Plantronics has announced a new Bluetooth stereo headset that can be switched from stereo music listening mode to mobile phone operation with the touch of a button. The Pulsar 590 uses the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile and should retail for about $150 upon availability this fall. From the Plantronics press release:
Great Sound, No Wires
The Pulsar 590 uses multipoint technology to function as both a stereo headset for high fidelity listening, as well as a communications headset for use with mobile phones and other voice-enabled devices. The headset includes a telescopic voice tube with an omni-directional microphone for clear voice communications.
Its extended range capabilities provide users with great mobile freedom and enables them to listen to music or have conversations up to 33 feet away from their laptop, music device or cell phone. The Pulsar 590 provides up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listen time, so users stay in touch and in tune all the time.
Comfort and Choice
The Pulsar 590 has a familiar headband wearing style with pivoting ear cushions that provide all-day wearing comfort. The portable, lightweight headset features a foldable design for compact charging and travel storage and ships with a full range of accessories, including a desktop charging stand, AC charger, USB charging cable, in-flight cable and travel case. The in-flight cable allows the headset to be used with the Bluetooth radio disabled, a requirement for most airline travel.