Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Creative's Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII hands-on, and news of its sequel

Tim Stevens
June 4, 2009
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Cans are so hot right now; the bigger and gaudier the better, because nothing says "Don't talk to me" like giant domes covering your ears. Creative's latest set, Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII, don't really have much to offer in the flash category and certainly aren't excessively sized, but for serious gamers they seem to be a solid option and just the thing to keep your mom from interrupting your session. Shipping next week for $99, they offer an over-ear design with memory-foam surrounds and a sophisticated but not particularly flashy look that says "I want to look cool while wearing these, but I'll leave the chrome to my CPU fan, thanks." They sport a detachable boom that has not one but two microphones in it and some apparently fancy-schmantsy processing that can discern your howl of war from your dog's howl of neglect, meaning your CS teammates hear only the former. Unfortunately we weren't able to try that out for ourselves, so we'll have to see how well that pans out in the real world. The set uses the standard jumble of 3.5mm audio jacks to connect to your machine, but a Creative rep was kind enough to disclose plans for a USB version that'll work sans-soundcard. That model is due sometime next month for a $30 premium.

Gallery: Hulk Hogan's Main Event (E3 2011) | 4 Photos


All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Spotify Wrapped chronicles your 2020 listening habits in a stories-style format

Spotify Wrapped chronicles your 2020 listening habits in a stories-style format

View
The 'lost' Superman PlayStation game has appeared in public

The 'lost' Superman PlayStation game has appeared in public

View
Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie

Watch the trailer for Studio Ghibli's first fully CG movie

View
The Arecibo Observatory's telescope has collapsed

The Arecibo Observatory's telescope has collapsed

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr