Using powerful neodymium magnets for full-range sound, Panasonic has developed an immersive speaker for gamers that can be worn on the shoulders, more comfortable than a headset but with advancements in acoustic realism. It unveiled the new system at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, winning awards for innovative product development.
The company’s SC-GN01, SoundSlayer WIGSS (Wearable Immersive Gaming Speaker System) was honored for its thoughtful, wearable design, innovative sound engineering and combination of immersive sound modes. “We are proud that the SoundSlayer WIGSS has been named a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree,” said Ellison Ferdinand, senior product manager – audio. “At Panasonic, we are committed to purposeful innovation that not only pushes the bounds of technology, but that is useful and helps us achieve a better life for a better world.”
Designed in partnership with the Square Enix sound design team, the SoundSlayer WIGSS sits comfortably around a gamer’s neck. It features advanced speaker placement and signal processing technology which help deliver a rich and powerful sound experience around the head. The unique, ergonomic design allows gamers to play comfortably for an extended period of time without putting pressure on the head and ears, which can be caused by traditional gaming headsets.
Featuring four full-range speakers that deliver high surround sound in all directions around the neck, neodymium magnets are used by the speakers to create a high-quality listening experience. Employing the company’s True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System) technology, the four speakers deliver surround sound in all directions and accentuate sharp sounds with the neodymium magnets. Gamers experience a 360-degree pocket of sound around the head, putting them at the center of their game. See www.panasonic.com.