Jul 11 2017 - 9:41 pm

Logitech acquires Astro Gaming in $85 million deal

Logitech wants to be the leader in console headsets, too.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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Computer peripheral company Logitech has acquired Astro Gaming, adding console accessories to its expansive portfolio.

Astro is a leading brand in console gaming, best known for its professional-grade headsets and mix amps. The company's sound quality and experience customization is unparalleled. The $85 million cash deal will position Logitech as a leader in computer and console accessories.

"Astro is the leading player for premium console headsets and is the preferred headset for console esports athletes," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G, said in a statement. "It's a perfect complement to Logitech G's focus on PC gaming and we couldn't be more excited; we love the team, the brand and the products."

Astro Gaming was founded in 2006 in San Francisco as a spin-off from design firm Astro Studios. Its A40 and A50 headsets quickly set a standard for premium, console equipment.

Astro has recently expanded to its lineup to include the A10 headset, which targets a lower price point.

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