Apr 20, 2021
EPOS announces H3 wired gaming headset as part of next-gen peripherals
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EPOS might not be a household name yet but its history should be familiar to anyone with a Sennheiser headset. The brand is essentially the successor for the gaming headsets such as the GSP 670 after the parent company let its business arms branch out in different setups.
EPOS is one of those segments and it specializes in gaming headsets.Its first next-gen audio product is called the H3, and it’s a closed-back wired gaming headset that’s built for different platforms. Because of its 3.5mm plug, it can connect to a PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. It even includes one or two prong 3.5mm cables so that players have more flexibility when switching between devices.
It looks like a simpler headset compared to others on the market, but it’s going to be the sound quality and microphone that differentiates it from competitors. EPOS and Sennhesier before it had some of the best audio quality when it comes to gaming headsets. They beat out rivals with its bigger and voluptuous bass and crisp highs that let users detect the tiniest details in scenes. It’s the type of sound that stands out when you put on the set of cans.
The H3 also boasts a studio-quality microphone that appears to have a noise gate that cuts down on background noise so teammates can clearly hear players during online matches. It’s most complex feature is an adjustable boom mic that players lift up to mute.
If the H3 follows along the lines of the GSP 600, it could be a promising device for those looking for great sound. At $119, the H3 is going to be more expensive than comparable headsets such as the Logitech G Pro headsets ($99) or the HyperX Cloud II. The company said the H3 is a “premium entry-level” audio product.
If the H3 makes good on its lightweight promise, it could fix one of the bigger complaints about EPOS and Sennheiser’s previous models — the bulky weight.
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CDC Announces New Mask Guidance For People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless indoors.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were not wearing masks when they spoke about the decision at the Rose Garden.READ MORE: New York City Begins Offering Pfizer Vaccine To Kids Ages 12-15 After CDC Approval
But this doesn’t mean you can take your mask off just anywhere, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported.
“This is an exciting and powerful moment,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.
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Walensky announced a huge update when it comes to masking.
“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing,” Walensky said.
It’s a big change from the CDC’s last mask guidance, just over two weeks ago, which was widely criticized as being too cautious.
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Walensky said Thursday’s decision was based on data that has come out since then, including about the vaccine’s overall effectiveness, and effectiveness against variants.READ MORE: New Jersey Easing COVID Restrictions At Nursing Homes
“Our purpose here as a public health agency is to follow the science,” Walensky said.
It’s important to note that ditching the mask is a recommendation. Walensky said it’s up to local governments to decide if this is the right move for them.
She said the CDC will be issuing updated guidance “shortly” for businesses, schools and travel.
But for now, Walensky said, masks are still required for everyone on planes, trains, and public transportation, as well as health care settings.
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All of this comes as children ages 12 to 15 are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
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On Thursday at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, a small group was among the first to roll up sleeves.
“It means I can go back to school, start traveling again and do things we used to do,” 13-year-old Sydney Jordan said.MORE NEWS: Yankees Confirm 7 Positive COVID Cases Among Coaches, Support Staff
“We just wanted to resume some sort of normalcy in our lives,” mother Valentine Jordan added.