SYDNEY, Australia – September 20, 2013 –Today, Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) announced the local release of the RIG headset – the first product in the upcoming line of RIG gaming products from Plantronics. RIG products are designed to help today’s multi-screen and multi-device connected gamers manage their digital life. RIG systems blend superior game audio and chat, at home and on-the-go, with mobile audio, music, and apps, and lets users take calls without hitting pause.
“RIG is the beginning of the next wave in what gamers will come expect from their headsets. Using our expertise in acoustics, industrial design, and communications, we’ve designed RIG from the ground up for the high performance needs of gaming while also giving users new levels of versatility by combining other elements of their lifestyle into one seamless, user-controlled experience” said Peter Petrides, Director of Gaming, Australia & New Zealand at Plantronics. “RIG immerses gamers in their virtual world while keeping them seamlessly connected to the real one.”
Originally unveiled at Gamescom 2013 in August, the RIG stereo headset and mixer empowers players to focus on the game by managing their mix, their way. With a smartphone connected to the mixer, switching between game chat and taking a phone call on the fly is simple, with a touch of the paddle. Inject an alternate soundtrack by firing up stored or app-based music in place of the game soundtrack from a connected smartphone or tablet. Dial in a preferred mix of game and smartphone sound – calls, music, and app notifications – for a fully customized audio experience.
“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 Petrides. “RIG is unique within the marketplace, delivers a premium system at a value price, and is a terrific launch pad for the RIG franchise.”
The RIG headset delivers epic audio performance, with precision stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles, including Seismic mode, allowing players to feel the bass. The RIG headset features breakthrough bass tube technology, driving accurate and powerful low-octave audio without distortion of critical mid and high frequency audio cues essential to gamers.
· Precision stereo headset: Offering exceptional audio quality traditionally only found in professional-grade products, with 40mm speaker drivers, the RIG audio profile brings game sound to life, boost to music and clarity to voice communication.
· Innovative mixer: The heart of the RIG system, the mixer seamlessly connects the virtual world and the real world. With a punch of the paddle, take calls without pausing the game. Twin sliders enable gamers to find the perfect mix of game audio, voice chat and smartphone audio.
· Interchangeable boom and inline mics: The noise-cancelling boom mic blocks background noise for clear conversations. Swap it out and plug in the stealth inline mic with mute and call control – for music, chat or gaming on the go.
· Three EQ profiles: Feel the game and boost your music with three EQ profiles – Pure, Intensify and Seismic. Experience epic bass with Plantronics proprietary bass tube technology.
· Street style industrial design: The headset’s sleek styling reflects its premium performance and active lifestyle orientation. A gaming headset that looks as good on the street as it does in the living room.
· Ultra-comfortable ear cushions and headband: Designed for marathon gaming sessions, the RIG soft ear cushions provide long-wearing comfort, and the headband features just the right level of tension for a perfect fit.
· Universal compatibility with PC/Mac, Xbox 360, PS3, smartphones and tables: More devices means more ways to game. RIG elegantly moves between computers, consoles and mobile devices without missing a beat.
A complete audio system of headset, mixer and convertible mics and cables, the RIG stereo headset and mixer kicks off of the new series of RIG gaming products from Plantronics Gaming.
Pricing and Availability
RIG will be available at EB Games, Dick Smith, JB HiFi and Officeworks from October 5, 2013, for a suggested price of AU$149.99. Pre-orders are available today via EB Games and JB HiFi.
For more information, please visit https://ebgames.com.au/featured/plantronics-gaming for EB Games, and http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/game/accessories/plantronics.htm for JB HiFi.