Headset

  • Sony's gaming headset rocks the modern design

    Sony just launched a new gaming headset line in Asia, and they look nice. I’m not entirely sure how comfortable they are based on the rendering, but they certainly look lighter than most headsets. Expect to see them in Asia this month, and hopefully Sony will bring them over to us sooner rather then later. No word on pricing at this time. Read More

  • Review: Klipsch Image X10i Headset

    The Short Version: Definitely the best sounding consumer-grade in-ear headphones I’ve ever listened to. The price tag matches the sound quality however. If you want good audio fidelity on your phone headset, you’ll be hard pressed to find something better than these. Just be prepared to shell out some serious cash. Read More

  • SteelSeries launches new headset and keyboard

    SteelSeries announced two products today, a headset and rather interesting looking keyboard. Both products are very much gamer-centric, with specialized features to make them of particular interest for the hard core LAN party player. Read More

  • Quick look at the Creative WoW headset

    We have a few WoW players on staff here and they’ve been pretty excited about this headset. That said, I got a chance to take a look at them and I’m quite pleased. The styling is great and the light-up logos on the sides add a fun way to identify yourself in a crowded LAN party. The wireless version is $159 and the wired is $119 and they should be available in March. Click through… Read More

  • World of Warcraft headphones get pricing, details

    Creative is finally giving up some details on the World of Warcraft headset that they showed off at BlizzCon and CES. The price is a bit higher then we’d all like, with an MSRP of $159.99 for the wireless version, and $119.99 for the wired version. They do look cool though, I like the choice between the Horde and Alliance artwork lit up on the sides. Read More

  • CrunchGear's "Clean Out My Office" Contest

    This week I’ll be running a “clean out my office” involving a whole bunch of stuff I can’t get rid of and is too valuable to potentially throw away. Today’s special treat? Lots of Plantronics Voice-Music-Gaming headsets with USB thinger for listening to stuff over USB and using Skype. I think I have like nine. Read More

  • Jabra launches two new bluetooth devices at CES

    Good news for Jabra fans; they just announced two new Bluetooth devices at CES. For the traditional headset wearer we’ve got the Jabra Extreme, and for the speakerphone fan we’ve got the Cruiser Bluetooth speakerphone. Both devices use Jabra’s new Noise Blackout technology, to cut down on the background noise issues. Read More

  • An interview with Johan Birger, part of the Jabra Stone design team


    It’s not every day I get excited about a Bluetooth headset but the Jabra Stone is an exception. The headset, in short, looks like a smooth stone. The earpiece fits into a small, portable charging unit and almost disappears in your pocket. The electronics inside are amazingly small and include dual microphones to reduce wind and traffice noises. In order to get to the bottom of this… Read More

  • Confirmed: iPod chip is available only from Apple, amounts to hardware lock-in [UPDATE]


    Maybe it’s the BBQ I just had on the Meatbus or something else but I’m not as up in arms about this as I was yesterday. But I’m still kind of miffed. BBG has confirmed that the secret 8A83E3 chip found inside the iPod Shuffle’s headset is actually an Apple-only chip used for transmitting audio or key clicks and is not available anywhere else. Read More

  • Sony Japan rolls out stylish Bluetooth headset

    Sony Japan today announced the DR-BT100CXP [JP], a headset that can not only be used for listening to music but is also good for cell phones via the microphone. Bluetooth 2.1+EDR is supported. Read More

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