HP announces world’s first headset with earcup cooling technology

Along with the new HP OMEN 15 laptop, HP today also announced new OMEN accessories targeting gamers. The most interesting accessory is their new headset. The new OMEN Mindframe is the world’s first headset with active earcup cooling technology. This cooling technology is expected to increase comfort of gamers during periods of extended gameplay.

OMEN Mindframe Features:

  • Stay Frosty: Controlled with OMEN Command Center software, this patented active cooling solution is designed with a thermoelectric device inside the earcup that conducts heat from the acoustic chamber towards the outside, so gamers can keep cool and focused in tense situations.
  • A Luxurious Fit: Comfort remains top of mind with a self-adjusting lightweight suspension headband that creates even weight dissolution. Soft leatherette ear cushions offer pillow-like relaxation.
  • Tactical Immersion: Harness realistic positional audio and 3D spatial awareness with DTS Headphone:X and 7.1 virtual surround sound to track every enemy footstep.
  • Command, Conquer, Customize: Give out clear communication with a noise-cancelling unidirectional microphone that instantly mutes when flipping it up, unmutes when folded back down, and adjusts quickly with a volume knob on an earcup. Rock any color with RBG lighting and effects that can be edited and controlled through OMEN Command Center software.
  • Cross-Platform Support: When not gaming on a PC, take advantage of the USB 2.0 Type-A connector to jam with other USB-enabled mobile devices.

The new OMEN by Mindframe Headset is expected to be available in second-half 2018 and HP didn’t announce any details on the pricing of this headset.

The new OMEN Sequencer Keyboard comes with optical-mechanical switches for great responsiveness. Read about its key features below.

  • Lightning-Fast Response Times: Revel in industry leading optical-mechanical Blue switch technology that provide a 0.2ms response time, which is approximately 10x faster13 than traditional mechanical switches, giving gamers the best of both worlds through the tactile feel of a mechanical switch and the input recognition speed of an optical key.
  • Rapid Adjustments: A visually striking red metal volume roller bar and dedicated media keys allow for audio changes at a moment’s notice.
  • Colors that Define: Find a color for any theme with individually backlit RBG LED keys capable of 16.8 million color options, all with unique effects and customizable within OMEN Command Center.

The new OMEN Sequencer Keyboard will be available in July for a starting price of $179.99.

The new OMEN Reactor Mouse comes with new features, including an industry-first aluminum metal USB cable that helps reduce kinking and commands attention. Read about its new features below:

  • World-Class Input Recognition: Click lag is a thing of the past thanks to word class optical-mechanical switch technology with light beam detection enabling a 0.2ms click response time on left and right buttons, for speeds that are a whopping 3x faster than a traditional mechanical mouse switch.
  • Quick and Accurate: Outfitted with the most advanced esports-grade 16,000 DPI optical sensor, gamers gain a massive edge where reflexive speed and precision matter most.
  • Customizable Comfort: A carefully designed ergonomic shape perfected for esports incorporates rubber grips on both sides combined with an adjustable palm rest height balanced on a metal coil to generate a variety of palm rest positions for comfortable gameplay.
  • Keep it Colorful: Create a personal touch by way of customized lighting and effects for two programmable RGB LEDs through OMEN Command Center software.

OMEN Reactor Mouse will be available in July for a starting price of $79.99.

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