One of the minor annoyances that plague every modern console is the lack of native support for Bluetooth audio. This is due to all of them using Bluetooth for their wireless controller interface. Thus, that’s left manufacturers to think of creative ways to go work around this hurdle. That’s exactly what Asus has managed to do with its upcoming ROG Strix Go headset, which has been dubbed as the “First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch”.
This headset makes use of one of the USB ports on the Switch’s dock for its wireless receiver. That will then shoot the audio signal from the console to the headset. This receiver can also be used in handheld mode to keep the wireless audio action going while on the move. Speaking of taking it out-and-about, the headset can also be folded up for easy storage.
The headset itself sports 40mm drivers with an “airtight chamber design” and an “AI-powered noise-canceling microphone”. The headset will last 25 hours on a single charge, which is about what you can expect from a typical wireless headset. Asus boasts that the headset has passed Hi-Res Audio certification, which it claims a regular Bluetooth headset “cannot”.
Asus has not yet revealed the price or release date yet.