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Plantronics Announced Two New Members of Its BackBeat Family

Plantronics Announces Two New Members of Its BackBeat Family

Plantronics adds on to its BackBeat family of stereo headphones with the new BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 headphones.

Featuring noise-isolating ear buds with neodymium micro-speakers, the BackBeat 216 corded stereo headphones with mic deliver well-balanced high and mid ranges, and is compatible with the iPod/iPhone/iPad. Besides its simple plug-and-play capability, it also offers a discreet inline controller with built-in mic which makes calling and volume and music track control convenient.

The BackBeat 116 utilizes the popular earbud form factor together with a simpler in-line controller and built-in mic. Compatible with the iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android and BlackBerry phones, it comes in colors including (but not limited to) Glow Green and Electric Blue.

Both headphones come with tangle-free cloth cords. The Backbeat 216 is priced at S$69 while the Backbeat 116 is going for S$39.

Read on for the full press release.


Singapore, February 8, 2012 - Today Plantronics announced the two newest members of its BackBeat family of stereo headphones with mic optimized for smartphones with multimedia capabilities. Ideal for iPhone and Android users, the new BackBeat 216 and BackBeat 116 headphones with mic deliver high-quality audio performance and easy switching between music and calls.

Upgraded Audio Experiences

The Plantronics BackBeat 216 is a certified headphone with mic for the iPod, iPhone and iPad. It enables users to get the most from their compatible devices by offering bold, rich audio for music, calls and multimedia applications. These corded stereo headphones with mic provide plug-and-play simplicity and feature noise-isolating ear buds with neodymium micro-speakers that boost bass levels and deliver well-balanced high and mid ranges for an overall great audio experience. The BackBeat 216 also features a discreet inline controller with built-in mic for convenient calling plus volume and music track control.

The new BackBeat 116 features the popular earbud form factor with a simpler in-line controller and built-in mic. The standard 3.5mm stereo connector and interface makes it compatible not only with the iPhone, iPod and iPad, but also most Android-based phones, Blackberry smartphones and other music phones. The BackBeat 116 will be offered in stylish colors such as Glow Green and Electric Blue. For extra user convenience, both the 216 and 116 products come with tangle-free cloth cords.

Pricing and Availability

Backbeat 216 is selling at SRP S$69 and Backbeat 116 is selling at SRP S$39. Available at Apple stores (EpiCentre, Macshop), Challenger, Newstead, Sprint-Cass (Changi Airport T2, T3), Funan DigitalLife Mall (AAAs Com, Inforcom, PK Computers, South Asia), Sim Lim Square (AAAs Com, Million Mobile, Million Tech).

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