Headphones have been pretty much the same for years. Of course, we have had dollops of new features that improvised on their predecessors but nothing that was as outlandish as the HP Mindframe Headset. HP’s new Mindframe Headset has come up with a ‘cool’ new way to keep your ears from sweating throughout the gaming sessions. The Mindframe Headset comes with an active cooling feature that is aimed at keeping your ears cool.
How do HP Mindframe Active cooling headsets work?
HP claims to have achieved this by baking in the Mindframe features thermoelectric coolers (TEC) into the ear cups. This makes use of a mechanism wherein heat is absorbed when an electric current passes across the junction also known as the Peltier effect. The TEC has been in use to cool computer peripherals for quite some time, but this is the first time it has been used in a headphone. The necessity for innovation apparently arose when 46 percent of gamers complained about discomfort due to heat on the gaming headsets.
That apart, the HP Mindframe headset also offers 7.1 surround sound, RGB LEDs, DTS Headphone:X surround sound and a microphone mute toggle. The power required to drive the headset is drawn from the Type-A USB connector. HP has already obtained a patent, and the Mindframe Headset should be compatible with a majority of smartphones out there.
To make it easier for the gamers, the HP Mindframe can also be controlled via the Omen Command center. Well, the flip-side is that the company is yet to announce the pricing and the availability details for the Mindframe, this means you can help but wait for the uber cool headset to be released.
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