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Three Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets Honored with CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

Industry Accolades Continue for Plantronics Discovery 975, Plantronics Voyager PRO and BackBeat 903

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 5:08 am PST


"Plantronics prides itself on developing products that exceed consumers’ expectations and provide unparalleled audio combined with great usability, comfort and style"

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), the world leader in communication headsets for over 48 years, today announced that three of its latest Bluetooth® products have been named CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honorees in four competitive categories. The Plantronics Discovery® 975 Bluetooth Earpiece was recognized in the Wireless Handsets Accessories and In-Vehicle Accessories categories, the Plantronics Voyager® PRO Bluetooth Headset was recognized in the Wireless Handsets Accessories category and the BackBeat™ 903 Stereo Headphones in the Headphones category.

“Plantronics prides itself on developing products that exceed consumers’ expectations and provide unparalleled audio combined with great usability, comfort and style,” said Elizabeth Bastiaanse Hamren, vice president of product marketing at Plantronics. “These honors are a testament to our relentless focus on meeting customer needs and continually breaking new ground in Bluetooth headsets through innovative audio technologies and designs.”

All of Plantronics’ Innovations Honoree products will be on display during the 2010 International CES, January 7-10, in the Plantronics Booth #1 21922 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Plantronics’ CES Innovations Honoree products for 2009 include:

Plantronics Voyager PRO

The Plantronics Voyager PRO headset provides the industry’s most advanced noise-canceling and wind noise reduction technology. Winner of the coveted Editors’ Choice awards from CNET and PC Magazine, the Plantronics Voyager PRO features AudioIQ2, next generation digital signal processing (DSP) technology, to deliver superior noise and wind cancellation as well as rich, natural inbound audio so you can hear and be heard clearly. Ideal for mobile professionals, Plantronics Voyager PRO is extremely comfortable and the battery provides up to six hours of talk time before having to recharge.

Plantronics Discovery 975

The Plantronics Discovery 975 headset, also a CNET Editor’s Choice award winner, is the perfect blend of innovative design and advanced audio technology. It provides ingeniously simple one-touch controls and is perfect for quick on/off wearing. The sleek, elegant design houses sophisticated technology, including AudioIQ2 DSP technology with dual-microphones to cancel background noise and three layers of WindSmart® technology to minimize wind noise. It comes with an innovative rechargeable carrying case with LCD screen that can triple talk time from 5 hours to up to 15 hours.

Plantronics BackBeat 903

Designed for active lifestyles, the BackBeat 903 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones provide wireless stereo music listening and calls in a light, flexible, behind-the-neck wearing style. The BackBeat 903 Headphones combine audio and voice technologies from Plantronics and Altec Lansing to provide brilliant, full-spectrum stereo sound and call support for most music-enabled mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre and new Verizon Droid.

To learn more about Plantronics headsets, please visit:

About the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics (CE) products in the industry’s hottest product categories. Innovations has become a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology. The honorees are featured during the 2010 International CES in a special display.

Innovations honoree products are featured on, where you can see a list of product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL. Honorees for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase are selected by a preeminent panel of judges consisting of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists.

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, AudioIQ2, BackBeat, Plantronics Discovery, Plantronics Voyager, and WindSmart are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Plantronics is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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