SANTA CRUZ, CA --(Marketwired - October 18, 2016) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today unveiled the BackBeat PRO 2. Packed with more premium features than any other wireless headphones in their class, the over-the-ear Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 creates an oasis of personal space wherever you go with just the touch of a button, all for $199.99 USD. BackBeat PRO 2 is available now worldwide.
"More people than ever are ready to cut the cord and take their audio experience wireless, but are concerned they may have to compromise on the audio quality of their music and their ability to listen for long stretches at a time. BackBeat PRO 2 was designed with these consumers in mind," said Tanguy Leborgne, Vice President, Consumer Solutions, Plantronics. "Its on-demand active noise-cancellation, 24-hour battery life, and Plantronics signature audio technologies mean you can immerse yourself in the rich bass, crisp highs and natural mid-tones of your favorite track at the touch of a button, whether you're at the office, commuting, at home or on a long flight."
Delivering a high-quality, full-range listening experience, BackBeat PRO 2 turns any moment into a refuge from a noisy world. On-demand active noise-cancellation (ANC) means you can minimize background noise when needed while working or traveling, and switch to open-listening mode to hear announcements, conversations or your environment without removing your headphones.
BackBeat PRO 2 provides the ultimate in wireless freedom with Class 1 Bluetooth for an impressive 100 meter range when paired with a Class 1 Bluetooth device. Plantronics smart power management technologies give you up to 24 hours of continuous listening time on a single charge, up to 21 days of standby power, and up to six months of DeepSleep hibernation if inadvertently left on.
Built on the heritage of the award-winning BackBeat PRO, BackBeat PRO 2 features a streamlined design with a 35 percent decrease in size and 15 percent reduction in weight from the previous generation model. Along with new ear cups for better ergonomics and ear coverage, a flexible ear cup mount, and a headband and yoke that distribute weight evenly around the wearer's head, the design of BackBeat PRO 2 means a comfortable fit during even the longest listening sessions.
Additional BackBeat PRO 2 features include:
- Smart sensors that automatically pause or resume your music as you remove or put on your headphones
- Multi-device connectivity to connect up to two devices simultaneously and easily switch between your smartphone and tablet for music, movies and calls
- Built-in dual mics to enable you to jump into clear phone calls right from your headphones
- Travel-ready design with fold-flat ear cups and a protective sleeve
- Included 3.5mm cable for in-flight entertainment and the ability to plug in to keep enjoying your music in the unlikely event that you run out of battery
Pricing and Availability
BackBeat PRO 2 will be available in black and tan at authorized Plantronics retailers for $199.99 USD. A special edition BackBeat PRO 2 SE with NFC pairing, more premium finishes and a hard travel case will be available in graphite grey at authorized Plantronics retailers for $249.99 USD. For more information, visit www.plantronics.com.
Plantronics Award-Winning BackBeat Family
BackBeat PRO 2 headphones are the latest member of the BackBeat family of wireless stereo products from Plantronics. Other BackBeat stereo Bluetooth headphones include BackBeat FIT, waterproof and sweatproof wireless sport headphones that meet the IP57 rating featuring a unique, safety-oriented design and a stable fit regardless of activity level; BackBeat GO 3, wireless stereo earbuds designed from the ground up, and ear out, to provide vivid, high-res audio quality and sound performance; the critically acclaimed BackBeat SENSE, smart on-ear wireless headphones with sensor technology; and BackBeat 100 Series, hybrid neckband wireless headphones with an ultra-light design for easy all-day wear. Each features the ability to make phone calls in addition to enjoy music, as well as the quality, durability, comfort and best-in-class experience that customers have come to expect from Plantronics.
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
BackBeat, DeepSleep, and Plantronics are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 Waterproof in fresh water up to one meter (3.28 feet) for 30 minutes (IP57). However, Bluetooth® technology does not transmit underwater. Plantronics.com/waterproof.
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