Sony launches Inzone, a brand new in PC gaming hardware. Five products are integrated by the Japanese company: three screens and three headsets with microphones. These products can be used with a computer, but they also work well with the PS5 and provide a unique synergy. The launch is scheduled for the summer 2022.
Sony was not able to launch new brands in its preferred markets until a few years back. There’s Bravo. There’s Xperia. Alpha is also available. Playstation. Vaio existed before the laptop line was sold off to a Japanese conglomerate. Sony has been expanding into new areas and moving out of its comfort zone. It was evident with the Linkbuds, excellent open-back TWS headphones. This is also the case with Inzone, a brand that focuses on PC gaming.
Yes, Sony is back in the PC hardware market via gaming. The company has just launched Inzone, a brand that will oversee multiple product lines. We see two categories at the beginning: wireless headphones with microphones and monitors under the “M ” (for headphones). Today, Sony will announce three headphones and two monitors. They are all certified and will work with Playstation 5 , such as the recent Bravias. If you are playing on PS5 but not PC, then you should be concerned.
Two monitors tested to play on a PC… but perfectly for the PS5
Let’s begin with the monitors. They are 27 cm tall and are known as Inzone and Inzone M9. They don’t have the same resolution or refresh rate. The first is Full HD+ certified @ 240Hz and DisplayHDR400. It covers 99% sRGB. The second certification is for 4K @144 Hz and DisplayHDR600. It covers 95% the DCI-P3 colour space.
Both screens have a response time of 1 millisecond. Both screens are Nvidia GSync certified and VRR compatible (like PS5). They can be controlled by two computers using the same keyboard-mouse pair via the KVM Auto function. A PS5 allows them to automatically switch between cinema and game modes depending on what content is being played. The Inzone M9 can be purchased for 1099 Euros, but the M3’s price has not yet been revealed.
Sony unveils three headsets that offer 360deg spatial sound
Let’s now move onto helmets. There are three types: H3 H7, , , and H9. Prices range from 100 to 300 euros for H1 (up to 230 Euros for H7). These headsets can produce 360-degree spatial sound.
The H3 headset is wired. Wireless headsets are the H7 and H9. These devices are compatible with fast charging, and provide an hour of playtime for a 10-minute charge. Finally, the H9 offers Active Noise Canceling (with transparency mode). The H7 can run for 40 hours on one charge while the H9 takes 32 hours. This feature is called a nibbler on autonomy. They are expected to launch in July.