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Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics have announced their latest wireless headset, the Plantronics .Audio 995.  Rather than use a standardized wireless technology such as Bluetooth, Plantronics have plumped for their own 2.4GHz system which requires a USB dongle.

The range is similar to that offered by Bluetooth, at around 40 feet, and the Plantronics system also includes control of volume, play and track skips in iTunes and Windows Media Player from buttons on the headset itself.  The microphone features noise-canceling technology and automatically mutes when raised into the upright position.

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Bluetooth class-action suit settled: Lawyers unsurprisingly the biggest winners

Bluetooth class-action suit settled: Lawyers unsurprisingly the biggest winners

Motorola, Plantronics and Jabra have offered to settle in a class action lawsuit that accused them of insufficiently warning of the possible impact Bluetooth headsets could have on a user's hearing.  Since the number of headset users are so great, however, the financial compensation - $100,000 - is going to hearing-loss related charities; the real winners are the lawyers, who will likely take in excess of $2m.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

It's been a week of mobile device reviews, along with the Bluetooth accessories that go with them, here at SlashGear, with Samsung's Tocco Ultra S8300 and Instinct S30 showing up for playtime.  We also gave our opinion on the big news in Bluetooth headsets, in the shape of the Plantronics Voyager Pro and the Aliph Jawbone PRIME.  Finally, HTC's Touch Diamond2 flaunted itself in a video unboxing, while the Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G got its review.

Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset review

Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset review

You wait for a new high-end Bluetooth headset and along come two at the same time.  If Aliph's Jawbone PRIME is the jewelry-like fashion model, the Plantronics Voyager PRO is the suited business version.  We've already seen the Jawbone PRIME live up to its tech-packed spec-sheet; Plantronics promise just as much noise-processing magic from the Voyager PRO.  I've been testing it out on the busy streets of Rome.

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Plantronics’ Teaser site shows hints of next-gen device

Plantronics’ Teaser site shows hints of next-gen device

Plantronics has a new website up that features hi-res photos of portions of a new Bluetooth headset, as well as the process in manufacturing the headset and ear pieces.  We don't have any more information yet, but from the looks of it, there's something stylish coming out of Plantronics and soon. They add a new picture every few days, so keep checking back to see what they're up to.

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Plantronics Giveaway: And the winner is…

Plantronics Giveaway: And the winner is…

SlashGear's Plantronics Discovery 925 Giveaway ended this week, and we're pleased to announce the winner: Zoey Smith, of Escondido, California.  Zoey takes away six Bluetooth headsets worth almost $900, the perfect Christmas present and perfect to keep safe (and legal!) when behind the wheel.  Many thanks to Plantronics for helping out with the giveaway.

Remember, you can still win a Tokyoflash Radio Active Active Reactor watch - no longer available to buy - in our current giveaway, together with two runner-up prizes of any watch from the company's current catalog.  Head over to the competition to find out how to enter!

Plantronics Discovery 925 Giveaway!

Plantronics Discovery 925 Giveaway!

Remember the Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset?  Back in our review we praised its audio quality, specification and design; in fact the only frustrating thing was the price.  Now Plantronics have offered us not one, but six Discovery 925 headsets to give away as part of their Laws of Style promotion.  It's a prize package worth almost $900, and one lucky SlashGear reader will be walking away with it.

Find out how to win after the cut!

Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset reviewed

Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset reviewed

So while Vincent was at CTIA he managed to pick up one Plantronics’ latest headsets, the fashionable Discovery 925 that we wrote about earlier this week. Not only did we get his review of the product, some more shots, and even a video review, but we got some more info too.

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