The headset, which is their new top of the line, boasts a number of solid features, with the most notable being a charging dock. Taking a page from Astro’s popular A50 wireless headset, the RIG 800 PRO can be placed inside the dock to charge it between play sessions, in addition to housing the dongle needed to connect to a console.
In addition to wireless functionality and charging dock, RIG 800 PRO also boasts the following features:
Charge anywhere: The new multifunction base station that allows you to conveniently dock and charge your headset.
Unleash 3D audio: AccessDolby Atmos® for Headphones instantly when you connect the wireless adapter or base station to your Xbox®.
Long battery life: Similar to its predecessor, the RIG 800 PRO has up to 24-hours, lag-free wireless audio with secure connection to your console.
Wireless excellence: Up to 30 ft / 10m of wireless range with a dedicated 2.4GHZ radio frequency.
Premium audio: 40mm, high-sensitivity drivers with low frequency resonators that reinforce base and reduce distortion.
RIG signature style and comfort: The RIG 800 PRO features RIG signature self-adjusting head strap with small, medium or large sizing allowing for the perfect fit every time, and a flexible, durable headset frame that is virtually unbreakable.
A fan favorite feature: Noise-canceling mic with flip-to-mute function for focused gameplay.
On headset controls: On-ear volume, game/chat balance and mic monitoring controls.
StayFocused: Sound-isolating ear cups block noise and keep you focused.NACON Press Release
Since this is a wireless model, it comes in a couple different versions. For PlayStation gamers there is the RIG 800 PRO HS, with Xbox getting the RIG 800 PRO HX model. There are also plans to release a PC model, ARIG 800 PROHD, which is set for release sometime later this year.
To go along with the announcement, NACON Head of Development for RIG, Jack Reynolds, had the following to say:
We set out to deliver a serious upgrade to the popular 800 Series with the new PRO edition. We’ve added a unique charge dock with a removable USB wireless adapter while maintaining the $149.99 price tag.
The new 800 PRO Series gives players the audio performance they need to improve, compete and win at an incredible price.NACON Press Release
Those interested can purchase RIG 800 PRO for $149.99 at a variety of retailers today.