ASUS Announces the MS-100 USB Speakers and HS-W1 Wireless USB Headset

Crisp, clear and compact USB sound products that are easily packed for travel, as ideal notebook companions

Singapore (January 06, 2012) ASUS has announced two new USB sound products, the MS-100 compact USB stereo speaker set, and HS-W1 wireless USB headset. Both are designed with sharp, striking looks, fantastic audio quality and a pure Plug ’n Play design, but with a minimal size that’s easily packed and to travelled with.

MS-100 USB Speaker

The MS-100 is a compact stereo USB speaker set, powered entirely by a USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port, yet still capable of providing punchy sound without distortion. Its minimalist and strong Art Deco cone design mimics the classic speaker shape, making them a perfect feature for any home or office environment. Meanwhile inside, its large 54mm speaker drivers can generate up to 93dB of sound with less than 3% distortion for its rich highs, thumping mids and full low tones.

No additional software driver is required on Windows® Vista® or Windows® 7 machines, making it suitable for any desktop or laptop that needs an immediate sound boost!

HS-W1 Wireless USB Headset

Providing clear, crisp sound in total comfort, the HS-W1 headset is built with large 70mm leather earpads for long lasting, natural comfort. The 2.4GHz wireless technology used with the HS-W1 headset allows CD quality sound (44.1KHz/16-bit, uncompressed) to be transmitted from the tiny USB dongle to the headset, while also offering twice the remote distance of Bluetooth audio. Combined with the acoustic tuned 40mm drivers with a built-in equalizer, it promotes voice tones and fine details, with a hint of extra bass punch where it’s needed.

The noise filtering microphone highlights speech tones, while its simple rotate-to-mute design is ideal compared to blindly searching for a small button while you’re on-call. The large on-ear volume controls also make it easily adjustable with a simple tap, without the hassle of a small and fiddly in-line remote.

With up to 8 hours operating time on its in-built rechargeable battery, the light 170g folding design and bundled touring case means the HS-W1 is an ideal travel companion.

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HS-W1 Specification
Wireless Technology Wi-Fi 2.4GHz advanced 2-way digital transmission
Distance of Use Up to 15 meters
Headset Speaker 40mm, ultra-high performance
Headset Mic Noise cancellation clarity
Frequency Response 20 ~ 20k Hz
Listening Time Up to 8 hours
Battery Type Lithium polymer
Product Dimensions 180 x 175 x 65mm
Weight 170g
MS-100 Specification
Speaker Driver Dimension 54mm high performance
Frequency Response 100 Hz~ 20KHz
RMS 2x 1.5W
Power Supply 500mA powered by USB (power-adapter free)
Connection USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 compatible)
Product Dimensions 152 x 104 x 133mm