I can't recall ever seeing anything like the Gameskulls GS-1 before. While replica military helmets can readily be found, and of course lots of different companies make audio headsets, this is the first time I've seen the two combined. And the potential for different styles is practically endless. Currently the GS-1 Tactical Helmet is the only product that Gameskulls offers however judging from their logo and documentation, a viking style may be under consideration.
From a functional standpoint, the GS-1 is much like any other gaming style headset. With over-the-ear padded cups, boom microphone, mini plug line out and line in connectors, the GS-1 is compatible with nearly any PC and most other types of audio connections. There are even adapters to support various game consoles. Although the GS-1 weighs more than a typical headset, the strap suspension of the helmet is superior to most over the head bands for providing a comfortable experience that lasts for hours. The only complaint I have about the GS-1 is how ambient sound tends to bounce around inside the helmet, which can be distracting at best for audio clarity.
At $89.95 it's hard to say where the GS-1 falls in price because there's simply nothing on the market to compare it to. Although currently Gameskulls has the GS-1 marked down 22% to only $69.95 this is still more than your typical gaming headset goes for. But the GS-1 is a novelty item, and it's hard to put a pricetag on such an original piece. In the end it's up to the buyer as to whether the uniqueness of the headset differentiates it significantly from the competition.
OCIA.net has awarded the Gameskulls GS-1 Tactical Helmet our Silver Seal of Approval.