Skullcandy cuts the cord with new product: Is their digital agency is next
Steve’s breakdown: Companies on the move always are on our radar. That’s what Skullcandy is doing with the launch of this new flagship product. This also give you a great reason to call about their digital account. At least that’s what I’d be doing.
Like other headsets in this line, the Plyr1 (pronounced “player one”) is designed for casual gamers. At $180, it’s more expensive than rivals, but it does offer a few advantages.
For starters, the headset is wireless, which means no cables snaking across the floor. This allows you to roam while playing without fear of tripping over or pulling out a cable (a feat I’m apt to do). The controls, easily accessible on the right ear cup, include a switch that allows customization of the mix of chat and game. And the adjustable microphone mutes when flipped up.
But the best benefit is the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, typically found in high-end gaming headsets. The Plyr1 delivers clear, immersive sound through a wireless audio transmitter that plugs into your console (Xbox, PS3 or PC). The range is great, certainly larger than the size of my living room, and the transmitter doubles as a stand to recharge the headset.
Three equalizer modes offer distinct sound levels. The precision mode is great for third-person shooters because it helps pinpoint sounds around you. The bass mode offers plenty of boom without being overpowering, and the supreme mode is a balance between the two.
The Plyr1 has a comfortable, snug fit that allows for hours of game play, but there is no audio jack, so you cannot plug it into a smartphone or tablet. Available in black or white, the Plyr1 will be sold exclusively at Best Buy for two weeks, then at other retailers.
The Plyr1 is a step up for casual gamers who want better sound but aren’t ready to make the jump to a high-end headset.
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