Sony revamps PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset

Summary:There's another updated accessory for Sony's PlayStation 3. It's the official Bluetooth headset that was almost all but forgotten.

There's another updated accessory for Sony's PlayStation 3. It's the official Bluetooth headset that was almost all but forgotten.

Useful for online multi-player games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, the high-quality Bluetooth headset features a dual-microphone design, a microphone mute button, an in-game headset status indicator, built-in noise cancellation and automatic pairing via USB cable with the PS3. The device also comes with a charging cradle that doubles as a desktop microphone.

Just as Sony redid some of the interior, the exterior got a new look. At 30% smaller than its predecessor, the new PS3 Bluetooth headset sports a high-gloss and sleeker frame.

Compatible with devices with using Bluetooth 1.1, the new PS3 Bluetooth headset requires a console with PS3 system software version 3.50 or later.

The new Bluetooth headset for Sony's PS3 will launch at some unspecified time later this month for $49.99. A bit much for a stocking stuffer, but maybe we'll see some holiday specials for this little guy.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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