Adaptable for any setup combining headphones and microphones
Buena Park, CA, July 2021 — Hosa is adding to its already extensive catalog of breakout and splitter cables with a TRRS breakout designed for headsets and microphones.
With an ever-increasing number of people working remotely, streaming, and gaming, single-connection headsets with built-in microphones are becoming more commonplace. Likewise, existing setups with separate mics and headphones are having to conform to single TRRS jacks on newer devices.
The Hosa YMM-107 Headset/Mic Breakout Cable splits a TRRS connection into separate TRS outputs, making it ideal for gaming headsets requiring a connection to computers using separate jacks for microphone and headphones. Simply plug your existing TRRS headset cable into the breakout and you will have separate male connectors for headset and microphone on the other end.
The Hosa YMM-108 flips the connector configuration with a TRRS plug and two TRS female connectors designed for microphone and headphones. This can be used to combine separate mic and headphone outputs into a single TRRS connection. When using a professional balanced microphone, simply add a Hosa XVM-100F series cable to complete the connection.
Both breakouts use the CTIA wiring standard for the TRRS jacks, making them compatible with most TRRS inputs. Each of the dual plugs is color-coded and identified as microphone and headphones.
“TRRS connections have been around for a while already, but with so many new headsets, TRRS-based equipment, and rise in remote work, the number of people needing an effective breakout to connect their legacy equipment has increased,” adds Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development. “We’ve answered the many requests to bring in these solutions that perfectly complement our already vast array of splitters, breakouts, and adapters.”
The New Hosa Headset/Mic Breakout Cables are both available at an MSRP of $9.95 each.
New Hosa Desktop Microphone Stands
Hosa Debuts Desktop Microphone Stands
Ideal for the streamers, creators, and podcasters
Buena Park, CA, May 2021 — Hosa is pleased to introduce two new microphone stands, ideal for the streamer, creator, and podcaster. Both offer familiar designs to complement any space requirement or setup, whether stationary or on the move.
The Hosa Desktop Microphone Stand features a light, foldable die-cast steel tripod base for quick setup and teardown wherever needed. The stand is height-adjustable from 4 to 6.75 inches (110-168 mm) and can hold up to 0.75 lbs (0.34 kilos). The non-slip rubber feet add increased stability, ensuring the stand won’t slip on even the most slick surfaces.
The Hosa Desktop Microphone Boom Arm features an easy C-clamp and scissor-style design for maximum adjustment on any table or desk. With an adjustable angle from 0 to 160 degrees, any position is possible to maximize even the most compact spaces. The all-metal construction creates a solid base, holding up to 4 lbs (1 kg) for stationary, multi-purpose setups.
“Hosa has long offered popular microphone stands and stand accessories at accessible prices to musicians and creators,” adds Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development. “With the explosion and ease of home content creation, this was a natural fit, and one that longtime Hosa customers have been asking for.”
The New Hosa Desktop Microphone Stand is available at an MSRP of $14.95, and the Hosa Desktop Microphone Boom Arm is available at an MSRP of $71.95.
Hosa Partners with Gigging Innovators Gruv Gear
Hosa Partners with Gigging Innovators Gruv Gear
Hosa will distribute bags, cases, straps, and accessories in the US
Buena Park, CA, May 2021 — Hosa is delighted to announce they will be joining forces with Gruv Gear for USA distribution of Gruv Gear products.
Established in 2007, Gruv Gear has quickly become a trusted brand for gigging and touring musicians for their innovative bags, carts, and accessories. What started as a personal passion project has quickly evolved into an ever-expanding line of unique solutions that professionals around the world rely on every day.
Hosa will be stocking a range of Gruv Gear’s unique and inventive products including:
Tech bags and cases specifically designed with mobile creatives and jetsetters in mind, such as the Club Bag and SLNG FretWrap string dampeners for guitarists, bassists, and players of other stringed instruments
Adjustable, padded guitar and bass straps, including the ergonomically designed John Patitucci Signature Strap
“We connected with Hosa way back in 2010 when we first launched our company,’ shares Jay Baldemor, President of Gruv Gear. ‘I’m thrilled to join forces to bring our products across US retailers in a bigger way! Mayumi, Jose, and the rest of the Hosa team have been awesome and I love their passion for excellence; we’re honored to be working with them.”
Mayumi Allison, CEO of Hosa says: “Gruv Gear has been dedicated to creating innovative products since its inception. Today, the Hosa family is excited to embark on a journey to get Gruv Gear’s products to more people than ever before. We are confident the combination of Hosa’s reach and experience in the music instrument space and Gruv Gear’s product innovation will make this a fruitful partnership for years to come.”
The gaming industry has grown to a near $200 billion market that continues to push the boundaries of technology and entertainment. Once a niche market, the industry has undoubtedly launched into the mainstream. E-sports, in 2021, is just as respected as any other major professional sports organization – with personalities and content creators just as big as any other high level athlete. The industry continues to grow and there aren’t any signs of it slowing down.
The gaming industry’s competitive nature has allowed the sport to grow tremendously – creating opportunities for not only competitive gamers, but coders, programmers, designers and artists of all kinds. Today, we’re going to take a look at two different gaming setups: one for gamers just starting out and another for gamers looking to get into the competitive part of the sport.
What Do You Need for a Gaming Setup?
Gaming Equipment and Parts
Before heading out to make any purchases, there are definitely some key gaming equipment and accessories you should know about that will make your gaming setup efficient.
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The Central Process Unit is the principal part of any digital computer system, generally composed of the main memory and control unit. This enables your computer to interact with all of your applications and programs installed. Generally, the faster your CPU, the easier it is to use the computer.
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
Have you ever wondered why the images or videos on your computer screen take a while to load? The problem is likely your GPU. GPU’s are designed to accelerate the rendering of 3D graphics.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
This is your computer’s short-term memory storage. It stores information that is being actively used, so it can be accessed even more quickly.
The motherboard is the backbone that ties the computer’s components together at one spot and allows them to talk to each other. Without it, the computer’s CPU, GPU, etc could never communicate to each other.
Power Supply Unit (PSU)
The PSU converts mains AC to low-voltage regulated DC power for the internal components of a computer. Modern personal computers use switched-mode power supplies.
Hard Disc Drive (HDD)
HDD is storage that lives internally in your computer. Because it is part of the computer, its data is stored and read on the disc. It works similarly to that of a turntable – with an LP record and needle on the arm.
Solid State Drive (SSD)
Generally, SSD’s are much more expensive than HDD’s. The reason being they have no moving parts and are compact. They can be the size of a stick of gum, yet can hold more storage and be accessed quicker than an HDD.
Casual Gamer Intro Setup
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
GPU: RTX 2060 Ti (or better)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB
Motherboard: ASUS Prime A520M-A
PSU: Corsair RM650
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB
SSD: Samsung EVO 860 250 GB
If you’re new to the market, there are a few reasons why we recommend these base setups. Aside from the price – which we believe is the most bang for your buck – these setups, we feel, would guarantee a smooth, non-interruptive gameplay. However, we highly recommend adjusting your setup to fit your needs.
Your Gaming Space
Lastly, when planning your gaming setup it is imperative to know exactly what you will need to ensure all of the parts connect. At Hosa, we carry the most efficient USB Cables & Adapters in the market. For example, if you’re looking to mirror your monitor or displays, use HDMI cables. If you have a USB hub and want to charge your phone, try our USB to USB-C cables.
Buena Park, CA, January 2021 — Hosa is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the growing list of preventative and protective products, Hosa Face Masks. With social distancing measures still in place, personal safety has become all the more important.
A growing portfolio of research has been done on the efficacy of masks over the past year. Reusable cloth masks have been shown to be effective in preventing large droplets from entering the atmosphere, which could then become aerosolized and spread airborne pathogens. Hosa Face Masks use a polyester outer layer, cotton inner layer, and come with one 5-layer filter which can be easily replaced.
Some masks and facial coverings can feel restrictive and uncomfortable, leading to people touching and adjusting them consistently. Hosa Face Masks are stretchable and non-restrictive, made with a material that allows for good breathability without sacrificing what makes masks effective in the first place.
Hosa Face Masks are washable and reusable, reducing waste from disposable surgical masks that workers and gigging professionals have used since returning to work from the global pandemic.
“Even in areas where there are less government-enforced restrictions in place, it’s still the norm for private businesses to take it upon themselves to practice social distancing” adds Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development. “While there are an abundance of masks on the market, we think we offer something just as effective and also more comfortable which can be worn anywhere.”
The New Hosa Face Masks are available at an MSRP of $24.95.
New Hosa A/V Work Gloves Now Available
Versatile and comfortable hand protection
Buena Park, CA, December 2020 — Hosa is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the growing list of preventative and protective products, Hosa A/V Work Gloves. These work gloves provide much needed comfort and protection to professionals in the music industry.
Whether working with permanent or temporary setups, Hosa A/V Work Gloves protect your hands without limiting your abilities. Synthetic leather tips on the thumb, index, and middle fingers, allow use of touch screen devices that continue to expand in the marketplace. The stylish Hosa “H” silicone grips on the palm also make grabbing and gripping heavy gear during load-in and teardown easier than with your bare hands while providing extra protection.
Hosa A/V Work Gloves are form-fitting so you don’t have to sacrifice dexterity while wearing them. Unlike other gloves, Hosa A/V Work Gloves utilize a breathable fabric on the back of the hand to help ventilate and keep your hands from overheating. Hosa A/V Work Gloves also feature an adjustable hook and loop strap for adjustable security and comfort.
Hosa Work Gloves are washable and reusable, reducing waste and eliminating the cost of disposable gloves that workers and gigging professionals have invested in since returning to work from the global pandemic.
“As events and places continue to open back up, gigging professionals are constantly having to juggle normal functionality with new safety measures,” adds Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development. “The result of Hosa’s research is a versatile glove that is functional and keeps you safe. We’re proud of the new Hosa A/V Work Gloves and know it will become a valuable asset to those working with A/V equipment in any setting.”
New Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer by Hosa Now Available
Kills 99.99% of all common bacteria
Buena Park, CA, August 2020 — Hosa is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the Goby Labs line of cleaning products, Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer. With safety and sanitation being ever more prevalent in the minds of performers and their audience, Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer is formulated within the FDA’s guidelines to offer protection and peace of mind in a convenient package.
Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer is 80% denatured ethyl alcohol v/v, meeting FDA regulations to protect against viral particles such as COVID-19. Because the solution is alcohol-based, it dries quickly, minimizing wait time before resuming normal performance tasks that would otherwise be delayed with wet hands.
Rather than being a gel, the Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer is a sprayable liquid, allowing the solution to be easily applied on the hands, arms, or common surfaces using the simple spray applicator. Once applied, you only need to distribute the solution by rubbing your hands until it dries.
Like most things in a performer’s life, there is a constant compromise between the size, weight, and space any of their equipment occupies, which is why Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer comes in an easily portable 2oz bottle. These will fit in any size gig bag or road kit alongside other Goby Labs sanitation products, like the Microphone Sanitizer, meaning you never have to find yourself without sanitizer due to the size of the bottle.
“People are understandably anxious about public events and how easily germs can spread”, adds Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development. “Goby Labs Microphone Sanitizer has already been an established and trusted solution for sanitizing mics for the touring professional, so it seemed natural to pair an effective hand sanitizer alongside it that is easy to apply and convenient to take on the road.”
The New Goby Labs Hand Sanitizer will come in 2oz bottles. Find them at your favorite Hosa authorized reseller.
New Hosa SuperSpeed USB-C Cables Now Available
Faster transfer and more power
Buena Park, CA, August 2020 — Hosa is pleased to introduce two new cables featuring USB-C connectors. The USB-306CC USB 3.1 Gen 2 Cable features USB-C connectors on both ends while the USB-306CA USB Cable sports a USB-A connector for backward compatibility. With more equipment manufacturers adopting USB-C as their primary connection, these new Hosa cables provide the right solution from a trusted brand.
The Hosa SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Cable adds a protective weave around the cable jacket for added durability. It is the ideal cable for DJ’s and producers on the go. Combine the durability with Hosa’s lifetime warranty for even greater peace of mind.
The addition of USB 3.1 grants manufacturers the ability to transfer data and power at rates faster than ever before. SuperSpeed USB can be found in computers, televisions, tablets, smart phones, and many other devices. Hosa SuperSpeed USB cables are fully compliant with USB 3.1 Gen 2 specifications, providing transfer rates of up to 10 Gbps.
The USB-C connector is poised to supersede all previous USB connector combinations but there is still a need to interface between new and legacy equipment. The Hosa USB-306CA USB 3.0 Cable makes that possible. It can be used to connect a new laptop to an older device or to recharge your phone battery.
Jose Gonzalez, Hosa’s Director of Marketing & Product Development, added the following comment: “USB cables are part of daily life for most of us and now that manufacturers are fully embracing USB-C, we want people to count on Hosa for a rugged, reliable, and trustworthy connection.”
Hosa SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C to Same Cables and USB 3.0 Type A to C Cables are available now. Find them at your favorite Hosa authorized reseller.
New Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables Now Available
Upgraded space-saving cables for pedalboards
Buena Park, CA, April 2020 — Hosa Technology, Inc., the leading provider of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician, is pleased to introduce the latest line expansion to the Hosa Pro line of cables, Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables. This addition to the Hosa Pro Guitar Cable line improves upon the previous patch cable version by incorporating a new pancake REAN connector that keeps the ruggedness of Hosa Pro and maximizes the limited space on pedalboards.
Guitarists use many pedals to craft their sound, and space is always the biggest consideration. Hosa Pro Series Guitar Patch Cables feature flat, nickel-plated REAN connectors by Neutrik AG, minimizing empty space and creating room for additional effects.
Hosa Pro Patch Cables also feature 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for signal clarity, making them a significant upgrade over standard guitar patch cables in both economy of space and signal transfer.
A 90% OFC braided shield protects against audio interference and helps make these cables among the more durable and long-lasting guitar patch cables available. Players want to know they can rely on their cables to get through each performance, which may include getting stepped on, pulled, and switched out as guitarists put a pedalboard through its paces. The new Hosa Pro Patch Cables are designed to deliver that dependability.
“A pedalboard is often a compromise between space and quality,” said Jose Gonzalez, Director of Marketing & Product Development at Hosa. “Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables provide improved durability and sonic integrity while not sacrificing space for additional pedals.”
Hosa Pro Guitar Patch Cables are available now at MSRP’s of $16.05 for 6”, $16.50 for 12”, and $16.80 for 18” each, respectively. Find them at your favorite Hosa authorized reseller starting April 2020.
Guitar players rely on effects pedals to experiment and develop unique sounds. Pedalboards keep these effects organized and in reach while cables are tucked underneath and out of the way. Hosa Flat Guitar Patch Cables are highly flexible and can pass through pedalboard slots with ease. Slender molded connectors make these cables ideal for tight spaces.
Hosa’s new patch cables are flexible, lightweight, and flat. Despite their thin profile, solid Hosa construction still lies beneath the jacket. Hosa Flat Guitar Patch Cables feature 24 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for signal clarity and OFC shielding to protect against interference.
Space is always a main concern when it comes to pedalboards. Traditional guitar cable connectors are simply not practical and solder-less patch cables can sacrifice durability to eliminate the connector housing. Hosa’s new flat cables sport slim, 7 mm molded housings to save space while maintaining a secure connection.
Guitarists want to take full advantage of their pedalboard. Hosa Flat Guitar Patch Cables provide secure connections without taking up unnecessary space, giving players access to their full arsenal of pedals to craft unique tones.
Hosa Flat Guitar Patch Cables are available now at MSRP’s ranging from $6.30 for a single cable to $36.30 for a pack of six.