Inspired by the headsets worn by some professional helicopter pilots when the perform whatever magic keeps those things from plunging into traffic, Razer’s new BlackShark gaming headset sets itself apart from other gaming headsets by not looking like a toy. Seriously, look at this thing.
I actually tried on a pair of these back during E3, only then the wires were orange and the product was a Battlefield 3-branded affair. colour change aside, wearing it made me feel more like a chopper pilot and less like a dork in a chair (my default state). I spontaneously sprouted a mustache, aviator glasses and a ball cap. I am not lying (he is lying a lot).
The sound isolation in the set is just superb. I wore it for the remained of my Razer appointment at E3, and can’t recall a single thing that was said to me after I put it on. It’s probably due to those hard plastic ear cups, like a pair of enormous shiny beetles burrowing into your ears, laying eggs of sweet, sweet sound and larva.
I am not good with analogies. Also, the boom mic is detachable, like a thing that comes apart from a larger thing.
The Razer BlackShark sells for $US119.99, which isn’t bad at all compared to the price of a helicopter. You should go look at it.
And I promise that if you get one and it doesn’t make you feel like a helicopter pilot, I will personally sit in my chair and wonder what the hell that has to do with me.