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Probably the lightest gaming headset in the world

ROCCAT(TM) Vire - Mobile Communication Gaming Headset

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) ROCCAT(TM) , the young Hamburg-based manufacturer of professional gaming accessories, produced an input device in 2008 in the form of the ROCCAT(TM) Kone Gaming Mouse that is right at the forefront of the global premier league of gaming mice. With the Vire Mobile Communication Gaming Headset, ROCCAT will be presenting in June what is probably the lightest gaming headset in the world. The smart in-ear headphones are equipped with an in-line microphone making them a real multi-talented performer. Using the accompanying adapters, the Vire can be used for gaming on the PC or handheld console, for mobile comms using a cell phone or for enjoying music while on the move on an MP3 player.

Ultra-lightweight gaming headset

Following a trend set in Korea, a world leader in professional gaming, ROCCAT's offering in the form of the Vire will be the first headset to combine earphones and a microphone - and which can be connected not only to cell phones, but to PCs as well. Korean pro-gamers, particularly strategy gamers such as Warcraft3 gamers, are already using earphones themselves in professional tournaments as they find normal headphones too heavy and warm. ROCCAT is addressing this trend, and going one step further: it has developed an ultra-lightweight in-ear headset which combines a set of earphones and a microphone, and which can be used with a wide range of devices.

Yoan 'ToD' Merlo (France): "For a professional WC3 gamer, functionality and mobility are the most important features. The Vire is the first headset that combines earplug technology with a microphone for PC gaming. Before, I always needed a separate mic, but thanks to the ROCCAT Vire that's a thing of the past. Particularly wicked is that it is working with my iPhone®. Anywhere I go, I always take the Vire with me."

(Successes to date: #1 WGT Beijing 2008 | #2 ESL Extreme Masters 2008 | #1 WC3 WWI 2007 | #2 WCG Monza 2006 | ESL WC3 Player Award)

Flexible: gaming, communication and music

Whether on the move or at home, thanks to its many adapter cables of varying lengths, the ROCCAT(TM) Vire can be used with a wide range of devices: you can connect it back and forth between PCs, laptops, cell phones, the iPhone®, BlackBerrys®, MP3 players and mobile gaming consoles - everything works with one headset.

Premium sound

The compact, powerful speaker drivers deliver rich trebles and bass, and crystal clear voice and audio playback. The open construction delivers brilliant sound. Furthermore, the microphone shields out unnecessary background noises and ensures your voice is transmitted clearly when chatting over VoIP or on the move while making calls.

Sensational comfort

The rubberized earphones remain securely in place even during tense gaming situations. Ergonomically shaped to fit the ear, the Vire is very comfortable to wear - and stays comfortable and easy to wear even for long periods. The carefully selected materials also ensure that the headset will stay looking as good as the day you bought it.

Soft bag included

Store your Vire in style with the accompanying bag, made from high quality stitched materials and featuring a Velcro fastening. It also doubles up as the perfect place to stow the numerous adapter cables.

The ROCCAT(TM) Vire Mobile Communication Gaming Headset will be available from retailers across Europe from the end of June 2009. The RRP will be €39.99.

- In-line microphone shields out background noises and transmits speech distortion-free
- Premium sound quality: from balanced trebles to gutsy bass
- Sensational comfort thanks to the ergonomic design and the comfortable, rubberized earphones
- Beautifully finished soft bag protects the headset and adapter cables
- Wide ranging flexibility including two additional plug adapters for the iPhone®, BlackBerrys®, MP3 players, PCs, notebooks, sound systems and portable gaming consoles
- Adapter cables included: 1x long PC adapter cable (1.3m) / 1x short notebook adapter cable (17cm)
- 1.2m cable with 3.5mm jack plugs
- Weight (min.) 15g


Uusi lumi on vanhan surma. The new snow is the death of the old - an old Finish proverb. ROCCAT is the snow storm in the gaming industry. Industrial designers, technical engineers and software developers work together on the development of perfect input devices for ambitious computer gamers at the ROCCAT studios in Hamburg and the Far East. The ROCCAT(TM) Kone Gaming Mouse, the ROCCAT(TM) Sense Mousepad and the ROCCAT(TM) Taito Mousepad are the first range of products from ROCCAT Studios Hamburg.