Razer aims to set the bar for console headsets with the Thresher Ultimate

Gaming hardware specialist Razer has unveiled its new Thresher Ultimate wireless headsets for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at E3 2017. The peripherals are being billed as the most reliable and best sounding wireless headsets ever made for consoles.

The Razer Thresher Ultimate headset offers up Dolby 7.1 surround sound through its beefy 50mm drivers to ensure that gamers are fully engrossed in the experience. It’s apparently capable of the highest audio bandwidth on consoles, meaning that it can produce higher highs and lower lows than any other headset on the market. It’s said to be ultra-reliable, with a connection range spanning 40 feet.

The headset has been built for comfort, with memory foam built into each leatherette ear cup to ensure that it stands up to long gaming sessions. Users can also outfit the peripheral with special ear cushions that are infused with cooling gel.

The Thresher Ultimate is outfitted with a retractable digital microphone that will help players deliver crisp, clear communication with their friends and rivals. Mic volume can be controlled directly from the headset, with the PlayStation 4 version also featuring a method of adjusting game and voice chat balance, while the Xbox One version features a master volume dial.

“We are taking our expertise in designing the very best PC gaming hardware into the console arena,” said Min-Liang Tan, the company’s co-founder and CEO. Razer is best known for its PC peripherals, but it seems to be making a concerted effort to branch out into the console market.

Pre-orders on Razer’s Thresher Ultimate headset are now open, with the device set to launch worldwide in July 2017 at a price of $250. The peripheral comes packaged with a stand and its own audio base station.

The headset is set to be released for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, with the latter version confirmed to be compatible with Project Scorpio. In addition, both variants are fully compatible with the PC.


These are the best video games you shouldn't leave 2018 without

Developers showed up with a number of amazing games this year. Each capitalized on something unique but there's always one that outdoes them all. Here are our picks for the best video games of 2018 and game of the year.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best true wireless earbuds around.

How do Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X compare to each other? We find out

The Nintendo Switch is innovative enough to stand apart from traditional consoles, but could it become your primary gaming system? How does the Switch stack up against the Xbox One?

Check out the best Xbox One deals and bundles for December 2018

Microsoft's consoles are just as capable of streaming movies as they are of playing the latest games. Check out our top Xbox One deals and bundles, which include new and upcoming triple-A games like Battlefield V and Fallout 76.
Home Theater

Wireless headphones are finally awesome, and these are our favorites

Between sleek form factors, prime audio quality, and the freedom of untethered listening, there has never been a better time to pick up a pair of wireless headphones. These are the best ones currently available.

Xiaomi’s Gamepad 2.0 turns the Black Shark into a mini Switch

Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi has introduced the Gamepad 2.0 for its Black Shark gaming phone that launched earlier this year. The new gamepad is similar to the Switch Joy-Con, with one piece attaching to each side of the phone.

Skateboarding legend says ‘Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam’ will appeal to his fans

Tony Hawk's Skate Jam is now available for free on iOS and Android devices, and Digital Trends had the chance to talk to the legendary skater about its development and how it captures the magic of his best games.

Cops called to handle ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ noise end up playing the game

A group of friends were playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch when cops arrived to respond to noise complaints from neighbors. In an unexpected twist, the officers ended up playing the game, too.

The third DLC for ‘Spider-Man’ swings onto PlayStation 4 next week

The third part of Spider-Man's episodic DLC, Silver Lining, releases on December 21. The episode focuses on Silver Sable and Hammerhead, and it includes three new suits for Peter Parker.

Spawn creator suggests the antihero could appear in ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

Spawn creator Todd McFarlane hinted that the comic book antihero could join the cast of Mortal Kombat 11 during a Reddit AMA. Spawn previously appeared in SoulCalibur II on the original Xbox.

Hey, Sony! If you make a PS2 Classic, it needs these games

158 million PS2 consoles were sold worldwide during its lifecycle, making it the most successful video game console of all time. It was hard, but we narrowed down the PS2's vast library of games. Here are the best PS2 games of all time.

Grabbing a Switch for the holidays? Here's what you need to know to play online

If you want to play online multiplayer on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Here's what you need to know about Nintendo Switch Online, from price to features to the awesome library of NES games.

You're not a true fan without these Nintendo Switch exclusives

Who doesn't love a good Nintendo game? If you're looking for great first-party titles for your Nintendo Switch, take a look at our list of the very best exclusives available right now.

Check out the best deals from GameStop’s Game Days Sale

GameStop has hundreds of games available for discounted prices between now and December 25 as part of its Game Days Sale. We checked out the deals and have rounded up all of the best Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One deals here.