Controllers, attachments, headsets, and other accessories are considerably more difficult to judge. Every gamer is different and, until they get their hands on it, most of these extras are a mystery. With the latest generation of consoles rapidly emptying wallets, gamers have been forced to become very choosey with their tertiary purchases. A reliable headset, while not necessary, makes for a most attractive companion to any console purchase. Is the Universal Kunai Headset a worthwhile investment?
Universal Kunai Headset
Mad Catz’s Universal Kunai Headset is a tough pill to swallow at $70. Gamers faced with the strong temptation to pick up a rudimentary $15 headset are looking hard at Mad Catz to provide indisputable value. The Kunai is a poor investment for gamers sporting only one or two consoles, but as more and more systems are juggled into the equation- its value becomes considerably more apparent.
Gamers that regularly jump between hunting monsters on their Wii Us and fighting crime in Gotham on the PS3 or PS4 will appreciate a headset with universal compatibility. Voice chat is silky smooth in not only video games, but on phones and tablets. The headset is surprisingly comfortable and stylishly designed with a nice white finish. The only issue I encountered while playing was some occasional buzzing while playing Call of Duty: Ghosts.
While the Vita has some exceptionally powerful hardware, it has pitifully few games- much less good ones. What few gamers that have bought a Vita will be happy to know that the Universal Kunai Headset is indeed compatible with it. It would certainly be nice to have more worthwhile games to use it in, but my limited testing with it proved decent. The occasional stutter aside, it performed admirably.
Unlike its struggling rival, the Nintendo 3DS has seen worldwide success and acclaim. The system’s lineup is packed with AAA exclusives, genre defining experiences, and a killer app released every other month. Here the headset performs wonderfully, but stumbles a bit in volume. There were times when I wished other players were a bit louder, but this may be a fault on their end and not that of the Kunai Headset. Tackling co-op games proved to be a breeze regardless.
After a few rounds of shooters, fighting games, and cooperative RPGs- I found that the Universal Kunai Headset more than justifies its somewhat hefty price tag. It works commendably with all the supported platforms and looks good doing it. If you happen to own any combination of a Nintendo Wii U, Wii, 3DS, DS, Sony PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, or a gaming PC- you’ll be very happy with the value to be found with the Kunai!