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Plantronics weaves Bluetooth into Quiksilver & Roxy

Plantronics weaves Bluetooth into Quiksilver & Roxy

Last year Krunker reviewed a jacket that used Eleksen's fabric-keyboard technology to put iPod controls on your sleeve.  Now they came to the conclusion that it was a great thing (if you often listen to your iPod while outside), but perhaps Plantronics latest endeavour with Quiksilver and Roxy to put Bluetooth-enabled headsets and headphones into a range of jackets and helmets. 

Now, instead of running cables round a variety of rubber gussets (oh how I love that word!), drop your Bluetooth-equipped cellphone, DAP or iPod-with-Bluetooth-dongle into your pocket and relax in the knowledge that you're connected.  Both mens and womens ranges will be available, with prices starting from $249.95 for helmets and $340 for jackets.

CES 2007: Plantronics announces new Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

CES 2007: Plantronics announces new Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

The new Discovery 665 Bluetooth headset featuring AudioIQ – the industry’s first DSP technology to optimize audio levels for you and the person you’re talking to. The AudioIQ clarifies incoming speech and reduces outgoing background noise by up to 50%. Another cool features include Plantronics’ new QuickPair technology, which simplifies the Bluetooth setup process for consumer by automatically initiating pairing mode (when powered) if no other device history is present. The headset is ready to go once it’s paired successfully; otherwise it shuts off after 10 minutes if the paring was unsuccessful.

The packaging comes with a convenient charging and storage system targeted for use in the car. There are visual call indicator and low battery indicator. It’s ultra-light, sophisticated design and customizable eartips for complete wearing comfort.

The Plantronics Discovery 665 will be available for $149.95 (msrp) at major retailers and http://www.plantronics.com in February 2007.
NOTE: Live product shots coming later today.

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