Immerse Yourself in Uncompromising Audio with the New Plantronics BackBeat PRO Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

  Immerse Yourself in Uncompromising Audio with the New Plantronics BackBeat
  PRO Wireless Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Signature over-the-ear Bluetooth® headphones offer up to 24 hours of listening
                           time on a single charge

Business Wire

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- August 27, 2014

Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today
announced BackBeat PRO, wireless active noise-cancelling headphones with
battery power to outlast your playlist. The latest addition to its
award-winning BackBeat stereo product family, the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO
headphones offer Plantronics signature audio performance and design for
all-day wearing comfort at home, in the office, and on the go. Bluetooth
wireless freedom cuts the cord, and advanced active noise-cancellation (ANC)
technology minimizes background sounds so you can fully immerse yourself in
your music. BackBeat PRO is available today in the US and will be available
worldwide starting October 2014.

Plantronics® BackBeat PRO wireless, active noise cancelling stereo headphones
with mic. (Photo: Busi ...

Plantronics® BackBeat PRO wireless, active noise cancelling stereo headphones
with mic. (Photo: Business Wire)

“People want to enjoy their music anytime, anywhere, without having to
compromise. That’s why we created BackBeat PRO,” said Greg Miller, category
director, mobile entertainment solutions at Plantronics. “We designed BackBeat
PRO to eliminate distractions with active noise-cancellation, and Bluetooth
wireless and ridiculously long battery life melt away the frustrations of
limited charge and a tangled mess of cords.”

Host a personal concert for one, even in a noisy office or a busy flight, with
BackBeat PRO headphones’ signature rich, brilliant audio and advanced active
noise-cancellation technology. Using a unique dual-mic solution, the
headphones draw in background noise and eliminate it, tuning out external
sounds and resulting in clear, life-like audio. Alternatively, if you want to
hear what is going on around you, with a touch of a button the adjustable
OpenMic feature pushes the music to the background and amplifies environmental
sounds; have a conversation with a coworker, listen for your boarding call, or
answer a fellow commuter without having to remove your headphones.

Plantronics innovation in power management gives the BackBeat PRO up to 24
hours of listening time on a single charge, and an included 3.5mm cable serves
as a backup, allowing you to plug in and keep enjoying your music in the
unlikely event that you run out of battery. Used alone, its active
noise-cancellation is capable of eliminating background noise for up to 60
hours – enough to tune out airplane noise on a flight around the world.
BackBeat PRO is always ready for action, with up to 21 days of standby power,
and up to 6 months in DeepSleep hibernation.

Additional features include:

  *Uncompromising audio performance: With 40mm dynamic drivers and
    Plantronics signature audio technologies, BackBeat PRO delivers rich bass,
    crisp highs, and natural midtones so you hear the nuances of each
    instrument and voice.
  *Unleash your music: Advanced Bluetooth technology lets you stream music
    from up to 330 ft/100m^1 away from your smartphone or tablet, well beyond
    the usual 33 ft/10m.
  *Truly “smart” headphones: Sensors on BackBeat PRO automatically pause your
    music when the headphones are removed and resumes when you put them back
    on, and will unobtrusively whisper updates on connection status, battery
    life, incoming calls and more.
  *Take your music anywhere: The exceptional ergonomic design and portability
    (with fold-flat earcups and durable nylon travel sleeve) makes BackBeat
    PRO ideal for all-day use wherever life takes you.
  *Clear communication: From phone calls to voice applications such as Siri™
    and Skype, BackBeat PRO dual-mics directly on the headphones enable clear
    communication on smartphones and tablets for mobile professionals.
  *Works seamlessly with mobile devices: BackBeat PRO features NFC pairing
    with Android devices, and you can easily move from listening to music on
    your smartphone to watching videos on your tablet with multi-device
    Bluetooth connectivity.

Plantronics Award-Winning BackBeat Family

BackBeat PRO is the newest member of the popular BackBeat family of stereo
products. The award-winning BackBeat GO 2 + Charging Case wireless earbuds
offer premium audio in an incredibly small and light form factor, and the
included charging case protects the earbuds and extends listening time up to
14.5 hours. The BackBeat FIT sweatproof wireless headphones feature a unique,
safety-orientated design and a stable, comfortable fit that stays in place no
matter how hard you work out. BackBeat GO 2 and BackBeat FIT are currently
available at retailers.

Pricing and Availability

BackBeat PRO will be available at authorized Plantronics retailers in the US
including immediate availability at InMotion Entertainment airport stores and, and at Hudson News, wireless carriers and retailers worldwide
starting this October. MSRP for BackBeat PRO is $249.99 USD, €249.99 EUR,
£249.99 GBP. For more information, please visit

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and
consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating
innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified
communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver
uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service.
Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911
dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for
those on the frontline. For more information, please visit
or call(800) 544-4660.

1 - Requires a Class 1 Bluetooth device

BackBeat, DeepSleep, Plantronics and Simply Smarter Communications are
trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries;
OpenMic is a trademark 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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Lerin O’Neill, 831-458-7595
Senior Manager, Public Relations
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