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New Bluetooth Headset Available Soon for PS3

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Bluetooth Headset

Hi Everyone! Back in 2008, we unveiled the official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3. Since then, many of you added it to your arsenal of PS3 must-haves. Today we’re excited to announce a new version of the official Bluetooth Headset for the PS3 system. It will be available at retailers near you this month at the same price ($49.99 MSRP) as the earlier version of this headset.

Bluetooth Headset

The new Bluetooth Headset for the PS3 offers the same unparalleled gaming experience as the previous model, making it a must have for intense online multiplayer games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, MAG or the highly anticipated sci-fi shooter, Killzone 3. It offers a dual-microphone design, automatic pairing via USB cable with the PS3**, in-game headset status indicator**, an easily accessible microphone mute button, and a charging cradle which also functions as a desktop microphone**. On top of all of that, it’s the only device to offer High-Quality (HQ) mode** which delivers crystal clear voice chat while gaming on the PS3.

So what’s different, you ask? New features include a redesign, making it sleeker, high-gloss and more compact – 30% smaller than the original model. In addition, the Bluetooth Headset now has built-in noise cancellation for filtering out ambient noise when used with the PS3 system as well as your mobile phone. Gadget fiends take note – the new Bluetooth Headset isn’t just for gaming. The improved mobile phone feature support allows you to use features such as three-way calling and call waiting. And with nearly six hours of talk time, you can easily take the Bluetooth Headset with you straight from the living room to the streets.

Bluetooth Headset Bluetooth Headset

The new Bluetooth Headset is compatible with devices with Bluetooth 1.1 or higher, and is ideal for gamers, technophiles and anyone in the market for multi-use Bluetooth Headset. Enjoy!

** This feature requires a PS3 system and PS3 system software version 3.50 or later.

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  • Muy Sexy! Definitely want this.

  • nice

  • Amazon already has them in stock for $49.99. So any chance of a keypad redesign? The one thing it badly needs is backlighting. And what about a HD Eye with improved capture ability?

  • So there are profiles on it and I can connect it to both a PS3 and a mobile phone without resyncronising it every time?

    • Anand Agarwal
      Anand Agarwal

      Yes. You will only need to pair it with your PS3 and mobile phone the first time.

  • BlindsideDork

    How is the piece that goes into the ear? Hard chunk of plastic? I had the horrible Warhawk bluetooth and hated how it hurt my ear.

    • Anand Agarwal
      Anand Agarwal

      The headset has been redesigned to make it more comfortable for long usage time. It is much smaller and lighter now, and a lot friendlier to your ears.

  • chaoszero14

    Man i have to get this! So many things to get in the month of November.

  • Awesome, a shame i bought my Headset last month…

  • loadstone007

    SOLD.

  • It does look nice as a owner of two of the previous model I may have to put this on order.

  • this blog is desperate to say ‘we’ve corrected all the faults from the original one’ but it just doesn’t have the balls.

  • Bout time. That other one sucked.

    Also, a Samsung wep200 is a nice $20 alternative earpiece.

  • twooh

    Bout time. That other one sucked.

    ^ this.

    Should be given away for free to the people that wasted their money on the first one.

  • Too bad these never stay on my ear. I’ll stick with my Turtle Beaches for now.

  • Nice looking. Time to sell my original. Unless I can register the original on the PS Rewards..Can I?

  • Will you give the GT5 relase date before or after the leaked copies arrive to P2P networks?

  • Pass. The last one had issues with volume, as other players would have a hard time hearing people who used it. Even with the XMB audio device volume set to 5, it’s hard for someone to be heard.

    I’d like to see Sony come out with a headphone/ headset combo like my PX21s.

  • PsychoCanadian

    redesign? nothing wrong with the old one. how about making something i dont already have an abundance of

  • Totally getting it!

  • I thought the original version had noise cancellation?

    • Anand Agarwal
      Anand Agarwal

      This has built-in noise cancellation that you can use now with your mobile phone. The noise cancellation with PS3 will be much more enhanced as well due to it being built-in to the headset. The previous version used software in PS3 to cancel noise.

  • evildude683

    “built-in noise cancellation for filtering out ambient noise when used with the PS3 system”

    You guys heard me!!!
    Last night while playing MOH many ppl had their mic’s on just to show their “ghetto” like music taste’s and I hate that, thank you for this Sony!!!

  • SirTrigalot

    Time to upgrade and give my friend my old one.

  • God damn, now I want this plus my old one.

  • Very very, cool.

    12

  • Time to finally get one!!!!

  • Oh yes… I want one…

  • APVangeliLHS

    Does the blue-tooth headset work on the PSPgo with the high quality mode? Something should be done to make that happen. Just saying.

    • Anand Agarwal
      Anand Agarwal

      No. However, you can use it with PSPgo as a standard/regular Bluetooth Headset.

  • Looks nice. Looks more curvy than the old 1 which is good.

  • Please tell me this new headset is much more comfortable in your ear than the original headset. The original one starts to really hurt your ear after awhile and if you dont stick it in your ear properly it will fall of very easy.

  • Nunchuckles

    Just bought it on Amazon, gonna give my the older ps3 bluetooth to my girlfriend.

  • Damn just bought the old one ><

  • i might have to go out and grab an extra older model for my iPhone before they are phased out. like #15 said there was nothing wrong with the older design. I am not digging the new look because it reminds me of a cheap 3rd party headset. IMO this is a step backwards

  • This would be better if it was a GT5 release date.

  • Great. Now give us a Chat Pad that has back-lit buttons, please.

  • Skater_Ricky

    I’ll have to pick this new headset up when I get paid I like the new light weight design even tho I enjoy my older official headset.

    The best part of all is Noise Cancelation that’s a must for gaming!

  • Please update keyboard with backlight. I have it but its so hard to use

  • saiyanknight87

    buying it next week but when is exactly in stores?

  • KazeEternal

    So um… is it more comfortable than the current model? any design changes with the ear loop so you’re not poping it off the actual device?

  • Bah ok I want one already gosh

  • I currently use a crappy bluetooth headset my friend gave me, but this one looks like a nice upgrade! Maybe one day…

  • And to all the GT5 idiots, the topic says “Bluetooth Headset” not “Gran Turismo 5!” I’m looking forward to that game too, but they already said it would come out before Christmas in a recent interview!

  • @36 Until they announce a release date for GT5, expect every topic to be a GT5 topic.

    I might pick up one of these headsets to use while I play my GT5 but in order to do that I need a release date.

  • 6 hours isn’t the old 8 hours?

  • Dammit, why couldn’t I wait a year before this release. If only I knew a new model would come out

  • Great! My ears were way to little for the first headset.

  • Nice. They really needed this redesign or actually this should have been the original design. The old official bluetooth headset was a PoS in my opinion. Hurt like hell after 30 min of usage. Reason why I actually never use it and I use my Warhawk one instead. I feel like Sony stole my $50 for that piece of crap. It’s currently sitting lonely and dusty on my shelf.

  • Tempting, but I’m satisfied with the current blocky version.

  • Redesign usually means a cheaper price point and since this isn’t really offering anything new (no what you listed aren’t features), don’t see the need to invest in this. I prefer the originals by the way.

  • Wow….kinda pointless…..the only thing added is it’s smaller and shiny now. I’ll stick with my first gen PS3 mic.

  • Damn, once again I get the shaft from my dear Sony people. I am not going to fall into the early adopter situation again. Now to wait for the price to drop just like how I’m doing with the PS Move. It does look way better then the original fat headset.

  • Oooh! Shiny, shiny! That’ll match nicely with the phat ps3.

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