Today, Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) announced the local release of the RIG headset – the first product in the upcoming line of RIG gaming products from Plantronics. RIG products are designed to help today’s multi-screen and multi-device connected gamers manage their digital life. RIG systems blend superior game audio and chat, at home and on-the-go, with mobile audio, music, and apps, and lets users take calls without hitting pause.
“RIG is the beginning of the next wave in what gamers will come expect from their headsets. Using our expertise in acoustics, industrial design, and communications, we’ve designed RIG from the ground up for the high performance needs of gaming while also giving users new levels of versatility by combining other elements of their lifestyle into one seamless, user-controlled experience” said Peter Petrides, Director of Gaming, Australia & New Zealand at Plantronics. “RIG immerses gamers in their virtual world while keeping them seamlessly connected to the real one.”
Originally unveiled at Gamescom 2013 in August, the RIG stereo headset and mixer empowers players to focus on the game by managing their mix, their way. With a smartphone connected to the mixer, switching between game chat and taking a phone call on the fly is simple, with a touch of the paddle. Inject an alternate soundtrack by firing up stored or app-based music in place of the game soundtrack from a connected smartphone or tablet. Dial in a preferred mix of game and smartphone sound – calls, music, and app notifications – for a fully customized audio experience.
“With a complete system of headset, mixer, convertible cables, and two-way access to smartphone audio and voice communication, RIG gives users the power to integrate their lives with an ultimate gaming audio experience,” said Petrides. “RIG is unique within the marketplace, delivers a premium system at a value price, and is a terrific launch pad for the RIG franchise.”
The RIG headset delivers epic audio performance, with precision stereo, crystal-clear voice and three EQ profiles, including Seismic mode, allowing players to feel the bass. The RIG headset features breakthrough bass tube technology, driving accurate and powerful low-octave audio without distortion of critical mid and high frequency audio cues essential to gamers.
A complete audio system of headset, mixer and convertible mics and cables, the RIG stereo headset and mixer kicks off of the new series of RIG gaming products from Plantronics Gaming.
Pricing and Availability
RIG will be available at EB Games, Dick Smith, JB HiFi and Officeworks from October 4, 2013, for a suggested price of AU$149.99. Pre-orders are available today via EB Games and JB HiFi.
For more information, please visit https://ebgames.com.au/featured/plantronics-gaming for EB Games, and http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/game/accessories/plantronics.htm for JB HiFi.
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.au
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