Razer outs Battlefield 3 aviator headsets

Can't satisfy your appetite for video game tie-in peripherals? Razer's new military aviator-inspired, Battlefield 3-branded BlackShark headsets might do the trick. Each memory foam, leatherette-lined ear cup packs 40mm drivers paired with ambient noise cancellation and enhanced bass. You can also use the detachable, unidirectional boom microphone to yell at teammates to take cover. The whole package rings up at $129.99 -- or €129.99 for those across the pond -- and will be ready for duty in July. Check out the gallery and full PR below.

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Razer BlackShark Battlefield 3 Headset

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SOUND LOCKED, LOADED AND FULL OF BITE WITH BATTLEFIELD 3 RAZER BLACKSHARK
Collector's Edition Gaming Headset inspired by military aviation

For Immediate Release: May 29, 2012

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the addition of a custom headset to its Collector's Edition gaming peripheral suite. Inspired by tactical aviator headsets and armed with total audio immersion, the Razer BlackShark delivers the full force aural intensity of Battlefield 3, EA and DICE's military shooter masterwork, the fastest-selling game in EA history.

Battlefield 3 is the most physical, dynamic and progressive shooter experience on the market. Now with the Razer BlackShark, gamers will be able to take to the skies feeling like a genuine attack helicopter pilot with complete circumaural ear cups designed to facilitate an authentic auditory in-game experience. Razer's superior sound-isolating technology blocks out undesirable ambient noises and, for moments of truce, the Razer BlackShark comes with a detachable boom microphone for use on-the-go.

"The Razer BlackShark is a PC gaming headset with crisp audio and booming bass that is built for a highly intense shooter like Battlefield 3," said Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff, president of Razer USA. "It lets you hear the gunfire, the explosions and the thunderous roar of the jets, as if you were in the heat of the battle. Designed based on headsets sported by real attack helicopter pilots, no serious soldiers on the frontlines of Battlefield 3 should be without their Razer BlackShark."
ABOUT THE RAZER BLACKSHARK GAMING HEADSET:

With an exclusive Battlefield 3 design, the Razer BlackShark brings forth extreme comfort for long, extended missions and top-notch sound isolation. The leatherette sealant of the headset's ear cups cancels out unwanted ambient noise and allows players to focus on the battle audio and tactical radio chatter of the game. The amazing design of the Razer BlackShark can be showcased wherever one goes thanks to the detachable boom microphone for added portability. The Razer BlackShark Gaming Headset is a vital resource for the dynamic and intense auditory demands of the military shooter, Battlefield 3.


Price:
US $129.99 / EU €129.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – July 2012
Worldwide – July 2012

Product features:
Exclusive Battlefield 3 design
Stereo sound with enhanced bass
· Sound-isolating circumaural ear cup design
· Detachable boom microphone for voice chat or added mobility
· Audio/Mic splitter adapter cable
· Memory foam leatherette ear cushions for maximum comfort
40mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers

Technical Specifications:
Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
Impedance: 29 Ω
Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB
Input power: 50mW
Cable: 1.3m / 4.3ft rubber sheathed + 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter
Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack

Microphone:
Frequency response: 50Hz – 16KHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: 50dB
Sensitivity @ 1KHz: -37 dB +/- 4dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Hardware Requirements:
Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and mic jacks
Devices with combined 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack (works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today's newer Ultrabooks.)
1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter extension cable included

For more information about the Razer BlackShark, please visit www.razerzone.com/BlackShark