Jabra Introduces First Bluetooth Mono Headset With Active Noise Cancellation Technology

Company Expands Portfolio of Noise Cancelling Headsets with Two New Products

Sep 15, 2011, 12:22 ET from Jabra

NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Going where no Bluetooth mono headset has gone before, Jabra today announced the Jabra SUPREME - the first non-stereo headset to incorporate Active Noise Cancellation to block out noisy environments for the user wearing the headset.  Active Noise Cancellation combined with Noise Blackout™ 3.0 and Wind-Noise Reduction technology, the Jabra SUPREME creates the ultimate end user experience. In addition to the Jabra SUPREME, Jabra has also announced a successor to the best-selling and critically acclaimed Jabra EXTREME, the Jabra EXTREME2.  Also featuring Noise Blackout 3.0, the Jabra EXTREME2 includes HD Voice and other all-new features at an affordable price.  Each of these news headsets offers superb performance and audio quality to heavy users in all different types of environments.

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For years, headset-makers have focused on noise reduction technology that avoids the transmission of background noise.  Active Noise Cancellation, traditionally only available in high-end noise cancellation stereo headphones, is included in the Jabra SUPREME and uses one dedicated microphone and an electronic chipset to generate an "anti-noise" sound, removing ambient noise heard by the person wearing the headset. The end result is call quality that is much clearer.

While Active Noise Cancellation eliminates ambient sound on the caller's end, Jabra's latest generation of Noise Blackout™ technology included in both the Jabra SUPREME and EXTREME2 – Noise Blackout 3.0 - dramatically reduces background noise that is transmitted to the person on the other end of the line.  These two features combined with new patent-pending Wind-Noise Reduction technology, developed for calls in outdoor, windy conditions, result in the best-sounding conversation possible on both ends.

The Jabra SUPREME features a patented boom arm that "flips," enabling users to power on and off by simply flipping the headset open and closed. This advanced design combined with a state-of-the-art adjustable earhook and selection of ear cushions makes for one of the most comfortable and easiest headset carrying solutions on the market.

Building on the excellent performance of its predecessor, the Jabra EXTREME2 contains all new feature including Noise Blackout™ 3.0 technology, HD Voice, and Voice Guidance which communicates caller ID, battery level and communication status through the headset, as well as set-up and pairing instructions.

Perfect for the on-the-road lifestyle that many professionals lead today, the EXTREME2 comes equipped with a portable car charger that doubles as a headset holder.  Using no tangling wires, the charger plugs directly into the 12V outlet and the headset simply plugs in for a quick charge.  To keep pace with the latest software, Jabra offers upgrades to the headset via a USB drive, ensuring the EXTREME2 always has the latest technology and features available.

The Jabra SUPREME will be available for purchase in October at Amazon.com, Best Buy Canada, Future Shop and The Source for a suggested retail price of $99.  The Jabra EXTREME2 is currently available at Best Buy, Amazon.com, Best Buy Canada, Future Shop and The Source for $79.

For more information on Jabra's line of Bluetooth headsets and other mobile products, visit Jabra.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Jabra.US or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jabra_us.  

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 900 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and in-car speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact centre and office-based users. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S.

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