Press Release Summary:
Dual-purpose headset/stereo headphone device, Model MX100-s can be connected simultaneously to AppleÂ® iPodÂ® and mobile phone, allowing consumers to answer phone call while listening to iPod. To switch between music and phone, user flips switch on headset cord. One volume control works for both devices. Earbuds have Flex GripÂ® design for comfort, and AcuSpeakÂ® microphone technology delivers clear conversations.
Original Press Release:
Plantronics Announces Single Headset for Use With Apple iPod and Mobile Phones
Plantronics MX100-s Lets Users Easily Switch Between 'Tunes' and Calls
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 9 - Plantronics (NYSE:PLT) announced today availability of the MX100-s, a dual purpose headset/stereo headphone device that can be connected simultaneously to the Apple(R) iPod(R) and a mobile phone, allowing consumers to answer a phone call while listening to their iPod.
"People want to be able to listen to music, but still receive an important phone call," said Dean Hovey, vice president and general manager of mobile and entertainment markets for Plantronics. "Now, someone can listen to their iPod and easily answer an incoming call via a simple switch on the headset cord."
Plantronics expects that the secure fit and versatility offered by the MX100-s will be popular among active consumers, such as those who like to skateboard, exercise or simply walk while listening to music and keeping in touch with friends by phone.
The Plantronics MX100-s has twin connectors: one plugs into the iPod and the other into a mobile phone. One cord then links to a single headset/headphone with stereo earbuds. To switch between music and phone, customers simply flip a switch on the headset cord. One conveniently placed volume control also works for both devices. The MX100-s earbuds have Plantronics' unique Flex Grip(R) design, making it easy to slip them on and off, and ensuring exceptional comfort. In addition to providing outstanding sound quality for music, the MX100-s uses Plantronics' AcuSpeak(R) microphone technology to deliver clear, crisp conversations over the phone.
The MX100-s works with the Apple iPod, other MP3 players and most headset-ready mobile phones, including models from Motorola, LG, Audiovox and Kyocera. Adapters for most popular Nokia and Sony Ericsson mobile phones are available free; see the inside of the MX100-s' package for details. The MX100-s has a suggested retail price of $39.99 and is available at Apple Stores, Apple.com and other retail outlets where iPods are featured.
Plantronics introduced the first lightweight headset in 1962 and is recognized as the world leader in communications headsets. Plantronics headsets have been featured in numerous motion pictures and high-profile events, including Neil Armstrong's historic "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" transmission from the moon in 1969. A publicly held company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with approximately 3,900 employees, Plantronics maintains offices in 20 countries. For more information go to www.plantronics.com or call 800-544-4660.
NOTE: Plantronics, the logo design, Plantronics and the logo design combined, Flex Grip and AcuSpeak are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics Inc., and is used by Plantronics under license. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.