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Any new on a wireless x-box controller that will work with LIVE? I thought I heard some rumors on this site, but the Logitech web site doesn't seems to have any new info...
 

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Hip Gear. They are set to launch a wireless pad and headset combo that supposedly kicks much in the way of rump. but its not out yet.....itd be silly of them to miss the Halo 2 launch window, eh?
 

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If you get an adapter and a wireless headset you can plug it right into the Live unit in the wireless console's base. People have been doing it for a long time. The high quality option is a Jabra Freespeak with adapter (non-bluetooth model) - hint- buy it on ebay. There might be some cheaper alternatives out now too. I believe there was something specific about an Xbox one.


EDIT: Coincidentally the front page of Xbox-Scene.com




2 New Cordless Xbox LIVE Headsets

>> 2 New Cordless Headsets have been announced on TeamXbox.com:
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* Logitech Frees Xbox Gamers with Cordless Headset

Logitech announced today the Logitech Cordless Headset for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, giving Xbox enthusiasts the ability to play Xbox Live games over the Internet with complete cordless freedom -- from up to 30 feet away -- for the first time.

Licensed by Microsoft, the Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox offers a compact design and rechargeable batteries that provide up to six hours of play time. The Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox uses 2.4 GHz technology, which provides clear audio transmission without interference or delays so no team member is left behind.

The Logitech Cordless Headset for Xbox will come with two months of free Xbox Live service and will be available in the U.S. this fall for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

More info: teamxbox.com


* foneGEAR Cord Free Headset Now Xbox Compatible.

foneGEAR announced today that its universal wireless headset, the foneGEAR Cord Free is available for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Xbox Live for the low price of $39.99.

The foneGEAR Cord Free headset uses a single AA alkaline battery to achieve up to 25 hours of chat. The foneGEAR headset dispenses with an 'on-off' button, so users never need to remember to turn it off. Users are instantly ready for chat by simply docking the small headset base into the universal 2.5mm controller adapter included with Xbox Live starter kits. Volume settings for the headset earpiece and microphone are user-defined and are adjustable with one button on the earpiece.

The foneGEAR Cord Free headset uses an enhanced form of 'near field' magnetic communication rather than conventional radio frequency (RF) technology to become the lowest-power, most affordable, noise-suppressing wireless headset on the market today.

More info: teamxbox.com
 

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There is a Nyko wireless headset coming out in early November. You can find it at Gamestop for $50. I think I'm going with that, it's a nice short-boom deal that hangs on one ear. Looks like a big Jabra but with a better battery (6 hours) and much cheaper.
 

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The problem with any current wireless headset for Xbox is the poor battery life. This is something to be wary of when purchasing. I'm optimistic that the new Logitech unit will fit the bill with a 6 hour battery life and a rechargable battery. 80 bucks is pretty steep though...
 

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$80 for the headset and $50 for their wireless controller adds to $130. Basically the price of an Xbox console for a single wireless setup. When I saw the price my first thought was the same - I'll pass. I don't do enough gaming to rationalize it and I already have the wireless controller.
 

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The stuff is definitely note cheap...


The good news is that usually you can find about a 30% discount online compared to the logitech website... The Logitech Wireless Precision Controller sells for $50 on the Logitech website, but online it can be had for about $35. I'm hoping that the headset will follow this trend... I will gladly pay an extra $10 to $15 over their competitors if it is a quality piece of gear. So far I have their wireless laser mouse and the wireless xbox controller. I couldn't be happier with the quality...


BTW, I do NOT work for Logitech (I noticed that I was starting to sound like one of their sales guys).
 
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