Back in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) had shown us a glimpse at a PS5 remote play device, dubbed ‘Project Q’. Now it finally has a name – PlayStation Portal, and will be released later this year with an MSRP of $199.99 (~RM931).
Alongside the announcement of PlayStation Portal, SIE also unveiled the Pulse Explore – the company’s first wireless earbuds, and the Pulse Elite – a new PlayStation over-the-ear wireless headset.
PlayStation Portal Remote Player
PlayStation Portal remote player brings the PS5 experience to the palm of your hand. It includes the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. The 8-inch LCD screen is capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps.
PlayStation Portal is the perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house. PlayStation Portal will connect remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to swiftly jump from playing on your PS5 to your PlayStation Portal.
PlayStation Portal can play supported games that are installed on your PS5 console and use the DualSense controller. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio. However PS VR2 games, which require the headset, and games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming, are not supported.
Pulse Elite & Pulse Explore – Planar Magnetic Gaming Headsets
Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore will be the first PlayStation audio devices to use custom-designed planar magnetic drivers for an audiophile-level listening experience normally found in premium headphones for professional sound engineers.
With Pulse Explore, SIE is one of the first companies to provide wireless earbuds to the mass consumer market using planar magnetic driver technology.
The Pulse Elite will be available for $149.99 (~RM698) and Pulse Explore will be available for 199.99 USD (~RM931).
Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore connect directly with PlayStation Portal by leveraging this new wireless audio technology, PlayStation Link. This technology delivers low latency, lossless audio and easy switching between multiple PlayStation Link hosts such as PS5 with the USB adapter and PlayStation Portal.
When using Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore with PS5, the USB adapter that’s included with each headset and earbuds is required for PlayStation Link. The PlayStation Link USB adapter will also be sold separately as a standalone item, and can be used on PC and Mac, so players can connect Pulse Elite or Pulse Explore to experience the same lossless and low latency audio.
Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore can simultaneously connect to a PlayStation Link supported device (PS5, PC, Mac, or PlayStation Portal) and a Bluetooth supported device. For example, Pulse Explore can be connected to PS5 (via the USB adapter) using PlayStation Link and also to a mobile phone through Bluetooth at the same time. While playing on PS5, gamers can instantly answer a call and hear it through the same Pulse Explore earbuds.
For more information, please visit the official website.