Just when I thought a wireless gaming headset from Sennheiser with 100 hours of battery life is cool, wait until you hear this. HyperX has just announced a world’s first 300-hour wireless gaming headset: the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless. It offers DTS Headphone:X and utilises new-and-improved, custom-designed Dual Chamber Technology with slimmer HyperX 50mm Drivers.
The charge time is around 4.5 hours to get from 0 to 100% so you can do that overnight when the battery is running low (which is going to happen rarely). With the microphone attached, the headset weighs 335 grams so it’s definitely not the lightest headset but not the heaviest either. Even the Cloud II Wireless I reviewed last year weighs around 300 grams.
Apart from the exciting, new, wireless gaming headset, HyperX also announced the HyperX Clutch wireless gaming controller, Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse, Alloy Origins 65 mechanical gaming keyboard (with HyperX Red and Aqua mechanical switches), Cloud II wired gaming headset, and Cloud Core wired headset with DTS Headphone:X audio.
The HyperX Clutch wireless controller provides support for Android devices via Bluetooth 4.2 and also wireless via 2.4GHz wireless receiver. It also supports wired gaming through USB to the PC, and comes with a detachable and adjustable mobile phone clip that expands from 41mm to 86mm. The built-in, rechargeable battery offers up to 19 hours of battery life on a single charge. Perfect for desktop and mobile gaming.
The Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse takes the design cue from the original, wired Pulsefire Haste I reviewed last year with its ultra-light honeycomb hex shell design for quick movements and increased ventilation. It features up to 100 hours of battery life on a single charge with six programmable buttons, TTC Golden micro dustproof switches rated for up to 80 million clicks, and also an IP55 water resistant rating.
The HyperX Alloy Origins65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has that compact, ergonomic factor on the desk, along with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch for longevity. It utilises premium double shot PBT keycaps for durability and each key is backlit too with an exposed LED design for brighter illumination.
And lastly, two wired gaming headsets: HyperX Cloud II with 7.1 virtual surround sound on 53mm drivers and Cloud Core for a more immersive in-game audio experience thanks to DTS Headphone:X for 3D audio spatialisation within.
They will be available here in Australia soon. No pricing or exact dates have been given at this stage but will keep you updated.