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See the Official PlayStation Bluetooth Headset

Anand Agarwal's Avatar + Posted by Anand Agarwal on Oct 02, 2008 // Sr. Manager, Brand Marketing

Hey PlayStation fans! Thanks for your enthusiastic response on our first blog post on the advanced features of the official Bluetooth Headset for the PS3. We have put together a feature video for the Headset and wanted to post it here so that you can see it firsthand.

As you may already know, this headset will be available with the SOCOM: Confrontation bundle ($59.99 MSRP) on Oct 14th and as a stand-alone peripheral ($49.99 MSRP) shortly thereafter.

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117 Comments

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+ AwesomeSnake on October 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 am said:

I need this headset it looks way better then the one i have. Ill be picking this up when i have the money.


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+ poisonedsodapop on October 2nd, 2008 at 11:53 am said:

Yeah I saw this already. But I thought bluetooth synched up directly to the PS3? Anyways I don’t have a headset to this looks tempting even though I’ve never played SOCOM. Also needs to have girl characters so I can be the right gender. :(


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+ chasegamez on October 2nd, 2008 at 11:55 am said:

does the head set comes with trophies and custom soundtracks lololol
(joking)


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+ Money1 on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:03 pm said:

will be picking up headsrt


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+ Jezer29 on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:09 pm said:

What I would like to know is if the required FW that is needed for this Headset.. Is going to fix the BT problem that EVERYONE has in Warhawk.. Im still buying the game if that helps any


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+ Jezer29 on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:11 pm said:

BTW the Socom bundle includes the charging stand right??


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+ Stoffinator on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

@ 50

Thats probably why Sony packed it with the headset. ;-]

The headset looks awesome, sadly the game it is packed with, does not.


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:17 pm said:

Hopefully this headset will be packed in with the ps3 in future ps3 skus. SOCOM is $40 without the headset by the way.


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+ xIvSlowDeath420 on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:18 pm said:

@57
The game is likely the best shooter i’ve played on a console judging from the messed up beta,and can only get better as it gets sorted,sorry you feel that way having never played it though:(

PS Why can i watch video ANYWHERE ELSE on the net and can never get the vids on the PSblog to work.


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+ kspraydad on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:18 pm said:

@56 Yes


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+ snipeshot14 on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:18 pm said:

i seen this video before you guys put it up on the site. Btw sick head set. Im going to pick up that game when it comes out.


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:21 pm said:

X1rtam
The upcoming firmware 2.5 will probably enable those headset features in the upper right hand corner of the video for the official headset. My guess is the firmware will hit next week. Here’s to hoping that multiple data album editing and in-game music for all ps3 titles is included in the new firmware.


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+ MrCamo on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:28 pm said:

Here is the plan:
Download Socom from PS store so you can switch from Littl big planet to socom without getting up. Then purchase Socom from store to get headset, then trade in Socom disc for Store credit, and purchase (Insert PS3 game here) using store credit.


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+ Mattchewie on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:38 pm said:

I’m happy as a clam for this headset. I currently use a plantronics set and its really good quality but doesn’t use USB to charge, and even if it did…once its charging your not supposed to use it. So I either have to scramble to put in my USB headset or just forgo voice communications. This is wicked nice. People complain about the price point but I think its worth it with the HD voice settings and the integration with the PS3. Nice work all around. I hope in the NEAR future there is a bundle with this set to get more people talking when playing online.


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:49 pm said:

The price should hopefully come down dramatically if retailers, especially on-line retailers, just unbundle the SOCOM bundle and sell the headset for just $20. This headset should be bundled with the 80GB ps3 sku instead of creating a 160GB sku with Uncharted. I hope Sony isn’t so aloof that they miss this obvious opportunity.


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+ BeefFungu on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

I cant wait to pick up the mic. I’m still debating whether or not to get it stand alone or get the bundle. I know the Socom deal is great but i’ve never been very good at Socom so i may just save the $10 bucks.


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 2nd, 2008 at 12:54 pm said:

@BeefFungu
Get the SOCOM bundle, use the headset, return the game to Gamestop for $25, end up spending $35 for a $50 product. Or wait until online retailers do this a maybe spend less than $35 for the headset.


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+ elutej on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:16 pm said:

How about fixing the current bluetooth issue’s first? There has been a problem ever since 2.40 update. BT mixs in Warhawk are a mess. In between games in warhawk my headset disconnects from my PS3 and wont re-connect, the ONLY fix for this seems to be restarting the PS3..I’m not the only one with this issue. Go to the thread on the official PS boards.. or ask my other 30 clan mates. How many more weeks will this issue be swept under the rug? OR is this sony’s way of getting people to buy the “official” PS3 headset?


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+ Kodaime on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:21 pm said:

Can’t wait for this.


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+ tyfoon13 on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

Nice video!!!!


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+ PSWii_Gamer on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:43 pm said:

Oh my God, I love you guys.

Yes. Being able to talk while charging is very nice. Still, can’t HEAR anything that way, but who cares?!


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+ DrzBIGChris on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:46 pm said:

cant wait for this to come out and have my first mic ever it would be an epic moment


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+ SkyDragonc5 on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm said:

I had got a Motorola headset that charges via usb for my ps3 and it was 59.99.

I think a week after I got it this headset was announced.

I don’t know yet if Ill get it. Ill wait on the reviews for the quality and see. I do like the mute button though!


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+ FeaturePreacher on October 2nd, 2008 at 1:54 pm said:

Just adding to the list of those who would also like charging enabled while the ps3 is in standby with the red led glowing.


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+ musashi1290 on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:12 pm said:

@17

to the people who are asking if the game will be 10 dollars it will not. If you just buy the game it will be 40 dollars(disc or download) and for 20 dollars more if you get the bundle you get headset and the game saving you money.


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+ Elsa43 on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:13 pm said:

I’m a little reluctant to buy yet another bluetooth headset with no guarantees that a future system update won’t make it join my existing collection of “it worked until update X.xx!”.

Please support the Warhawk headset. Many of us bought this headset as it was bundled with a game and we believed it would be supported through future updates. The fact that Sony seems to ignore the fact that the last update created bluetooth headset problems is not encouraging and I see no reason to invest in yet another 6 month headset until Sony proves they are willing to support bluetooth headsets in general.

I bought the PS3 because it is wireless. I’m getting real tired of using a wired USB headset with many games because a system update ruins one of the primary features of the PS3. :(


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+ Daver on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm said:

Nice cant wait to get my hands on this with socom :)

Question

will we have more info soon about the keypad?
Thanks


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+ BeefFungu on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:26 pm said:

@FeaturePreacher

I work for Best Buy so I’m going to get it discounted anyway. Judging by most gaming peripherals it should be a pretty good discount too. But SOCOM looks very interesting but i don’t want to jump into an Online game knowing how hardcore the SOCOM community is and get my *** handed to me and not have any fun.


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+ PointBlank771 on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:28 pm said:

There is no question about it, I’m buying this on day one of release. Finally a blutooth headset that is done right. Thank you Sony!!!!!


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+ ParadoxSeven on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

I’m getting this, can’t wait! about time actually, only wish everybody had one, it came bundled so that we would have more people with mics playing.


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+ beastbarbour on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:42 pm said:

yeah im getting the socom bundle


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+ Kahuna on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm said:

Am I the only one who thinks that this game have bad graphics?
I want that headset thought


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+ pat1202003 on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:49 pm said:

I been trying my best not to buy a BT headset when I heard about this one. And it looks like my waiting will finally pay off. Can’t what until it comes out.


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+ Daver on October 2nd, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

@82 kahuna

I thought that too, but when i played the beta i found it very beautiful, the effects are really good even if some might be rough a little


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+ reefrrulz on October 2nd, 2008 at 3:25 pm said:

Headset looks sweet, I’ll be a frist day owner. It would be nice if Sony would turn the USB power back on when the system is shut down. When it first launched it was disabled, then after one of the firmware updates the usb ports were still live after shutdown, then another firmware shut them back off. Maybe Sony could put an option to have them on/off after shutdown. but another alternative is the dual charging stand by Pelican it has 2 usb ports for charging on the side.


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+ FrozoneUSMC on October 2nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm said:

I like DLB’s idea to bundle the headset with the P3. That would be sick. Maybe even a P3, Bluetooth, & SOCOM bundle.


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+ Nick212004 on October 2nd, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

I am definately going to get this headset!!! Looks revolutionary


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+ SpookyJuice on October 2nd, 2008 at 3:45 pm said:

Will the Voice Chat Rooms in the XMB support HQ Mode?


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+ fed315 on October 2nd, 2008 at 8:50 pm said:

its around the corner soon baby


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+ Rogerjak on October 3rd, 2008 at 1:22 am said:

I hope it’s good as it sounds.


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+ Gunwing on October 3rd, 2008 at 5:42 am said:

Well regardless of the features. I still say the price tag for the bundle is too high. WarHawk was only $30.00 and that inclueded it’s Blue-Tooth set. So it has a Mute feature big deal, the Xbox360 one has a mute, and power button all in one, as well as easy to reach volume controlls, and even a good number system so you can tell what level of charge the thing has on it.

BTW how long will the charge last on this thing anyway?


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+ SoVewySylly on October 3rd, 2008 at 7:03 am said:

@ Gunwing

Warhawk was $59.99 MSRP on release w/ the Jabra b125 , the $29.99 price was availible when the warhawk update Operation: Broken Mirror was in week 1 debut, although now availible as a standalone “Greatest Hit” for the same price. The Xbox 360 Headsets used in USB connection are just logitech “Extreme™ PC Gaming Headset”`s in a different shell; wereas the wireless variety utilizes last gen technology sported even by the lowly GC Wireless controller dubbed “Wavebird”. This is a quote from the Xbox360 Website: “The headset utilizes the same 2.4 GHz radio technology employed by the award-winning Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for clear communications within a range of up to 30 feet.”. Something that is considered so outdated cannot possiblly be considered as competition for something that utilizes Up-to-date Blutooth technology so please; do the research before you press the submit button, or someone might just prove you wrong.


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+ chaosgrid on October 3rd, 2008 at 8:36 am said:

I’m with Elsa43 on this one.


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+ balcom on October 3rd, 2008 at 9:47 am said:

thanks for making this video! I seriously can’t wait for this headset.


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+ the6one on October 3rd, 2008 at 11:18 am said:

the6one……

PS4 needs to be just like be PS2! It doesn’t need to be a carbon copy of PS2 but rather it should incorporate everything that made the PS2 a hit and the best selling console with over 140 million plus in sales. Secondly, PS4 needs to scream fun and adventure as opposed to being superior and technologically advanced. PS3 is a great console and should do well over its 10-year life-cyle but PS4 will and should serve mainly and at this point only as a games console with our brand of computer entertainment. Playstation brand controls have proven the test of time but now it is time for something new, different, and innovative from SCEI. I believe in PS4 and that the system should strategically launch sometime in late 2010. If not 2010, definetly in Spring 2011. Let’s beat the beast Microsoft to market. As for as current plans, continue to produce both 1st party and third party on the PS3 as well progressing through our online strategy for HOme, LBP, and other MMO’s. PS4 should not be an evolution but rather a separation from PS3. It should be more user-frienldy and less tech savvy. Hope everything goes well with the development of the new platform of Playstation brand of the future Signing off…..

the6one……


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+ Hummer3man on October 3rd, 2008 at 12:46 pm said:

socom on PSN will cost $40.00 plus tax. the reason why the headset stand alone is 50.00 is becuase they want you to by socom.


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+ babybluedb on October 3rd, 2008 at 3:09 pm said:

looking forward to the Socmon Confataion game and headset ……………wait i need money runs to nearest ATM


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+ ladantia on October 3rd, 2008 at 5:06 pm said:

what happen to resistance 2 beta 4 qore it was to been came out


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+ Wuggyboobeaufuf on October 3rd, 2008 at 5:50 pm said:

Any idea how much it will be as a standalone product?


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+ FLYINGSWIMMER on October 3rd, 2008 at 6:32 pm said:

I am waiting for SOCOM eagerly!! Can’t wait, I have never played SOCOM, but I heared they are very good by my friend. Will defenitely buy and pay the extra $10 people are saying about it 4 both, the game and bluetooth… worth it. It looks awesome!!!


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