Headset

  • 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

  • Mr. bluDANGLEs

    I knew a dongle bluDANGLES and he’d connect for you
    And had a crazy string
    With silver case, a tiny mic, and and an LED
    The oddest thing
    He it clipped to your shirt, clipped to your shirt
    So it never touched down I met him in an aisle in Odd Lots I was
    down and out
    He looked to me to be $9.99
    as he paired right out
    I talked of life, talked of life, I laughed
    clicked my heels and… Read More

  • Free Bluetooth headset if you get a ticket for not using a one

    Well, this is awful nice of Headsets.com. If you happen to earn a ticket for talking on your cell phone while driving, the site will give you a free Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset. All you have to do is fill out a form and in the name of safety, they you the headset. The small print reads as the offer is only valid for the first 734 claims so get out there and starting breaking… Read More

  • Razer Megalodon gaming headset: the Piranha's big brother


    You guys may have seen my Piranha review; I consider it a good deal as it has nice sound, a decent mic, and is pretty lightweight although it squishes your head somewhat. Well, the Piranha’s bigger, badder brother the Megalodon (after this joker) is going to be hitting the scene soon and it looks awesome. If they squeezed such great sound out of the Piranha’s limited frame, I… Read More

  • BlueAnt finally announces V1 availability

    BlueAnt has been showing of this headset since CES ’08 but they are finally make the first Bluetooth 2.1 headset available.┬áThe V1 key feature, besides the small size, is that users can control their headset via voice commands. We’re not just talking phone controls like dial John Biggs, but rather pairing and volume control as well. Best of all, there is a ‘Teach Me”… Read More

  • Review: Razer Piranha headset

    I’m new to the video review thing, so forgive me if the thing above is too long by half, which I’m pretty sure it is. I’ve included a traditional text review as well, in case you don’t want to look at my smirking video-face. Anyhoo, I’m reviewing Razer’s Piranha gaming headset. If you’re in the market for a headphones/microphone combo, this is a… Read More

  • A look at iPhone 3G with B&O headset

    James Kendrick takes a hands on approach to several of the new iPhone 3G accessories. In his YouTube video, he starts with the Bang & Olufsen Earset 3 headset, commenting on how great they sound. B&O has a long reputation for high-quality audio gear, so we have no reason to doubt him. He hasn’t “done a lot of calling”, so while you’re sitting pretty on the… Read More

  • Photos of SOCOM Confrontation's snazzy new headset

    SOCOM Confrontation for the PS3 will include a nice looking Bluetooth headset. From what I can see in the pictures it looks like a decent headset, but of course I’d have to hear it to say for sure. If you are not a fan of SOCOM but still want the headset, Sony also plans to sell it separately. Two big features of the headset are a Mute button and a USB charging station. The price of… Read More

  • Keep your iPhone/iPod standing on a tray table… without evil juju

    Well now this is a cute little trick. Ouriel of Le French TechCrunche was futzing around with his iPod when he found that a 1-to-2 prong airline adapter holds up his iPhone like a champ. PHa and I had a hell of a time trying to keep an iPod nano standing on the flight to Germany and this would have helped immensely. iPhone Hack to make it stand still (without touching it of course) [Ouriel] Read More

  • Jaybird stereo Bluetooth headset

    [photopress:jaybird.IMG_1559.JPG,full,pp_image] We can expect the Jaybird to hit our shores this summer. I don’t really see a market for standalone stereo Bluetooth headsets because so few devices have stereo Bluetooth. Luckily, the Jaybird comes with a Bluetooth iPod adapter and mini-stereo adapter and offers the user some degree of wireless control, depending on the device, via the… Read More

  • New Razer gaming keyboard and headset

    Razer’s new "Lycosa" gaming keyboard features programmable backlit rubber keys, quick 1-millisecond response time, 10 customizable profiles, headphone and microphone jacks, and dedicated media keys. There’s also a "cluster lighting option" for the WASD keys and an integrated USB extension port. It’ll be available in November for $79.99 MSRP. Read More

  • V-Moda Vibe Duo: High-end audio for the iPhone

    For those unhappy over the iPhone’s inability to play nice with headphones, V-Moda just released a pair of Vibe Duo buds that not only work with the weird recessed headphone jack, but also feature inline call controls and a hidden microphone. Just like the standard iPhone headphones. Three pairs of ear-cushion-things are included to ensure a snug fit for the best possible sound. As any… Read More

  • Vibrating Headset For Gamers From Genius


    Genius has announced a revolutionary set of headphones that have an embedded vibrating system that boosts the quality of the sound and really puts you in the game. The headphones are small and foldable, so you can transport them to your next LAN party without fear of being detected by mere mortals. The USB powered ‘phones have a built-in microphone, noise canceling option, volume… Read More