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Plantronics GameCom Commander Headset 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound Review


by Stuart Kerley - 4th January 2013
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Plantronics GameCom Commander Headet Review

Plantronics GameCom Commander 7.1 Headset Review


Plantronics are a company well known in the business world for their headsets used throughout the call centre industry however there is far more to them that just that. Under the GameCom brand Plantronics have been building a solid product range of headsets aimed very squarely at gamers.

Today we will be looking at the latest addition to the GameCom range, the Commander. The Plantronics GameCom Commander is a PC headset which offers us USB and 3.5mm connection along with a USB sound card for Dolby 7.1 surround.

Packaging and Bundle

Plantronics GameCom Commander box Plantronics GameCom Commander box

The GameCom Commander is supplied in a large plain box with no product information or imagery on it. This may seem unusual for a headset; however we must remember that this is a high end limited edition model so the packaging provided is very stylised.

Plantronics GameCom Commander storage case Plantronics GameCom Commander storage case

Once we lift the lid of the main box we find a travel case containing the headset and accompanying connections. The travel case is extremely rugged in design and comes with a carabiner.

Plantronics GameCom Commander case clip Plantronics GameCom Commander storage case

The inclusion of the carabiner in the package does strike us as a bit odd. It seems unlikely that we'll be using the headset while climbing a mountain however it's a cool item that we can use to hook the travel case on to other items should we take the headset somewhere.

Plantronics GameCom Commander storage case

Opening up the travel case we find the headset stored in the right hand side, along with the connecting leads and the USB sound card. On the left hand side we have the quick set up guide and the warranty information.

Plantronics GameCom Commander bundle

The GameCom Commander comes with a 2 year limited warranty, which is standard for headsets of this type. The quick set up guide is a simple fold out A4 of paper that provides us with a set up picture.
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