SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the Elite 800 wireless surround sound headset for the PlayStation®4 is now available exclusively at U.S. Best Buy stores and online at BestBuy.com. The Elite 800 is the first and only console gaming headset with active noise cancellation, and joins the recently launched Turtle Beach Stealth 500P as the only DTS Headphone:X 7.1 channel surround sound headsets for the PlayStation® platform. Customers who purchase the Elite 800 are eligible to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program, which includes a range of benefits and member-only events. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio brand of Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR).
"The Elite 800 is a completely new design that was engineered from the ground-up to be by far the most advanced wireless gaming headset on the market," said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. "We are pleased to bring gaming enthusiasts a new standard in wireless gaming audio along with the benefits of our Elite membership program."
Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets.
A completely reimagined preset system allows DTS surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music using presets developed by Turtle Beach. Presets can be customized and managed using a new companion app. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look.
Rocker plate controls make using features easy, and keep the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customize the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables and the rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of playing time. High-performance Wi-Fi ensures an interference-free wireless experience, and Bluetooth connects the Elite 800 to mobile devices for phone calls, music and more.
The purchase of any Elite gaming headset includes the opportunity to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program. Membership benefits include discounts, a two-year extended product warranty, a light-weight member hoodie, a membership card, early access to Turtle Beach news and product information, a trial Twitch Turbo membership, and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at gaming events. The Turtle Beach Elite Program is only available to participants who reside in markets where Turtle Beach Elite products are sold. Additionally, specific program benefits vary by market and will also be subject to local restrictions.
"The Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program is a unique offering for tournament professionals and competitive gamers," said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. "We look forward to providing members with one-of-a-kind opportunities and special benefits."
The Elite 800 will launch in certain international markets on November 4.
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About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (TurtleBeachCorp.com) designs audio products for consumer, commercial and healthcare markets. Under the brand Turtle Beach (TurtleBeach.com), the company markets premium headsets for use with video game consoles, including officially-licensed headsets for the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation®4, personal computers and mobile devices. Under the brand HyperSound (HyperSound.com), the company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and healthcare. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol NASDAQ: HEAR.
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