At CES 2022, gaming peripheral manufacturer HyperX unveiled a wireless version of their famous Cloud Alpha headgear. However, the absence of cables isn’t the most remarkable feature. The headset, according to HyperX, has a battery life of up to 300 hours on a single charge. That’s a total of 12 1/2 days of juice.
The extended battery life seems to be its main selling point, with HyperX saying that it has the longest battery life of any wireless gaming headset on the market. It remains to be seen if it can live up to that billing, but it’s definitely in the race. Most of these headsets last for 20 to 40 hours before having to be recharged.
Except for the battery pack, this Cloud Alpha headset is almost identical to its wired counterpart. DTS X surround sound, a noise-canceling detachable microphone, and smaller twin-chamber drivers are all included. Given the battery, it’s a little heavier, but it still weighs in at 11.8 ounces.
The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headphone will be available in February for $199.99 (about £147 / AU$ 274).
For a fantastic headset, there’s a terrific fee.
The Cloud Alpha has established itself as a go-to budget headset. We thought the Cloud Alpha headset was one of the finest gaming headphones in its price range in our evaluation. Add in a few audio enhancements and long battery life, and you’ve got a winning combination.
Of course, the major issue is whether HyperX will be able to produce a headset with 300-hour battery life. It’s a lofty task, and without further information from the manufacturer on how they accomplished a longer battery life without sacrificing weight or sleekness, we’ll have to wait till we get our hands on the kit to make any conclusive judgments.
HyperX is working on a few other projects as well. It also revealed the Cloud II Gaming headset at CES, which has an audio control box for customizing its 7.1 virtual surround sound and will be available for $100 in March. It also announced the Clutch Wireless Gaming Controller for PC and Android, which will be available in March for $50, as well as the new Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse, which will be available in February for $80.
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