The self-cooling HP Mindframe gaming headset keeps your ears frosty under fire

With implicit thermoelectric cooling plates inside the earcups, this extraordinary headset drops its temperature by a decent 10 degrees or more.


Do you ever get somewhat overheated while PC gaming? I don’t mean getting furious at a nearby Fortnite misfortune and tossing a mouse over the room, or yelling obscenities at a bring forth outdoors teenager by means of Discord. That is to say, truly hot. Perhaps sufficiently hot to trigger that appalling condition many are hesitant to specify in amenable organization – sweat-soaked ears.

I don’t experience the ill effects of that specific tribulation myself, however I guess it must occur, particularly after long, extreme gaming sessions. That is the basis behind the new Omen by HP Mindframe Headset (or, simply the Mindframe). It’s a standard 7.1 virtual encompass sound USB gaming headset, generally. Be that as it may, it additionally includes one interesting element. HP calls it FrostCap innovation, yet it’s a sort of thermoelectric cooling, and it begins dropping the temperature of the earcups of the headset when you connect it to.


This idea driving this isn’t new. The component is now and again called a Peltier cooler, and it utilizes an electric current to exchange warm starting with one side of a surface then onto the next. You may have seen it in curiosity USB-controlled can coolers, which keep a round metal pop can-estimate plate chilly. There, it’s not extremely viable. For this situation, it really works.

To test the Mindframe, I whipped out my trusty temperature weapon. The beginning temperature of the metal plate inside the earcups was around 77 degrees (all temperature readings in Fahrenheit). When I connected the headset to a PC’s USB port, the plate began to get colder very quickly.

I put the headset on and traveled around a bit in a couple of recreations – Shadow of the Tomb Raider and another group subsidized science fiction RPG I’m very getting a charge out of called Insomnia: The Ark. I didn’t feel like I was getting excessively cool, yet when I squeezed the earcups against my head, I could feel how chilly the inward plates were getting when my ears contacted them.

After around 15 minutes, I checked the inward temperature once more. This time, it was around 66 degrees in many places, and even down to 63 in a few spots – a noteworthy drop in a brief span. Putting my fingers on the internal plate, I discovered it felt exceptionally chilly. In the meantime, the outside of the headset, specifically on the other side of the cooling plate, was getting more sultry (hello, that warmth needs to go some place). I timed the most smoking piece of the external surface at 93 degrees.

So truly, the Mindframe truly offers noteworthy on-ear cooling.


I’m cool, quiet and sufficiently gathered to not feel like I have to shield my ears or head from sweating while at the same time playing PC amusements, however I cast no judgment on the individuals who do. In the event that you have to chill while gaming, your ears can be a cold at least 10 degrees cooler for $199, beginning today.

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