Audio is one of the most under appreciated aspects of your PC gaming experience. It is usually the last piece added to a gaming PC wishlist, and often the first to be cut for budgetary reasons. Well, BitFenix's new Flo series may be the answer, allowing you to spend that money on a quality gaming headset, without breaking the bank.
BitFenix's new Flo headset is a dual purpose peripheral that allows you to use them as both your gaming headset and as a portable set for your media player or smartphone. The Flo comes with two detachable audio cable sets, detachable mic, and an ultra lightweight design for easy transport. The Flo also sports a set of 40 mm neodymium drivers and a closed back design to isolate external noise, and ensure you aren't disturbing your neighbours. About the only thing it does not have is support for your game console which products like the Plantronics Rig seem to address. But aren't quite as compact as this product.
BitFenix also includes signature design features including a SofFeel finish on the ear cups and SofTouch surface treatment on the in-line remote. Similar to the finish of their cases.
The Flo headsets will be available this month in black, white, red, and blue. In fact, some retailers like NCIX are already taking pre-orders at an MSRP of $79.99 US. But definitely check prices for the best deal. Full press release is below.
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Crystal-clear audio from a premium PC headset design that's made to move
December 12, 2013 – Today, BitFenix is pleased to announce the first member of a brand-new audio lineup to the BitFenix collection -- the Flo™ Headset. Combining studio-engineered sound with signature clean yet modern BitFenix design, Flo delivers the audio you need at the PC and the styling you want on the road.
Made To Move
By applying signature BitFenix design philosophy to the world of personal audio, BitFenix has created a PC headset that not only sounds good when listening at home, but is also stylish enough for wearing when out and about. Removing the flexible microphone and using the included mobile audio cable transforms Flo from a PC headset into a premium lightweight headphone that drives stunning audio on-the-go. With Flo, PC headsets no longer need to stay with the PC.
Signature BitFenix Design
Coating the earcups is none other than BitFenix SofTouch™ Surface Treatment, lending a premium matte finish and soft tactile feel. Each earcup features an electroplated BitFenix logo and matching ring accent that provides a perfect contrast to the matte finish of the earcups. Available in four vibrant colors, Flo offers the clean and modern form that BitFenix is known for.
By partnering with an audio vendor with over 30 years of experience in professional audio solutions, BitFenix Flo delivers clear highs and lows, creating clear stereo sound and detail for a whole new sound experience. 40 mm Neodymium drivers delivers superbly bright and balanced audio, while the closed-back design helps isolate external noise, allowing the user to experience their favorite movies, audiobooks and music on-the-go without distractions.
Comfortable and Lightweight
With ear-cups made with our new SoftFeel™ material, Flo provides tremendous comfort that is ideal for those long listening sessions. The pivoting ear cups and self-adjusting headband provide a perfect fit every time, while the steel frame construction offers optimal pressure during use. All of this is featured on a unit that is under 200 grams in weight. Flo is so comfortable, you might even forget you are wearing it.
Flo comes with a detachable 3.5 mm gold-plated stereo plug that can be connected to different devices such as portable music players, smartphones and tablets. The included in-line remote control with smooth sliding volume action not only makes it easy to adjust volume and microphone mute, but is coated in SofTouch Surface Treatment for excellent tactility.
You can find out all the details at the BitFenix Flo product page here.