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While we focus a lot on PC and gaming products, I do try to keep an eye out on a variety of different technologies. One of those technologies that we have seen pop up from time to time but has never made it into gaming products is bone conductive audio. A lot of you might remember the jawbone as an example but I also remember a company that I saw at CES back in 2013 called Aftershokz and their headsets for joggers. Well during the holidays as usual as I’m getting spammed with CES emails an email from Aftershokz caught my eye because they introduced a new gaming focused model called the Aftershokz Gamez. While im not a fan of the use of Z’s in the brand and model name I did want to check it out and see what the tech and the product was all about. After spending time with them today I’m going to sit down and go over how they performed so check it out.

Product Name: Aftershokz Gamez

Review Sample Provided by: Aftershokz

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon link: HERE

 

Specifications
Speaker type bone conduction transducers
Frequency response 20Hz~20KHz
Sensitivity 100 +_ 3dB
Microphone -40dB +_ 3dB
Bluetooth version v4.0
Compatible profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Wireless range 33 ft (10m)
Battery rechargeable lithium ion
Continuous play 6 hours
Standby time 10 days
Charge time 2 hours
Weight 1.45 oz (41g)

 

Posted: 20 Jan 2016 17:05 by Deb0 #37574
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These are the kind of interesting innovations I like. The status quo for so long has been noise cancellation and putting yourself in a bubble but sometimes you need to be able to hear other things besides whats coming out of your computer. I agree with Rop on these being perfect for us LAN staffies.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 16:02 by Ropplestiltskin #37573
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I may look in to getting a pair for the Lan Parties they look intresting.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 13:19 by garfi3ld #37571
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Today I check out a wireless headset that uses bone conductive tech to get the sound to you. Check it out

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