Samsung Debuts Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset

Posted in Virtual Reality by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality HeadsetToday at Samsung’s IFA event the company announced its entrance into the Virtual Reality product space along side of Facebook, Playstation and Google with the Gear VR virtual reality headset. The headset is built so that the Galaxy Note 4 (also announced today) with its 5.7 inch screen will fit inside and act as the display.

According to Samsung, Oculus is actually behind the software handy work while Samsung takes care of the hardware. They are also expecting the Gear VR to be released to consumers yet this year, way ahead of the competition. We’ll provide more info as it becomes available.

via The Verge

SteelSeries Diablo III Headset and Mouse

Posted in gaming accessories by Reuben Drake on June 10th, 2011

SteelSeries has just unveiled the Diablo III mouse, headset and mousepads. The Diablo III headset features the same retractable microphone, overhead suspension design and 50mm drivers as the Siberia V2, but it has a few design tweaks thrown in.

The Diablo III headset is priced up at $119.99 and comes with a matte-black finish, in-line volume and mute controls, a braided cord and some neat ‘demon red’ illuminations thanks to 18 LED lights. The Diablo III mouse features 7 ergonomically positioned buttons, a laser sensor with up to 5,000 CPI and also has the ‘demon red’ illuminations. If you want you can also remap the seven buttons. Just $69.99.

New Wireless Stereo Headset Coming for PS3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2011

Sonys new wireless headset looks good. This new official PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset features 7.1 virtual surround sound, a retractable, mutable microphone, and standard embedded volume controls. You’ll be coordinating your attacks and talking smack to your enemies in style.

These headset connects via a USB dongle, and will push headset status updates like your battery life, directly to your TV screen. This Sony-approved headset will cost you $100 when they arrive in September.

Samsung Modus HM6450 Bluetooth Headset

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2011

Samsung has announced the Modus 6450 Bluetooth headset. It can be used as a mono-style headset or as a stereo Bluetooth headset since it has a second earbud that can be plugged in. It has Android application support, features voice command functionality, EQ settings, a separate Voice Command button on the headset and dual microphones to support the noise-cancellation feature.

The Modus 6450 supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, active pairing, advanced multipoint and multiconnection technology and also offers up to 6-hours of talk time and up to 180-hours of standby time.

SteelSeries Siberia v2 headset for PS3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2011

SteelSeries has announced the Siberia v2 for PS3 headset for serious gamers. This headset is for the PS3, but will still play nice with other platforms like the Xbox 360, PC and Mac. It features comfortable leather earcups for those long hours of gaming, impressive audio reproduction for optimal directional sounds, and independent audio/voice volume.

It uses lightweight material, so your ears will be comfortable for the duration of your gaming session and 50mm driver units will deliver superior sound reproduction. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 for PS3 will arrive in the third quarter for $119.99.

VALKEE Bright Light Headset

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

The VALKEE Bright Light headset will help you deal with SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder. This headset offers no music, but is instead used for bright light therapy. The VALKEE Bright Light headset increases light exposure by bringing light very close to the brain through the ear canals.

This supposedly prevents depression and can affect your mood. Some recent tests with the Valkee Bright Light headset showed that about 9 out 10 of depressed patients experienced total relief of symptoms after receiving daily doses. It’s available in black or white and retails for €185 ($242). Quackery or is there something to this? You decide.

Hexound headset can be turned into speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

The Hexound headset’s design is definitely drool-worthy. It’s just a concept for now, but we sure hope they become real. The headset can be detached and then they are turned into portable speakers. There’s also a solar panel in the headband.

Other specs include Bluetooth and intuitive controls. With these, you can listen to your music alone or share it whenever the mood strikes you, just by detaching. Hopefully these become real one day soon. I know I would buy them.

New Bluetooth Headset for PS3 is official

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

We knew it was coming and things just got more official. The new Bluetooth headset for the PS3 comes in a new form factor, shedding some weight and looking more stylish. This Bluetooth headset features a dual-microphone design, automatic pairing via USB cable with the PS3, an in-game headset status indicator, an easy to access mute button, and a charging cradle that doubles as a desktop microphone.

It looks much sexier now and matches the PS3 much better. They also claim that this is the only peripheral that delivers a High-Quality mode for crystal clear voice chat while gaming. It’s still just $49.99.

Sony’s PS3 Bluetooth headset goes slim

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2010

The official Bluetooth headset for the PS3 has been around for a few years for $49.99 with no design changes whatsoever. Now it looks like Sony is finally making an update, slimming down the sides to make it look more sleek.

The price should stay the same. It will just be thinner with a thinner clip. It won’t make any difference to you or your teammates as you bark orders at them while playing Call Of Duty.

Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Corsair has just announced their new HS1 Gaming Headset with a circumaural closed-back design to help you out during long gaming sessions. With it’s huge 50mm drivers, the HS1 is designed to reduce overloading, that can occur with 40mm headsets and deliver a more accurate sound reproduction.

These babies also have surround sound with Dolby Headphone technology, so you can enjoy multi-channel audio and delve deep into the cinematic experience, even 7.1 channels from Blu-Ray discs.

Razer Starcraft II gaming peripherals

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on June 17th, 2010

Razer’s new Starcraft II series of gaming peripherals look hot. They include the Razer Spectre gaming mouse, the Razer Marauder gaming keyboard, and the Razer Banshee gaming headset. All feature Starcraft-themed designs, with blue LEDs, and lots of gamer-friendly features.

Some of those features include 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response on the keyboard, 5600 dpi resolution and button force adjustment on the mouse, and a detachable mic on the headset. Since these are full of nice features and Starcraft II good looks, you can also expect to pay a premium price. The Spectre mouse is $80, and the Marauder keyboard and Banshee headset will each cost $120 when they arrive in the third quarter of this year.

Turtle Beach Ear Force PBT for PS3 unveiled

Posted in Turtle Beach by Shane McGlaun on June 15th, 2010

Turtle Beach has unveiled its latest headset for gamers called the Ear Force PBT. The Ear Force line has a ton of headsets in it and some of them offer surround sound and other special features for gaming. The special feature for the PBT is that it is a Bluetooth headset.

The PBT connects to the PS3 wirelessly and looks like a Bluetooth headset for a mobile phone. The device can pair with two devices at once. That means you can pair to your mobile phone and the PS3 allowing you to answer calls during the game.

Metal Gear Solid Astro A30 Headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

Check this out MGS fans. The Astro A30 cross gaming headset is now available and as you can see, they are branded with Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has been available in Japan for about two weeks and is now available in North America. It will hit Europe within 10 days.

These headphones have been getting great reviews from gaming sites and they even come with three different adapters that will allow you to connect them to almost any game console including the Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo DS, PSP, PC and even your iPhone.

Forever White Teeth Whitening Headset

Posted in Healthcare by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2010

For those of you striving to look like something out of a dental horror movie, there’s the Beaming White’s Forever White Teeth Whitening Headset. You get a music headset that can be connected to your iPod or computer, allowing you to be distracted by music as you creep out everyone around you.

The device uses blue LEDs that are on the same wavelengths as professional teeth whitening machines, promising whiter teeth in about an hour. Comes with headset with a 2.5w blue LED light, a battery pack, hydrogen peroxide gel, a check retractor and a carrying case.

Psyko Audio ships 5.1 surround sound headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2010

Psyko Audio first introduced these headphones at CES in 2009, and the first sets are now shipping. to consumers in North America. The price? An insane $299.99. So what do you get for the price?

You get “precise 3D sound that drastically heightens awareness of your gaming surroundings,” of course. So it must be worth it. Plus you get to look all Sci-Fi like.