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Microsoft Announce New Xbox Bluetooth Headset And Media Remote [Screenshots]

Today, Microsoft has announced that a new Bluetooth Headset and Media Remote for Xbox 360 are about to become available.

According to Major Nelson, the new headset is compatible with most Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones and PCs in addition to being able to connect to Xbox 360 the same way the old version of the bluetooth headset did.

The Xbox 360 Media Remote includes the ability to play/pause, skip forward, fast forward, skip back, fast back, and display to control DVD, CD, or streamed media. The TV controls include power on/off, volume up/down, mute and TV input. The Xbox 360 Media Remote’s menu navigation controls include A, B, X, Y buttons, D-pad navigation, back and select. Live TV, if provided on the Xbox 360 by your TV service provider, can also be controlled with the Xbox 360 Media Remote.

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Ravens202308d ago ShowReplies(5)
beast242tru2308d ago

i didnt know the 360 had blutooth. looks nice though and similar 2 another one ive got "cough" ps3

Urmomlol2308d ago ShowReplies(1)
SoundGamer2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

It (the 360) does not have bluetooth. The headset will use the regular radio frequencies that it uses with the other wireless headsets to connect to the 360.

However, since it does have bluetooth it can be used with other bluetooth devices. A little strange, but whatever.

Straight from Major Nelson's Blog:

"Today we announced the all new Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth. The device is compatible with Bluetooth devices such as mobile phones and PCs in addition to being able to connect to Xbox 360 through the console’s standard radio frequencies. The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth will be available for $59.99 (U.S. ERP) and will be available in stores worldwide beginning early November 2011."

http://majornelson.com/2011...

Along with a video showing and explaining the device

Bonobo123452308d ago

They should just allow 3rd party support.
Make life so much easier, I'll be interested to see how much this will cost in comparison to 3rd party. If its around the same then fair play, if not, shame.

Paradicia2308d ago

Dude, there's plenty of third party headphones to choose from, everything from razer to plantronics to turtle beach. They mightn't be bluetooth enabled but they do the job, well.

Fishy Fingers2308d ago (Edited 2308d ago )

3rd party would be much cheaper (for a crap one) but you get the issue of people using very poor quality headsets. Feedback, echos and just mumbling you can't even understand.

You'd be able to buy (at the same price) a better blutooth headset than this I imagine, jawbone or something.

Stevo912308d ago

You do know that it will not be using Bluetooth to connect to the Xbox 360 right?

Bonobo123452307d ago

I usually use a blootooth headset that I got for near nothing off ebay, It's brilliant quality and it's lasted ages, on top of that I can use it with my phone and PC as well.....

OpiZA2308d ago

60 clams. That ain't cheap.

Fishy Fingers2308d ago

Can't stand blutooth headsets. Look nice and all but the audio from both voice and game is poor (one ear party blocked). If I werent able to use my decent (actual) headset (which I can) I'd stick with the standard free 360 headset.

iistuii2308d ago

My fav headsets are the cheap ones you get with the console, the voice sounds fine and I can hear fine. And when it breaks I can get 5 for £10 on eBay..

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