Plantronics Bring Virtual Reality to Live with the new RIG 4VR Gaming headset fro the PlayStation VR
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 30, 2016 – Sound is a key element of the virtual reality experience, and today Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, is announcing RIG 4VR, a gaming headset designed for use with the PlayStation VR. As the creators of leading consumer and tournament headsets, Plantronics knows the value immersive audio brings to gaming, and nowhere is this truer than in virtual reality.
RIG 4VR is a complete audio solution for PS4 gamers, with interchangeable cables for use with PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 wireless controllers, and will be available worldwide alongside the launch of the PlayStation VR this Holiday 2016.
“As the first virtual reality platform for console, gamers are eagerly awaiting the PlayStation VR,” said Jack Reynolds, Director of Gaming Products with Plantronics. “At Plantronics, we’ve been working with a variety of VR accessories and game developers to create audio solutions that can be worn comfortably while delivering the positional audio queues critical for VR. We’re excited to begin previewing our RIG 4VR solution due out this fall.”
Along with interchangeable cables for use with PlayStation VR and the PlayStation 4 wireless controllers, RIG 4VR features 40mm drivers paired with low-frequency resonators for enhanced bass while maintaining accuracy of sounds. The removable flip-to-mute boom with noise-cancelling mic can be attached when using the headset with a PS4 controller, offering immersive stereo audio and exceptionally clear chat.
A member of the critically-acclaimed Plantronics RIG 500 series, the RIG 4VR is constructed with an ultra-light, super-flexible frame and modular components for extraordinary comfort. A unique oval earcup design means it fits comfortably while in use with wearable displays like the PlayStation VR headset. And because the earcups allow in some ambient sound, it helps players maintain natural balance during VR sessions. A vented design also makes it possible for in-room conversations during social VR gaming experiences and provides greater heat dissipation so players stay comfortable when marathon gaming.
Personalization: The RIG 4VR can be customized with any RIG 500 Series accessories available at Plantronics.com, such as additional headband designs and finishes, interchangeable earcups, and more.
Flexibility: The 3.5mm audio connector included with the RIG 4VR for the PlayStation VR also works with console controllers (including Xbox One), PC/Mac and portable and mobile gaming devices for maximum versatility.
Availability and Pricing
The RIG 4VR for use with PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 controllers will be available this holiday season at Plantronics.com and major retailers for $69.99 USD (MSRP).
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
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