Skullcandy launches $130 PLYR2 headset for wire-hating gamers

Skullcandy is making sure gamers have yet another item to put on the holiday wishlist with the official debut of the PLYR2, which is not only the company's latest gaming headset but also its first effort at a wireless model. It boasts 2.4GHz wireless audio, Skullcandy's "Supreme Sound" technology, a GMX stereo transmitter for balancing game and voice audio, three different EQ sound modes and an adjustable boom mic that can be flipped up to mute. The PLYR2 is available in black, white and teal for $129.99 and follows the earlier release of a budget-friendly $79.99 SLYR wired headset, while a fancier Dolby Surround Sound-equipped PLYR1 is set to debut in early 2013. Now you can shout expletives in style as you get pwned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- just what you needed, right?

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First Ever Wireless Headset From Skullcandy Delivers Cutting-Edge Audio Fidelity,
Vocal Clarity for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Mobile

PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 27, 2012 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset - the second in the company's new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide. Available now, the Skullcandy PLYR2 is the first ever wireless headset developed by Skullcandy and features a host of innovations designed to deliver the best possible gaming experience through dramatically improved audio performance. The Skullcandy PLYR2 is entirely platform agnostic providing perfectly pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions.

"The crossover between sport and gaming has been growing for decades and has gotten to a point where the two are nearly inseparable – gamers love action sports and sportsmen love to game," said Nate Morley, VP Marketing and Creative, Skullcandy. "This is why we're developing new cutting-edge products, such as the SLYR, PLYR2 and PLYR1 which are both authentic to the Skullcandy ethos and can comfortably live and play in both worlds."

Following on the heels of the recently released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, The Skullcandy PLYR2 takes the next evolutionary step by providing gamers with a completely wire-free gaming experience. The innovations do not stop there as the Skullcandy PLYR2 also features: 2.4Ghz wireless technology for improved performance and reliability; Skullcandy's proprietary Supreme Sound™ technology delivering more precise highs and deeper lows; a GMX™ Stereo Transmitter allowing for the custom balancing of Game and Voice sound; three distinct EQ3™ Sound Modes – Bass Mode, Supreme Mode and Precision Mode -- designed specifically to enhance games, movies and music; and, an adjustable boom mic with an easy-to-use flip-up mute mode

Skullcandy's new line of gaming headsets includes: the studio's first ever wireless gaming headset the Skullcandy PLYR2, which is available now in black, white and teal for $129.99; the previously released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, also available now in black, white and blue for $79.99; and, the Skullcandy PLYR1, which will become available in early 2013, featuring 2.4Ghz wireless audio and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

The wireless Skullcandy PLYR2 gaming headset is now available directly through the company's website at for $129.99. Retail partners include Gamestop, Target and Best Buy online. For more information about Skullcandy, please visit