Bluetooth Headset weighs just 0.67 oz.

Press Release Summary:

Supporting Bluetooth 1.2 and 1.1 enabled devices, Jabra BT500 offers up to 8 hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby time. It features behind-the-ear design, one-touch pairing button, as well as multi-colored LEDs that indicate connection and battery charging status. Mute function lets users temporarily silence microphone to speak with someone else or block out obtrusive sound. Using ac adapter or PC via USB adapter, unit recharges in 2 hours.

Original Press Release:

The Next Generation of the World's Best-Selling Bluetooth® Headset from Jabra® has Arrived

The Jabra BT500 Leads the Way With Improved Design, Increased Performance and New Features

CHICAGO, Oct. 3 /-- Jabra, a leading brand of hands-free communication products for the mobile consumer market, today announced the release of the Jabra BT500, the next generation of the world's best-selling Bluetooth headset. Continuing the success of Jabra's award winning Behind-The-Ear (BTE) design, the Jabra BT500 has a new modern design, improved audio performance and additional features including a mute function, single Bluetooth pairing button and multi-colored LEDs for added convenience and ease-of-use.

Among the thinnest BTE headsets in the industry, the Jabra BT500 weighs just 0.67 ounces and is now 20 percent lighter and 30 percent slimmer than the previous generation. It features a discreet design with a lightweight, ultra-slim body and sleek chrome microphone boom arm that curves from behind the ear along the jaw line. The headset offers up to eight hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby time making it ideal for use throughout the entire day.

In addition to its new design, the Jabra BT500 features architectural improvements that provide a more stable wireless link between the headset and the mobile phone. With improved antenna design, the Jabra BT500 also offers increased audio performance and less interference so conversations are clear and uninterrupted. It comes with Jabra MiniGels that fit comfortably in the ear to ensure superior sound quality.

Overall ease of use has been improved with intuitive features including a one-touch pairing button for simple connectivity, as well as multi-colored LEDs that light up to indicate connection and battery charging status. A mute function lets users temporarily silence the microphone to speak with someone else or block out a sudden obtrusive sound. Users also have the option of charging from an AC adapter or directly from a PC via a USB adapter. Either way, the new Jabra BT500 recharges in just two hours.

"With the release of the Jabra BT500, we are addressing customer requirements for a thinner and lighter headset which also incorporates some of the most up-to-date headset features," said David Hogan, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing for Jabra. "The Jabra BT500 is the natural extension of the Jabra BTE range, providing a stylish new look combined with increased functionality and technical enhancements that make it the perfect choice for busy professionals and those who require a high-performance headset that looks and feels great."

The Jabra BT500 supports Bluetooth 1.2 and 1.1 Bluetooth-enabled devices including headset and hands-free profiles. With Bluetooth 1.2 the headset offers additional performance enhancements such as improved audio quality through decreased interference and faster connectivity. The Jabra BT500 can be paired with up to eight devices, such as a mobile phone, smart phone or PC so users can easily switch between devices.

The first generation of Jabra BTE headsets was introduced in 2002. The contour, comfort and excellent sound quality provided by the original Jabra BTE design has contributed to Jabra becoming one of the most distinguished and popular Bluetooth headset designs in the industry. The Jabra BTE headsets have achieved international recognition with numerous industry awards including being named a CES Innovations Honoree at the annual Consumer Electronics Show and receiving the CNET Editors Choice award. The popular Jabra BTE range includes the Jabra BT200, BT250, and BT250v Bluetooth headsets.

Jabra BT500 in summary
-- Weighs only 0.67 oz
-- One-touch pairing button and mute function
-- Direct charging from a PC via USB cable
-- Bluetooth link and battery status indication via LED
-- Up to 8 hours talk time and 240 hours standby time
-- Voice dial, call hold/call wait, last number re-dial, reject call*
-- Bluetooth 1.2 supporting headset and hands-free profile

* Subject to phone and/or network type

Pricing and Availability
The Jabra BT500 is available in North America at retail outlets nationwide and will be followed by Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pac. MSRP: $119.00 USD.

About Jabra
Jabra is a leading consumer brand of innovative hands-free communication products including corded and wireless Bluetooth headsets and mobile accessories for mobile phones and devices. The innovation, design and freedom provided by Jabra products enable users to use mobile communication freely and naturally. The wide range of Jabra products is sold in more than 60 countries and available at more than 80,000 major retailers worldwide. Jabra is a brand of GN Mobile.

About GN Mobile
GN Mobile is the world's largest producer of mobile Bluetooth headsets and a division of GN Store Nord headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. GN Mobile's business activities include both the Jabra brand of products and GN's original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business.

About GN Store Nord
GN Store Nord has been helping people connect since 1869. Initially as a telegraph company and now as a global market leader in personal communications providing increased mobility and quality of life for its users. GN develops and manufactures headsets for hands-free communication, hearing instruments and audiologic diagnostics equipment. GN products are marketed globally.

Jabra(R) is a registered trademark of GN Mobile A/S (GN Netcom A/S). All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners. The Bluetooth(R) word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by GN Mobile A/S (GN Netcom A/S) is under license

CONTACT: Heidi Adams, Director of Marketing of Jabra, +1-760-489-4020,

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