(Pocket-lint) – Panasonic has introduced a Final Fantasy XIV edition of its SoundSlayer GN01 wearable gaming speaker.
First announced during Gamescom in 2021, the speaker sits around your neck like a travel pillow and gives you a more accurate personal surround sound experience than a pair of headphones.
That’s because it contains four full-range speakers around the band, plus a noise and echo-cancelling microphone for in-game chat.
The new edition has been created with the Final Fantasy Online team and is adorned with dedicated decals for fans of the hugely popular MMORPG series.
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The speaker can be connected to pretty much any gaming source through either USB or its 3.5mm jack (into a DualSense or Xbox Wireless Controller, for example).
It comes with three specific audio modes tuned in association with Final Fantasy’s developer/publisher Square Enix – role-playing game, first-person shooter, and voice to enhance dialogue in games where there is more talking than action.
There is also a cinema mode if you just want to sit back, chill and watch a movie.
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Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on .