Sony unveils new wireless PS3 headset

Not content with having your Bluetooth headset pull double duty for both your phone and PS3? Sony has just the thing for you, having  just unveiled their new PlayStation 3 branded Wireless Stereo Headset. The wireless headset is expected to cost around $99.99 and is due to hit North American stores this September.

Featuring 7.1 virtual surround sound, the headset is like wearing a home theater audio system on your head, without the worry of waking your neighbors/roommates/significant other/parents/etc… –  except when you want to watch a Blu-ray movie, as surround sound on those discs are not supported by the device. But when you’ve got a retractable mic for when you are going solo offline – or just don’t feel like talking – and some comfy oversized earpads to minimize ear fatigue, who wants to watch movies anyway?

Sony’s made connecting the headset to your PS3 easy peasy, too. The headset comes with a USB wireless adapter for quick plug-and-play action. Changing the volume and/or muting the mic is similarly worry-free, with a simple tap or swipe of the finger on the headset.

With E3 fast approaching, it’s a safe bet that these will be seen quite a bit around anything PlayStation 3 related.