Although the SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB gaming headset is compatible with PCs, and is perfectly good at playing music, it really comes into its own if used when playing games online on Xbox 360.
In games where communicating with teammates is essential, this is a fantastic headset.
Not only does the unobtrusive microphone (similar to the SteelSeries Siberia V2′s mic) pick up voices incredibly well, the SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB comes with the SteelSeries AudioMixer. This is an inline remote with two volume controls – one for voice and the other for game audio. It connects to the Xbox 360 controller, [...]
At MIX 11 Microsoft has announced Kinect For Windows SDK beta by highlighting some of its features which will be released soon to developers.
With this SDK, you’ll be able to take advantage of:
The latest advances in audio processing, which include a four-element microphone array with sophisticated acoustic noise and echo cancellation for crystal clear audio.
Sound source localization for beamforming, which enables the determination of a sound’s spatial location, enhancing reliability when integrated with the Microsoft speech recognition API.
Depth data, which provides the distance of [...]
Attention all Apple fans out there specially those who have had their eye on the sexy looking 27 inch Cinema Display ever since it was announced, the Cupertinos have started selling the gigantic display screen.
27″ long Display Screen is available for purchase from Apple’s online store and has the following specs:
27″ diagonal display with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-plane switching
2560 x 1440 max resolution
LED backlight with 1000:1 contrast ratio
178-degree viewing angle
Built-in iSight with microphone
Built-in 2.1 speaker system (49 watts)
Three self-powered USB 2.0 ports
One cable [...]
Short version: NOX’s first entry into the crowded gaming headset market sets itself apart with its portability, comfort, and ease of use.
Xbox 360/PS3 compatibility (with Negotiator adapter)
Earcup-mounted volume control
Very light and comfortable
Actually pretty attractive
Cord is short and rubbery
Mic retraction mechanism kind of stiff
We first encountered this headset at E3, where it made its debut alongside the in-ear Scout (not yet released) and the Negotiator, an adaptor which allows [...]