NEWS - Monday, November 22, 2004

Logitech Cordless Headset For Xbox

REVIEW: The Xbox Live audio package for voice control and chat has revolutionized networked and on-line console gaming, but it also added to the number of wires trailing across the average gamer's living room. If you want the audio but yearn to cut the cord, check out Logitech's Cordless Headset for Xbox. The $79.99 (U.S.) package isn't cheap, but it does come with two months of on-line Xbox Live service for those in the U.S. (in other countries, the Live certificate isn't honoured for some reason...). And if you play a lot of on-line games, either on-line or using System Link, it's going to make the experience a lot more enjoyable. Instead of tethering your head to the Xbox console, the Cordless Headset for Xbox uses a 2.4 GHz radio link with a 30 foot range. A small adapter plugs into the Xbox, you pop on the headset, and that's it - plug and play. The headset has a simple U-shaped clip that goes over your ear, and it looks about as comfortable as a medieval torture device. Surprisingly, it's one of the most comfortable headsets I've used - and the quickest to put on. It has a spring-loaded button - press the button and the U-shaped clip moves out away from the earpiece, slide it on, and release the button to have the clip grab lightly onto your ear. Sounds awful, I know, but once it's on, you hardly realize it's there. The clip slides quickly and easily over your ear, and the you don't need to fool around with the earpiece to get it positioned properly - it just drops nicely into place and stays there. The sound is excellent. It's crisp and clear, and I had no trouble with static or other interference, even in a room with a WiFi network and a cordless phone. There's also a tiny volume button. It could have been a little bigger to make it easier to use, but it's still handy to have. And the tiny volume control is encased in rubber, so you won't gum it up with nacho scum off your fingers if you've been playing and snacking. The boom microphone is short so it won't get in your way, and you can swivel it into any position you like. It has a noise-cancelling circuit, so you can use it even if there's a lot of audio chaos going on in the room around you. The earpiece is ultra-light, but still has it's own power supply built in. The battery charges in under an hour (it comes with a charger/adapter) and in my tests it provided about five hours of play time. I would have liked to have seen a bit more battery life, as I've had some marathon gaming sessions that go FAR beyond five hours, but I guess there's only so much rechargeable battery mass you can pack into a package the size of your thumb and still leave room for a mic, speaker, transmitter and receiver. Still, a replaceable battery slot for backup packs would have been appreciated - especially since this gadget will become a tiny doorstop a few years down the road when the rechargeable battery inevitably stops taking a charge. Aside from the battery issue, this is one slick little Xbox accessory. Logitech's Cordless Headset for Xbox is not cheap, but it's sweet.


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,317
Forum Posts: 725,652
Xbox One Titles: 1,071
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,641
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,065
Screenshots: 30,706
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 302 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 344 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 580 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 447 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 586 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 405 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 681 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 400 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 991 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 766 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1079 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1035 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 992 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1352 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1231 Views

© 2000-2017 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics