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October 21, 2015 08:00 ET

Plantronics Releases BackBeat SENSE 'Special Edition'

Distinctive Color and Splashproof Coating Enhance the Company's New, Critically-acclaimed BackBeat SENSE Wireless Headphones; Available Now on Amazon

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - October 21, 2015) - In its first months on the market, Plantronics BackBeat SENSE has been widely praised by reviewers and customers alike, and today Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) has released BackBeat SENSE SE, a special edition model available now on Amazon and through other online outlets. BackBeat SENSE SE amps up the style in an exclusive grey/tan color scheme, and lets you take your music anywhere, worry-free, with a splashproof nano-coating technology by P2i. The SE model features the same lightweight build, best-in-class Bluetooth® battery life, intuitive sensors, and signature Plantronics audio that has been earning the original BackBeat SENSE critical acclaim around the world.

“People want 24/7 access to their media, no matter where they are or what they’re doing -- rain or shine,” said Lori Langona, Director of Consumer Marketing, Plantronics. “BackBeat SENSE SE is the perfect on-the-go music companion, combining an outstanding listening experience with practical, splashproof technology for all-day, worry-free listening.”

BackBeat SENSE SE features:

  • Splashproof nano-coating technology by P2i protects your headphones from unpredictable weather, and the occasional accidental spill.
  • Fresh approach to design ensures all-day comfort with a patent-pending headband designed to fit 99% of head sizes, and which distributes the weight of the headphones evenly to reduce pressure.
  • Incredibly lightweight, BackBeat SENSE SE weighs less than five ounces, approximately 50% lighter than most on-ear Bluetooth headphones(1). So light that you might forget you’re wearing them.
  • Signature Plantronics audio and dynamic drivers create the optimal balance of rich bass, crisp highs, and natural mid-tones to let you fully enjoy your music, and hear every detail in your media.
  • Advanced Class 1 Bluetooth lets you control up to two connected smartphones or tablets from up to 330 feet away(2) -- the length of a football field.
  • Dual mics enable HD Voice communication for clear calls, or interactions with voice applications such as Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Skype.
  • OpenMic technology for those times when you’ll occasionally need to hear the outside world. With OpenMic, you can do so with the touch of a button, and without missing a beat.
  • Fold-flat earcups makes BackBeat SENSE SE easy to transport and store, and a durable pouch is included with a handy pocket for charging and audio cables.

Pricing and Availability

BackBeat SENSE SE is available in Grey/Tan in the US on Amazon.com and Plantronics.com for $199.99 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 -- Internal testing has shown BackBeat SENSE SE weighs at least 50% less than a comprehensive list of competitive on-ear Bluetooth headphones.

2 -- Requires a Class 1 Bluetooth device

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

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