Sony Computer Entertainment today announced the ship date and some hardware specs for its PS3 Bluetooth Headset. Available in North America on October 14, the Bluetooth Headset has been designed exclusively with the PS3 in mind.
With that said, Sony has taken into account various features to enhance voice chat during online multiplayer gaming. The Bluetooth Headset will initially be available in the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation bundle for $59.99. It will be available as a standalone peripheral shortly thereafter for $49.99.
The Headset will be ergonomic and fit comfortably on each ear with an easily accessible mute button. The included charging cradle will allow for charging as well as storage. The Headset will also be (as expected) compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and audio devices.
A PS3 system software update slated for release this fall will unlock several advanced features that will differentiate the Headset from any other products currently available. You can read the full list of firmware updates here.
The key feature enabled by the firmware update is High-Quality (HQ) mode, which utilizes advanced wireless technologies and the Headset’s dual-microphone design to enable clear and wide-band wireless voice communication with the PS3.