As of right now, the new HyperX Cloud Flight S is officially shipping in the United States. It’s $159, and its available from Amazon and Best Buy. The headset is an enhanced version of the HyperX Cloud Flight, and it’s compatible with both the PC and the PS4.
Features-wise, they’ve dropped the wired connection option and lighting, but added built-in surround sound virtualization, Qi Wireless Charging, and the enhanced game/chat balance control pad and mic monitoring system from the recent HyperX CloudX Flight.
I’ve got a review unit on the way to me right now, and my review will be live this Friday, February 28th. I think wireless charging is overdue in the gaming peripheral space, and I hope the trend keeps going so my desk can shed a few USB cables.
Here’s HyperX’s full press release, if you’re interested:
HyperX Now Shipping Cloud Flight S Wireless Gaming Headset with Qi Charging
Cloud Flight S Gaming Wireless Headset Features Qi-Certified Wireless Charging, HyperX Signature Comfort and 30 Hours of Battery Life
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif — Feb. 24, 2020 — HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX Cloud FlightTM S wireless gaming headset is now available and shipping. This new gaming-grade wireless headset offers complete freedom with free-standing Qi-certified wireless charging(1) and up to 30 hours(2) of battery life. Broadcasting at 2.4 GHz, Cloud Flight S provides an immersive in-game audio experience with HyperX custom-tuned virtual 7.1 surround sound(3) and 50mm dynamic drivers with crystal-clear highs, mids and lows.
Sporting a closed cup design with 90-degree rotating ear cups, Cloud Flight S offers adjustable steel sliders on its headband, pliable leatherette and plush memory foam for signature HyperX comfort. The PC, PS4TM and PS4TM Pro ready headset also includes a detachable microphone with an LED mic mute indicator and built-in mic monitoring and features intuitive earcup controls to adjust game and chat volume, which is customizable using HyperX NGENUITY software.
“As the wireless gaming peripheral market continues to grow, we are excited to start shipping the first gaming headset that supports Qi wireless charging,” said Nate Almond, audio business manager, HyperX. “Cloud Flight S is a great wireless headset for people wanting high-quality audio and the freedom and flexibility to play without cables.”
HyperX recently expanded its Qi-certified wireless charging products with the release of two additional Qi- based products: the Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse that offers up to 50 hours of battery life(4) on a single charge and ChargePlay Base Qi wireless charger that can simultaneously charge up to two devices(5). These products offer wireless charging convenience to the world of gaming and expand wireless flexibility.
The HyperX Cloud Flight S is available for $159.99 MSRP in the U.S. at Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com. For more information on the HyperX Cloud Flight S and global availability, please visit the HyperX Cloud Flight S product page.
Cloud Flight S Specifications:
Part Number HX-HSCFS-SG/WW
Headphone Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets Type: Circumaural, Closed back Frequency response: 10Hz–22kHz Impedance: 32 Ω Sound pressure level: 99.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz T.H.D.: < 1% Weight: 310g Weight with mic: 320g Cable length and type: USB charge cable (1m)
Microphone Element: Electret condenser microphone Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling Frequency response: 50Hz-18kHz Sensitivity: -40.5dBV (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
Battery life2 30 hours
Wireless Range(6) 2.4 GHz Up to 20 meters
(1) Qi wireless charger sold separately (2) Tested at 50% headphone volume (3) Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect output as a 2-channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones (4) Battery life varies based on usage and computing conditions. (5) Included AC Adapter supports 2 devices up to 10W per pad (up to 15W total when charging 2 devices). Your device may have additional charging limitations. (6) Wireless range may vary due to environmental conditions
About HyperX HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers — high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads — to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 65 million memory modules and 10 million gaming headsets worldwide.
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