Richardson, Texas - Samsung Telecommunications America
today announced the availability of three noise-canceling Bluetooth headsets.
At the top of the good/better/best line, Samsung's WEP870
combines a noise-canceling Bluetooth mono headset with hi-fi music streaming to
premium stereo ear buds. The WEP870 can be worn on either ear to facilitate
calls or listen to music through its earpiece, but also includes a stereo ear
bud lanyard that can be attached to the headset and worn around the user's
While worn on the lanyard it can still be used for phone calls.
The headset's microphone points toward the user's mouth and the call can be
heard through the ear buds. If while listening to music the user receives an
inbound call or initiates a call, the music will gently mute and return to the
music streaming once the call has ended, Samsung said.
The WEP870 features dual microphones and active noise- and echo-cancellation
technology as well as an LCD screen that displays battery level, call status
and Bluetooth-connection status. It can be paired simultaneously with two
Bluetooth-enabled devices at once.
It features chrome trim and a graphite finish and retails for
Also announced, Samsung's WEP850 is a mono-style headset with multipoint
technology and dual-microphone noise cancellation and echo reduction. It
carries a $69.99 retail price.
The entry-level model, the WEP470, is a small and lightweight headset
with packet-loss-concealment technology that, according to the company, can
block out background noise and is similar to products with dual-microphone
technology, but at a sharper price point. It features an LED battery-level
indicator, a dedicated on/off switch and a detachable crystal ear hook that can
be worn on either ear.
It retails for $39.99.
All three headsets offer the latest version of Bluetooth
technology that extends talktime use, provides more than one week of standby time
and simplifies phone pairing, Samsung said.
All three became available today on Samsung's Web site.