With all of Sony’s recent security troubles, it’s easy to forget they produce quality consumer electronic gear. Which is probably why they’ve spilled the beans on their upcoming wireless PS3 headset. The $99 accessory, available in September, will beam game audio and provide in-game chat capabilities via a retractable mic. Unlike most PS3 gear, the headset doesn’t look to utilize the console’s integrated Bluetooth – shipping, instead, with a USB adapter to handle the wireless link. While Sony bills it as the “PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset” the cans feature virtual 7.1 surround sound. While it’s too early to comment on quality or comfort, they’ve got audio peripheral company Turtle Beach beat on price and style.
Regarding that massive Sony PSN security breach, registered users should have begun receiving email outreach offering a year of free AllClear ID identity theft protection via Debix. The first email from Sony provides a link to register your interest in the service and the follow up email will include your personal Activation Code, as shown above. I’m not entirely sure what we receive for our troubles and can’t vouch for its effectiveness, but here’s the deal:
Sony has made arrangements with Debix, a leader in identity theft protection, for Debix to offer AllClear ID PLUS to PlayStation Network, Qriocity and Sony Online Entertainment account holders in the United States. AllClear ID PLUS is a premium identity protection service that uses advanced technology to deliver alerts to help keep you safe. The service also provides identity theft insurance coverage and hands-on help from expert fraud investigators. The first twelve months of the service will be free.