Sony has announced that it will release a combo headset and remote control for Sony PSP. The headset also sports a flexible arm mic on a ear hook headset as seen on the picture above. Although Japanese users will wait for a while, US customers will be able to get their hands on a system as early as next week and also can pre order from Amazon now. This kit will cost $29.99.
SECJ Press Release;
Tokyo, May 2, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, today announced that it would release "Headset with Remote Control"（PSPJ-15012）for the slim and light PSP® (PSP-2000) in Japan on June 19th, 2008 at a recommended retail price of 3,800 yen (including tax).
The sleekly designed ear hook headset helps to provide a comfortable and stable fit, applying a black color for remote control harmoniously arranged with headset. Adopting a flexible arm microphone allows users to easily adjust it to optimum speaking position in order to enjoy voice features incorporated in game titles(*1) as well as Skype™(*2) features in clear sound.
SCEJ will deploy various measures to meet users’ demand and vigorously promote the expansion of PSP platform as an innovative handheld entertainment system.
※1 To use Skype on PSP with the combination of this headset, Skype account, “Memory Stick Duo”, Internet connection are necessary. And PSP system software must be version 3.93 or later.
※2 This headset can be used for"TALKMAN"series and "P-kara "for PSP.
|Product Name||Headset with Remote Control|
|Recommended Retail Price||3,800 JP Yen (Including tax)|
|Launch date||June 19th, 2008 (Thu.)|
|Remote Control||Play, Pause, FF, FR, Volume +/-, Hold switch|
|Compatible PSP model||PSP-2000 series|
※ Headset can be used for PSP-1000 in combination with PSP-1000 series remote control.