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Cooler Master has extended its CM Storm branding into the world of gaming headsets today with the launch of the CM Storm Sirus 5.1 headset.
While being Cooler Master's first shot at a gaming headset, they look to have gone all out when running over the feature set, promising 'true' 5.1 channel surround sound with its eight internal speakers (four on each side), uni-directional mic, gold-plated USB connectors and a cool piece of supporting software included with it that CM calls the "Tactical Mixing Console", allowing players individual adjustment for each speaker and better overall control of the sound delivery, along with customized profiles being possible that better suit individual game titles.
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Since the launch of Spotify in the US is now live, Logitech have been the first to jump forward to announce that from today the Logitech Squeezebox Touch Wi-Fi music player and Logitech Squeezebox Radio Wi-Fi music player are compatible with the service in the US. In order to use Spotify with your Squeezebox Touch or Squeezebox Radio, all you require is a Spotify Premium subscription which gives you access to unlimited, ad-free access to Spotify's entire music library as well as access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers.
Using your existing wireless home network and your Logitech Squeezebox Wi-Fi music players, you're now able to access Spotify's comprehensive catalogue of more than thirteen million songs anywhere in your home.
The underdog in this fisticuffs battle of online music services [in my opinion] is Amazon and maybe they know that too which is why they were the first to launch their music service before the great Apple and Google, it nabbed them headlines and probably, groupies. This has given Amazon time to gain a customer base and do some work on their service. Amazon have since studied what Google was offering (free upload of 20,000 songs) and also Apple (unlimited storage up to 25,000 songs for $25) and decided that its own pricing scheme needed some lovin'.
Anyone who purchases MP3s from Amazon should definitely give Cloud Drive a second look: every MP3 purchase before the cloud streaming service launched can now be stored for free and all limitations on music uploading have been removed from paid members. Upon launch, Cloud Drive offered five Gigabytes of free storage to users and the option to upgrade was there. 20GB for $20, 50GB for $50 and so on up to 1000GB. All new MP3s purchased through Amazon are able to be stored for free without counting against that total, but the allowance didn't apply to previous purchases.
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Our Deal of the Day today is the Cowboom - Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset - $7.99 + $5 Shipping.
Offer: This Plantronics M100 is an awesome bluetooth headset with great reviews. Some reviewers call it one of the most comfortable headsets ever! The M100 typically goes for $40+, but it's just $7.99 + $5 shipping today!
Wireless headsets on the Xbox 360 seem to only be taking off now, like somehow companies are just seeing the Xbox 360 on the shelves and decide it's a gaming platform that deserves an expensive headset. Today is no different with Microsoft teaming up with Tritton (Mad Catz) to produce a series of cobranded headsets which have unrivalled integration with the Xbox 360, including such things like on-screen battery status and a 100-percent wireless headset with both game audio and chat.
First up we have the Warhead 7.1 and Devastator taking up the premium wireless headset spots and the entry-level wired solution coming in the form of the Detonator. All three headsets feature 50mm drivers, but it's only the Warhead 7.1 that includes support for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Headphones. Both the Devastator and the Detonator only support stereo audio.
Computex Taipei 2011 - We met up with Juno from Sharkoon where we were introduced to an upcoming prototype gaming headset for the Xbox 360 console.
It's still a very early sample right now and doesn't even have a marketing name yet, but it looks to have the goods with a small Dolby Digital amp box that plugs directly into your console. From there a wireless audio signal is sent from that box to another small box that sits with you and what the headsets plug into.
Cables have not been completely removed, but much flexibility and freedom is added. Basically you only have a short cable that runs from one of the boxes that sits near you which provides the Sharkoon headset with power and virtual surround sound capabilities.
Thanks for modeling for us Juno - did you guys really need to hire those (additional) booth babes? :)
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Google I/O: Google is set to launch its cloud-based music service at Google I/O in a few hours and all of this without the approval of the major music labels and publishers (oh snapz! as the great Shane Baxtor would say).
Google are set to offer roughly as much as Amazon do with their music service and should offer a service that loads copies of music that users already own into an Internet-based server, which from there, lets users stream the songs over the Web and onto Android-based devices. Google did have grand plans which involved cooperation from music labels but they have hit a brick wall. Instead, Google decided to launch a service with cut-down features over not having a music service at all.
Without the license, what limitations does this service have? Well, Google won't have the power to sell songs to consumers. Of course this might all change in the future and for now, this is better than nothing.
Google are going to be offering an invite-only beta tomorrow, which will offer users to store up to 20,000 songs without charge.