Sound ID 200 and 300 Bluetooth headsets

Apr 2, 2009
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Sound ID announced two new Bluetooth headsets, the Sound ID 200 and Sound ID 300, and we grabbed some ears-on time with them at MobileFocus.  The company's claim to fame is that its founder is an otologist at Stanford University, and Sound ID claim that gives them the edge in audio quality.  As for tech, each has NoiseNavigation technology, Sound ID's proprietary noise cancellation system.

They each have automatic volume control, too, and a microUSB charging port.  The Sound ID 300 is slightly more advanced, boasting PersonalSound - three presets supposedly tuned to common audio preferences.  Each weighs 8g and lasts for up to 6hrs talktime or 9 days standby.

The Sound ID 200 will launch in mid-April, priced at $99.99.  Meanwhile the Sound ID 300 will be available from April 15th exclusively from AT&T stores and from the carrier's online store; it'll be priced at $99.99, a $10 reduction from the MRSP. 

Press Release:

Sound ID Announces the Ultra-Comfortable Sound ID 200 Bluetooth Headset

Available at Amazon.com, Fry’s Electronics and other National Retailers

PALO ALTO, California, April 1, 2009 – Continuing its mission to build a new category of Bluetooth Headsets that improve speech intelligibility in noisy environments, Sound ID today introduced the Sound ID 200 Bluetooth Headset.

The Sound ID 200, ergonomically designed for all-day wearing comfort, follows in the footsteps of its predecessors and offers functionality unique to Sound ID products, such as NoiseNavigation™, which provides clear audio through the reduction of background noise thanks to dual adaptive beam-forming microphones and sound isolation algorithms. Additionally the headset, which is styled in a tactile soft-touch cobalt-blue material, offers Automatic Volume Control for seamless volume adjustment depending on a user’s environment.

“We’re excited to launch the Sound ID 200, as we believe it’s comfortable fit, compact size and easy-to-use features are qualities that today’s consumers are looking for,” said Michael Jones, President and CEO of Sound ID. “Most importantly, the 200 delivers the proprietary sound-enhancing features that make our headsets the best on the market for hands-free conversations in noisy mobile environments.”

Key Capabilities
• RealComfort™ EarLoops are scientifically designed to provide a secure and comfortable fit and
better channel sound into the ear for enhanced listening.
• Automatic Volume Control eliminates the need for constant volume adjustment in variable noise
situations such as driving.
• NoiseNavigation™ delivers Increased speech intelligibility as dual microphones automatically isolate
speech while minimizing background noise.
• A Micro-USB charging port enables users to charge the Sound ID 200 with standard micro USB
chargers. The headset comes with an AC charger (100-240V) and a USB charging cable.

Sound ID 200 Specifications
• Lightweight: Less than 8 grams (0.28 ounces)
• Dimensions: 53.5 x 15.5 x 7.5 millimeters (2.1 x 0.6 x 0.3 inches)
• Long Battery Life: Up to 6 hours talk time, 220 hours (9 days) standby
• Latest Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR with eSCO improves the transmission
sound quality and is backward compatible with earlier versions of Bluetooth.

Pricing and Availability
The Sound ID 200 will be available at www.amazon.com, www.soundid.com, select Apple Retail Stores and Fry’s Electronics for $99.99 in mid-April. It comes with a Universal AC charger (100-240 VAC), USB charging cable, three sizes of RealComfort EarLoops and an Ear Hook for an alternative over-the-ear option.

Press Release:

Now Available: Sound ID 300 Bluetooth Headset

New headset available exclusively through AT&T; offers consumers unique acoustic advances and the latest in Bluetooth convenience

PALO ALTO, California, April 1, 2009 – Providing mobile consumers with a new way to enjoy hands-free communications, Sound ID today announced that the Sound ID 300 Bluetooth headset will be available through AT&T, both in retail stores nationwide and online, as of April 15, 2009.

With a high gloss piano black finish, the lightweight Sound ID 300 displays a sophisticated design and differentiates itself from other Bluetooth headsets with innovative functionality, including NoiseNavigation™ and PersonalSound™. NoiseNavigation™ provides clear audio through the automatic reduction of background noise, while PersonalSound™ allows users to select from three listening modes that enhance speech clarity without raising the volume.

“Created by our experienced team of hearing specialists and acoustic scientists, the Sound ID 300 brings an in-depth knowledge of the human ear to the Bluetooth arena,” said Michael Jones, President and CEO of Sound ID. “We believe its unique feature set, pristine sound clarity and exceptional comfort make it the ideal complement to any Bluetooth-enabled phone.”

Among the Sound ID 300’s technology features, users will enjoy:
• NoiseNavigation™ – This proprietary development optimizes speech intelligibility at both ends of the
conversation, as dual microphones isolate speech and DSP algorithms automatically reduce wind
and background noise.
• PersonalSound™ – Users can choose from three listening modes – tuned to the most common
hearing preferences – to further enhancing speech clarity without raising the volume.
• Automatic Volume Control – This feature eliminates the need for constant volume adjustment in
variable noise situations such as driving.
• Universal Charge – Users no longer need to carry multiple chargers, as the Sound ID 300 can be
charged by standard micro USB chargers.
• Secure Pairing – The Sound ID 300 supports secure pairing with Bluetooth 2.1 handsets for simplified
mating of the phone with the headset.
• RealComfort™ EarLoops – Created for extended wear, the headset comes with scientifically
designed EarLoops to provide a secure and comfortable fit and better channel sound into the ear for
enhanced listening.

Sound ID 300 Specifications
• Lightweight: 8 grams (0.28 ounces)
• Dimensions: 53.5 x 15.5 x 7.5 millimeters (2.1 x 0.6 x 0.3 inches)
• Powerful Battery Life: Up to 6 hours talk time, 220 hours (9 days) standby
• Latest Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR with eSCO improves the transmission
sound quality and is compatible with earlier versions of Bluetooth.

Pricing and Availability
The Sound ID 300 will be available at AT&T retail stores and online at www.wireless.att.com on April 15, 2009. The headset has a MSRP of $119.99 and is currently being sold at AT&T for $99.99. It comes with a Universal AC charger (100-240 VAC), USB charging cable, three sizes of RealComfort EarLoops and an Ear Hook for an alternative over-the-ear wearing option.


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