Plantronics announced its upcoming line of gaming products, RIG. This announcement was made during Gamescom  2013, the world’s largest event highlighting interactive games and  entertainment. RIG products are designed to help today’s multi-screen and multi-device  connected gamers manage their digital life.  And the first product that is being introduced from the RIG is a premium stereo headset and mixer audio  system, available worldwide this fall.

Chuck  Frizelle, head of Plantronics Gaming. Said this

“The RIG headset marks the start of the next generation of gaming audio  solutions, crafted for demanding gamers and their dynamic lifestyle.  Building on our expertise in acoustics, industrial design, and  communications, RIG delivers unique benefits for gamers. RIG immerses gamers in their  virtual world while keeping them seamlessly connected to the real one.”

The stereo headset and mixer will allow players to focus on the game by managing  their mix to suite their style of gaming. For example if your heavily into a game, and you got your smartphone ringing off the hook, with your smartphone connected to the mixer,  switching between game chat and taking a phone call is simple,just with a touch of the paddle you can instantly switch.

“With a complete system of headset, mixer, convertible cables, and  two-way access to smartphone audio and voice communication, RIG gives  users the power to integrate their lives with an ultimate gaming audio  experience,” said Frizelle. “The RIG audio solution is unique in the  marketplace, delivers a premium system at a value price, and is a  terrific launch pad for the RIG franchise.”

Some of the features are:

  • Universal compatibility with PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, smartphones and  tables: This you can move between consoles , Mobile device, and your PC without missing a beat.
  • Innovative mixer: The mixer will connect you to the virtual world and the real world.(Sounds like going into the Matrix) with just  a punch  of the paddle, you can take calls without pausing the game.
  • Interchangeable boom and inline mics: For clear conversations, you cancel out background noise

RIG is expected to be available at retailers worldwide in fall 2013, for  a suggested price of $129 USD, £109.99 GBP, and €129.99 EUR.


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