The gaming industry has been a real catalyst for the computer peripheral industry, which has recently spawn a number of interesting products. Such is the case with one of the younger companies in this field, namely Roccat
, which has noticeably extended its portfolio since we last had a chance to test one of its products.
If you take a look at the company's website, you'll notice that the outfit is now ready to provide you with an extended offer of gaming mice, keyboards, gaming audio peripherals and other gaming-focused products. With that it mind, we can certainly say that Roccat is ready to seriously compete with some of the more established players, such as Logitech or Razer.
On that note, we have recently been granted the chance to play a while with one of its latest products, one that was launched back in late November, this year. We are talking about the Roccat Kave, a 5.1 Surround Sound headset that has been specifically designed for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts looking for a high-quality audio solution for their powerful computer systems. Unlike most gaming headsets that were previously outed on the market, the new Roccat Kave does provide users with a number of interesting features.
We will be detailing these features later on in our review, but for the time being, we would like to talk a little about our first, hands-on experience with the headset. As you will see from the pictures in the gallery, this headset is rather large, compared to other solutions currently on the market. The overall design of the new Roccat audio solution is enabled by the pairing of 40mm speakers with two vibration units, which basically makes this headset relatively large and somewhat heavy.
Nevertheless, after a bit of getting used to them, you will find yourself in front of a command panel that will let you tweak various settings that will enable you to enjoy a better audio experience in both gaming and multimedia applications. This is one of the cool things you'll notice about the Kave, as a feature that sets it apart from competitive products. But that's not all, especially if you are into all the geeky stuff and cool design.
All and all, we were quite anxious to put the Kave through its paces, going from gaming to music and movies, on the preset configuration or manual settings. Now, without further ado, we shall get into the specifications of the unit and our experience with Roccat's gaming gear.