You’ve already got the hyper-realistic machine gun controller, but you’ve probably noticed that playing a war-themed first-person shooter on your basement couch just doesn’t feel like you’re actually at war. There’s definitely something missing — and that something surely has to be Hyperkin’s new ComRad that packs speakers and a boom mic into a realistic looking helmet.
Available come the end of September for $60, the ComRad wirelessly connects to your console of choice — the PS3, the Xbox 360, and presumably the next-gen options — letting you trash talk to your heart’s content. And a pair of rechargeable battery-powered speakers over each ear let you blast the simulated sounds of battle.
When you’re only wearing a helmet into battle, there’s of course still the risk of easily being spotted by enemy troops. But thankfully Hyperkin had the foresight to include a set of three interchangeable helmet covers with varying levels of fatigues. Just remember that whatever you gain in gameplay you stand to lose in the admiration of your peers. [Hyperkin]