THERE were two big product announcements made by HyperX today, and both are available right now. HyperX are bringing a new USB microphone onto the market called the HyperX SoloCast as well as re-releasing their HyperX Cloud II headset. But only this time they’re making it wireless. The original Cloud II was a success when it came out in 2015 so it’s no surprise that they’re bringing it back.
“The HyperX Cloud II Wireless headset is designed to carry on the legacy of the original Cloud II, which was first introduced in 2015 and shook up the industry with its iconic design, comfortable fit, and best sound for a headset in its price range.” Said HyperX.
The wireless HyperX Cloud II comes with virtual 7.1 surround sound, a detachable noise-canceling microphone, 20m wireless range and up to 30 hours of battery life. It’s been made compatible with PC, PS4 & surprisingly the Nintendo Switch. However Next Gen consoles, specifically the Xbox family, unfortunately miss out.
The HyperX SoloCast USB microphone joins the HyperX microphone family alongside the recently launched QuadCast S. Once you plug it in, you’re good to go. The SoloCast works with major streaming programs like OBS and Streamlabs as well as being TeamSpeak and Discord certified. Unfortunately, the Xbox family and Next Gen consoles miss out again as it’s only compatible with PC/Mac and PS4.
“We are excited to expand our USB microphone line with the addition of HyperX SoloCast,” said HyperX. “We are always looking for new ways to deliver an amazing user experience, expanding our USB microphone lineup with our new SoloCast brings a different option to streamers and content creators.”
The HyperX Cloud II Wireless is available for AUD$299/NZ$322 and HyperX SoloCast USB microphone sells for AUD$109/NZ$125.