Wireless headsets are rarely on a gamer's radar. Creative thinks its new World of Warcraft Wireless Headset can change how gamers view cordless audio.
Wireless headsets have been around for years, but rarely do they appeal to the hardcore PC gaming crowd. If you take a look at almost any PC gamer's rig, including my own, you’ll find a headset, for sure, but it is most-likely a wired version from a company like Razer, SteelSeries, Astro or any of the dozens of manufacturers who occupy the marketplace.
This includes Creative Labs, which has long crafted headsets just for the gamer crowd. The Fatal1ty line has made a name for itself over the last year or two (the MK. II earned praise from me just a few months ago), and since Creative and its Sound Blaster brand are nearly synonymous with sound cards, the company is in a position to market gaming headsets to the same crowd that is buying it’s PC hardware.
So, what do wireless headsets and Creative Labs have in common? A brand new headset designed for the PC gaming crowd--specifically the 12 million-plus World of Warcraft players around the world. The World of Warcraft Wireless Headset is looking to change the way gamers think about wireless headsets. Tom's Guide tested a review unit fresh off the production line.
As of now, the few gaming-oriented wireless headsets are mediocre at best, and are often overlooked because the need simply isn’t there. If you are a big enough PC gamer that you’re looking into gaming-specific periphery, then you probably have a mid-tower case sitting on or below your desk, and you have plenty of room for a wired mouse, keyboard and headset. That said, let’s see what kind of argument the WoW headset makes for wireless.