HyperX, the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, has announced that it has come to an agreement with Microsoft to become an officially licensed headset partner for the Xbox One gaming console. The first Xbox One headset by the company is the HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset which is set to ship late in Q2 of this year. The HyperX CloudX expands on the HyperX Cloud PC series, and plugs directly into Xbox One controllers with a 3.5mm port.
The HyperX CloudX is based on the award-winning HyperX Cloud II design, and brings a new level of audio performance to console gamers, delivering every gunshot, explosion and dialogue in crystal-clear sound via large 53mm drivers. The HyperX CloudX Xbox One headset also has convenient in-line volume controls and uses memory foam ear cushions as well as a soft leather-padded headband with custom stitching for enhanced comfort and style. With an over-the-ear, closed-cup design, ambient noise is blocked out for a more immersive game experience. The headset will also feature a detachable microphone and will come with a hard shell carrying case to protect the headset when traveling or not in use.
“We are proud to work with Microsoft on its Xbox One gaming platform and bring our headset expertise to the console world,” said Anders Willumsen, general manager, HyperX Division. “We have always known we would enter the gaming console market since releasing our first headset for PC gamers almost two years ago. There are natural synergies between our two companies as HyperX has a strong PC presence and the Xbox One console provides deeper integration with PC gaming via the Xbox App on Windows 10.”
Further product details, including price, will be provided when it ships in late Q2.