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 http://www.plantronics.com.
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 http://www.plantronics.com 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.
Jennifer Shanks Lerin O'Neill
Plantronics The Hoffman Agency
(831) 458-7084 (408) 975-3037
SOURCE Plantronics, Inc.