Press Release Summary:
Featuring sound-isolating earbuds, noise-canceling microphone, and wind-noise reduction technology that filters out external distractions, .Audio(TM) 480 Virtual Phone Booth(TM) headset is designed for use with multimedia applications and for having Internet conversations. It includes inline volume and mute control, low-profile design, and flexible boom. Headset is compatible with both PCs and Macs (USB version only).
Original Press Release:
Plantronics Launches the .Audio 480 Virtual Phone Booth Headset - Seals Out Sound, Seals in Stereo for Mobile Laptop Users
Plantronics Also Expands and Optimizes Entire .Audio PC Headset Portfolio
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., June 28 -- Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) today debuted the new .Audio(TM) 480 Virtual Phone Booth(TM) headset for laptop multimedia and Internet conversations. The smallest, most portable computer headset in the Plantronics lineup, Virtual Phone Booth delivers outstanding stereo sound and voice quality for laptop users on the go.
The Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth features sound-isolating earbuds and wind-noise reduction technology to filter out external distractions and enable users to completely immerse themselves in activities - Internet telephony, online gaming, music and movies - no matter how noisy the surrounding environment.
"Laptop users tend to be very mobile and often conduct activities in noisy, crowded environments, such as airports and coffee shops," said Renee Niemi, general manager and vice president, Mobile and Entertainment at Plantronics. "Virtual Phone Booth's rich sound, combined with noise-canceling technology, helps users create quiet personal spaces where they can fully engage in what they're doing, and do so unobtrusively."
The Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth .Audio 480 offers features tailored to the mobile laptop user:
o Sound-isolating earbuds block out unwanted noise,
o Noise-canceling microphone and wind-reduction technology minimize
external noise, making conversations clearer,
o Sleek, flexible boom lets the user adjust the microphone closer for
o Foldable and stowable with a low-profile design, and
o Easy operability with inline volume and mute control.
Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth headset is compatible with both PCs and Macs (USB version only) and will be available in both analog ($89.95 MSRP) and USB ($109.95 MSRP) versions. The headset will be available in August at major retailers and www.plantronics.com/.
Plantronics Refreshes Entire Line of Computer Headsets
Plantronics also announced enhancements to its entire line of .Audio(TM) computing headsets, which features a multitude of wearing styles, connection options and surround sound capabilities. The new line identifies the different performance, sound and fit requirements that headsets wearers face. Whether a consumer is using their headset for voice over IP (VoIP) and telephony, gaming or multimedia -- Plantronics has reformatted the line to deliver a tailored sound and voice experience.
The .Audio line includes a robust selection of premium-grade headsets featuring PC and Mac compatible USB sound card adaptors for plug-and-play digital audio and surround sound. This unique USB/stereo jack combination delivers an all-in-one integrated device that puts complete audio control in the hands of the consumer.
Please visit www.plantronics.com/launch to learn more about the new .Audio portfolio and the entire Plantronics Fall 2007 product lineup.
In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, this history of Sound Innovation(TM) is the basis for every product we build for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The Plantronics family of brands includes Plantronics, Altec Lansing, Clarity and Volume Logic. For more information, go to www.plantronics.com/ or call (800) 544-4660.
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