Video: HyperX Cloud II Wireless Headset with 30 HOUR Battery Life!

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00:00 – Introduction
00:19 – Unboxing
01:50 – Product Walkthrough – A closer Look

03:34 – Buttons & functions
04:02 – Unseen Comfort
04:50 – Battery & Wireless

05:16 – Sound Quality
05:55 – Connecting the headset

06:37 – NGenuity Software (VS using the buttons)
07:54 – Mic test (hear it in action)
08:38 – Note about Surround Sound

09:42 – Why use Ngenuity? Why not?
10:30 – Why I like the headset as-is

10:59 – Improvement ideas?
12:26 – Ending

Here’s my favorite thing about these headsets – I start up a game and suddenly remember that I need snacks and drinks. But instead of taking off my headset, I can keep’em on and hear if my game’s finished loading or not as I make a run for the kitchen!

The Cloud II Wireless headsets were announced back in October of 2020 by HyperX and have a super long battery life of 30 hours and also has virtual surround sound and mic monitoring. The mic mute lights up red when you turn it on so you can visually see it.

While I personally like the product itself, I have to say I dislike how HyperX has tied the knot with Microsoft when it comes to software. Ngenuity is no longer available as a standalone product and you must download it from the Microsoft store. Why is this? Ngenuity has been re-developed using MS Windows modules for functionality and design, so now it can’t operate without the Store.

While this move is fine for the general public, I truly dislike tie-ins that constantly check for updates and nag you to death (Microsoft, Google, Steam, all of them). Plus, you no longer have total control over your own software since you now depend on Microsoft parts and hope to god they’re going to be “fair” from now til the unforeseeable future. Uh-huh. Right.

Due to Covid, these headsets may not be available immediately, but keep your eyes open for them!

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(Test unit provided by HyperX for this review.)

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Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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