Plantronics Introduces the Cross-Platform RIG Gaming Headset
Plantronics is known for its GameCom line of gaming headsets, but earlier today it introduced something a little different. Called the RIG, it's a cross-platform gaming headset that is fully capable of providing audio on computers, consoles, and mobile phones. A wired mixer allows for a phone to be plugged in on one connection, while either a computer or console is plugged in via the other. There's a slider on the mixer that allows for game and chat volumes to be adjusted, as well as a rocker switch to let you speak on the phone or in your game. Game audio, even voice chat, can be filtered in while you're on a call and vice versa thanks to a second balance slider.
As for the RIG headset itself, well it's a circumaural model so the earcups go all the way around your ears, and they can even fold flat for easy transport. It's a stereo headset with a boom microphone for gaming, with an in-line microphone for phone calls. Three EQ profiles can be set as well, including one to deliver some truly impressive bass if the "Seismic" name is anything to go by. Device compatibility includes PC, Macs, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, smartphones, and tablets.
The Plantronics RIG gaming headset will be available this fall for $129.99. More products in the RIG line are expected to follow after the headset arrives.