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Turtle Beach, ROCCAT, and Neat Deliver High-quality, Award-winning Gaming Accessories and Microphones

Leading gaming accessory maker Turtle Beach Corporation, today announced its best-selling and award-winning brands - Turtle Beach, ROCCAT, and Neat Microphones - have delivered a stellar lineup of gear perfect for gamers, creators, and artists this holiday season. "Our 2021 portfolio is undoubtedly the richest and most diverse in our history, and we're thrilled to deliver such a great assortment of groundbreaking accessories for the holidays," said Juergen Stark, Chairman and CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. "Our best-selling Turtle Beach console headsets continue to outperform the competition, while our ROCCAT PC peripherals rack up more high praise and grow share globally."

Stark continued, "Beyond our best-selling and multi-award-winning gaming headsets and PC accessories we've now also launched the Recon Controller as well as the highly sought-after VelocityOne Flight simulation control system. Both products in these new categories have seen strong reviews and editorial accolades since launching. In fact, the Recon Controller was named a Best Xbox Controller by IGN, and VelocityOne Flight received a fantastic 9/10 review in the upcoming issue of PC Pilot Magazine, a highly respected publication among flight sim enthusiasts."

Neat Microphones Reveals the Versatile Worker Bee II Condenser Microphone - Ideal for Recording and Streaming Vocals and Instruments

Neat Microphones, the innovative brand of high-quality digital USB and analog microphones from Turtle Beach Corporation, today revealed the Worker Bee II, the ideal creation tool for recording, podcasting, and streaming applications. The latest microphone added to Neat's all-new line-up, the Worker Bee II is heir to their original Worker Bee that was often noted by performers and engineers as an ideal mic for capturing richly detailed vocals, as well as the precision of plucked and percussive instruments - all at an exceptional MSRP of $99.99. The Worker Bee II launches December 6, 2021 and is available for pre-order now from participating retailers, including Amazon, American Music Supply, Sweetwater, and zZounds.

"We're extremely proud that we can deliver such an accurate recording instrument at $99.99. What the Worker Bee II hears, it reproduces truthfully," said Skipper Wise, Founder of Neat Microphones and Vice President at Turtle Beach. "We're excited to offer such a faithful sound at a high value price." The Worker Bee II's capsule captures every nuance and transient it hears, giving an open and natural sonic signature. It features solid-state cardioid condenser microphone technology with an internally shockmounted, medium-sized 25 mm capsule and discrete Class A electronics that can handle high sound pressure levels with a wide frequency and dynamic range. It sounds great on guitar amps, brass, live recordings, and drums, while retaining a level of detail that brings out the nuances in vocals and spoken voice.

Neat Microphones Unveils Bumblebee II USB Mic for Streamers, Content Creators, and Gamers

Neat Microphones, the innovative brand of high-quality digital USB and analog microphones from Turtle Beach Corporation (Nasdaq: HEAR), today revealed the Bumblebee II Professional Cardioid USB Condenser Microphone, the latest microphone unveiled as part of Neat's all-new 2021 line-up. Neat recently launched its new King Bee II XLR and Skyline USB microphone. The Bumblebee II is the latest bee to emerge from the same experts that founded Blue Microphones and have designed transformative, award-winning microphones that have changed how professional creators capture their voice, music, and more. The Bumblebee II is Neat's successor to their original acclaimed Bumblebee mic which was often cited as a top choice for consumers and professionals. The Bumblebee II improves on its predecessor's high bar by delivering even higher quality audio capture while maintaining its exceptional $99.99 MSRP. The Bumblebee II launches December 12, 2021 and is available for pre-order today at participating retailers, including Amazon, zZounds, American Music Supply, and Sweetwater.

"Bumblebee II features a 25 mm capsule - larger than any other product in its price range - that delivers full, rich sound that will set a new standard for what consumers and professionals get out of a high-performance USB mic for $100," said Skipper Wise, Founder of Neat Microphones and Vice President at Turtle Beach. "Bumblebee II is the next step in USB microphone design and is a perfect example of what you get from our team that has worked together designing microphones for decades."

HyperX Now Shipping Cloud Alpha Blackout Edition Headset

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and e-sports, today announced the HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset blackout edition is shipping now across Europe. Designed to deliver the ultimate comfort for hours of extended gameplay, Cloud Alpha leverages premium HyperX signature memory foam, an expanded headband with softer, more pliable leatherette and a durable, lightweight aluminium frame design. The headset features a detachable cable with in-line audio control allowing console gamers to adjust volume and mute microphone right on the cable.

Cloud Alpha features HyperX dual chamber technology to deliver an accurate game sound with incredible range and tone. With 50 mm drivers, the dual chambers allow HyperX to tune and separate the bass from the mids and highs, creating a dynamic sound that makes gaming, music and movies more immersive.

HyperX Ships Over One Million USB Microphones

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and e-sports, today announced it has surpassed the one million shipping milestone with its line of USB microphones. Initially introduced into the microphone market in 2019, the HyperX QuadCast USB microphone became a popular choice for gamers, streamers and influencers. As demand for microphones increased, HyperX expanded its portfolio with the customizable QuadCast S and affordable SoloCast to fulfill the need for gamers, content creators, students, and WFH pros to be heard and stay active in their communities and productive at work.

"HyperX is pleased to support a thriving community of content creators, influencers and gamers with the highest quality gaming products to meet their individual setup needs," said Kevin Hague, general manager, HyperX. "Our continued efforts have created a lineup of microphones that deliver clear and consistent sound not only for gamers, streamers, and casters, but also students and business professionals alike."

Razer Launches New Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X Professional Broadcast Microphones

Razer today announced the launch of two new entries into its award-winning family of broadcaster microphones, the Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X. The new Seiren V2 family of products are bound to become the essential centerpiece of any streamer's setup, offering premium feature sets within dynamic and condenser microphones to deliver true to life, natural audio capture.

The Seiren V2 Pro offers best-in-class rich, powerful vocals allowing streamers to showcase depth and timber in their voices, with radio-DJ tonal quality. High pass filters and analog gain limiters make sure that the microphone only captures what you want it to, naturally filtering out accidental bumps and background noises. The Seiren V2 Pro is a must-have for any streamer or digital entertainer looking to up their audio quality and showmanship.

Neat Microphones Unveils Skyline Desktop USB Microphone

Neat Microphones, the innovative brand of high-quality digital USB and analog microphones from Turtle Beach Corporation (Nasdaq: HEAR), today announced the availability of its all-new Neat SkylineTM desktop USB microphone. With daily virtual meetings, online get-togethers with friends and family, and online education becoming everyday activities, it's critical your voice is heard clearly. With the Neat team's decades-long background and expertise creating many of the world's best high-performance microphones, the all-new Skyline is designed to outperform any PC's built-in mic to ensure you sound good at home, in the office, and when learning from home.

Skyline is available in black or white and has a sleek and sophisticated shape that accents any desktop setup. Its high-quality, crystal-clear 24 bit/96 kHz digital audio makes it the perfect addition to any PC, laptop, tablet, or other compatible device with a USB input. Neat Microphones' Skyline is available now on Amazon, Sweetwater, American Musical Supply, zZounds, and other participating retailers in North America for a MSRP of $69.99. Skyline is planned to launch in select European territories in November.

Creative Announces Live! Mic M3 USB Microphone

Creative Technology today announced the release of Creative Live! Mic M3, a plug-and-play USB microphone that allows users to record and sound like professionals while streaming, gaming, or even conferencing. It sports Cardioid and Omni microphone polar patterns, studio-grade recording resolution and real-time mic monitoring, making it the perfect all-round audio input solution for content creation and better communications with any PC or Mac.

Creative Live! Mic M3 offers users greater versatility across different use cases as it is designed with two 14 mm condenser capsules for dual polar pattern types, Cardioid and Omni, which can be easily switched via the control knob. With the Cardioid pattern, it is most suitable for single-person recordings, like streaming a gameplay, as it is a front-focused mode and is best used to capture sounds made directly in front of the mic. On the other hand, the Omni pattern is an all-angle mode that works better to capture sounds equally from all directions and is great for use with groups, like a podcast recording with two or three hosts.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Moonlight White Gaming Peripherals

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an all-new gaming peripherals lineup that channels the minimalist feel of monochrome through a striking Moonlight White color scheme. The ROG Strix Scope NX TKL 80%, tenkeyless mechanical RGB gaming keyboard, ROG Strix Impact II ambidextrous gaming mouse, ROG Strix Go Core gaming headset and ROG Cetra II Core in-ear gaming headphones are all now available in North America in this stunning colorway.

ROG has a long history of weaving Aura Sync into a huge ecosystem of devices to let gamers shine a light on their personalities through their gear - but many players also seek a minimalist look. That's why the ROG color palette is expanding to include the Moonlight White series, providing a commanding counterpart to the signature red-and-black color scheme.

Razer Launches the Kaira X Gaming Headset, Wolverine V2 White, and Charging Dock

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced several new additions to its expanding console range with the Kaira X for Xbox and Kaira X for PlayStation, the Kaira and Kaira Pro for Xbox White, and Wolverine V2 White Edition. Also launching today is the Razer Universal Quick Charging Stand for Xbox, in a range of vibrant colors that perfectly match official Xbox Wireless Controllers.

"With the new Kaira X, gamers now have even more choice when it comes to picking their perfect Razer headset for either Xbox, PlayStation or PC," said Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Razer's peripherals business unit. "And with the vibrant new range of colors on the Kaira X and charging stands, and the sleek white colors on the Kaira, Kaira Pro, and Wolverine V2, gamers can be as bold and bright as their hardware."

Trust Gaming Launches the GXT 255+ ONYX Professional Microphone

Leading value-for-money digital lifestyle accessories brand, Trust Electronics Ltd, is pleased to introduce its GXT 255+ ONYX professional microphone with arm. The GXT GXT 255+ ONYX professional membrane microphone with cardioid record pattern allows users to stream content smoothly in the highest and purest sound quality, making it ideal for podcasts, vlogs, voice-overs, music recording or streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Facebook. The Trust Gaming GXT 255+ ONYX Streaming Microphone is available from Amazon for £174.99. Currently on pre order with availability from the 25th Sept.

With a cardioid audio pattern, a shock mount, zero-latency monitoring and a steel boom arm included, the Trust Onyx Professional Microphone delivers everything required for studio-quality audio recording. Plus, the adjustable LED lighting ring with six colours, brings quality recordings to life. Recording is instant and effortless with the Onyx thanks to its simple USB connection. A hub with one additional USB port is also included for extra convenience.

NZXT Announces the Capsule USB Microphone and Boom Arm

NZXT, a leading designer of computer hardware, software, and services for the PC gaming community, announces the NZXT Capsule, a high-quality USB Microphone designed for streamers and gamers to sound their best with ease.

The NZXT Capsule is a cardioid microphone that focuses on giving you high-quality audio while minimizing background noise. Cleanly designed to sit on your desk with one polar pattern to give you the best sound right out of the box and with no software needed. Allowing you to clearly communicate with your friends during intense gaming sessions or while you stream to your adoring fans all while sounding your best.

Elgato Launches Facecam, a New Premium Webcam, Alongside Four More New Products for Content Creators

[Editor's note: Our review of the Elgato Facecam can be found here]

Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for streamers and content creators, today announced the launch of Facecam, a cutting-edge entry into the world of professional-grade webcams. Facecam captures video in true Full HD 1080p60 through an all-glass studio-quality Elgato Prime lens. Equipped with a Sony Starvis image sensor that excels in indoor lighting conditions, and an optimized fixed focus, Facecam keeps you looking sharp in live streams, conference calls, online classes, or anywhere demanding high-quality HD video capture. The result is a webcam tailor-made for creating today's most professional content.

Alongside Facecam, today Elgato also launches a host of new gear to upgrade your production setup: Wave XLR, an XLR to USB Type-C microphone interface and digital audio mixer; Stream Deck, now with interchangeable faceplates, a detachable USB Type-C cable, and a beautiful new stand; and Wave Mic Arm plus Wave Mic Arm LP, two fully adjustable boom arms for optimal desktop microphone positioning.

Roccat Announces the Torch Microphone

ROCCAT, Turtle Beach's award-winning, Hamburg, Germany-based PC peripheral brand, today revealed the Torch, its first studio-grade USB microphone. Designed for gamers, streamers, and aspiring content creators, the Torch is packed full of professional-grade features, including 24-bit audio quality, a dual condenser design, latency-free Mic Monitoring, and a built-in pop filter. ROCCAT's Torch will ensure creators always sound flawless, and its stylish and intelligent design is compatible with a wide range of shock mounts, boom arms, and other accessories. The Torch microphone features ROCCAT's intelligent AIMO RGB lighting, and special lighting zones change color depending on the mic's settings. Additionally, driver-free setup makes the Torch simple to use right out of the box. ROCCAT's Torch launches August 15, 2021 for a MSRP of $99.99, and is available for pre-order today.

"The Torch's distinct look, pro-level performance, and attractive price make it perfect to grow with you as you chase your streaming and content creation passions," said René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and General Manager for PC peripherals at Turtle Beach. "Gamers watch their favorite streamers and are inspired to create content themselves, and a studio-grade microphone is no longer a luxury, it's a must-have accessory. We're excited to enter a new PC peripheral category with the Torch, and to deliver another high-performance accessory that adds to our desktop ecosystem."

HyperX Adds Pink Colorway to Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset Line

HyperX, the gaming peripherals team at HP Inc. and brand leader in gaming and e-sports, today expanded its award-winning Cloud Stinger family to include a new pink colorway. The latest Cloud Stinger gaming headset combines a fresh new pink color scheme with signature HyperX comfort, optimal audio performance and gaming-grade sound quality.

Weighing just 275 grams, Cloud Stinger brings gamers a stylish, lightweight headset with convenient features, including 90-degree rotating ear cups to provide an adaptive fit. The headset utilizes 50 mm directional drivers that position and deliver high-quality sound with pinpoint audio precision. "The HyperX Cloud Stinger headset has been well-received since its 2016 launch, bringing home many awards including the iF DESIGN AWARD," said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. "We are excited to add the pink colorway to provide users with another headset choice that offers the same great comfort and sound as the original."

SPC Gear Announces Streaming Microphone SM950 ONYX White

SPC Gear, the gaming label of the European manufacturer SilentiumPC, announces a fresh, bright colour variant of the popular SM950 streaming microphone kit. The new edition is inspired by the rare mineral white onyx, known for its exceptional durability and unique appearance. SPC Gear designed the Onyx White variants with this qualities in mind while offering directional (cardioid) characteristics, ensuring good dampening of unwanted ambient noise. High-quality components on the other hand, allow for a warm, radio-like sound. Being a Plug&Play microphone, the SM950 does not require installing any additional software and is ready to be used straight out of the box. The physical mute button is conveniently located on top of the microphone and provides visual cues when mutes. With the SM950 series, SPC Gear offers a prefect kit for every streamer, YouTuber and musician, seeking an affordable full-fledged recording setup for streaming of games on Twitch or YouTube or recording of podcasts and voiceovers.

GELID Announces the VOCE USB Condenser Microphone for Streamers

Tech innovator GELID Solutions unveils the latest USB condenser microphone kit for live streams, podcasts and video narrations. The VOCE is a product of GELID Solutions LIFESTYLE product line. The VOCE provides the all-in-one sound recording solution to stream your stories online, create audio artworks and voice your podcasts and video narrations in the most engaging way. It comes with a set of professional accessories spanning the flexible boom arm, pop filter and foam windscreen, and offers USB Plug&Play connectivity that allows you to put the microphone in work and start high-quality recordings just in seconds.

For superb and clear sound pickup, the VOCE is equipped with the 16 mm condenser capsule featuring cardioid polar pattern to suppress any noise from behind the microphone. Thanks to its precision electronic circuit, the VOCE also boasts high sensitivity, high signal-to-noise ratio and wide frequency response in the range 20Hz to 20 kHz effectively eliminating crossover and harmonic distortions.The sampling rate 16-bit/48 kHz is optimized for voice capture and delivers universal compatibility with most audio applications on desktops, laptops and smartphones. Additionally, the sturdy all-metallic build ads to comprehensive protection of the microphone core and guarantees reliable acoustic input and durable operation.

HyperX Releases SoloCast USB Microphone

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX SoloCast USB microphone for streamers and content creators. SoloCast offers Plug N Play audio recording capability and a tap-to-mute feature that indicates the mute status when the red LED is flashing. Using a cardioid recording pattern, it provides a clear sound ideal for streamers, casters, students, and working from home professionals

The SoloCast microphone offers an easy Plug N Play setup. It utilizes a cardioid polar pattern that is more sensitive to sound sources directly in front of the microphone, making it great for in-game voice chat, streaming voice audio, and audio recordings for content creation. "We are excited to expand our USB microphone line with the addition of HyperX SoloCast," said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. "We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience and expanding our USB microphone lineup with our new SoloCast brings a different option to streamers and content creators."

Genesis Announces Radium 300 XLR Gaming Mic

More and more often we create content, run webinars, while video-conferences are replacing meetings at the office. We require and expect more, also on the issue of sound. The Genesis Radium 300 300 XLR studio microphone is here to fulfill those needs. The manufacturer says that the Radium 300 XLR is a professional studio microphone. Thanks to its 30 Hz - 16 kHz frequency range and high sensitivity it provides high quality, clear sound. Its cardioid character filters background noise, recording the sounds only directed at the microphone. Parents of noisy children and owners of loud mechanical keyboards will surely appreciate this feature.

The Genesis Radium 300 300 XLR microphone is sold with a set of accessories which simplify installation and use. Its regulated, metal arm guarantees installation flexibility. Mounting the microphone from the top or down should not be any challenge. The set also includes an anti-vibration holder, a foam anti-noise cover, and a pop filter. These elements provide high quality, clean sound, which is so important for content creators and remote employees.

HyperX Launches Wireless Cloud II Gaming Headset

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud II Wireless gaming headset. Building on the legacy of the wired Cloud II's design, comfort, performance, and durability, the new wireless Cloud II headset brings a host of new features to its predecessor, which continues to outsell in the market with nearly four million headsets sold since its inception.

"Our goal was to build on the legendary comfort and sound DNA of HyperX Cloud headsets to deliver a wireless version of our best-selling Cloud II," said Larry Gonzales, V.P. sales and marketing, HyperX. "The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is designed to carry on the legacy of the original Cloud II, which was first introduced in 2015 and shook up the industry with its iconic design, comfortable fit, and best sound for a headset in its price range."

Blue Microphones Introduces Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition with Voice Modulation Effect & HD Samples

Blue, a leading innovator in audio technology and design, today announced the new Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition professional USB microphone. Developed in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition allows players to alter their voices to sound like denizens of Azeroth using the all-new voice modulation effect in Blue VO!CE. Gamers can celebrate victories, communicate with their raid group and entertain stream audiences using hundreds of HD audio samples from Blizzard's upcoming World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion and the Warcraft universe. Featuring a custom Warcraft design, Yeti X World of Warcraft Edition enables players to create a dynamic audio broadcast that elevates streams and gameplay to new levels.

"This is an exciting collaboration with Blizzard that brings the World of Warcraft universe to life with Yeti X," said Doug Sharp, Sr. Product Manager of Gaming at Blue Microphones. "Players not only get broadcast-quality audio, but can transform their voice to bring their personal creativity to their gameplay or stream. We're excited to see how gamers and streamers will use the new voice modulation effect and the Blizzard HD sample library to entertain audiences and create epic streams."

HyperX Adds New Wireless Cloud Buds to Audio Lineup

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX wireless Cloud Buds. The new Cloud Buds offers a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection using Qualcomm aptX HD and feature 14 mm drivers that deliver immersive premium HyperX sound for a range of playing and listening applications. Discrete and portable, the new Cloud Buds delivers immersive on-the-go gaming and entertainment with signature HyperX comfort and a multi-functional mic, making them a great fit for today's hybrid work and school environments that require extended hours of digital communication.

The Cloud Buds is designed with signature HyperX comfort, featuring three sizes of HyperX patented silicone ear tips to provide ultimate comfort and sound experiences on-the-go. The Cloud Buds also utilizes a lightweight, flexible neckband that features in-line mic and multi-function buttons that can be used to answer calls, control music tracks, and activate digital assistants with ease.

HyperX Releases QuadCast S USB Microphone With Dynamic RGB Lighting Effects

Underscoring an unwavering commitment to streamers, casters and work from home professionals, HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today expanded its standalone microphone line with the HyperX QuadCast S. The new QuadCast S is a USB microphone featuring stunning RGB lighting effects customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. Equipped with a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute sensor with an LED status indicator, QuadCast S delivers clear and consistent sound during streams and video conference calls.

The QuadCast S microphone offers four polar patterns - stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional - to optimize broadcast and work from home setups. In addition to an internal pop filter designed to reduce plosive sounds for clearer audio quality, QuadCast S comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5 mm headphone output for live mic monitoring.

SPC Gear Unveils SM900-series Microphones for Streamers

SPC Gear, the gaming label of the European manufacturer SilentiumPC, announces a trio of new streaming microphone kits in order to satisfy the growing users demand for complete microphones bundles with an outstanding recording quality at a competitive price point. While SM900T is based on the same microphone as the SM900 Kit, it is mounted on a foldable tripod instead of a flexible arm. The new SM950 and SM950T microphone kits are bundled with a new microphone, featuring an easy to access mute button in addition to all the advantages of the successful SM900 bundle. With the updated portfolio, SPC Gear is able to offer a prefect kit for every Gamer, seeking an affordable full-fledged recording setup for streaming of games on Twitch or YouTube or recording of podcasts and voiceover.

SPC Gear has designed the SM950(T) and SM900(T) microphones with the focus on great recording quality and outstanding practicality. All models feature the cardioid collection pattern, which is praised by the majority of users working with their own voice - be it a musician, streamer or vlogger. It allows effective elimination of unwanted background noises, resulting in authentic and crystal clear voice recording. The microphones are able to capture a wide frequency range from 18 to 21.000 Hz while maintaining 135 dB sensitivity and sampling rate of 16-bit at 48 kHz.

HyperX Releases Cloud Core Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of the HyperX Cloud Core Gaming Headset with 7.1 surround sound for PC and PS4 gamers. Expanding HyperX's impressive headset lineup, the Cloud Core Gaming Headset + 7.1 features virtual 7.1 surround sound for clear positional audio and a more immersive gaming experience. Plus, with HyperX's signature Cloud DNA, the new headset offers the comfort, durability and sound to fit a range of gaming - or today's virtual classroom meeting - needs at a competitive price point.

The HyperX Cloud Core + 7.1 features an advanced audio control box for convenient controls of headset volume, mic volume, mic mute, and an easily accessible toggle for turning 7.1 surround sound on and off. The Cloud Core Gaming Headset + 7.1 also offers multi-platform compatibility with a USB audio control box for PC and PS4 and offers a 3.5 mm connection for platforms with a 3.5 mm port.
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