NACON announce the RIG Professional Compact Xbox Controller and new RIG 500 and 700 headsets


When NACON took over the RIG identify from Poly it allowed them to strengthen their place within the gaming scene, with motion into the equipment market in fashion. At the moment although comes their largest announcement since that transfer, with affirmation that the RIG PRO Compact controller, and the RIG 500 and RIG 700 gaming headsets are coming. 

We’ll take the RIG Professional Compact as our first supply of curiosity, and that’s as a result of we’ve solely only in the near past been hands-on with the UK/European model of this controller – the NACON PRO Compact controller for Xbox. Now it’s time for the RIG identify to come back to the fore because the the RIG PRO Compact – the primary customizable wired controller and app for Xbox accessible in North America. 

It can arrive from Could twentieth 2021, and can be the world’s first recreation controller to incorporate Dolby Atmos for Headphones. As you in all probability know, Dolby Atmos locations recreation audio throughout the participant with three-dimensional precision, to allow them to react quicker and extra precisely. This in flip permits avid gamers to be extra immersed within the depth that’s unfolding, taking in crystal clear, hair-raising realism from each battlefield. When you’re seeking to catch the refined, doubtlessly game-changing sounds that gaming revels in, it is a should.

The PRO Compact for Xbox guarantees to ship distinctive audio, an optimized type issue and full customization, with a powerful mixture of options included. It’ll imply that avid gamers can create customized button maps, change set off sensitivity and management useless zones utilizing the PRO Compact app for Xbox.

“We’re excited to introduce the RIG PRO Compact controller to North America,” stated RIG VP of International Gross sales & Advertising, Peter Petrides. “With the ability to leverage Nacon’s experience because the #1 third-party controller model in Europe, means we’re bringing RIG avid gamers a product that stays true to our model promise. Which is to develop subsequent era gear that helps avid gamers enhance their efficiency.”

“That is the proper controller for aggressive gamers preferring, and play higher, utilizing a smaller type issue not accessible in different elite merchandise,” continued Petrides. “The PRO Compact supplies unparalleled ranges of customization via its devoted PRO Compact app. This, coupled with the inclusion of Dolby Atmos, makes it a particularly compelling controller for its worth.” 

“Dolby Atmos heightens your situational consciousness and helps you attain aggressive excellence,” stated Mahesh Balakrishnan, Vice President of Dolby’s Audio Enterprise. “It’s nice to work once more with RIG to make immersive gaming experiences extra accessible to individuals around the globe via the RIG PRO Compact.”

To benefit from the Dolby Atmos for Headphones, all it’s worthwhile to do is solely obtain the Dolby Entry app from the Home windows Retailer on Xbox or Home windows 10, plug within the controller by way of USB and join a headset to expertise immersive audio whereas gaming.

It’s a brilliant easy means of gaming, and despite the fact that our full assessment factors to the smaller than commonplace type issue as not being one thing we personally like, there may be actually a variety of avid gamers on the market who will discover this massively interesting. 

The PRO Compact will likely be accessible in-store within the U.S. at Greatest Purchase on Could twentieth and accessible for on-line pre-order from GameStop, Walmart and Goal on Could fifth (that’s as we speak!). In Canada, the PRO Compact will likely be solely accessible at Walmart shops.

  • PRO Compact Black: formally licensed for Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One: $49.99 (USD) /
    $79.96 (CAN)
  • PRO Compact White: formally licensed for Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One: $49.99 (USD) /
    $79.96 (CAN)

However that’s not all that NACON have up their sleeve and so they’ve additionally introduced new variations of the extremely widespread RIG 500 PRO Sequence and the RIG 700 Sequence gaming headsets. Once more, we’ve been hands-on (or ought to that be heads-on) with the older era RIG 500 and RIG 700, and completely adore their light-weight really feel, stylings and sound supply. Actually, we will’t wait to get entry to the brand new and improved 500 and 700 ranges to see how they examine.   

The RIG 500 PRO Gen 2 takes all the pieces avid gamers love in regards to the first era 500 PRO and provides a number of upgrades. All fashions of the five hundred PRO Gen 2 characteristic a comfort-enhanced metal headband that’s each extremely sturdy and versatile whereas additionally being light-weight. It comes with the signature RIG exoskeleton earcup design too, and this isolates the low distortion 50mm drivers which were particularly tuned for immersive recreation audio.

RIG 500 PRO Sequence has a lot of fashions to be used with Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Home windows 10.  The five hundred PRO HC Gen 2 is on the market now at GameStop, with all different variants accessible at main retailers on Could 20thy:

  • RIG 500 PRO HX Gen 2: for Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One: $69.99 (USD) / $89.96 (CAN)
  • RIG 500 PRO HS Gen 2: for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: $69.99 (USD) / $89.96 (CAN)
  • RIG 500 PRO HC Gen 2: for multiplatform console and transportable gaming: $69.99 (USD)
  • RIG 500 PRO HA Gen 2: for PC gaming and contains longer cables and y-splitter: $79.99 (USD)
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There’s additionally the brand new RIG 700 PRO Sequence. This delivers unreal wi-fi consolation with zero lag in an ultra-lightweight design, that guarantees to weigh in at not more than 241 grams; it stays one of many lightest wi-fi headsets accessible for Xbox and PlayStation gaming. It’s characteristic wealthy too although, with a self-adjusting head strap together with dual-material ear cushions, and the promise of hours of fatigue-free gaming.

RIG 700 PRO Sequence has fashions for Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One and in addition PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Each fashions can be found solely at GameStop as we speak:

  • RIG 700 PRO HX: formally licensed for Xbox Sequence X|S and Xbox One: $119.99
  • RIG 700 PRO HS: PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4: $119.99

When you’re out there for a brand new controller, or fancy a brand new light-weight headset, you must most positively stick the most recent RIG efforts in your consideration record. Have you ever had the pleasure of a RIG headset upon your head beforehand? Are you new to the sport and are simply on the lookout for a smaller controller? The feedback are under. 

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