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Published on August 20th, 2018 | by admin

Plantronics Announces new RIG 300 Series and RIG 400 PRO Gaming Headsets

NEW RIG 300 SERIES AND RIG 400 PRO GAMING HEADSETS FROM PLANTRONICS DELIVER CLEAR, IMMERSIVE AUDIO TO HELP PLAYERS CLAIM VICTORY IN BATTLE ROYALE ARENAS 

High-sensitivity audio drivers, lightweight design and durable construction ensure gamers can fight and conquer with the best combination of performance and comfort 

Melbourne, Australia. – August 20, 2018 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), an audio pioneer and communications technology leader, today announced the RIG 300 Series and RIG 400 PRO HC gaming headsets, delivering superior immersive, lightweight and durable audio engagement that can help gamers gain a competitive edge in battle royale arenas. The newest additions to the award-winning RIG family build upon the line’s hallmarks of superior sound, customisation, comfort and durability that gamers count on to win big, whether playing on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 or PC. The RIG 300 Series and RIG 400 PRO will be unveiled at Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

The RIG 300 Series, specifically designed with new gamers and their parents in mind, is available for Xbox One (HX), PlayStation (HS), Universal (HC) and PC editions. They feature a modular, durable design with open earcups that are lightweight and comfortable during marathon gaming sessions. They also help the gamer to remain aware of local surroundings for safety and convenience. Additional features include:

  • SoundGuard acoustic safety technology that protects gamers’ hearing against unexpected audio spikes and maximum DB levels.
  •  40 mm drivers that deliver responsive bass for high-definition audio that amplifies every detail
  •  Adjustable game volume and mute using inline controls.

RIG 400 PRO HC enhances the previous version of RIG 400 to help the competitive gamer secure more wins with the patent-pending RIG Game Audio Dial for fingertip volume control. Additional performance-boosting features include:

  • Dual-material ear cushions that block outside noise with moisture-wicking fabric to ensure gamers are as comfortable as possible during long battles.
  • Dynamic 40 mm drivers with low frequency resonators
  • The ability to unlock three-dimensional sound with a prepaid Dolby Atmos for Headphones activation code*
    *Dolby Atmos for Headphones for Xbox One use only and is not included in HS model for PlayStation 4.

“The new RIG 300 headset incorporates an open ear design and patented SoundGuard technology. Together it can instantaneously protect against unexpected noise spikes and maximum decibel levels which can be harmful to the ears.” said Peter Petrides, director of gaming APAC, Plantronics. “Plantronics is an active participant in acoustic health initiatives and it is great to introduce this technology to our new gaming headset, to protect the hearing of our next generation of gamers.”

Pricing and Availability

The RIG 300 Series, for use with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows 10, will be available mid-September 2018 from EB games, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman for $59.95 AUD.

RIG 400 PRO HC, for use with Xbox One and PlayStation 4, will be available 31 August 2018, from JB Hi-Fi and EB Games for $99.95 AUD.

More information on the variety of features of the RIG 300 Series, available in HX, HS, HC and PC editions can be found by clicking on the links, and RIG 400 PRO HC details are available here.


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