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PlayStation 3 gaming looks set to become yet more immersive, because Sony has launched a Bluetooth headset for the console.

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Sony's PS3 headset, with docking station

The CEJH-15002 looks like most mobile phone Bluetooth headsets, with a hook for fixing the wireless communicator around your ear. However, the PS3-branded Bluetooth 2.1+EDR device enables online gamer-to-gamer chats within a range of upcoming titles, including SOCOM: Confrontation and Resistance 2.

So you could either scream to online team-mates to “GO! GO! GO!” or just have some mundane banter while you blast aliens in a galaxy far, far away.

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Fix it over your ear, and you're ready to play n' chat

When connected to the headset, the PS3 brings up an on-screen indicator showing the headset’s connection status, speaker volume level and microphone mute status. The remaining battery life is shown too.

The PS3 headset will sit in standby for about 300 hours and has a talk time of roughly eight hours. Its maximum PS3 communication range is 10m.

Sony’s CEJH-15002 PS3 Bluetooth headset goes on sale in Japan next month, for about ¥5000 (£26/€31/$49). A UK release date or price hasn’t been transmitted over yet.

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