Plantronics has extended its premium headset leadership with the Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset and Voyager PRO+ Bluetooth Headset, each of which combines precision three-mic audio performance and a new online voice service, Plantronics Vocalyst, to deliver exceptional audio experiences for conversations, text-to-speech, audio streaming, and much more.
Plantronics Vocalyst Service
The new online voice service Plantronics Vocalyst is a cloud-based voice service integrated with the Plantronics Savor and Plantronics Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset that significantly enhances the user experience with convenient features and capabilities.
The Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth headset features a dedicated voice button and allows voice commands, that allows users to:
- Send and listen to emails and text-to-speech messages,
- Record and listen to reminders,
- Post messages to Twitter and listen to their streams,
- Update Evernote accounts to easily capture moments and ideas with their voice,
- Listen to the latest news, finance, sports and weather reports.
For Plantronics Savor and Voyager PRO+ customers, the Plantronics Vocalyst service comes free for a full year. Compatible with any phone, users activate Vocalyst with a few simple steps at www.plantronics.com/vocalyst.
Android and BlackBerry smartphone users can also download the Plantronics Vocalyst application at their respective app stores. The apps provide hands-free listening to text messages and custom configurations for added convenience, such as an auto-responder for incoming text messages (“I’m currently driving and will return your message shortly.”).
The Vocalyst service’s simple voice-driven services are powered by Dial2Do, a pioneer in delivering cloud-based voice services.
In addition to Vocalyst, the Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset also features convenient voice commands so users can always keep their eyes on the road, not their phones. Users can answer or ignore an incoming call by simply saying, “Answer” or “Ignore”. The Plantronics Savor also includes whispered voice alerts for low battery, lost connection and more.
Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset
The Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset features three microphones that work in harmony to ensure every word is heard clearly during conversations. Two of the three microphones precisely capture the user’s voice and simultaneously cancel background noise. The third microphone automatically activates when in extremely noisy situations, helping to overcome the most challenging environments while maximizing battery life.
Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset also includes WindSmart technology to reduce wind noise when taking calls in the car or on a busy street, and its premium speaker and automatic volume adjustments mean that users don’t have to put a hand over their ear to hear inbound audio.
With a single button press, Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset users can access Bing 411 for driving directions, the number of a favorite restaurant, to check on the status of a flight, and much more.
The Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset includes A2DP technology for streaming music, GPS navigation, podcasts, audio books and more from A2DP-enabled mobile phones, such as the iPhone and Droid. A new feature for iPhone users allows them to monitor headset battery levels with an on-screen battery meter.
The Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset clad a compact and lightweight design, featuring a stylish boom that ensures a subtle profile, while also maximizing audio performance by allowing for optimal mic placement.
It also includes soft gel ear tips in three different sizes and an optional ear loop to provide multiple wearing options and a comfortable fit and provides up to four hours of talk time and seven days of standby time.
Voyager PRO+ Bluetooth Headset
Plantronics also introduced Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset, which is a new version of the award-winning Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset.
In addition to integration with Plantronics Vocalyst online voice service, the Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset also features A2DP technology for streaming music, podcasts and GPS navigation, as well as the iPhone headset meter that allows users to monitor battery levels.
The Voyager PRO+ also includes convenient voice alerts for remaining talk time, volume, phone connection, out-of-range and more.
“We’ve established ourselves as the leader for premium headsets through an unrelenting quest for product, design and technology innovations that delight our customers and make communications simple and convenient,” said Elizabeth Bastiaanse Hamren, vice president of Marketing at Plantronics. “The Plantronics Savor with Vocalyst builds on the worldwide successes of the Discovery 975 and Voyager PRO, delivering a breakthrough in voice-driven simplicity and performance.”
Price and Availability
The Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset would be available in US market for $99.99 or about Rs. 4,545 from Amazon, Fry’s and wireless carriers in October 2010. Plantronics Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset also has a retail price of $99.99 or about Rs. 4,545 and will be available at Amazon, Best Buy and wireless carriers in October.
The Plantronics Savor M1100 bluetooth headset will be available in Europe in early 2011 while Plantronics Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset will be available in Europe in October 2010 without Vocalyst while Plantronics Voyager PRO+ bluetooth headset will be available in Asia in November 2010 without Vocalyst.
For more information about the new products, please visit: www.plantronics.com.