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PlayStation Bluetooth Headset: "Behind The Scenes" Info

By now, you savvy consumers have already learned all about the official PlayStation Bluetooth headset that's coming this fall, so you know about the early facts: it's coming with SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation, it's coming as a standalone peripheral with a Mute button and a Charging Cradle, and it will even work with your Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. But you don't know everything yet.

Sony Product Manager Anand Agarwal posted more behind-the-scenes info on this nifty unit over at the official PlayStation blog. These new features will be delivered via firmware update for the PS3 this fall, which means that update is gonna be hugely anticipated. You can see the entire list at the blog, but here's the quick summary- the headset will boast "High-Quality (HQ) Mode," which will "take advantage of advanced voice technologies," the PS3 will "display an in-game status indicator" that will only work with this headset, and the headset will even act as a desktop microphone while charging! Man, all this stuff just sounds so appealing, and we can't wait until that firmware arrives to bring this headset into the limelight even further.

You can nab the official PlayStation-branded Bluetooth headset if you purchase the Confrontation bundle for $59.99, or you can simply pick up the standalone peripheral for $49.99. These come in mid-October along with the launch of the game.

9/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Affliction17
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 10:19:56 PM
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Yeah,this headset is just great and gives you another reason to pick up socam not that you needed and extra one,but still this headset is a hell of alot better then the one that came with warhawk.

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 10:21:12 PM
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I decided to get this, because my old headset broke lol ironic.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 10:30:11 PM
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This headset is amazing, and with the Socom bundle you just can't miss

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LightShow
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 11:01:16 PM
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This sucker looks a LOT more useful then that Jabra that was packed in with Warhawk...

maybe this one will stay in my ear...

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 11:06:28 PM
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Man 10 bux difference? Hell yea you guys better get this game. Only 10 bux, you get the game AND the headset. HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 @ 11:36:27 PM
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Wow Socom will a $10 dollar game if you purchase the bundle or the headset will $20 dollars if you purchase the bundle. Wrap your head around that!!! LOL

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Willcome2Urf
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 1:45:28 AM
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buy the game even if you dont like it, keep the headset, trade the game in, make profit.

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GamerKid123
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 2:56:54 AM
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Yeah, the warhawk one sux, it only really works for warhawk and no other game.

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kj313
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 4:53:31 AM
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Yeah what is that sayin bout SOCOM????? Collectors edition video games cost a hell of a lot more than this bundle. I never liked Socom but I guess I'll have to try it now, its a good deal.

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firehahahahaha
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 5:16:38 AM
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I wish they had this one out around the time warhawk came out. I'll probably pick this up eventualy, it looks really nice

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zeborn13
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 9:44:17 AM
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Cannot wait until this thing comes out becuase im tired of that bulky headset im stuck with now,you know, the one with the wire that connects into your USB port, ha ha

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snglbck26
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 10:47:53 AM
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Damn you Playstation. You're making me a poor man.......but I'm having fun.

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Jizmack
Thursday, September 04, 2008 @ 9:56:48 PM
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I'll be picking it up along with socom.

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WATSHAPPENIN25
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 @ 4:59:23 PM
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i cant beleive its only a ten dollar difference. i wonder how good the game is going to be if they can sell it for $10.

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PaiNT_kinG
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 @ 1:07:46 AM
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the smart choice would be to buy the bundle!

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