New Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Media Remote Coming in November
Written Tuesday, July 26, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Microsoft has announced that it's set to release both a new Xbox 360 Wireless Bluetooth Headset and a new Media Remote to match the classy black finish of the current Xbox 360 Slim. The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth is an all-in-one device that's also compatible with with Bluetooth-enabled phones and PCs, as well as connecting to Xbox 360 via the console's standard radio frequencies for chat over Xbox Live.
Boasting a sleek design, noise-cancelling technology and Bluetooth 3.0, the headset can be turned from Xbox 360 mode to Bluetooth for answering calls at the flip of a switch. Blue and green rings of LED light show what mode the device is set to, there's three sizes of ear gels to fit your own lughole, an ear loop for added comfort and up to eight hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby on a single charge of the device via the USB cable provided. It'll set you back £39.99/$59.99.
Also out towards the end of the year is the new Xbox 360 Media Remote, which as you'd expect enables you to control DVDs, CDs, the Xbox 360 Dashboard and streamed Xbox Live movie content with a single, easy-to-use device. It also controls volume and power on most popular brands of television sets, which means no more fumbling around for multiple remotes.
There's the usual play/pause, stop rewind, fast-forward, power on/off buttons as well as a d-pad and X, Y, B and A face buttons, enabling quick and easy navigation. The Xbox 360 Media Remote will cost you £14.99/$19.99 when it releases in stores at the end of the year.
In fact both new devices are out in early November 2011, enabling you to ensure that your Xbox 360 and accessories all match up like they should. Check out images of the devices below.