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A clever new Bluetooth headset from Plantronics

Techstination feature for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A clever new Bluetooth headset from Plantronics.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.    Plantronics keeps on using its know-how to engineer better and more thoughtful headsets for consumers.   This time, with the new Explorer 500, the focus is on bringing higher quality to a device selling for under 60 dollars.  Product Manager Jim Staples….

“The Explorer 500 has the best in class audio quality for any mid-tier product on the market today.   We’ve made a 30 percent improvement in the noise reduction capabilities and a 4 times improvement in the wind noise reduction capabilities relative to the Mark II product that we’re replacing.  It’s got incredible audio and full HD voice, which is wide band audio.”

It isn’t a stereo headset, so it is designed for talking more than music.  Also cool is the included charging cable that doubles as a magnetic clasp for carrying the headset around.   The quality is impressive for the under 60 dollar price tag.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Mobile Devices