Plantronics launches BackBeat stereo headphones

Plantronics has announced the three newest members of its BackBeat family of stereo headphones optimised for smartphones with multimedia capabilities.

Ideal for iPhone and Android users, the new BackBeat 903+, BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 headphones deliver high quality audio performance and easy switching between music and calls.

This is part of a new range of smart headsets that are geared for the growing smartphone user base and are encased in environmentally sound packaging featuring a new brand identity.

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+, an update to the popular BackBeat 903, is a stereo Bluetooth headset designed for users with active lifestyles. It provides rich wireless stereo music and the ability to answer/end a call with a single touch of a button. The BackBeat 903+ features new ruggedised and sweat resistant materials and a flexible design, with three levels of earpiece adjustment for a secure and comfortable fit during long workouts. There is also a convenient storage pouch to put them in your gym bag.

The Plantronics BackBeat 216 is a certified headphone for the iPod, iPhone and iPad. It enables users to get the most from their compatible devices by offering bold, rich audio for music, calls and multimedia applications.

These corded stereo headphones provide plug and play simplicity and feature noise-isolating ear buds with neodymium micro-speakers that boost bass levels and deliver well balanced high and mid ranges for an overall great audio experience. The BackBeat 216 also features a discreet inline controller with built-in mic for convenient calling plus volume and music track control.

The new BackBeat 116 features the popular earphone form factor with a simpler in-line controller and built-in mic. The standard 3.5mm stereo connector and interface makes it compatible not only with the iPhone, iPod and iPad, but also most Android-based phones, Blackberry smartphones and other music phones. The BackBeat 116 will be offered in stylish Electric Blue. For extra user convenience, both the 216 and 116 products come with tangle-free cloth cords.

“Today, most consumers use their smartphones to listen to music, play games and watch videos, and they are looking for audio solutions that will optimise these applications for truly immersive experiences,” said Stuart Bradshaw, EMEA consumer marketing manager, Plantronics. “These new BackBeat headphones with mic deliver just that in tandem with outstanding audio quality at great prices.”

The BackBeat 903+ will be available from November, retailing for £69.99 RRP from Apple. The BackBeat 116 and 216 will be available from November, retailing for £24.99 and £39.99 respectively.

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