Zowie Hammer USB Headset


The Hammer comes in a fairly simple black package with a nice sized window showing a nice close-up of the headset itself. Extraneous details and logos are kept to a minimum lending an air of class to the front of the packaging.
The side quickly dispenses with this approach, showing an e-sports "star" who was involved in the program and their thoughts about the Hammer. I'm not totally sure who this is aimed at. We follow the industry closely but neither of the people used are the kind of names that trip off the tongue like some others. Sadly e-sports is still quite a niche event. Someone somewhere must be impressed by these names.
Hammer Box  Box auth
Taking the headphones out of the box two things become quickly apparent. Firstly, there is no manual and no drivers. This is a good thing in some ways because how difficult can a headset be. But in other ways it's disappointing that something that comes with a USB soundcard doesn't have software control. Secondly, the simple vacuum formed packaging shows where some of the costs have been cut to try and keep the price down. Don't know many of us who'd rather great packaging and a budget product than vice versa. Let's hope this proves to be the case here.
Box Side  Out the box
Let's get in close.
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Most Recent Comments

01-01-2010, 17:47:28

subliminal messeging
will this work in ps3 :eyes: i dont kno lol Quote

01-01-2010, 17:50:20

IDK tbh dude, its USB but also has the 2x 3.5mm jack plugs?Quote

01-01-2010, 17:54:30

subliminal messeging
ps3 has 2 usb slots, im not sure but atm im using a bluetooth one. oh well Quote

01-01-2010, 18:38:41

I Hunta x
@ subliminal, The ps3/360 do not alow usb headsets to be used through the onboard usb ports, other than if the headset just needs usb to be powerd like the turtlebeach x1's for examples.

If your using hdmi and your tv alows you could plug it into the audio output on the back (would need an adapter more than likely (red and white jacks) or if your not using hdmi you can get adapters for the red an white jacks to just plug it in via the 3.5mm connector, but with both methods there would still be a problem if your looking to use the headset to talk online aswell, as if im correct the ps3 controllers dont have mic inputs on them?? so an addapter wouldnt work like it can for the 360.

Back to the review:

Seems like a nice headset, but one question, how can the price be 6/10 if there isnt one yet? shouldnt it be NA?Quote

02-01-2010, 08:40:43

subliminal messeging
Ok i am using a computer screen anyway ( i use a HDMI to Dvi - and for audio i use The red and white audio sockets and then i have an RCA to 3.5 mm audio female to female Jack - that i just plug headphones in lol).Quote

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