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Plantronics, Inc.

January 07, 2010 08:00 ET

Plantronics Voyager PRO Wins Prestigious iF Product Design Award 2010

Voyager PRO Design Lauded for Blending All Day Wearing Comfort and Superior Audio Quality

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced that the Plantronics Voyager® PRO Bluetooth® headset won the prestigious international Forum (iF) product design award 2010 in the Telecommunications category.

For 56 years, the iF product design award has served as an internationally recognized trademark for outstanding design. Across the globe, the iF brand, with offices in Hanover, Munich, Taipei, Seoul and Curitiba/Paraná, is an established symbol for exceptional design achievement.

There were nearly 2,500 entries from 39 different nations for this year's award.

"Plantronics designed Voyager PRO for today's mobile professionals who value performance and comfort above all else," said Darrin Caddes, vice president of Corporate Design at Plantronics. "We designed the Voyager PRO to be perfectly balanced so that it is seemingly weightless yet very stable when worn and also extremely discreet as most of the physical volume of the product is concealed behind the ear. Combined with the industry's best audio technology and extended battery life, Voyager PRO breaks new ground in what users should expect from a headset."

The iF award is the latest accolade bestowed on the Plantronics Voyager PRO headset since it was introduced last year. Voyager PRO won coveted Editors' Choice awards from CNET and PC Magazine, and was named a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree in the Wireless Handsets Accessories category.

Engineered for Sound Quality™

The Plantronics Voyager PRO provides the industry's most advanced noise-cancelling and wind noise reduction technology. The headset features a unique dual-microphone boom and AudioIQ2, next generation digital signal processing (DSP) technology, to precisely capture the user's voice and simultaneously cancel background noise. It features three layers of WindSmart® technology to minimize wind noise and delivers rich, natural inbound audio so you can hear and be heard clearly.

The Plantronics Voyager PRO endured an extraordinary 24 rounds of human factors testing to perfect the design for all-day wearing comfort and stability. The Voyager PRO ear tip is made of soft silicone for an optimal fit and features a "sound channel" that helps distribute audio evenly to the ear. Ideal for mobile professionals, the Plantronics Voyager PRO is extremely comfortable and the battery provides up to six hours of talk time before having to recharge.

About the iF Design Awards

Since the introduction of the iF product design award in 1953, iF design awards have developed into prestigious trademarks for outstanding achievements in the field of design. Enterprises and design studios use the award to make their customers and additional target groups aware of the potentially decisive difference in product and service quality expressed by this distinction.

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, AudioIQ, AudioIQ2, Engineered for Sound Quality, Plantronics Voyager, and WindSmart are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Plantronics is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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