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CES 2013: PDP introduces new Afterglow headsets and headphones

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PDP’s Afterglow headsets and headphones lines is about to grow. The accessories company is at CES 2013 and used it to show off the new audio accessories it has for gamers. Whether you have a PS3, Xbox 360 or iOS device, you’ll be ready with some really neat audio accessories later this year.

We’ll start with the headsets. These work with the PS3 and Xbox 360 and will be $39.99, cheaper than the usual Afterglow headsets. They’re lightweight with lights that make them glow in the dark. They go over the ear and are wired, which means they should be pretty comfortable but that you can’t play too far from your system. They also have a noise-cancelling mic that you can leave on or remove.

If you don’t want to wait for these new Afterglow headsets, you don’t have to as PDP already has other headsets immediately available in the Afterglow line. In October 2012, both wired and wireless Afterglow headsets were released that were compatible with Windows and Mac PCs as well as the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360. These can be found everywhere right now, with the wired headset going for $59.99 and the wireless for $89.99. Do yourself a favor – wait for the new line to come out in Summer 2013.

The new Afterglow CE headphones are coming in 2013 as well and seem like they could be even cooler than the new Afterglow headsets. These are available as in-ear earbuds or on-ear headphones and you can get them for any device or specifically for iOS devices. The iOS ones are much better as their lights have an option to pulsate in time with your music and will have an in-line mic and volume control. The standard Afterglow CE headphones don’t have the mic or pulsating lights. Both have cables that glow in the dark. Neither have prices yet and the iOS version doesn’t have a release window, but the general version of the Afterglow CE headphones will be released around the same time as the Afterglow headsets.

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