Roccat has launched the first headset to provide a microphone and earphones that can be used with PCs as well as mobile phones.

The Vire Mobile Communication Gaming Headset is designed for use with VoIP solutions and more general communications.

The lightweight device offers an in-line microphone and earphones, which can be used for online gaming, mobile communication or as an attachment on MP3 players.

With a microphone that filters out background noise and enhances the clarity of speech, the headset is well-suited to VoIP solutions.

The rubberised earplugs have also been designed in an open style – rather than encasing the whole ear, making them comfortable to wear for long periods.

Roccat, based in Hamburg, Germany, says the headset was designed to unite gaming, communications and music in one headset.

Roccat’s Erik J. Dale said the microphone shields out unnecessary background noises and ensures a user’s voice is transmitted clearly when chatting over VoIP or on the move while making calls.

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said," he said.

The headset has an RRP of EURO €39.99 (USD $55) and is due for official release in July.

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