PlayStation Portal Remote Player and Pulse Elite Audio Devices Announced

Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed the PlayStation Portal remote player, formerly Project Q, alongside the new Pulse Elite wireless headset and Pulse Explore wireless earbuds. The announcement has stirred excitement among gamers, as these innovative products are set to enhance the PlayStation 5 gaming experience.

Launching later in 2023 for $199.99 / €219.99 / £199.99 / 29,980 YEN, PlayStation Portal brings PS5 gaming into your hands. The eight-inch LCD screen offers 1080p resolution at 60fps, mirroring the high-definition visual experience gamers expect from world-class developers.

Pulse Elite Wireless Headset & Pulse Explore Wireless Earbuds

Sony’s new audio devices, the Pulse Elite wireless headset and Pulse Explore wireless earbuds, aim to take gaming audio to the next level. Both products utilize PlayStation Link technology, offering lossless, low latency audio.

Pulse Elite, priced at 149.99 USD | 149.99 EURO | 129.99 GBP | 18,980 YEN, features a retractable boom mic and AI-enhanced noise rejection. Pulse Explore, available for 199.99 USD | 219.99 EURO | 199.99 GBP | 29,980 YEN, marks Sony’s entry into the wireless earbuds market with planar magnetic driver technology.

The newly introduced PlayStation Link wireless audio technology ensures seamless connectivity between PlayStation Portal and the new Pulse audio devices. Gamers can expect low latency, lossless audio, and effortless switching between PlayStation Link hosts like PS5, PC, Mac, or PlayStation Portal.

More info about the products can be found below:

PlayStation Portal remote player

PlayStation Portal remote player brings the PS5 experience to the palm of your hand. It includes the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback*. The vibrant 8-inch LCD screen is capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps, providing a high definition visual experience that’s expected from the high quality games created by world-class developers.

PlayStation Portal is the perfect device for gamers in households where they might need to share their living room TV or simply want to play PS5 games in another room of the house. PlayStation Portal will connect remotely to your PS5 over Wi-Fi**, so you’ll be able to swiftly jump from playing on your PS5 to your PlayStation Portal. PlayStation Portal can play supported games that are installed on your PS5 console and use the Dualsense controller. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio. PS VR2 games, which require the headset, and games that are streamed through PlayStation Plus Premium’s cloud streaming, are not supported.***

PlayStation Portal remote player will launch later this year for 199.99 USD | 219.99 EURO | 199.99 GBP | 29,980 YEN. We’ll have more details soon on when pre-orders begin for PlayStation Portal.

Pulse Elite wireless headset & Pulse Explore wireless earbuds

Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore are the latest PlayStation wireless headset and earbuds, bringing next level audio performance to the gaming experience.

  • Pulse Elite is our new wireless headset that offers lossless audio and comes with a retractable boom mic and AI-enhanced noise rejection capable of filtering background sounds. A charging hanger is also included with the product for a convenient charging and storage option.
  • Pulse Explore is our first set of wireless earbuds, providing a premium portable audio experience with dual microphones and AI-enhanced noise rejection capable of filtering background sounds. It also offers lossless audio and comes with a charging case.

Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore will be the first PlayStation audio devices to use custom-designed  planar magnetic drivers for an audiophile-level listening experience normally found in premium headphones for professional sound engineers. With Pulse Explore, we’re pleased to be one of the first companies to provide wireless earbuds to the mass consumer market using planar magnetic driver technology.

Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore are part of our ongoing efforts to amplify the audio experience in gaming and make the gameplay experience more immersive through enhanced sound. Pulse Elite will be available for 149.99 USD | 149.99 EURO | 129.99 GBP | 18,980 YEN and Pulse Explore will be available for 199.99 USD | 219.99 EURO | 199.99 GBP | 29,980 YEN. We’ll have more details to share soon, including when pre-orders begin and launch dates.

PlayStation Link, PlayStation’s new wireless audio technology

Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore connect directly with PlayStation Portal by leveraging this new wireless audio technology, PlayStation Link. This innovation delivers low latency, lossless audio and easy switching between multiple PlayStation Link hosts such as PS5 with the USB adapter and PlayStation Portal.

When using Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore with PS5, the USB adapter that’s included with each headset and earbuds is required for PlayStation Link. The PlayStation Link USB adapter will also be sold separately as a standalone item, and can be used on PC and Mac, so players can connect Pulse Elite or Pulse Explore to experience the same lossless and low latency audio.

Pulse Elite and Pulse Explore can simultaneously connect to a PlayStation Link supported device (PS5, PC, Mac, or PlayStation Portal) and a Bluetooth supported device. For example, Pulse Explore can be connected to PS5 (via the USB adapter) using PlayStation Link and also to a mobile phone through Bluetooth at the same time. While playing on PS5, gamers can instantly answer a call and hear it through the same Pulse Explore earbuds.

We can’t wait to launch our new line of products for PS5, so players can play longer and  experience its heightened immersiveness. We want to thank all our fans for being part of the PlayStation family and for embracing PS5, and we look forward to continuing to come up with new ways to enhance the player experience.

*Haptic feedback and adaptive trigger features are only available when those features are supported by the game being played.

**Requires broadband internet Wi-Fi with at least 5Mbps for use. For a better play experience, a high-speed connection of at least 15Mbps is recommended.

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Amie Gammons

A huge fan of puzzlers. Would love to experience the world and takedown on every single and upcoming game title. In the free time love to sing, follow recent game rumors and try to decrypt them in the best possible way.

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