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July 02, 2007

Plantronics Introduces Virtual Phone Booth Headset

By Niladri Sekhar Nath, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Plantronics (News - Alert) recently introduced its new .Audio 480 Virtual Phone Booth headset for laptop multimedia and Internet conversations. The Virtual Phone Booth delivers outstanding stereo sound and voice quality for laptop users on the move.

The Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth features sound-isolating earbuds and wind-noise reduction technology to filter out external distractions and enable users to completely immerse themselves in activities such as Internet telephony, online gaming, music and movies, no matter how noisy the surrounding environment.
Plantronics .Audio 480 Virtual Phone Book Headset“Laptop users tend to be very mobile and often conduct activities in noisy, crowded environments, such as airports and coffee shops,” said Renee Niemi, general manager and vice president at Plantronics’ mobile and entertainment division, in a statement.
Niemi continued: “Virtual Phone Booth's rich sound, combined with noise-canceling technology, helps users create quiet personal spaces where they can fully engage in what they're doing, and do so unobtrusively.”
The Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth .Audio 480 features sound-isolating earbuds block out unwanted noise, noise-canceling microphone and wind-reduction technology minimize external noise, making conversations clearer, sleek and easy operability with inline volume and mute control.
Plantronics Virtual Phone Booth headset is compatible with both PCs and Macs (USB version only) and will be available in both analog and USB versions.
Plantronics has also introduced enhancements to its entire line of .Audio computing headsets, which features a multitude of wearing styles, connection options and surround sound capabilities. The new line identifies the different performance, sound and fit requirements that headsets wearers face. Whether a consumer is using a headset for VoIP), gaming or multimedia, Plantronics has reformatted the line to deliver a tailored sound and voice experience.
The .Audio line includes a robust selection of premium-grade headsets featuring PC and Mac compatible USB sound card adaptors for plug-and-play digital audio and surround sound. This unique USB/stereo jack combination delivers an all-in-one integrated device that puts complete audio control in the hands of the consumer.

To learn even more about headsets, check TMCnet’s White Paper Library, which provides a selection of in-depth information on relevant topics affecting the IP communications industry. The library offers white papers, case studies and other documents free to registered users.

Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing writer for TMCnet covering telecommunications, service providers and networking.

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