Sony announced the launch of a new gaming device brand InZone mainly for PC gamers, and launched the brand’s two monitors and three headphones, it is worth mentioning that Sony China will hold a “boundary breaking, opening” conference tonight, no surprises if the national version of the above new products will be announced at the conference.
Sony has been mulling the launch of the Inzone brand since 2019, and Kazuo Kii, president of Sony’s home entertainment and audio products, said, “We are entering the gaming device industry with monitors and headsets, which is an exciting time as gaming and esports have become more popular in the past few years. We are leveraging Sony’s high-quality display and audio technologies to deliver products that enable gamers to immerse themselves in their gaming worlds.”
Kii said the brand’s name, “Inzone,” refers to the immersive feeling that gamers experience when they “get in the zone.
As a latecomer to the PC gaming market, Sony plans to win over gamers by offering competitively priced products, according to IT House. Sony’s InZone series of gaming monitors come in two models called the InZone M9 and InZone M5.
The M9 is a 27-inch 4K monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, a grayscale response time of 1ms and a dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000:1. the InZone M5 features a refresh rate of 240Hz and a resolution of 1080p. both models have HDMI 2.1 and USB-C ports, as well as variable refresh rate support, but only the higher-end M9 offers full-array local dimming, which improves image quality by providing better contrast.
Sony says the M9 offers automatic HDR tone mapping, which automatically adjusts the appearance of HDR colors and automatically switches the picture mode depending on whether you’re playing a game or watching a movie.
Sony also introduced two InZone-branded wireless headsets — the InZone H9 and H7, both of which support 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, with the H9 supporting noise cancellation, and an InZone-branded wired headset, the H3.
They both have a flip-up boom microphone and are significantly larger and more robust than Sony’s existing The Pulse 3D wireless headset for PlayStation 5 is significantly larger and more rugged. Sony says the wireless headsets have a battery life of 32 hours and 40 hours, respectively.
All three headsets support 360-degree spatial sound and can be customized using an app to take pictures of your ears. the H9 costs $299 (about $2003), while the H7 costs $229 (about $1534) and the H3 costs $100 (about $670).
Sony says the monitors will be available at Sony.com and other retailers this summer, and the gaming headset is currently available for pre-order on Sony’s website.