By Lisa Johnston
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Maxell Corporation of America will introduce five hands-free headsets for use with cordless and mobile phones.
Maxell is including, separately, a free adapter that fits Nokia 5100, 6100 and 7100 series phones. The packaging features a statement that an additional adapter might be required, saving the user an inconvenient return trip to the store. It also features a model to show how the product fits and specific information about appropriate model numbers.
Each of the headsets is specified at 150 ohms for compliance and enhanced performance, and features neodymium magnets for superior speaker performance.
Maxell's opening price point headset is the HF-125 (N), which features a 2.5mm 4-point L-plug, an in-line microphone with mute button and label clip on the cord. Suggested retail is $9.99.
The HF-125, also a suggested $9.99 retail, is designed for use with a wide variety of mobile and cordless phones, and comes with an adapter for Nokia models 5100, 6100 and 7100. It has similar features to the HF-125 (N).
The step-up HF-375, at a suggested $14.99, features an ear-wrap design for added security and three interchangeable colored overlays for the fashion-conscious consumer. It also offers an in-line microphone with mute button, a lapel clip on a roll cord, and it includes the adapter for the three Nokia models.
The HF-425 features a silicone ear tip that conforms to the shape of the user's ear for superior wearing comfort and security. It comes with various sizes of ear tips to accommodate a wide variety of users. It has an in-line microphone with mute button and a lapel clip on a coil cord. The same adapter for the Nokia phones is provided. Suggested retail is $14.99.
The top-of-the-line NB/HF-210 is a neckband, boom-mike design hands-free headset with a noise canceling uni-directional microphone. In addition to the boom mike, the NB/HF-210 has an in-line microphone with a mute button mounted on its curl cord. Suggested retail is $19.99.
The five headsets, which will be available in September, carry a 1-year warranty and come in case packs of six.
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