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Plantronics RIG Stereo Headset + Mixer For PC/MAC, X-BOX 360, PS3/4, MOBILE Review

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   With the much awaited continuation of the classic FPS Thief released a few days back, the Elder Scrolls online Beta alive and kicking for a few hours already and the highly anticipated Titanfall heading for our hard drives on March 11th (along with its massive 48GB installation) the time has come for us to once again focus in testing all the latest game peripherals to hit the market by most manufacturers. However before we do that we all decided to bring over some of the products pointed out by many of you as being the most interesting ones to get released lately. The list of course was quite long and thus it was impossible for us to get everything but we handpicked what we think are the top ones and so today we will start with the latest and quite unique headset released by our friends over at Plantronics the RIG Stereo Headset & Mixer for PC/MAC/XBOX 360/PS3/MOBILE.

 

   From the day two airline pilots working in a garage set out to invent a new kind of aviation headset until today, we have considered breakthroughs in audio technology as our daily business. We pioneered the lightweight headset, the mobile headset, noise-canceling technology and the personal speakerphone, always driven by a single obsession: remove the barriers to simply smarter communications. The result? Our products are used by everyone from pilots, astronauts, and 911 emergency workers to 100% of the Fortune 100. From friends conversing across the globe, to mobile professionals doing business on the road, to contact centers and executive offices, Plantronics is the choice for everyone united by digital technology and the human need to communicate. Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in China, England, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Our products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of Plantronics partners, including resellers, systems integrators, retailers and mobile carriers. And a half a century later, we are striving every day to deliver simply smarter communications with innovative design and technology.

 

   Plantronics really knows how to design unique looking products that will undoubtedly draw consumer attention and the RIG is certainly one of them mainly thanks to the very useful mixer it comes bundled with which allows the user to receive phone calls during gaming sessions by connecting it both with a smartphone and a PC/Console (we all know how annoying and even frustrating having to answer the phone can be especially while playing online games). That's not all however and so you can also take the headset with you on the road since it comes with two swappable microphones (boom microphone for gaming sessions and an in-line one for use with portable devices). For the headset Plantronics chose to go with a stereo solution (two 40mm drivers featuring a frequency response of 20Hz–20kHz) and although we happen to know that virtual surround headsets are usually better when used normally in stereo mode still this decision may be enough to make casual consumers and gamers look elsewhere for the ideal headset. We however care very little about such things and since Plantronics has been manufacturing very good headsets for quite a few years now we can't wait to try out the RIG.