After a 9 year hiatus, Alienware is getting back into gaming headsets

Ahead of E3 2018, Alienware has announced a new lineup of PC gaming peripherals, including its first gaming headset release since 2009. 

After such a long wait, you won’t not have to contain yourself for much longer, since the headset is set to become available on June 11 for a substantial £176.75 ($229).

Thankfully that premium price delivers premium features, including a 2.4Ghz wireless dongle that’ll connect the headset to your PC (although a 3.5mm jack is also included), and support for Alienware’s AlienFX lighting system (read: you can program its RGB lighting using Alienware’s own software).

Not that you’ll particularly want to use this RGB lighting, as it strips a massive 6 hours of the headset’s battery life. Leaving it off will net you 15 hours of usage, which isn’t too shabby at all.

Adding to the battery savings, the microphone turns on and off automatically as you swivel it in front of your mouth.

After nine years it’s good to see Alienware back in the headset game, and it’s managed to catch up nicely with all the latest features we’ve come to expect from headsets.

That said, there’s a lot more competition in the gaming headset space in 2018 than there was in 2009, so Alienware will have to deliver on audio quality if it wants to stay relevant.

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