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Skullcandy steps up their headset game

Posted by: Jeremy at 11/30/2012 9:24 AM
This has definitely been the year of headsets in the gaming industry. We have seen a variety of high quality products from the likes of Tritton and Astro among others, and Skullcandy refuses to be left out! Hot on the heels of the release of their SLYR gaming headset, the company has released their first wireless gaming headset in the form of the Skullcandy PLYR2.

Compatable with the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, the PLYR2 boasts 2.4Ghz wireless technology for improved performance and reliability, Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound technology, and three distinct sound modes. You can order the set directly from Skullcandy’s website for $129.99 or check out national retailers such as Target and Best Buy.



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Skullcandy Announces Release OF PLYR2 WIRELESS Gaming Headset

First Ever Wireless Headset From Skullcandy Delivers Cutting-Edge Audio Fidelity, Vocal Clarity for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Mobile

PARK CITY, Utah – Nov. 27, 2012 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy PLYR2 Wireless Gaming Headset - the second in the company’s new line of gaming headsets designed to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide.  Available now, the Skullcandy PLYR2 is the first ever wireless headset developed by Skullcandy and features a host of innovations designed to deliver the best possible gaming experience through dramatically improved audio performance.  The Skullcandy PLYR2 is entirely platform agnostic providing perfectly pitched audio and crystal clear voice chat via the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and most mobile gaming solutions.

“The crossover between sport and gaming has been growing for decades and has gotten to a point where the two are nearly inseparable – gamers love action sports and sportsmen love to game,” said Nate Morley, VP Marketing and Creative, Skullcandy.  “This is why we’re developing new cutting-edge products, such as the SLYR, PLYR2 and PLYR1 which are both authentic to the Skullcandy ethos and can comfortably live and play in both worlds.”

Following on the heels of the recently released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, The Skullcandy PLYR2 takes the next evolutionary step by providing gamers with a completely wire-free gaming experience.  The innovations do not stop there as the Skullcandy PLYR2 also features:  2.4Ghz wireless technology for improved performance and reliability; Skullcandy’s proprietary Supreme Sound™ technology delivering more precise highs and deeper lows; a GMX™ Stereo Transmitter allowing for the custom balancing of Game and Voice sound; three distinct EQ3™ Sound Modes – Bass Mode, Supreme Mode and Precision Mode -- designed specifically to enhance games, movies and music; and, an adjustable boom mic with an easy-to-use flip-up mute mode.

Skullcandy’s new line of gaming headsets includes:  the studio’s first ever wireless gaming headset the Skullcandy PLYR2, which is available now in black, white and teal for $129.99; the previously released Skullcandy SLYR wired gaming headset, also available now in black, white and blue for $79.99; and, the Skullcandy PLYR1, which will become available in early 2013, featuring 2.4Ghz wireless audio and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

The wireless Skullcandy PLYR2 gaming headset is now available directly through the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com for $129.99.   Retail partners include Gamestop, Target and Best Buy online.  For more information about Skullcandy, please visit www.skullcandy.com/gaming.


About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a global designer, marketer and distributor of performance audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy became one of the world's most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide.  Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy or on Twitter @skullcandy.

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