CES 2021: Panasonic’s new gaming speaker recognised at Innovation Awards

At CES this week, Panasonic’s latest gaming speaker was named as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Headphones and Personal Audio category.

The announcement was made ahead of the first ever, all-digital CES exhibition, taking place this week.

Panasonic’s SoundSlayer Gaming Speaker (SC-HTB01), designed in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX Co, enhances the gaming experience for full audio immersion into a player’s favourite games. It provides powerful surround sound with a 2.1 channel, three-way speaker system with a built-in subwoofer – all within a single compact body.

“The SoundSlayer Gaming Speaker was designed with serious gamers in mind,” explained Ellison Ferdinand, Product Manager Home Entertainment Group at Panasonic (North America). “The three gaming sound modes provide an immersive audio experience within the action of consumers’ favourite games.

“We are delighted that it has been recognised as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. And thank you to SQUARE ENIX Co for your collaboration to develop a gaming speaker with high-fidelity sound.”

With Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and DTS: Virtual X, gamers can experience the world of artistic games filled with intensity and tension. The combination of these audio technologies creates a 3D stereophonic technology system and acoustic space that envelopes the play in every direction. It is optimised for use with FINAL FANTASY XIV Online from SQUARE ENIX Co.

The speaker is equipped with three gaming sound modes expertly created through joint development with the FINAL FANTASY XIV Online sound team. There’s Role-Playing Game mode; First-Person Shooter mode – accurate audio location which allows users to hear subtle sounds such as footsteps; and Voice mode – enhances human voices and further contributes to the immersive experience.

Users can enjoy video games and movies with powerful, immersive sound by simply placing the speakers in front of a PC monitor or TV without obstructing the view.

A special edition of the SoundSlayer featuring Final Fantasy artwork is demonstrated in the Panasonic virtual booth at CES 2021.