Turtle Beach® Brings the Noise to PAX East This Weekend with First PX5 and P11 Headsets Available for Walk-Up Purchase

- PX5 User Portal Launches Today with Preset Manager Software and Over 40 Presets Ready for Download

Boston, MA and Elmsford, NY, March 9, 2011– Turtle Beach, the leader in gaming headsets, has announced new chapters in the ongoing story of the incredible PX5 programmable wireless surround sound headset.  The PX5’s retail availability, online user portal, PX5 Preset Manager software and live retail sales at this week’s Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East in Boston (March 11– 13, Boston Convention&Exhibit Center, booth # 730) are the culmination of multiple PX5 elements that Turtle Beach has been working on since early this year.

Available today for online order via the Turtle Beach website ( www.TurtleBeach.com), the new PX5 and P11 headsets will be available in major game and electronics retail stores such as Best Buy (US) and Future Shop (Canada) by April 3, 2011. In addition BestBuy.com and Amazon.com both have pre-order and online sales efforts underway. 

- Purchase a PX5 at PAX East

Those coveting PX5s and headed to PAX East will have an advantage this weekend as Turtle Beach will offer a limited number of PX5s for first purchase in the Turtle Beach Gaming Headset Pro Shop at booth # 730, for $249.95 with a free Turtle Beach t-shirt included ($20.00 value). PAX East attendees can bypass online orders and shipping times, to be the first to get their ears on the next generation of gaming headsets this weekend.  More information on the PX5 can be found here: www.turtlebeach.com/PX5 .

Attendees will also be among the first to take home the company’s other hot new release, the P11 amplified stereo gaming headset for PS3, which is available now for sale online at the Turtle Beach store and at many top retailers for an MSRP of $59.95. More information on the P11 can be found here: www.turtlebeach.com/P11 .

PAX East atendees will enjoy a fun show and many great product demos and bonuses inside the Turtle Beach booth and its Gaming Headset Pro Shop. With the exception of the PX5, all headset models will feature a PAX East special discount of 20% off. Whether to purchase a new headset or just get in on the fun, show-goers should be sure to stop by the Turtle Beach booth. There will be special tournaments and cool activities happening every day. Prizing will range from Turtle Beach t-shirts to our most popular headsets– including the Ear Force PX5. Attendees can try their luck with Turtle Beach’s one armed bandit, with winners walking away with cool swag and surprise gifts, including headsets.  Even if lady luck is not on their side, visitors can have their photos taken with one of the Turtle Beach ladies, for post-show tagging and retrieval via the Turtle Beach Facebook page.

- PX5 User Portal Goes Live

The Turtle Beach website is now the home of the PX5 User Portal, where registered PX5 owners can access an ever-growing database of downloadable presets for the PX5. In addition, the portal will offer helpful hints, FAQs and host the PX5 Preset Manager software. This proprietary software allows users to connect their headset to their PC and upload/download custom presets directly. In addition, users will be able to create their own presets which they can then upload to the PX5 User Portal to share with the community. Feel free to visit the portal here: www.TurtleBeach.com/Customize

For media information or to schedule a PAX East meeting please contact John Kopp:  john.kopp@highroad.com, 917-443-5711.

- Key features and user benefits of the PX5 Presets Manager:

·         Allows for easy display, organization and management of downloaded and user created presets

·         Microphone frequencies can be adjusted for high/low pitched voice modulation for in-game chat

·         Dynamically control incoming chat, microphone monitor, and game volume.

·         noise gates on the mic, filter out undesired noise to allow for true silence

·         Download new firmware and voice prompts.

·         Restore the headset to factory defaults should one go a bit to far in trying to extend the headsets capabilities

·         The PX5 Preset Manager is a standalone, Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible software product that has no impact upon game software code. 

·         All preset files are stored either in the headset or locally on the users’ PC.

About Turtle Beach

Turtle Beach ( www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for personal computer and video game platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for XBOX 360® and PlayStation®3 video game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach’s Ear Force X41 wireless headset is Official XBOX Magazine’s "2009 Peripheral of the Year .” Turtle Beach, headquartered in Elmsford, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today’s PC audio industry.

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Media Contact:

For Turtle Beach:

John Kopp

High Road Communications

John.kopp@highroad.com

917-443-5711

Alex Ryan

High Road Communications

alex.ryan@highroad.com

Desk: (415) 318-4062 


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