Samsung Electronics, a mobile phone provider, has announced new introductions to its UK portfolio of stylish, Class 2 Bluetooth headsets. The new range are priced from under £30 to around £50.
For the first time, the new range includes headsets designed to have a similar look and feel to popular Samsung handsets, including the recently released Samsung Monte and the hotly anticipated Samsung Wave, which is due to launch this summer.
The Samsung HM1600 Monte Bluetooth headset features Bluetooth Version 2.1, advanced multipoint technology, microphone noise reduction, automatic volume control and Active Pairing. The Samsung HM3200 headset has been designed to complement the Samsung Wave, which will be the first mobile phone to be released on Samsung’s open mobile platform Bada later this summer. The complementary headset boasts advanced multipoint technology which can be used to simultaneously connect with 2 mobile phones.
Both headsets will be available in the UK, the HM1600 from May and the HM3200 from June and include: Bluetooth Version 2.1 / Class 2 – which helps boost battery life, offers enhanced security and automatic pairing once the devices have been synced; Noise reduction – which allows for call clarity; Battery level check; Excellent talk time – the HM1600 (6 hours) and the HM3200 (4.5 hours).
Simon Stanford, head of Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland, said: “Samsung Bluetooth headsets are designed to complement our new mobile phones with leading design and cutting edge technology. Samsung’s Bluetooth headsets offer consumers a wide choice, so there is one for every lifestyle no matter what the budget.”
Other headsets announced today for the UK market include:
ENTRY LEVEL (under £30)
The HM1000 from Samsung is a Bluetooth headset that offers a hands free solution whilst on the move. The HM1000 also boasts auto volume control, meaning it automatically adjusts the volume in accordance to the level of ambient noise within your environment. Thanks to its 7 hours of talk-time and 400 hours of standby time – you can be out for almost a full day without needing to charge the headset.
The Samsung HM1000 will be available in the UK during May 2010.
The WEP495 has been designed to match the hugely popular Samsung Genio range of handsets and have a colourful ergonomic design. The headset comes in pink, orange, yellow, black or white and includes a Wind Noise Reduction technology to eliminate wind noise during calls and a battery level check, so you never run out of battery unexpectedly. The WEP495 will pair automatically with your mobile phone when you switch the headset on without the need to input pin codes and offers up to 6 hours talk time.
The Samsung WEP495 is available now.
The Samsung HM1500
The Samsung HM1500 is an entry level clip-on headset with fixed canal earphone. This makes it ideal for use whilst wearing glasses or a helmet. It comes with a built-in vibrating alert, microphone, noise reduction, auto volume control and up to 6 hours talk time. All the things you would expect from a high-end headset but at an affordable price.
The Samsung HM1500 is available now.
MID LEVEL (£30 – £50)
The Samsung HM3100 has been designed to match the eagerly anticipated Galaxy S device released at the end of May. With up to 5 hours talk time, active volume control, noise and echo cancellation, this headset is the perfect partner for any Bluetooth version 2.1 handset
The Samsung HM3100 will launch in the UK during June 2010
The simple and minimal design of the Samsung HF1000 fits perfectly in your car and clips straight onto your sun visor for a sleek, clutter-free look. It has voice prompt, active pairing, advanced multipoint and auto volume control for the ultimate in car hands-free control. With 900 hours of standby time and 15 hours of talk time on a single charge, this is a gadget not to be missed.
HF1000 will launch in the UK during May 2010.
Optimised for in-car use, the sporty, silver and black design of the WEP570 fits neatly in the car. With noise reduction, echo cancellation, wind noise reduction, battery level check, automatic volume control, microphone and an additional USB port so you can charge up other devices – this is a great addition to your in car gadgets.
WEP570 will launch in the UK during May 2010.
HIGH END (£50+)
The Samsung Modus HM3500 featuring a sleek and stylish fluid design, is intended for people looking for a conventional noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset with the capability to stream stereo audio. It can be worn as a mono-style headset for placing and receiving calls and readily transforms into a stereo Bluetooth headset when connected to the included stereo ear bud headset for an enhanced audio experience. In addition to sound quality, the Modus offers advanced multipoint technology that allows seamless connectivity between two Bluetooth-enabled audio-streaming devices, including mobile phones, computers and MP3 players. When enjoying rich, full-fidelity Bluetooth stereo while also connected to a phone, the Modus will gently mute the stereo audio, allowing the user to answer or initiate phone calls and seamlessly restores its settings when the call is complete.
HM3500 will launch in the UK during June 2010.