Accessories Briefs

By TWICE Staff On Mar 12 2012 - 4:01am

iHome Adds To Disney Line

RAHWAY, N.J. — iHome has added to its line of Disney- themed audio accessories.

The portable weather-resistant speaker cases are designed to be used with any audio source with a headphone jack. A clear window provides access to a touchscreen.

Four designs are offered: Phineas and Ferb, Minnie Mouse, Kermit the Frog, and Jack from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

They are currently available for $39.99.

Logitech Bows Business Buds

FREMONT, CALIF. — Logitech today introduced enterprise- grade BH320 USB stereo ear buds.

Developed specifically for the business market, the ear buds are the first ear buds to be qualified as “Optimized for Microsoft Lync,” a designation from Microsoft for communications devices that “provide a high quality user experience, with ‘just works’ installation, rich audio and video, and a lower total cost of ownership.”

The buds feature a black finish and brushed aluminum accents, weigh slightly more than 1 ounce and ship with a travel pouch. They feature in-line controls for volume up, volume down, mute, call answer and call end.

Compatible with major unified communications (UC) platforms, the BH320 ear buds use five-band parametric equalization on both the microphone and speaker paths for optimal sound quality that closely matches the experience of normal speech in the same room, according to Logitech. Active echo cancellation improves intelligibility and a 6-foot cord allows for an increased range of movement during calls.

The Logitech BH320 USB stereo ear buds will ship in late March with a suggested price of $79.99 from resellers who specialize in the business-to-business market.

Sennheiser Shows Apt-X Headsets

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Sennheiser took the wraps off two new models in its Mobile Music wireless headset series.

The over-the-ear MM 450-X and on-ear MM 550- X feature Apt-X wireless technology, the company’s NoiseGard 2.0 active noise-canceling technology, and its TalkThrough feature, designed for one-button external mic activation.

For devices that don’t support Apt-X technology, both headsets will automatically switch to Bluetooth, Sennheiser said. The MM 550-X adds SRS Wow HD technology, said to provide stronger bass and greater clarity.

Both will be available in March. Pricing wasn’t given.

Turtle Beach Launches Site To Share Headset Presets

ELMSFORD, N.Y. — Turtle Beach launched a website that allows gamers to share the custom presets developed with the company’s headphones.

The Audio Presets Community website, at, lets PX5, XP500 and Delta headset users upload their own custom presets to share with other gamers. The site will also include presets developed by Turtle Beach and official game developers, the company said, along with training videos on how to create presets using the Advanced Sound Editor software.

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