Logitech Releases a Smörgåsbord of Gaming Peripheralsby Ian Cutress on August 5, 2010 2:32 PM EST
Logitech® Wireless Gaming Headset G930
Starting with the basics, this wireless gaming headset has a range of up to 40 feet (12 metres) and up to 10 hours usage time per 2.5 hour charge (depending on usage). The charging dock is via USB, and can be charged while in use when connected. The ear cups offer up to 26 dB of noise isolation, and give a 20Hz-20kHz frequency response. The audio stream from is an uncompressed 48kHz, and the unidirectional microphone picks up in the 100Hz-75kHz region.
There’s no easy way to say this, but these cost $159.99 (£149.00) direct from Logitech. For a lot of people, that’s an extraordinary amount of money to spend on a headset. For your money, you get 7.1 surround sound, three programmable G-keys (for music, voice morphing, chat clients), a noise cancelling microphone with a light that glows red when muted, on-ear audio volume controls, and a plug and play setup.
Logitech have attempted to build a wireless headset with comfort and longevity in mind – the memory foam headband, plush ear pads and long battery life are examples of this. However, most of the features listed here, most of us would expect on a decent wireless headset. Creative are one the main competitors in the market, and their wireless headset ranges from $80 - $160.
Proof of this headset being worth the money will undoubtedly be in the pudding, or whether you can hear that enemy sneaking up to you around the corner.
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BabyBear - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link
What happened to Anand? Hasn't posted since last contest, and winner announcement is week and half late...
Rajinder Gill - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - linkHe's here, been a hectic week. I think you'll have an update shortly...
ltfields - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - linkStill would love to have seen some final pics of Anand's Home Theater setup. I moved into a new house, and have a great basement for it (though I'm a couple years out from the funding to rebuild my HT). Always good to hear his thoughts on that subject, and if Star Trek was as awesome as I would expect in his HT...
Launcelot - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - linkThese keyboards are bought primarily for 2 reasons 1) The backlighting 2) The capability to run macros off of these 'G' buttons . They have their own macro scripting tool which lets a gamer run multiple commands scripted together . Some with considerable sophistication .
I myself wound up seperating the 2 functions by buying a keyboard with backlighting and running AutoHotKey an opensource software which lets you do somewhat similar stuff albeit not at the touch of a button . So my solutions works for my usecase which is doing repetitive actions in an MMO but might not work for FPS .
softdrinkviking - Saturday, August 7, 2010 - linkI can't see a need for extra macros in a FPS, meaning more than a normal keyboard could afford. I think these fancy keyboards are really targeting the MMO community, ala starcraft 2 where you can pre-program a whole command structure for different units or something.
Yamikotai - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - link"a ‘gaming’-grade lazer and"
It's laser, not lazer. The 's' stands for Stimulated.
IanCutress - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - linkUpdated, thanks :)
DotNetGuru - Friday, August 6, 2010 - linkLight Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Rookierookie - Friday, August 6, 2010 - linkEnglish people spell it "ztimulated".
silverblue - Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - linkWe do? :o