Game forever with this 300-hour battery wireless headset
HyperX's new Cloud Alpha Wireless headset just keeps going and going
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During CES 2022, HyperX—a well-known gaming peripherals company acquired by HP in June of 2021—announced the Cloud Alpha Wireless gaming headset, a wireless version of one of our favorite gaming headsets. Its claim to gaming fame? An unheard of 300 hours of battery life.
Expected to debut in February for $199.99, the Cloud Alpha boasts the longest battery life of any headset in the gaming ecosystem (at time of writing, anyway). Considering most gaming headsets top out around 30 or 40 hours of battery life, HyperX's claim of a battery that lasts almost ten times that long on a single charge is pretty exciting.
Featuring the DTS Headphone:X immersive audio format and custom-designed dual chamber 50mm drivers, the Cloud Alpha Wireless is slimmer and lighter than its wired forebear while boasting similar levels of comfort and sound fidelity. You're also getting a detachable noise-canceling microphone (with LED indicators) and ear cup controls. And while you'll need to charge the Cloud Alpha Wireless for almost five hours to top up its considerable battery, unless you game with unbelievable endurance it sounds like you'll only need charge it up once a week if not less.
HyperX also debuted the Clutch wireless (Bluetooth) gaming controller, the company's first ever wireless or wired gamepad for both PC and cloud gaming, with expected availability in March for $49.99; the Pulsefire Haste wireless gaming mouse, with expected availability in February for $79.99; the Alloy Origins 65 mechanical gaming keyboard, with expected availability in February for $99.99; the Cloud II gaming headset, with expected availability in March for $99.99; and the Cloud Core gaming headset, with expected availability in January for $69.99.
We can't say for sure that the Cloud Alpha Wireless will be the answer to all your endless gaming dreams until we get it in for testing, but so far it's one of the gaming peripherals at CES 2022 that's definitely worth keeping an ear on. Stay tuned to Reviewed for all of our coverage of CES 2022's exciting new products and gadgets.