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September 30, 2015 08:00 ET

New Plantronics BackBeat PRO+ Headphones Make It Easier Than Ever to Enjoy Hi-Fi Music Streaming From Any Device, Anywhere

Fully-Functional, Cross-Platform Wireless Headphones Simplify Connectivity While Tuning-Out Noise and Distractions

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - September 30, 2015) - Enjoying your playlist from nearly any device and in any location just got easier with the introduction of the Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) BackBeat PRO+. These premium Bluetooth® wireless, active noise-canceling headphones with an around-the-ear design enable high-fidelity music streaming from computers, tablets, and smartphones.

“People work, commute and travel with computers and portable devices, and 91 percent of Americans report that music has become an essential part of these experiences1,” said Lori Langona, Director of Consumer Marketing, Plantronics. “With the addition of a USB Bluetooth adapter, BackBeat PRO+ makes it easier than ever for people to connect their headphones to nearly any device, tune out distractions, take calls, and enjoy their favorite music without missing a beat.”

After radio, computers are the second most popular device used for listening to music, followed by smartphones1. With this in mind, Plantronics specifically designed the BackBeat PRO+ to provide a best-in-class wireless audio connection to computers and laptops in addition to smartphones and tablets. Superior audio quality for PCs and Mac computers is accomplished via a high-fidelity USB Bluetooth adapter that ensures a brilliant and immersive wireless audio experience, and Class 1 Bluetooth technology enables extended listening range2. Multi-point Bluetooth connectivity allows BackBeat PRO+ to pair with two audio sources simultaneously so you can listen to your mobile device when you’re on the go, and when you’re at your PC or Mac, the headphones will intelligently shift the connection to your computer.

In addition to active noise-cancellation and new cross-platform functionality, the BackBeat PRO+ also features:

  • an incredible 24-hour battery life,
  • OpenMic technology that lets you listen to your surroundings at the touch of a button,
  • smart sensors that pause your music when you remove the headphones,
  • extended Bluetooth range of 100m/330ft2, and
  • signature Plantronics audio.

In addition to BackBeat PRO+, Plantronics delivers a range of devices that make it incredibly easy to escape into music, attain a personal best, or enjoy long conversations, hands-free. Featured devices include:

  • BackBeat SENSE – these on-ear Bluetooth headphones go beyond the basics with wireless control of two Bluetooth devices simultaneously, smart sensors that automatically pause your music when you take them off, and a uniquely light and comfortable design, perfect for all-day listening.
  • BackBeat FIT – these waterproof3 Bluetooth headphones let you untangle your workout as you get lost in your favorite playlist. The flexible BackBeat FIT lets you enjoy your music wirelessly, ensures an amazingly stable and comfortable fit, and comes in bright colors and reflective finishes for added visibility at night. The reversible carrying case doubles as an armband and holds a smartphone or music player.
  • Explorer 500 – this small but mighty Bluetooth headset delivers HD Voice clarity to your calls, and the included charging strap conveniently secures it to a purse, belt or backpack so it is always within reach.

Pricing and Availability

In the U.S., BackBeat PRO+ will be available this October on Plantronics.com for $299.99 USD.

About 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.

1 - U.S. Music Report, Nielsen, October 2014

2 - Requires a Class 1 Bluetooth device

3 - Waterproof in fresh water up to 1 m (3.28 ft) for 30 minutes. However, Bluetooth does not transmit under water. www.plantronics.com/waterproof.

BackBeat, Plantronics, and Simply Smarter Communications are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries and Explorer and OpenMic are 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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