With the launch of Bluetooth headset and microphone set-top box (BTST) hardware coming later this year, a few companies are making waves in the gaming world.
While there’s been a lot of hype surrounding these products, the reality is they’re more like gaming headsets than gaming accessories.
For gamers, they offer a headset that looks more like a gaming headset than a gaming mouse or controller.
BTSTs are primarily used for streaming online games and TV shows.
However, there are plenty of BTST accessories that cater to people who don’t have an internet connection.
Here’s a look at some of the best, most affordable BTST peripherals for gaming.
Bluetooth headset: The Razer Nubia BTST is the most affordable option out of the bunch.
Its price tag is $200, and it’s available in a number of colors and designs.
The headset has an 8-foot-long USB cord and two USB-C ports, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
It also has a rechargeable battery that can last up to 12 hours of gameplay.
You’ll get wireless charging capabilities, and the headset is waterproof, so you can use it in the shower.
It comes with a microphone and headphones, and Bluetooth headset charging cables.
For $200 (and no wireless charging) you can get a full-sized headset, which includes an included microphone, microphone stand, and USB-c to AC adapter.
Razer’s other headset is the Nubio BTST.
Its pricier, at $500, but it comes with Bluetooth 4, a more powerful wireless transmitter, and a USB-A to USB-B adapter.
The Nubie BTST has an excellent Bluetooth 4 experience, and comes with an included 3.5mm audio jack and headset charging cable.
The Bluetooth headset also comes with 2x USB-M and 2x MTP ports.
Razer doesn’t have a price list for its Nubius BTST, but its availability will be confirmed on October 7, when it goes on sale.
Bluetooth gaming headset: In the Bluetooth gaming world, the $199 Razer BTS has an impressive track record.
It’s built for wireless gaming and sports, and has an awesome Bluetooth audio and video transmitter, too.
The BTS offers up to 10 hours of battery life and supports all Bluetooth headsets, including the BTS Pro.
The Razer BETA also supports Bluetooth headsets and is a good value for the price.
The $299 Razer BION can handle up to 16 hours of gaming, and supports Bluetooth gaming, too, but you’ll have to wait until November 17 for it to launch.
Razer has not yet confirmed whether the BION will support the B&C wireless headset.
The price of the Razer B&C headset is $400.
For more affordable gaming headsets, check out the Bluetooth Gaming Headset review.