SOURCE: Plantronics

September 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Plantronics Introduces New Dual-Mic Voyager 835 Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics Combines Dual-Mic AudioIQ With WindSmart for Unrivaled Headset Experience

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today unveiled the new Voyager 835 Bluetooth® Headset featuring three advanced noise canceling technologies that together provide superior clarity and natural voice on both sides of a conversation.

The new Voyager 835 offers Plantronics Dual-Mic AudioIQ®, a combination of its proprietary DSP algorithm which intelligently optimizes audio levels and fidelity on both sides of a conversation, with precisely configured dual microphones to significantly reduce background noise. The inclusion of dual-microphones allows the Voyager 835 to accurately isolate voice signals: one microphone captures voice as the second microphone identifies background noise and removes it.

Combined with Plantronics' WindSmart® technology, which filters and reduces wind distortion, the Voyager 835 delivers comprehensive noise-cancelation benefits without over-processing audio, so voices sound natural during conversations.

"The Voyager 835 is designed to defeat wind and other background noise in a variety of real-world environments, such as a busy city street, crowded restaurant or car with the air conditioning blowing," said Renee Niemi, general manager and vice president, Mobile & Entertainment for Plantronics, Inc. "By focusing on everyday call scenarios, Plantronics developed a headset that provides exactly what consumers want: brilliant, true-to-life audio on both sides of a conversation that doesn't succumb to noisy environments and never sounds unnatural."

Ultimate Comfort and Ease-of-Use

The new Voyager 835 weighs in at less than 12 grams and meets Plantronics' strict acoustic fit criteria with contoured, universal-fit eartips that rest gently on the wearer and channel sound directly into the ear canal for improved receive clarity. A slim yet highly durable ear loop secures the headset without discomfort and does not interfere with eyewear.

The Voyager 835 headset is designed with simple-to-use volume and call answer / end controls. Another benefit of the Voyager 835 is the inclusion of multipoint technology, which permits users to take calls from any two Bluetooth phones -- like a business and a personal phone -- from a single headset. Talk time is up to five hours, stand-by time up to five days and multiple charging options are available, including an in-car kit.

"Plantronics has a 46-year history of innovation across all facets of sound performance -- from noise-canceling microphones to DSP algorithms and wind technologies. The Voyager 835 is a reflection of our commitment to surpassing customer expectation with products the deliver superior sound, quality and comfort," added Niemi.

Pricing and Availability

The new Plantronics Voyager 835 Bluetooth Headset will be available October 2008 at select CE retailers and www.plantronics.com for $119.95 (U.S. MSRP). For more information visit: http://www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/mobile/bluetooth-headsets/voyager-835.

About Plantronics

In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Since then, Plantronics has become the headset of choice for mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. Today, this history of innovation is the basis for every audio product we build for the office, contact center, personal mobile, entertainment and residential markets. The Plantronics family of brands includes Plantronics, Altec Lansing and Clarity. For more information, go to www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

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

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