Plantronics Launched BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 Corded Stereo Headphones With Mic

Plantronics has announced addition of two newest members of its BackBeat family of stereo headphones with BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 Corded Stereo Headphones which includes Mic, and are optimized for smartphones with multimedia capabilities.

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BackBeat 216 Corded Stereo Headphones


Ideal for iPhone and Android users, the new BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 corded mobile headphones comes with the mic and they deliver high-quality audio performance and easy switching between music and calls.

Plantronics BackBeat 216 Corded Headphones With Mic

The Plantronics BackBeat 216 bluetooth headphone is a certified headphone with mic for the iPod, iPhone and iPad, enabling users to get the most from their compatible devices by offering bold, rich audio for music, calls and multimedia applications.

These corded stereo headphones with mic provide plug-and-play simplicity and feature noise-isolating ear buds with neodymium micro-speakers that boost bass levels and deliver well-balanced high and mid ranges for an overall great audio experience.

The Plantronics BackBeat 216 corded headphones also features a discreet inline controller with built-in mic for convenient calling plus volume and music track control.

Key Features

  • Discreet inline mic for convenient calling and music control
  • Well-balanced high and mid range for a realistic sound experience
  • Noise-isolating ear buds that boost bass levels
  • Neodymium micro-speakers provide excellent sound quality
  • Made for iPhone, iPod and iPad
  • Compatible with most MP3 players
  • 6-piece fit kit with multiple silicone ear tips
  • Tangle-free cloth cord
  • 3.5 mm gold-plated plug

Plantronics BackBeat 116 Corded Headphones With Mic

The new BackBeat 116 corded stereo headphones features the popular earbud form factor with a simpler in-line controller and built-in mic.

The standard 3.5mm stereo connector and interface makes it compatible not only with the iPhone, iPod and iPad, but also most Android-based phones, Blackberry smartphones and other music phones.

The BackBeat 116 corded headphones with mic are a perfect replacement or upgrade for those with an appreciation of comfort, style and great sound.

The BackBeat 116 corded headphones with mic will be offered in stylish colors such as Glow Green and Electric Blue.  For extra user convenience, both the 216 and 166 products come with tangle-free cloth cords.

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BackBeat 116 (Glow Green)

Key Features

  • Easy one-button call and music control
  • Stylish anodized metal finish look
  • Discreet inline mic for convenient calling
  • Neodymium micro-speakers provide excellent sound quality
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod , iPadTM and most smartphones, and MP3 players with a standard 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Tangle-free cloth cord
  • Lightweight angular ear buds
  • 3.5 mm gold-plated plug

“Today, most consumers use their smartphones to listen to music, play games and watch videos, and they are looking for audio solutions that will optimize these applications for truly immersive experiences,” said Ed Benforado, category director, Plantronics. “These new BackBeat headphones with mic deliver just that in tandem with outstanding audio quality at great prices.”

Price and Availability

The BackBeat 216 corded stereo headphones with mic would be available in October 2010 for $49.99 or about Rs. 2,250 while BackBeat 116 (Glow Green) corded stereo headphones with mic would be available late October 2010 also for $29.99 or Rs. 1,350 approx. The BackBeat family of products will be available in Europe, Asia and other countries in late fall.

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