Plantronics Pushes Mobile Gaming Audio with BackBeat GO
The typical wireless headset for phones and tablets is the standard one-ear hands-free set everyone has sitting in their car’s center console. While those solutions are perfectly suited for your average phone call, they don’t do multimedia any real justice.
Plantronics has a new-ish wireless mobile headset that’s looking to mix things up in the mobile space — The BackBeat GO.
The BackBeat GO pairs with any smartphone or tablet (as well as your PS Vita) like any other Bluetooth device you’re familiar with. Stereo sound is provided by two earbuds connected by an 18-inch cable, along with a voice and control fob in the middle. The noise-cancelling mic is complimented by volume controls, mute, power, track selection, and call answer/end — not bad for a control device the size of a few matches.
The GO recently saw a price cut, too, down to $79.99. Throw in the sweatproof P2i coating and three sets of earbud molds (small, medium and large), and the BackBeat Go is one of the most versatile mobile audio solutions around.
Swtiching gears back to the tried and true PC platform, the Commander headset was on display, too. Game Front should have a review up in the coming weeks, and I managed to snap some photos of the Commander with the Valve Software headband lineup.