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Poll Results: What do you think?

Poll expired: Feb 11, 2012  
  • 12% (1)
    Gotta have them!
  • 25% (2)
    Like them
  • 62% (5)
    I'll pass.
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
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I modded my 2011 Astro A40 gaming headset with LEDs. First anywhere

 

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post #2 of 12
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Edited by ROadkill66611 - 11/30/11 at 11:41am
post #3 of 12

Wait. Why? And how? Did you change the cable or are you using the audio signal to power the LEDs?

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post

Wait. Why? And how? Did you change the cable or are you using the audio signal to power the LEDs?



Why?

 

Just look at them. They're for the gamer who wants all eyes on him (or her). Additionally, they have an optional remote that features strobe, pulse, and dim abilities for grabbing even more attention or for just showboating after pwning someone you're playing against at a LAN party.

How?

Can't tell......


Edited by ROadkill66611 - 12/1/11 at 6:49am
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Originally Posted by ROadkill66611 View Post


Why?

 

Just look at them. They're for the gamer who wants all eyes on him (or her). Additionally, they have an optional remote that features strobe, pulse, and dim abilities for grabbing even more attention or for just showboating after pwning someone you're playing against at a LAN party.

How?

Can't tell......



I guess the answer to that first one should have been obvious :P

I've always been the kind of person who goes for strictly functional and not necessarily pretty, but yeah, it does look pretty good.

As to the how (which is the part i really wanted to know. Gah! Secrets!), i have a couple ideas of how you might have done it, anyway :)

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Originally Posted by andrewberge View Post



I guess the answer to that first one should have been obvious :P

I've always been the kind of person who goes for strictly functional and not necessarily pretty, but yeah, it does look pretty good.

As to the how (which is the part i really wanted to know. Gah! Secrets!), i have a couple ideas of how you might have done it, anyway :)


here's a hint:

 

The LEDs I use are extremely bright. The headset's audio signal isn't strong enough to provide the 12 volts needed to power these LEDs. I could've used ultra low powered LEDs, but then, what's the point as they'd be so dim. I offer three different (external) 12 volt power source options. a 12 volt AC adaptor, or for mobility, two different battery pack types to choose from: (a single 12v rechargeable batterypack with beltclip which is the same size as a single AA battery) or (an 8AA batterypack with beltclip which is only 3"x2" in size and not heavy at all). All power source types are connected via quick disconnect plug and play connectors to the wires to the LED strips in the headset.

 

I also offer a wireless remote that features strobe, pulse, dim features for extreme 'in your face' showboating after you pwn someone at your next LAN party.
 

 

post #7 of 12
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Couple more pics (Sorry, low res). These were taken before I tucked away the wiring.

 

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Edited by ROadkill66611 - 12/2/11 at 5:35am
post #8 of 12
I heard you like LEDs.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

I heard you like LEDs.



Cool. Is that yours or just a youtube clip you found?

 

If it's yours, were you the one who put the LEDs on the phone or did you buy it like that?

 

post #10 of 12
It is not my phone, but I have the same phone. Sharp SH-10C. It have tones of LED that have nearly all colours and patterns you can think of. It came in like this without need of modding.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/574833/keitai-fi-japanese-mobile-phones#post_7805663
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

It is not my phone, but I have the same phone. Sharp SH-10C. It have tones of LED that have nearly all colours and patterns you can think of. It came in like this without need of modding.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/574833/keitai-fi-japanese-mobile-phones#post_7805663



That's cool. Unfortunately, the Astro A40 gaming wireless headset doesn't come with LEDs built in, and there's no way to add LEDs that flash to the the audio sounds from the games. I could have chosen to mod them the cheap way by simply sticking button batteries and super low power/super dim tiny LEDs under the speaker tags, but they wouldn't have been bright at all. And since the Astro wireless headset requires you to be wired to the wireless beltclipped receiver, it isn't a problem for me to have my ultra bright 12 volt LEDs wired to a small batterypack on a belt clip.

 

post #12 of 12

I like high output led flashights, mostly Cree powered, XR-E, XP-G XM-L, etc. The new Audi headlights are interesting as well (arrays of Phillips 1w's I believe).

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