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Ozone Gaming Gear
Ozone is still a fairly new company, and with only one online reseller in the U.S. and Canada (and presumably only because the site has global portals), it wouldn't be a surprise if you've never heard of them before. In fact, I was a bit surprised to even see them at Computex since, from what I can see, they don't sell their products in Asia. Still, if you're a gamer in Europe, you may want to take notice.
I started with Ozone's extensive line of gaming headsets. Their current arsenal consists of two 3.5mm headsets and two USB headsets, and they've just announced a third USB headset to bring the total to five. The first one I took a look at was the Ozone Attack, labeled as a "stereo gaming headset." The Attack features fully braided, 2.5m cable containing two 3.5mm jacks for headphone and microphone. It includes a fairly basic inline controller for volume and microphone on/off controls. At Computex, Ozone unveiled a white version.
The Ozone Spark is the other "stereo gaming headset", once again containing two 3.5mm jacks for headphone and microphone on a fully braided, 2.5m cable. The Spark features a foldable design for easy storage and/or carrying, and like the Attack, includes an inline controller for volume and microphone on/off controls.
The first USB headset I took at look at was the Ozone Oxid. This "advanced gaming headset" features a retractable microphone with red LED, and the 3m USB cable contains one snazzy inline controller. The inline controller contains a volume wheel, a mute switch, a subwoofer switch, a multimedia control, and a microphone on/off switch.
Next up was the Ozone Strato, a "5.1 surround sound professional gaming headset." The Strato features a 3m USB cable, foldable design for portability, and contains four speakers in each earcup. The inline controller has separate controls for each sound channel, along with the microphone.
Lastly, there was the newly-revealed Ozone FX. This "5.1 subwoofer pro gaming headset" features six speakers, a subwoofer, and independent volume control on its inline controller. The FX also features a dedicated switch to change between gaming or movie mode and promises an "enhanced gaming experience" thanks to vibration units.
Next up were two new professional gaming mice, the Ozone Radon 3k and 5k. Both feature a 1.5m braided cord with adjustable cable position, custom weight control using five 4.5g weights, built-in memory to store up to three profiles for its seven programmable buttons, all of which support macros and scripting, and two separate LED indicators, one for dpi levels and one to indicate the profile selected. The Radon 3k features a Philips PLN 2030 Ultimate Laser Sensor that provides reporting up to 2.25m/s, a USB report rate with four selectable levels up to 500Hz, and on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment from 100 to 3200 dpi. The Radon 5k features a Philips PLN 2032 Ultimate Laser Sensor that provides reporting up to 1m/s, a USB report rate with four selectable levels up to 1000Hz, and on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment from 100 to 5600 dpi. The Radon 5k also includes a mouse bag and weight bag.
Lastly, Ozone unveiled a new waterproof version of its Ozone Trace gaming mouse pad, as well as a gaming laptop backpack.
If the looks and craftsmanship are any indication of the quality and performance of Ozone's products, I sure hope we see more of them in North America.