Plantronics Brings PC Games to Life with RIG Surround at Gamescom 2014

  Plantronics Brings PC Games to Life with RIG Surround at Gamescom 2014

 Dolby® 7.1 Surround Sound headset offers full-featured audio controller and
                          peerless audio performance

gamescom 2014

Business Wire

COLOGNE, Germany -- August 13, 2014

Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today
announced two new PC gaming headsets, RIG Surround and RIG Flex at Gamescom
2014, the world’s largest event highlighting interactive games and
entertainment. The new headsets will be showcased at the Plantronics
MarketPoint Pavilion 18, and on the show floor in the ESL ZONE in Hall 9 in
Salon C-054a, and will be available worldwide for Holiday 2014.

“PC gamers know they can rely on Plantronics to deliver premium gaming audio
and headsets that can take on serious gaming sessions,” said Dorothy Ferguson,
head of global marketing at Plantronics Gaming. “RIG Surround takes everything
PC gamers love about Plantronics headsets – performance audio, long-wearing
comfort, form perfectly suited to function – and takes everything a step
further, offering a feature-rich premium gaming audio system at an
unbelievable price.”

The successor to the top-selling^1 and critically-acclaimed GameCom 780, RIG
Surround raises the bar for wired PC gaming headsets. Offering Dolby® 7.1
Surround sound and signature Plantronics audio precision, RIG Surround will
get your adrenaline pumping with totally immersive positional audio. Chose
from three EQ settings: Pure for improved voice clarity, Intensify for bass
and mid-range boost, and Seismic for earthshaking bass without rumbling or
distortion. RIG Surround includes a full-featured audio controller allowing
for a totally customizable auditory experience, allowing gamers to connect to
a smartphone or tablet to mix in a custom gaming soundtrack, or stay connected
to their apps and notifications when engaged in a marathon gaming session. And
with a touch of the toggle, switch the mic from game to side chat to amp up
your strategy. RIG Surround will be available this holiday season for $99.99,
£89.99 and €99.99 (MSRP), making premium gaming audio more accessible than
ever before.

Plantronics is also introducing RIG Flex, a lightweight stereo headset for PC,
Mac and mobile devices. The 40 mm speaker drivers deliver Plantronics audio
performance with sharp highs and deep bass, and the noise-canceling boom mic
ensures crystal clear chat and voice commands. Swap out the boom for the
inline mic and take RIG Flex out of the house for music and gaming on the go.
The cushioned headband and padded earcups make for hours of comfortable wear
while gaming, watching movies or relaxing with music. RIG Flex will be
available this Fall for $79.99 USD, £69.99 and €79.99 EUR (MSRP).

Plantronics Gaming offers a range of audio peripherals at a range of price
points to meet the needs of every gamer, whether they play on mobile, console
or PC.

At Gamescom 2014, attendees will be able to experience RIG headsets at
Plantronics booth (C-054a) within the ESL ZONE, the PlayStation® booth and the
MarketPoint meeting room area (Hall 4.2 A021 Pavilion 18).

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and
consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating
innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified
communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver
uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service.
Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911
dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for
those on the frontline. For more information, please visit
or call(800) 544-4660.

1) By unit volume according to the NPD Retail Tracking Service.

Plantronics and RIG are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics,
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Lerin O’Neill, 831-458-7595
Senior Manager, Public Relations
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