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PS3 Bluetooth Headset Going Slim

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A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.


Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.


The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.

As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model. No word on a release date, but we've asked Sony and will update if we hear back.

Below is a comparison between the new headset, on the left, and the old, on the right.

Illustration for article titled PS3 Bluetooth Headset Going Slim

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While I had no issue with the free Jabra earpiece that came with Warhawk,

overall when I feel the need to chat online I prefer the wrap-around-the-back "can" style stereo headsets with large soft foam pads. (Easy on the ear skin/cartilage).

I have a great Kensington model that is LOUD as all fuck (with nice on-board volume controls) based on the size of the speakers/battery in it and doesn't press into the top of my ear with a sharp thin plastic bit.

Though, while I love the option being there - in general I have little desire to chat with most people in the types of online multiplayer games, and I specifically resent those that have open annoying, shouting conversations with their friends/family/husbands/wives/children while playing online, and people who pump music through their mics should be dragged out to the street and beaten with wet noodles.