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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today launched the holiday shopping season with its most expansive consumer product launch to date with eight products across the BackBeat FIT, BackBeat GO and RIG PRO lines. These products deliver consumers new, immersive audio experiences, so they can hear and enjoy what matters most – from music to phone calls to gameplay.
Runners, students, fitness enthusiasts and active people of all stripes should put the new BackBeat FIT 3100 on their wish lists. This headset delivers legendary Plantronics audio quality and uniquely boasts the Always Aware™ feature that enables outdoor enthusiasts to “hear what truly matters” – like taxi horns, barking dogs or screeching brakes – during their workout. These true wireless headsets have soft, flexible earbuds that actually fit and hold comfortably no matter the activity, so they’re durable, safe and stylish. The BackBeat FIT 3100 is the must-have true wireless headset this holiday season.
For travelers dealing with noisy airplanes, airports or public transportation, Plantronics is launching the BackBeat GO 410 earbuds. Travel can be exhausting, loud and very distracting, but the comfort and calm of Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphones have been priced out of reach for too many. Now, the BackBeat GO 410 provides over-the-ear comfort with up to 12 hours of extended battery life and ANC in a sleek form factor at an unexpectedly affordable price. Travelers can now hear what truly matters – not their chattering seatmate or the chimes and pings of a game played on a mobile device in the row behind on daily commutes or 10-hour flights.
“People expect more than just sound from their headsets. They expect clear, simple experiences that make their days better and more enjoyable whether they are running, playing Fortnite or traveling across the country or world,” said Tanguy Leborgne, general manager, Plantronics Consumer Group. “I just completed a marathon near Mount Kenya in Africa using a BackBeat FIT headset because what mattered to me was making sure only people were chasing me, not wild animals.”
Gaming is another huge area where Plantronics offers competitive gamers a new level of hearing what matters. Whether they are playing Overwatch, Fortnite or Call of Duty, gamers know that sound quality can be the difference between winning or losing a match. The new Plantronics RIG 300, RIG 400 PRO and RIG 500 PRO Series headsets continue the legacy of the RIG family of gaming headsets, and are used worldwide by professional gaming leagues and competitive voice gamers.
Consumers around the world can choose from this broad variety of new Plantronics headsets to meet their personal style, preferences and desired experiences. These new headsets deliver the quality Plantronics is known for in terms of durability. In addition to the true wireless BackBeat FIT 3100 and the noise canceling BackBeat GO 410, Plantronics is also introducing the following headsets:
On the gaming front, sound plays as important a role in gameplay as the graphics. Gamers look for whatever advantage they can find, whether they are competing in an eSport tournament for rank or prestige or playing with friends for fun. Competitive gamers at all levels have three new Plantronics RIG Series headsets to elevate their game, audio experience and a chance at winning, whether playing on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or a PC.
If consumers don’t want to wait for Santa to deliver their new Plantronics headset, they are available at leading retailers worldwide like Best Buy, Amazon, Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and many others including Plantronics.com. Please check with your local retailer to see if they are carrying these hot holiday gifts.
Plantronics is an audio pioneer and a leader in the communications industry. Plantronics technology creates rich, natural, people-first audio and collaboration experiences so good ideas can be shared and heard—wherever, whenever and however they happen. The company’s portfolio of integrated communications and collaboration solutions spans headsets, software, desk phones, audio and video conferencing, analytics and services. Our solutions are used worldwide by consumers and businesses alike and are the leading choice for every kind of workspace. For more information visit plantronics.com.
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