Astro Gaming new product line-up! – Nave360


Published on October 30th, 2010 | by Sebastian


Astro Gaming new product line-up!

Astro Gaming has recently unveiled their new product line-up, and my first impressions from just looking as t the Press Shots are just mouthwatering.

First new product is called MixAmp™ 5.8, Its a wireless MixAmp for those gamers that like to be active when they’re playing games such as Guitar hero, Rockband, or just those who aren’t sitting near their console.

Here is Astro’s official description of the product

The ASTRO MixAmp™ 5.8 easily turns any wired headset into an amazing wireless surround sound experience. Just connect your headset to the Receiver (RX) unit, kick back and enjoy 7.1 channel Dolby® Surround Sound via a secure 5.8GHz wireless connection. Featuring Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) pairing and fully compatible with the Xbox 360 and the PS3, the MixAmp™ 5.8 can support up to four simultaneous users depending on your configuration.

The MixAmp™ 5.8 retains many of the features of the original award-winning ASTRO MixAmp™, including game/voice balance control and Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound (TOSlink optical only), all packed into a compact wireless form factor. Operating at the 5.8GHz frequency, the MixAmp™ 5.8 is all but immune to any “noise” or interference from other wireless devices. The new MixAmp™ 5.8 also features a Bass Expander mode – which injects a subtle subwoofer effect into the soundstage. With all of these features the ASTRO MixAmp™ 5.8 is the ultimate home audio solution for gamers.

You can see full MixAmp’s features below

  • Make Any Wired Headset Wireless – Works with ANY headset, provided the headset can handle the amplification. Pro-tip: ASTRO headsets work best.
  • Wireless 5.8Ghz Frequency – Avoid the crowded 2.4GHz spectrum (many game controllers, phones, wireless routers, operate at 2.4GHz) and rise above the noise with 5.8 GHz wireless technology.
  • 7.1 Dolby ®Surround Sound – Fully supports Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound so you can hear games as the game developers intended.
  • Point to Multi-Point Connection, supports up to 4 RX units – Watch movies, listen to music and game wirelessly with up to three of your friends.
  • Tuned with ASTRO Audio™ – Best of the award winning Astro MixAmp™ DNA, perfectly tuned specifically for gaming and media.
  • Signature ASTRO MixAmp™ Functionality – Control your game-to-voice balance via ASTRO’s pioneering MixAmp™ technology, the industry standard for personal audio control

Astro’s second new product is called ASTRO A*STAR™. It has been designed to play your favorite games, music, videos and voice on the go. It comes with a handy carrycase and as you can see above, looks absolutely awesome, a must-buy for most Astro fans

Here is Astro’s official description of the product

The bold design of the ASTRO A*STAR™ In-Ear Headset is the ultimate in hack-n-slash combat; featuring an in-line medallion with mic, volume dial and answer/hang up button, flat tangle-resistant cables, a PC splitter, three sizes of ear gels and a handy carrycase. Inspired by the light-weight materials and aggressive forms of high performance headgear, the A*STAR’s will cut through the noise, fully extending your audio arsenal to play your favorite games, music, videos and voice on the go

And full features below

  • ASTRO AUDIO – Featuring 9mm drivers and 20 – 20,000 Hz frequency response range, the A*STAR’s have been engineered to deliver clean, clear sound at every frequency, optimized for handheld gaming devices, mobile phones and media players.
  • Medallion – The A*STAR’s control center includes a high performance mic and easily accessible controls for call answer/hang up, play/pause, mic mute and volume control.
  • Flat Cables – Durable, highly-conductive, with the added benefit of resisting tangles.
  • Windshield for Mic – Have a crystal clear conversation while braving the blistering winds.
  • Carry Case – Multi-function pocket-size soft case to comfortably hold your A*STAR’s along with a portable audio or mobile phone device.
  • Optional Upgrade – The A*STARs headset work great by itself on portable gaming systems or mobile devices, but need to be teamed with a MixAmp for online console play.

I’m not sure what you think, so please comment below and let us know. For me these new Astro products just show how much talent Astro has, I’m looking forward to having a go with these new Astro products in the future.

Here are the official photos of the new products

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