Are you ready to hear what you’ve been missing? Kingston has now announced that it has started shipping its new and improved HyperX Cloud II gaming headset. You might remember when we saw it at CES 2015 last month. In that video, we went over some of the key upgrades over the original Cloud, perhaps the most notable of which is the newly designed USB sound card audio control box.
The original Cloud was already pretty good, but it needed a good sound card in order to release its full potential. With the HyperX Cloud II, the in-line sound card is included, delivering hardware-based 7.1 virtual surround sound without the need for any drivers. You’ve also got independent audio and microphone volume control.
As we said at CES, the new HyperX Cloud II gaming headset is listed at $99.99, the same starting price of the original Cloud, which has now been discounted to about $79.99. It’s available in your choice of red and black or gunmetal and black right now with the limited edition white and pink version to follow soon. Peep the product video and press release below for more information.
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HyperX Releases Enhanced Cloud II Gaming Headset, New Mouse Pad
Fountain Valley, CA – February 9, 2015 – HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX Cloud II headset. Shipping now, HyperX Cloud II features a newly designed USB sound card audio control box featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, in addition to the great features and benefits of the previous award-winning HyperX Cloud headset.
Fully designed by HyperX sound engineers, the LED backlit audio control box delivers hardware-based (no drivers needed) 7.1 virtual surround sound with independent audio and microphone volume control. Gamers can easily toggle on 7.1 virtual Surround Sound with a push of a button to emulate having seven positional speakers for enhanced gaming. HyperX Cloud II is USB-powered for PC and Mac to amplify audio and voice, as well as 3.5mm stereo compatible for PS4 and Xbox One1.
The microphone is digitally enhanced with noise cancellation, auto gain control and echo cancellation via the USB sound card. Certified by TeamSpeak and Skype optimized, HyperX Cloud II provides clearer voice quality, game sounds and reduced background noise. The ear cups and headband are 100-percent memory foam to provide maximum comfort when gaming for hours.
HyperX will also launch its second gaming surface, HyperX FURY Pro Gaming Mouse Pad. Made of cloth material and soft padding, HyperX FURY mouse pads offer optimal precision, comfort and stability. HyperX FURY mouse pads are available in four sizes, and are portable and durable to suit any gamer’s environment.
“We are excited to expand our line of HyperX accessories with the new Cloud II and FURY mouse pad,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “We can now offer gamers a 7.1 virtual surround sound headset that has all of the comfort and style of the original HyperX Cloud. These two new products give gamers great sound and control so they can enjoy a fully immersive gaming experience.”
HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and gaming accessories. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack and PAX.
For more information, visit the HyperX home page.
HyperX Cloud II Features and Specifications:
· Transducer Type: dynamic Ø 53mm
· Frequency Response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
· Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
· Operating principle: closed
· Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
· T.H.D.: < 2% · Power handling capacity: 150mW · Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural · Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa · Headband pressure: 5N · Weight with microphone and cable: 320g · Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension · Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm) Microphone: · Transducer Type: condenser (back electret) · Polar Pattern: cardioid · Frequency Response: 50-18,000 Hz · Operating principle: pressure gradient · Power supply: AB powering · Supply voltage: 2V · Current consumption: max 0.5 mA · Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ · Open circuit voltage: at f = 1 kHz: 20 mV / Pa · THD: 2% at f = 1 kHz · Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1 KHz) · Microphone output: -39±3dB · Length mic boom: 150mm (include gooseneck) · Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm · Connection: single mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm) 1 Controller adapter required. HyperX can be found on:
HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx.