Last night Razer silently introduced the Battlefield 3 Edition Blackshark Headset. Based on what Razer says real helicopter pilots use (I have no idea if that’s true or not), the Blackshark was designed for comfort and ease of use. The headset features circumaural ear cups designed to facilitate an authentic auditory in-game experience. Razer’s sound-isolating technology blocks out undesirable ambient noises and allows players to focus on the battle audio and in game sounds. The BlackShark also comes with a detachable boom microphone for use on-the-go.

Razer says the Blackshark will be available through regular retail channels starting at the beginning of July with a suggested price tag of (wait for it) $129.99 (which burns approximately R1100 in your pocket). Hit the jump for the promo video and the specs of the headset. 

Technical Specifications:

  • Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz
  • Impedance: 29 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 50mW
  • Cable:  1.3m / 4.3ft rubber sheathed + 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter
  • Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack

 

 

 

 

Microphone:

  • Frequency response:  50Hz – 16KHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:  50dB
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz:  -37 dB +/- 4dB
  • Pick-up pattern:  Unidirectional

Hardware Requirements:

  • Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and mic jacks
  • Devices with combined 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack (works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones, Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, or today’s newer Ultrabooks.)
  • 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter extension cable included.
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Source: TechpowerUp!

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