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.