GADGETS | Razer launches headset for gaming consoles

June 21, 2017 - 5:13 PM
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Razer Thresher Ultimate

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA | Razer recently announced the Razer Thresher Ultimate wireless headsets for Xbox One, PlayStation 4. They will be offering versions for both the PS4 and the Xbox gaming systems, with a color scheme to match those consoles trademark colors.

The Thresher Ultimate delivers wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound for the most immersive audio experience possible on console. The headset is capable of the highest audio bandwidth on console, delivering the highest highs and the lowest lows.

Its large 50 mm drivers pump directional audio into each leatherette ear cup, cushioned with memory foam for state-of-the-art comfort, sound quality and noise isolation. Also available are cooling-gel infused ear cushions designed for even longer hours of comfortable gameplay.

The new Razer headset is also the most reliable wireless console headset designed with a connection range up to 40 feet.

It comes with a retractable digital microphone for clear voice communication thanks to a unidirectional mic boom design. On-headset controls for mic volume, game and voice chat balance (on PlayStation 4) and master volume (on Xbox One) allow for quick access to every important audio setting.

“We are taking our expertise in designing the very best PC gaming hardware into the console arena,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “These are the most reliable and best-sounding wireless console headsets ever made.”

The Razer Thresher Ultimate is an officially licensed accessory designed for the Xbox One family of devices, compatible with Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X. Both the Xbox One version and the PlayStation 4 version are shipping in June.

Product features:

· 50 mm Driver – For powerful lifelike audio
· 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound – For best-in-class positional audio
· 2.4 Ghz Wireless Lag-free wireless
· On-Headset Controls – Quickly adjust mic & master volume
· Noise-isolating Leatherette Ear Cushions – Stay completely focused on your game
· Comfortable with eyewear – With foam indentations for temple relief
· Retractable Boom Mic – Stows completely in ear cup
· Comes with headset stand & audio hub base station
· Dimensions of headset: 196 mm(W) x 214 mm(H) x 104.8 mm(D)
· Approximate Weight of headset: 408 g / 0.89 lbs.

Headphones

· Radio Frequency: 2.4 GHz
· Dolby Headphone technology
· Wireless Range: 40 ft. / 12 m
· Frequency Response: 12 – 28,000 Hz
· Impedance: 32O at 1 kHz
· Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 105 dB +/- 2 dB
· Drivers: 50 mm, with neodymium magnets
· Estimated Battery Life: 16 hours
· Charging Time: 4 Hours

Microphone

· Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz
· Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -42 ± 2dB
· Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >55 dB
· Boom Mic Design: Uni-directional