Panasonic launched its version of what is often called the “wearable speaker” in 2021. Like others on the market, the accessory is worn around the neck for “immersive” sound. The equipment manufacturer intended this version – the Panasonic SoundSlayer WIGSS or SC-GN01 gaming speaker with microphone for gamers, with wired compatibility for consoles such as the PlayStation 5 or the Nintendo Switch.
This new Panasonic SoundSlayer Wearable Immersive Gaming Speaker System (WIGSS) is the latest in a series that also includes the more conventional SC-HTB01, a more conventional sound bar
Like this companion speaker, the SoundSlayer SC-GN01 is the result of a partnership with SQUARE ENIX, which results in automatic optimizations if the user launches the title FINAL FANTASY XIV Online. However, this new device incorporates “4-channel speakers” the latest Tronsmart Studio portable speaker has a metal chassis and a 5,000mAh battery in its almost toric shape so that the user can wear them around the neck while playing.
The internal components of the gaming speaker also feature original processing technologies, including the True MAGESS (Majestic Augmented Gaming Environment Sound System) Panasonic also claims that its design provides “realistic surround sound” for more immersive gaming.
The new 4W portable speaker can be used with the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One / S / X, or Nintendo Switch via a cable with a 3.5mm jack, or with the Switch via USB. It is also compatible with PCs via either port.
As a result, Panasonic, like others now in the genre, claims that portable speakers are an ideal alternative to headphones because they do not present the risk of head, scalp, or ear discomfort over time.
The design of the SoundSlayer WIGSS is apparently based on ergonomic research based on “human body data analysis” to improve wearer comfort. On the other hand, it weighs 244 grams.
Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01 price and availability
Panasonic SoundSlayer SC-GN01 gaming speaker with microphone is finally available to pre-order via Amazon.com for $199.99, and shipping will start from October 15, 2021.
Alongside Panasonic SoundSlayer, Sony has also introduced the SRS-NB10 neckband loud Bluetooth speaker that is said to be perfect for those who are constantly in video conferences or phone calls at home but who do not want to wear headphones all day long.