You may know Skullcandy well for their headphone and earphone range, but I bet you didn’t know they made gaming gear too their latest of which, the PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset was revealed today and is the second of the company’s new gaming headsets.
The PLYR2 has been made to provide “pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions” and with the 2.4GHz wireless technology the PLYR2 will also include an improved performance as well as being extremely reliable.
The new gaming headset will also include Skullcandy’s Supreme Sound technology which according to the company will provide “more precise highs and deeper lows”, to transmit the headphones use the GMX Stereo Transmitter which allows for custom balancing of both game and voice sound, there’s also three EQ sound modes that can be chosen, Bass Mode, Supreme Mode and Precision Mode.
All of which have been developed specifically for use with games, music and movies, there’s even an adjustable boom mic that when flipped upwards it will go into mute mode.
The SkullCandy PLYR2 headset is available now in the US in black, white and teal for $129.99, I’m not sure if these will ever hit the UK, but you can check the press release for more information in the meantime.
First Ever Wireless Headset From Skullcandy Delivers Cutting-Edge Audio Fidelity,
Vocal Clarity for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Mobile
PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 27, 2012 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset – the second in the company’s new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide. Available now, the Skullcandy PLYR2 is the first ever wireless headset developed by Skullcandy and features a host of innovations designed to deliver the best possible gaming experience through dramatically improved audio performance. The Skullcandy PLYR2 is entirely platform agnostic providing perfectly pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions.
“The crossover between sport and gaming has been growing for decades and has gotten to a point where the two are nearly inseparable – gamers love action sports and sportsmen love to game,” said Nate Morley, VP Marketing and Creative, Skullcandy. “This is why we’re developing new cutting-edge products, such as the SLYR, PLYR2 and PLYR1 which are both authentic to the Skullcandy ethos and can comfortably live and play in both worlds.”
Following on the heels of the recently released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, The Skullcandy PLYR2 takes the next evolutionary step by providing gamers with a completely wire-free gaming experience. The innovations do not stop there as the Skullcandy PLYR2 also features: 2.4Ghz wireless technology for improved performance and reliability; Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound™ technology delivering more precise highs and deeper lows; a GMX™ Stereo Transmitter allowing for the custom balancing of Game and Voice sound; three distinct EQ3™ Sound Modes – Bass Mode, Supreme Mode and Precision Mode — designed specifically to enhance games, movies and music; and, an adjustable boom mic with an easy-to-use flip-up mute mode
Skullcandy’s new line of gaming headsets includes: the studio’s first ever wireless gaming headset the Skullcandy PLYR2, which is available now in black, white and teal for $129.99; the previously released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, also available now in black, white and blue for $79.99; and, the Skullcandy PLYR1, which will become available in early 2013, featuring 2.4Ghz wireless audio and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.
The wireless Skullcandy PLYR2 gaming headset is now available directly through the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com for $129.99. Retail partners include Gamestop, Target and Best Buy online. For more information about Skullcandy, please visit www.skullcandy.com/gaming.