Mad Catz Announces E.S.Pro 1 Tournament Grade Gaming Earbuds

Ear buds traditionally don’t come with the best sound quality and that is why most people opt for the larger full-size version in order to get that satisfying sounds. Mad Catz latest offering looks like it could mix that up a bit with the release of a the new E.S.Pro 1 gaming earbuds with tournament-grade quality, as they call it.

The E.S.Pro 1 uses larger than usual 13.5mm speakers to deliver better sound than conventional ear buds with an increased bass response and clearer highs. The ear buds feature two different microphones and you can use whichever you prefer and switch as you wish. There is the simple and discreet in-line microphone and there is also a removable omni-directional boom microphone that is ideal when chat is of primary importance.

The 2-meter long cable features an easy to reach remote control unit that allows you to change the volume, mute the chat, and control the track selection for your music pleasure. The In-line microphone also features automatic noise and echo suppression.

 

The added size requires a good fit and the E.S.Pro 1 come with soft-rubber support arms that are designed to gently fit inside the ear and prevent the earbuds from falling out during heated gaming sessions. To aid with comfort and acoustic isolation, the E.S.Pro 1 also comes with optional earbud attachments designed to fit virtually any size ear.

The new Mad Catz E.S.Pro 1 gaming earbuds are expected to ship in January 2016. Included in the package are a standard 3.5mm cable and PC audio adapter that allows you to connect it with almost any audio device from PC over mobile to gaming consoles.

ZOWIE GEAR Releases EC1-a and EC2-a Mice

Listening to users feedback, ZOWIE GEAR released updated mice in the form of the EC-1A and EC2-a. The new mice keep the same shape and size as the original EC mice, but got an upgrade in the form of an Avago 3310 sensor and a new coating. The new coating is the same premium finish used on the FK and EC eVo CL lines, and the choice is based on user feedback and sales numbers that make it the most popular.

“The idea of the EC Series carrying the AVAGO 3310 (EC1-A & EC2-A) was developed and tested in early September, 2014. It was my decision not to launch this new series. We have started to receive many emails from players regarding this product and this made me realize that I had made a huge mistake by ignoring those who were in need of what they loved. I would like to apologize to those people who have supported the EC series. ZOWIE GEAR will continue to offer a variety of products, happy gaming,” Vincent Tang, CEO for ZOWIE GEAR.

The two mice are the same except for the size difference. They have 5 buttons and a 4-step adjustable DPI setting, a lift-off distance of 1.5 to 1.8mm and a 2 meter cable.

Specifications

  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Plug and play – no driver needed
  • Perfect lift-off distance: Only 1.5 ~ 1.8 mm
  • 24-step scroll wheel
  • DPI ( Dots Per Inch ): 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
  • Adjustable USB report rate 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
  • Connector: USB
  • Buttons: 5
  • Length of cable: 2m / 6.6 ft
  • Operating system: Win2000/XP/VISTA/7/8, Mac OS X v10.2 after

ZOWIE GEAR said that they would announce an availability at partner shops through their Facebook page, but some retailers have it listed too. From those listing the mice will go for €59.99 and be available on February 6th.

Thanks to ZOWIE GEAR for providing us with this information