What you need to know
Logitech has teamed up with Blue Microphones, one of the most well-known names in microphone tech, for a newly refreshed Logitech G Pro X headset. Debuting alongside a cheaper upgrade to the base Logitech G Pro headset, the $130 G Pro X features "Blue Voice" tech that Logitech built in concert with Blue Microphones.
The pitch is this: serious gamers and esports pros want serious control over how their voices sound. So, working with Blue, Logitech built several professional effects into its G HUB software to let you do just that.
"BLUE VO!CE microphone technology gives you a choice of real-time voice filters to reduce noise, add compression and de-essing, and ensure that your voice sounds richer, cleaner, and more professional," Logitech says, claiming that you'll get "consistent, studio-quality" sound by tweaking the settings in G Hub. That's a bold claim, but it's one that could win the attention of streamers, professional gamers, and your average joe if it holds true.
The base G Pro model doesn't come with the new Blue Voice tech, but that keeps its price much lower at $99. Outside of that difference, both headsets sport a new look and frame with aluminum and steel throughout. And if you're one for looks, the revamps are arguably much more stylish than the 2018 G Pro headset.
The earcups pack memory foam, as has become standard on a ton of gaming headsets out there. Inside, you'll find a set of 50 mm drivers that push the headset's sound. The microphone and and two-meter cable on both models are also removable.
The Logitech G Pro and Logitech G Pro X will hit stores on July 25, according to their Amazon listings. If you're eager to check them out yourself, you can currently preorder the G Pro for $100 and G Pro X for $130.
Logitech's updated G Pro headset now comes in two flavors, with the new G Pro X delivering granular control over how your voice sounds, thanks to a partnership with Blue Microphones.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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