If you are still one of the many gamers who use a wired headset while gaming, you know how frustrating it can be getting to a comfortable distance from your console. Microsoft has been pushing its Xbox Wireless ecosystem to accessory makers to cover both Xbox One and its Windows 10 PCs. Now, as part of that initiative, the company has unveiled five new wireless headsets through three different partners.
LucidSound and Turtle Beach each have two, while Razer will have one. The Turtle Beach headsets are available now, while the other three are expected to be available this holiday season. Pre-orders have already started.
The five headsets include:
- LucidSound LS15X ($99.99): The first wireless in-ear headset designed specifically for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Works well for gamers with glasses or earrings to avoid extra pressure on the ears.
- LucidSound LS35X ($179.99) - announced back in May
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600 ($99.95)
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700 ($149.95)
- Razer Thresher Ultimate (price TBD)
While the LucidSound units appear to be solely for the Microsoft console and OS, the other three are also available for PlayStation 4.
In addition to the wireless headsets, Microsoft also showed off a new gaming laptop supporting the Xbox Wireless ecosystem. The ASUS G703 V1 supports an Intel Kaby Lake K processor, and an Nvidia GTX 1080 video card. The unit even has a designated Xbox key that offers "instant access to the Game bar, so gamers can broadcast to Mixer with one-click, take screenshots, or launch the Xbox app to check-in on achievements," Global Products Marketing Manager James Shields said on Xbox Wire. It is definitely a high-end laptop with lots of bells and whistles, so be prepared to drop $3,000 when it comes out October 16.