Plantronics today introduced the new Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset with AudioIQ, the industry's first DSP (digital signal processing) sound technology to automatically optimize audio levels on both sides of everycall -- significantly increasing clarity for mobile phone callers, as well as for the listener on the other end of conversations.
Plantronics will demonstrate its new AudioIQ technology and complete headset portfolio during the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11, 2007 at the Plantronics Booth 30333, South Hall.
Leveraging Plantronics' 40-plus years of sound innovation, AudioIQ makes wireless conversations effortless and pleasant, regardless of the environment. For incoming calls, AudioIQ automatically adapts to background noise levels - from a quiet taxi to a noisy city street - and intelligently improves the receive quality, clarity and volume level. For outgoing calls, AudioIQ reduces background noise for listeners up to 7-8 decibels, or by approximately 50 percent. It also minimizes interference from artifacts such as speech distortions to maintain exceptionally clear voice intelligibility.
Plantronics Discovery 665: The Road Warrior Companion
The new Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth headset with AudioIQ, based on the Plantronics Discovery 655, is ideally suited for road warriors and in-car use. After conducting extensive research focused on headset usage in the car and while traveling, Plantronics developed a unique charging and storage system for automobiles that also includes a new visual indicator for incoming calls.
In addition, the Discovery 665 includes Plantronics' new QuickPair technology, which greatly simplifies the Bluetooth setup process for consumers by automatically initiating pairing mode (when powered) if no device history is present. Once paired successfully, the Bluetooth headset stays on for instant use. If not paired successfully, the headset automatically shuts off after 10 minutes; when powered again automatically goes into pairing mode until successfully paired with a Bluetooth capablep phone.
The Plantronics Discovery 665 will be available for $149.95 (msrp) at major retailers and http://www.plantronics.com in February 2007.
Features and accessories include:
-- AudioIQ, which clarifies incoming speech and reduces outgoing background noise by up to 50%
-- Convenient charging and storage system targeted for use in the automobile
-- Visual call indicator and low battery indicator
-- Ultra-light, sophisticated design and customizable eartips for complete wearing comfort
In addition, the Plantronics Discovery 655, introduced in July 2006, will now also feature both AudioIQ and QuickPair technology. The Discovery 655 has an MSRP of $149.95 and is available at major retailers and http://www.plantronics.com.