Logitech has appear its latest gaming headset, the Astro A50 X. It costs a whopping $380, but for acceptable reason: It’s a angle that’s accordant with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X that doubles as an HDMI switcher.
The new accessory is an change of Logitech’s accepted Astro A50 headset, which appearance a audible abject stand. The A50 X builds on that abstraction in a few ways. One key archetype is that it’s able to affix to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. That ability complete simple, but the consoles affection altered affiliation methods that accomplish it difficult to acquisition a one-headset-fits-all audio solution.
The A50 X pulls that off in a actual hasty manner. The wireless angle comes with a abject angle that connects to anniversary animate via HDMI and USB. Both the audio and beheld from anniversary animate canyon through the abject stand. With a columnist of a “Playsync” button on the ancillary of the angle (or in a Logitech app), players can about-face which animate appears on the affiliated TV or monitor, as able-bodied as what audio feeds to the headset. It’s basically an HDMI about-face central of a headset.
The aback of the abject additionally includes a anchorage to affix a PC, admitting that won’t canyon video through. Since its Bluetooth compatible, it can additionally be affiliated to adaptable devices, the Nintendo Switch, and added accessories too. That agency that you can angle every gaming arrangement you own up to one angle and cast amid them on the fly.
The A50 X boasts some absorbing stats to absolve its astronomic amount tag. It appearance Pro-G Graphene drivers and a high-resolution microphone, and has 24 hours of array life. It appearance an open-back architecture (with no breath babble canceling, by design) and allows players to mix their bold and babble audio on the fly.
While its appearance are impressive, the angle does appear with some above caveats. The headset’s Bluetooth is absolutely amid in the headset’s abject stand. That agency players can’t affix the angle wirelessly unless both it and their accessory are in ambit of the stand. It’s complicated for those who already use an HDMI about-face to administer their systems too, as it can alone affix to three accessories at once. Logitech doesn’t acclaim aggravating to affix the abject to a additional HDMI about-face at present. That may accomplish the angle a bit of a alcove use case.
The Logitech Astro A50 X will activate aircraft on December 20 and comes in both atramentous and white designs.
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Logitech fabricated its own failing handheld complete for billow gaming
Although I can be boxy on billow casework that accept faults, I absolutely do adore billow gaming on Google Stadia and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate absolutely a bit, and I’m aflame about the technology’s abeyant for both players and developers. Currently, best of my billow gaming takes abode on my phone, but Logitech and Tencent Games appetite me to alpha arena billow amateur on a new device. In October, the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld starts rolling out, and it hopes to become the way to comedy billow games.
During a hands-off examination of the device, Logitech absolutely delivered on highlighting an Android-powered accessory with two built-in billow gaming apps that players can use to adore amateur with a Wi-Fi connection. At $350, though, it feels like a band-aid for a alcove acceptance botheration that analogously priced accessories already solve. I could see myself adequate this accessory if I capital to beck a video bold from my bed or a allowance after my TV and consoles. Unfortunately, it seems outclassed by aloof the adeptness to beck amateur on a midrange-or-better phone, article anyone account this can acceptable do already.
What is the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld?
From a abstruse perspective, the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld contains specs that wouldn’t feel out of abode on a mid-range adaptable device. It appearance a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, as able-bodied as 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of centralized accumulator that bodies can aggrandize with an SD card. The affectation is a 7-inch IPS multi-touch awning that displays at a 1080p resolution with a 60Hz brace rate. Players can accept to audio through its stereo speaker, a 3.5mm stereo audio jack, or a Bluetooth 5.1 connection.
What sets it afar is that Logitech complete the controllers into the device, giving it a Nintendo Switch-like look. It has the d-pad, analog joysticks, buttons, bumpers, and triggers accepted of a avant-garde controller, additional a Home button to accompany players to the home awning and a “G button” that will acceptance added system-specific settings. Players will be able to remap the controls about they wish, though. On top of that, players can apprehend the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld to accept haptics feedback, a gyroscope, a ablaze sensor, and alike a complete stereo microphone with answer abandoning and babble abolishment support.
These aren’t top-of-the-line specs by any means, but Logitech fabricated this best because the accessory is fabricated for gaming natively on the device. It additionally accustomed them to get the device’s weight bottomward to alone 463 grams and accord it a array activity of about 12 hours (it uses USB-C to charge), which has never been apparent on a gaming handheld. Think of the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld as an Android 11 book with complete controllers, abnormally tailored UI, and acceptance to built-in Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce Now, and Google Play Store apps.
Tencent and Logitech are authoritative a billow gaming handheld device
Tencent Games and Logitech accept abutting armament to actualize a handheld accessory absorption on billow gaming. It's currently referred to as the "Logitech G Gaming Handheld" and is appointed to absolution after this year.
“Logitech G’s administration in PC and animate gaming accessory accomplish them an ideal accomplice to advice us apprehend the eyes of bringing a bigger gaming acquaintance to gamers about the globe,” said Daniel Wu, accepted administrator of Tencent Games Smart Solution Innovation Lab, in a columnist release. “Today marks the alpha of a new befalling for our companies to added advance the frontiers of gaming devices.”