Plantronics introduces the Voyager Edge headset & BackBeat Fit sports earphone
For years people have been telling me that family, love and happiness are the most important things in life…These days I realized that I can take or leave all that as long as I have this earpiece in the world.
Plantronics announced the Voyager Edge a compact Bluetooth earpiece and the BackBeat FIT, a pair of sports dedicated earphones at MWC this year.
Built with a rather simple, and stylish look, the Voyager Edge should provide accurate communication in any environment due to its proprietary noise- and wind-cancellation. The headset is bundled with a slew of features like voice commands and Smart Sensors, allowing wearers to answer calls hands-free with a word or as they place the headset on their ear, with Voyager Edge announcing the name of incoming callers. Voyager Edge will be available worldwide starting in April.
The headset also features responsive sensors that direct calls to your phone or headset, pause music for incoming calls, and automatically answer calls as you place the headset on your ear. It also allows wearers to use their voice to answer or ignore calls, check battery level, connection status, and more. And Voyager Edge announces the incoming caller’s name – no need to look at the phone to check who is calling.
Plantronics Voyager headset
The Voyager Edge charges via microUSB, the Voyager Edge headset provides up to six hours of talk time, or up to 16 hours with the portable charging case.
The second model showcased at MWC is a pair of Bluetooth headphones designed for more of an active lifestyle, the Backbeat FIT. This lightweight, sweat- and weather-proof earphones provide stereo audio without chords.
The headset is built to offer certain safety features for people exercising at night. The Fit can provide consumers with bright colours via unique reflective materials on the headband and armband carrying case to increase visibility. The ear tip has been specially designed to allow exercisers to hear environmental sounds, so they are still connected to potential hazards around them.
Matching the headphones there’s also a small armband/carrying case for the smartphone while in use, or a pouch for the earbuds when they’re not in use.
Plantronics BeatFit earphones
The BackBeat FIT packs power for a week’s worth of workouts – up to 8 hours of listening time. Plus, it offers DeepSleep, a hibernation mode, which keeps the headphones charged and ready to use for up to six months.
The Backbeat FIT and Voyager Edge will be available in Europe, North America, and carriers across the world starting this April. The price-point for both the Voyager Edge with Portable Charging Case and the BackBeat Fit will be €129 / £109.