Plantronics have realised that not only do you have two ears but you like to use them; how else could you explain their latest Bluetooth hands-free headset, the Voyager 855, which ostensibly looks like a normal cellphone accessory but confuses things by adding a second earpiece on a detachable cord sprouting from the ear hook. Thanks to good old A2DP wireless stereo and some nifty design you can be enjoying your music and easily segue to an incoming call without juggling handsets or fumbling buttons.
The aforementioned nifty design is an active boom microphone section, which not only brings it closer to your mouth but, in the process, answers or ends an incoming call. Buttons on the headset control both music and cellphone sources, and the whole thing weighs just 15 grams.
Nonetheless, Plantronics are promising seven hour battery life with continuous use, or 200 hours standby, and they’ve packed it with audio processing magic which they say improves both music and voice call quality.
The stereo headset will launch in October 2007, priced at around $150, while a mono version – the Voyager 815 – will cost $130.
Plantronics Voyager 855 Product Page [Thanks Thorsten]