MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Audio-Technica has a brand new headset on shelves and Calibur11 charges up its PS4 Battery Pack
Audio-Technica ATH-PDG1 Gaming Headset
Complementing its ATH-PG1 closed-back counterpart, Audio-Technica’s ATH-PDG1 gaming headset features an open-back design.
This means that the headphones exhibit a more natural and spacious sound, which is claimed by Audio-Technica to be the optimum preference for first-person shooters and adventure games.
The open-back profile should also improve air flow, keeping players’ heads cool during long sessions.
Inside the two ear cups sit large 40mm drivers and lightweight copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils, meaning that users should be able to hear more delicate noises.
This is supplemented by an aluminium honeycomb casing, which contributes to the improved audio quality. Comfort is boosted by soft leather earpads and lightweight headbands.
A flexible ‘gooseneck’ boom microphone is included for chatting during online gaming sessions. This is joined by an in-line remote featuring mute and volume buttons.
Three detachable cables for connection to various different audio sources are included.
The 1.2m boom-mic cable is suitable for use with PC and PS4. An additional 2m extension cable with two 3.5mm plugs is suitable for a microphone and audio port set-up on PC.
Meanwhile, a 1.2m cable with in-line controller and microphone allows connection to a mobile device.
The headset can be used on Xbox One when paired with the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adaptor.
Release Date: Out Now
Contact: 0113 277 1441
Calibur11 PS4 Battery Pack
For players gaming on PS4 who find their controller just doesn’t have enough battery life, Calibur11 has a proposed solution.
The accessories firm’s PS4 Battery Pack clips onto the back of the standard DualShock 4 pad, adding extra longevity to the controller’s integrated rechargeable power.
Available in both black and white colour schemes to complement two tones of Sony’s official peripheral, the plastic addition has a power button and charging port on the top of its design. It is also branded with the Calibur11 logo.
The high capacity device is claimed by Calibur11 to approximately double the DualShock 4’s battery life. A USB charging cable is included.
Release Date: May 29th