Xbox gets phone-answering headset

Microsoft will be releasing a brand new headset for use with the Xbox360, but the beauty of this one, is that it’s Bluetooth enabled.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth (image: Microsoft)

The headset will allow users to communicate with their friends over Xbox Live, but with the Bluetooth built-in, they will also be able to answer calls from their cell phone.

Calls can be answered with just the “flip of a switch”, and the headset is rather unique in the sense that there is no such other product on the market.

“The Xbox 360 headset features Noice, Echo and Wind-noise cancelling technology for crystal clear audio, whether talking to friends on Xbox live or on the phone. It has up to 8 hours of talk time, and 300 hours of stand and comes with a USB Xbox 360 charger,” GamingZap wrote.

The headset also allows gamers to seamlessly switch between Xbox Live and their phone, and the Ear Gels and loop design make this headset built for comfort.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset with Bluetooth is due to be launched on 4 November 2011.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor