Plantronics Introduces New Military Grade Ruggedized Bluetooth Headset

Face the Elements with Plantronics' Durable Explorer 370, the First

Bluetooth Headset To Combine Water, Dust and Shock Resistance with

Windscreen Technology

Feb 11, 2008, 00:00 ET from Plantronics, Inc.

    BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mobile World
 Congress -- Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:   PLT) today introduced the Plantronics
 Explorer 370, a new Bluetooth(R) headset tailored for the adventurer in all
 of us -- or at least those requiring their communication tools stand up to
 the elements. Durability tested to meet military-grade specifications, the
 Explorer(TM) 370 is water, dust and shock resistant and features windscreen
 technology to ensure users experience clear calls no matter what the
     "Everyday life can be rough on electronics, so Plantronics developed a
 headset that can be tossed around, dropped repeatedly, worn in the rain and
 still work properly," said Ron Vitale, category director for Mobile at
 Plantronics, Inc. "The Explorer 370 delivers a quality headset in a durable
 package that can withstand tough environments, including windy and dusty
 work conditions, rugged outdoor adventures or anything life throws at you."
     The Explorer 370 is certified to MIL-STD 810 standards issued by the
 United States Army's Developmental Test Command to prove that equipment
 qualified to the standard will survive in the field. The first Bluetooth
 headset to boast a "ruggedized" design plus Plantronics' wind screen
 technology to effectively filter wind noise, the Explorer 370 also features
 QuickPair(TM) technology to simplify headset-to-mobile phone pairing. The
 Explorer 370 provides up to seven hours of talk time and up to eight days
 of standby time and is equipped with a lanyard, ideal for outdoor workers
 and sports enthusiasts.
     Plantronics Explorer 360: A Smart Choice for Simple Setup
     With an increasing number of mobile phones featuring Bluetooth, the
 need for entry-level products for first-time users is growing. To answer
 this demand, Plantronics has also introduced the Explorer 360, a
 lightweight, reliable and simple-to-use headset.
     Weighing less than an ounce, the compact new Explorer 360 incorporates
 excellent call clarity with multiple control features, including volume,
 answer and end call, last-number redial, and voice-activated dialing, with
 the touch of a button. Plantronics QuickPair technology allows easy
 pairing. A universal Micro USB adaptor provides quick charging convenience
 for up to seven hours of talk time and eight days of standby time.
     Plantronics Explorer 360A: Enhancing Driver Safety
     With an increasing number of U.S. states and municipalities enacting
 legislation that requires drivers use a hands-free device while driving,
 Plantronics is also bundling the Explorer 360 with a unique "elbow" car
 charger that fits within most car cigarette lighters. The Explorer 360A
 with car charger delivers a continuously charged Bluetooth headset that is
 always within easy reach and line-of-sight for the driver.
     Pricing and Availability
     The new Plantronics Explorer 370 Bluetooth headset (MSRP $79.95),
 Explorer 360 Bluetooth headset (MSRP $69.95), and Explorer 360A Bluetooth
 headset with car charger (MSRP $79.95) will be available in March at major
 electronic retailers and
     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 Sound Innovation(R) is
 the basis for every 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 or call (800) 544-4660.
     Plantronics, Plantronics Explorer, QuickPair, Sound Innovation, Altec
 Lansing and Clarity are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics,
     The Bluetooth(R) 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. Press Contacts: Jennifer Shanks Lerin O'Neill Plantronics The Hoffman Agency (831) 458-7084 (408) 975-3037

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