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January 04, 2015 13:16 ET

Plantronics Delivers Cutting Edge Audio to Xbox One Gamers

Plantronics to Offer Officially-Licensed Audio Peripherals Optimized for Xbox One

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - January 04, 2015) - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today announced it will provide advanced audio and chat solutions for Xbox One gamers around the world with officially-licensed audio peripherals optimized for performance with Xbox One.

"Xbox One brings fans true gaming immersion to the living room and new, connected ways to enjoy media," said Branden Powell, Director of Accessories, Xbox. "With its commitment to innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we looked for solutions that offered the high-quality audio and clear communication essential to deliver the best Xbox One experience."

Working closely with Microsoft since 2002, Plantronics produced all Xbox Live headsets for the original Xbox console, and created the beloved "Halo 2" Special Edition headset in 2004 -- the best-selling third-party headset accessory of that console generation.

"We are thrilled to be working with Microsoft to provide products to support Xbox One and continue our support for Xbox 360," said Dorothy Ferguson, head of gaming marketing, Plantronics. "With our proven expertise in creating mobile, gaming and entertainment products that offer uncompromising audio, clear two-way chat, and long-wearing comfort, our upcoming Xbox One products are sure to excite."

With its flagship RIG Gaming Audio System, Plantronics Gaming offers competitive players premium audio and voice chat, allowing gamers to connect and move between all of their gaming and entertainment devices -- including Windows Phone, Surface Tablet and Xbox One -- with one headset. RIG blends superior game audio and live voice chat, at home and on-the-go, with mobile audio, music, and apps. RIG Gaming Audio System, RIG Flex and RIG Surround are currently available worldwide.

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.

Plantronics and RIG are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries, and Plantronics Flex and Plantronics Surround are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. 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 the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Lerin O'Neill
    Plantronics
    Senior Manager, Public Relations
    (831) 458-7595
    lerin.oneill@plantronics.com