The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) and member brand Axiim announced their entrance into the gaming world with the launch of the Axiim Link, a product that will debut at CES 2018 in January. The WiSA-compliant Axiim Link will serve as the industry’s “first wireless home theater solution” for the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs.
Xbox recently joined the association as the first major gaming brand to support the WiSA mission of creating a cross-brand wireless home theater experience. The Axiim Link represents the first major step by the association to enable “convenient, powerful, and wireless home theater experiences” for the gaming crowd.
“We are committed to supporting today’s gamers through our invaluable relationships with Xbox and Axiim,” Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA, said in a statement. “Together, we are creating the next generation of high-performance audio solutions that allow gamers to experience gaming at its full potential. It’s thrilling for our technology to enter this market and marry Axiim’s new product offering with Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, and Xbox One S.”
The WiSA-compliant Axiim Link is described as a compact, multi-channel wireless home theater device that connects to an Xbox One or Windows 10 PC through a USB cable to deliver up to 7.1 wireless audio channels. The idea here, which is in line with the mission of WiSA, is that the Axiim Link is able to capitalize on the impressive graphics performance of the Xbox One X or One S by adding an immersive wireless surround sound experience. And, by supporting the WiSA standard, the setup is simple, takes a matter of minutes, and is able to fit the consumer’s needs.
“Adding the Axiim Link with wireless 7.1 speakers to Xbox One creates the ultimate 4K home theater gaming experience for any living room,” said James Hammer, CEO of Axiim. “The combination of wireless audio performance, a convenient, simple setup and reliability is what inspired us to design this product and we’re thrilled to bring Axiim Link as an Xbox-licensed product compatible with both Xbox One S and Xbox One X.”
The Axiim Link will be available for demo at CES in WiSA’s Venetian Suite (29-124).