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Published on November 18th, 2011 | by Greg

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TekNmotion Intruder: An Inexpensive Headset

It’s all too easy to over­look small­er com­pa­nies. Big­ger firms have lav­ish mar­ket­ing bud­gets and can pro­mote their gear in a num­ber of ways- but these can end up af­fect­ing your cost of course. Which is why we en­joy it great­ly when we find gear that is sol­id, at a rea­son­able price, that we can rec­om­mend to those will­ing to look be­yond the big brand names.

The TekN­mo­tion In­trud­er head­set isn’t go­ing to be a great up­grade head­set. If you al­ready have one that you like, there isn’t much here that will win you over. The com­pa­ny’s web­site is pret­ty poor, seems to be miss­ing in­for­ma­tion on this prod­uct, and per­haps was last up­dat­ed in 2010. The de­sign on these will catch some at­ten­tion, as the tri­an­gu­lar earcups are pret­ty un­usu­al- but that’s be­cause the shape is a bit un­com­fort­able. We had some is­sues with the mi­cro­phone cut­ting out, and the earcups feel a bit cheap and not as com­fort­able as we’d like for marathon gam­ing ses­sions.

But de­spite all of this, we couldn’t help but like this un­der­dog head­set. Part of it was au­dio- qual­i­ty was de­cent and with pret­ty sol­id sep­a­ra­tion. While you didn’t get the wide sound­stage that some Dol­by units can pro­vide us­ing mul­ti­ple drivers, the bal­ance was good and mu­sic got high marks for fi­deli­ty with­out be­ing too warm or bass-heavy. There was plen­ty of ad­justa­bil­i­ty, and the padded head­band helped keep the earcups in place. The lengthy (twelve foot) break­away ca­ble was handy, and we liked the in­ter­est­ing de­tach­able du­al-mi­cro­phone sys­tem that can use a stan­dard mo­bile mic for use with a smart­phone or switch to a gam­ing mi­cro­phone for use with a PC or Mac or VoIP soft­ware like Skype. A trav­el bag is in­clud­ed as well. And for a price of about $60, avail­able on­line, it’s a de­cent choice for a mul­ti-use head­set.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.



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