Microsoft has today announced their first Bluetooth-Enabled Wireless Headset for the Xbox 360, which will also work with other Bluetooth-Enabled Devices such as Mobile Phones.
The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth® is taking wireless communications to the next level with a sleek appearance that evokes the Xbox 360 console design, noise cancellation, and Bluetooth® 3.0 technology. Easily switch from Xbox to Bluetooth® mode to answer calls with the flip of a switch. Blue and green LED rings of light visually show which mode the device is in.
The device comes with three sizes of ear gels and an ear loop to ensure a comfortable fit during extended gaming periods. The device allows up to eight hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby on a single charge. When it’s time to charge up, the included micro USB charging cable connects quickly and easily to the Xbox 360 USB ports.
The new Headset will be available worldwide from early November 2011, priced at $59.99 in the US, or £39.99 in the UK.
If that wasn't enough, a new Xbox 360 Media Remote has also been announced in a sleek high-polish design more akin to the new 360, featuring rubberised keys with solid, key-press feedback. The Media Remote will also allow users to control volume and power on many popular brands of TV.
Media playback controls include play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media. The TV controls include power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. The Xbox 360 Media Remote’s menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. Live TV, if provided on the Xbox 360 by your TV service provider, can also be controlled with the Xbox 360 Media Remote
The Remote, like the Headset, will also be available worldwide from early November 2011, and will set you back $19.99 in the US, or £14.99 in the UK.