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Published on June 15th, 2016 | by admin

First Wireless 24hr Headset Announced by Plantronics

PLANTRONICS ANNOUNCES NEW CONSOLE HEADSET LINEUP AT E3, FEATURING THE RIG 800 SERIES, THE FIRST WIRELESS HEADSET FOR CONSOLE GAMING WITH 24-HOUR BATTERY LIFE

New RIG 800, 600, and 400 series builds on Plantronics current line-up for gamers including RIG 4VR, the first headset developed specifically for PlayStation VR

Melbourne, Australia – June 15, 2016 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced a new series of RIG headsets for Xbox One and PS4. Plantronics latest addition to the RIG family of products is the RIG 800 series, the first wireless gaming headsets with up to 24-hour battery life. The RIG 800 series joins the RIG 4VR announced earlier this year, which is the industry’s first headset developed specifically for PlayStation®VR. Both products join a host of RIG audio solutions, including the RIG 500 Series, available for console and PC designed to scale to gamers’ needs and preferences.

“At Plantronics, we understand the importance of providing gamers with tangible benefits that make them better players,” said Peter Petrides, Director of Gaming Products with Plantronics ANZ. “The RIG 800 series is designed for superior wireless performance and unmatched playtime combined with lightweight comfort and precision controls. As gamers ourselves, we strive to develop products for a whole range of player styles and needs. This is reflected in our extensive lineup of RIG headsets.”

The 24-hour battery life of the RIG 800HS (PlayStation 4) and RIG 800HX (Xbox One) allows players to focus on gaming without worrying whether or not their headset will cut out. The enhanced battery also includes a quick-charging feature that provides 1.5 hours of gaming per 30-minute charge.

The RIG 800 series is one of the lightest wireless headsets on the market, engineered for fit and long-term comfort. Memory-foam ear cushions make wearing the headset more comfortable and increase sound isolation for an immersive experience. The RIG 800 shares the same configurable design as the RIG 500, which was uniquely constructed with an industry-first modular design.

Plantronics RIG 800 Series Features

Performance Audio: Amplified 40mm drivers bring the soundstage to life. Low frequency resonators reinforce bass and limit distortion. Mic monitor lets you hear your outgoing chat level and quality while the noise-cancelling mic ensures your teammates hear you. When you’re done with chat, just flip up the mic to mute it.

Precise Controls: Dual control dials on the left earcup help you quickly adjust the balance between game and chat audio, as well as master volume. Choose an EQ setting to isolate pure highs, intensify the mid-range, enjoy seismic bass, or enhance vocal focus.

Plantronics RIG 600 and RIG 400

The RIG 800 is joined by the RIG 600 and RIG 400 in Q3 2016 in Plantronics lineup of headsets designed specifically for gamers. The RIG 600 features high fidelity audio, balancing distortion-free bass with vibrant mids and treble, allowing users to hear more detail in their games and music. The RIG 400 series includes the RIG 400HX designed for Xbox One and the RIG 400HS for PlayStation 4. Both models feature inline volume and mute controls, high-sensitivity drivers, and removable noise-cancelling mics.

Pricing and Availability

The RIG 800HS/HX will be available at Plantronics.com and major retailers in September 2016 with an RRP of $279.99. The RIG 4VR for use with PlayStation®VR and DualShock®4 controllers will be available in Q3 2016 at Plantronics.com and major retailers for RRP $129.99. Both the RIG 400 series and RIG 600 will be available in Q3 2016. Pre-order available soon from EB Games and JB Hi Fi. For more information please visit www.plantronics.com/gaming.


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