. A new device has launched for the cyclist called the HIOD One that uses Bluetooth and can connect up to five cyclists in a group.
Nokia may soon be unveiling a new partnership with Monster Cable to introduce co-branded audio gear. According to leaked marketing graphics obtained by PocketNow, the duo appear to be readying at least one product called the Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster. This move could be similar to HTC's deal with Monster's Beats Audio line and may help boost appeal for Nokia's first Windows Phones.
Plantronics announced today a new stereo Bluetooth headset called the Marque M155. It's being touted as the company's smallest and lightest headset for smartphones, weighing only 7 grams. It also boasts voice recognition technology for true hands-free operation and offers voice-guided pairing for both iPhones and Android smartphones.
Logitech launched two new wireless accessories designed to enhance the entertainment experience of the iPad, although both would work just as well for the iPhone and iPod touch. The first is the Logitech Wireless Headset that features a sleek over-the-ear design with a microphone and the second is the Logitech Wireless Boombox for blasting music from your iOS device.
It looks like those trendy and expensive Monster Beats by Dr. Dre studio-style isolation headphones are about to get a wireless upgrade for this holiday season. Dubbed Beats Wireless, the new headphone was revealed by an FCC filing and could be designed to work perfectly for those upcoming Beats-powered HTC smartphones.