If you’ve broken, lost or squashed the standard headset that comes with each Xbox 360, you don’t just have to buy another Microsoft-branded one. There are plenty of third party headsets of varying quality and some – like the GameCom X10 – can be found for less than the official version. Let’s see how it compares!Features
As per the official website:Noise-canceling extended microphone reduce ambient sound Single earpiece design keeps you aware of your immediate surroundings. Adjust the volume and mute the microphone with the convenient inline controls Plush cushioning keeps you comfortable for long gaming [...]
Speedlink are a German company who are well known for making budget peripherals, such as mice, keyboards, cables, speakers, controllers and headsets for PCs, laptops and consoles. With the Strike FX, they have created a Playstation-like wireless controller which is compatible with both Windows PCs and the PS3 itself.
Read on to find out how the Strike FX shapes up.FeaturesPerfect ergonomics Long life lithium ion rechargeable battery Robust construction Wireless Gamepad Up to 10m range Vibration function for intensive rumble effect Analogue sticks and 10 buttons for perfect [...]
Having reviewed some of the higher end headsets from Platronics after meeting them at Gadget Show Live 2011, we better not neglect the lower end and vocally focused. With that in mind, today it’s the X30’s turn. It’s still part of the Gamecom range, but it only handles the conversation you have with your team mates or opponents.FeaturesNoise-canceling mic lets you verbally devastate foes with cutting precision Extended boom flexes to fit your trash-talking maw Supple, ear-melding design thwarts the chaffing of all-night kill fests Single-ear coverage lets you roast online enemies while rapping with your fridge-raiding buddies
Hardcore PC gamers will certainly be no strangers to Razer and their gaming peripherals. Founded in 1998 to create the Boomslang mouse, the company has exclusively worked on PC peripherals until 2009, when they announced the first of a new range of console accessories: the Razer Chimera 5.1 gaming headset and the Razer Onza, an XBox 360 controller.
Read on to find out how the Onza stacks up against the official Microsoft variants.FeaturesAdjustable resistance on both analog sticks for optimal precision Two fully programmable Multi-Function Buttons for maximum customisability Backlit action buttons with Hyperesponse(TM) technology for faster actuation and [...]
Plantronics are perhaps known for their more professional line of audio equipment, bluetooth headsets and other business orientated gadgets that make the suits feel like they’re anything but the uncool people that they are. However, recently Plantronics have decided to do away with this image and branch out into the gaming sector. We saw their first outing in our recent review of the x40 headset which did very well indeed.
Today we’re looking at the wireless variant, the Gamecom X95. That’s 55 more than before. Is it deserving of a higher score? Let’s find out.FeaturesEnjoy immersive gaming, thanks [...]
Recently we visited Gadget Show Live 2011 and while our article on that event did quite well, this one did a lot better. Despite that however, the real highlights of the event are checking out the hardware and one company was kind enough to let us test a lot of it. Not only that, but Plantronics were such fans it seems that they plied us with their entire range of Xbox headsets. Needless to say, we had to find bigger bags.
That aside though, today we test the first of this lineup, the Gamecom X40.Features40 mm speakers let you get the best sound from your Xbox Communicate clearly with the adjustable microphone Tuck the [...]