It was reported earlier that Google is working on a virtual reality headset quite similar to Samsung’s Gear VR. While speculators busy themselves pitting the two head-sets against each other, another development has occurred on the Google VR-front. If sources are to be believed, Google is expected to come out with a VR headset that would not require tethering to a computer or a smartphone. Being independent of these devices will definitely give the VR-headset an edge over its Samsung, HTC and Oculus counterparts.
The headset would be launched alongside the other Google VR headset expected to be in the same league as Gear VR, and therefore, providing strong competition to [...]
Early in January, it was reported that Google is working on its own virtual reality headset. New reports now suggest that the successor to the Google Cardboard will see the light of day sometime this year.
Not much is known at this time as to what and how Google’s VR will look like, but sources close to the development of the device report that the company will attempt to take on Samsung’s Gear VR. This means that the Google VR will need to pair with a smartphone in order to work. However, unlike Samsung which allows only 2015 flagship devices to be compatible with its headset, Google will allow users compatibility with a wider range of [...]
Microsoft started an initiative last year called Cities Unlocked and introduced its first in-ear device on a trial basis in the UK. The highlight of this device was that it allowed users to hold conversations without the headset’s audio drowning out the voices.
The initiative, which was founded in 2011 as a partnership between Microsoft and a UK based charity called Guide Dogs, is now introducing its ‘phase two’ over-the-ears headset which includes audio descriptions and instructions related to directions, navigation and over-all surroundings of the user. The ‘3D soundscape’ of the device takes into account the direction of the incoming sound as [...]
With gaming moving onto the next generation its accessories have reached an all new level of awesomeness. From a gaming mouse to a gaming headsets, these accessories give virtual reality a reality check.
Voting is now Closed! The Winner for the Best Gaming Accessory in the iGyaan Tech Awards 2014 is Occulus Rift.
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LG, the South Korean electronic giant, has launched new wireless neckband ‘LG TONE INFINIM’ based on ergonomic design for better comfort and sound. The new wireless headset is engineered by Harman Kardon and can be paired with smartphones via Bluetooth. The TONE INFINIM is available in India at Rs. 10,990.
INFINIM has essentially a crisp audio rather than a bass-heavy sound. The gadget includes the company’s retractable wire management technology, a metallic finish and an ergonomic curved design. Its ‘Easy Control’ feature includes control with Jog switch to control music with one fluid motion.
Harman Kardon has just released a whole new range of headphones that include five options: two sound-isolating in-ear models tailored specifically for iPhone use and three on-ear and over-ear styles – including a wireless Bluetooth® and noise-cancelling model.The in-ear model NI ($99.95) (Rs. 5570) 9mm drivers Rectangular black housing – shaped like the back of an iPhone A three-button remote with a built-in microphone Three sizes of silicone sleeves The in-ear model AE ($149.95) (Rs. 8355) Silver-toned aluminum casing Premium 9mm drivers optimized A three-button remote with a built-in microphone is included Foam sleeves are offered along with three sizes [...]
Sennheiser’s first ever specifically designed Xbox® gaming headsets X320 and X2 have been launched in India. The headsets have already received a 2012 Red Dot Design award, with their smooth to touch surface and an Aluminum ring design.
The headsets mark Sennheiser’s entry into unchartered territory, with a promise of great sound from comfortable headsets.
[quote]We are extremely proud to announce the launch the international award winning the Xbox® gaming headset in India to offer the best gaming experience for consumers”
Jabra has updated their highly popular BT3030 Headset with the new Street2 in India. The headset was launched a couple of days ago at a private launch.
Key features and specifications of Jabra STREET2 include:Bluetooth 3..0 + EDR supporting headset – up to 10 metres operating range AM3D 2.0 virtual surround sound and power bass Connect two devices simultaneously Auto pairing to smartphone or mobile or other Bluetooth devices Splash proof – can be used in light rain Optional metal chain and removable clothing clip Supplied with Jabra earphones – 3 different bud sizes Less than 30 grams in weight (including earphones) Up to 8 hours talk time, up to 8 hours music playing [...]
Creative is stepping out of its comfort zone with these new Sound Blaster Gaming Headsets for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Mac platforms. Dubbed Sound Blaster Tactic360 Sigma, these headsets have steel core headband design and 50mm audio drivers along with dual zone voice and game audio controls.
Tactic360 ION slims down with a pair of 40mm drivers and the Tactic3D Wrath Wireless is destined to deliver potential to Mac / PC users
The Tactic3D Omega Wireless does the same for console gamers.
Harman Audio has tried to regain its flavor by introducing the AKG GHS 1 Gaming Headset. The headset is foldable and is available in three color options. Harman headphones will deliver “realistic, dynamic sound” while also filtering out most background noise.
Priced at 80$ / 4000 INR approx.( seems like a decent price for a quality headset.)
Read the Press Release
HARMAN Debuts AKG® GHS-1 Headset Offering Realistic, Dynamic Sound for Ultimate Gaming Experience
For more information: www.harmanaudio.com/AKG-GHS1.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated [...]