Microsoft unveils Bang & amp; Olufsen headset for Xbox platforms

Adrian Ovalle
Microsoft has unveiled the Beoplay Portal headset for Xbox platforms. The headset is made by the Danish tech company Bang & Olufson.

The Beoplay Portal can be connected via 2.4 GHz WiFi connect to Xbox Series X and S and Xbox One, but also works on PC and other devices with support for bluetooth 5.1 and aptX Adaptive, a bluetooth alternative from Qualcomm.

According to Microsoft, the headset lasts 12 hours when used on Xbox consoles and takes about 3 hours to charge. Via Bluetooth, the battery life must be twice as long.

The Beoplay Portal also contains a ‘virtual microphone arm’, with which it records speech without an actual microphone arm. Furthermore, users can adjust the sound of the headphones via the accompanying Bang & Olufson application, including special settings for shooters and RPGs.

The headset costs so ‘ n 499 euros and is the first product in the Designed for Xbox line, Microsoft says. Products in the line have specific features and extras for Xbox consoles.

The Beoplay Portal is available from today.

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