Orlando, Fla. — Plantronics announced the U.S. introduction of its newest Pulsar model stereo Bluetooth headset, a pendant-style headset designed to support wireless stereo sound and manage mobile phone calls with the touch of a button.
The Pulsar 260 enables users with Bluetooth mobile phones featuring the advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) to wirelessly listen to stereo music and answer/end calls without the need for an adapter or picking up the phone.
The headset will debut here at CTIA Wireless 2007, which begins tomorrow.
“As consumers become increasingly familiar with portable multimedia content —music, video games and videos — digital stereo listening is becoming a primary purchase driver for mobile phones,” said Renee Niemi, general manager and mobile and entertainment VP at Plantronics. “Media-enabled handsets are expected to significantly outsell stand-alone portable music players in the near future — a trend that Plantronics expects to become a catalyst for high-quality, audio-plus-voice headset accessories.”
The Pulsar 260 allows users to wirelessly switch back and forth between conversations and streaming music up to 33 feet away from a Bluetooth device. The central control panel allows users to wirelessly navigate through track selections and guide volume without ever touching the phone.
Plantronics said Pulsar’s battery allows for up to nine hours of talktime and seven hours of listening time. The headset boats multipoint connectivity to actively pair with one audio device and one voice device.
The Pulsar 260 is available immediately for $109.