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Plantronics launches new K100 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone for smartphone convenience in your car

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London, UK – 26th Oct 2010 - PlantronicsÒ (NYSE:PLT) today expanded its family of Bluetooth® products with the new K100™ in-car speakerphone.  The Plantronics K100 offers a robust combination of advanced audio technology, ease-of-use and enhanced features for convenient, hands-free conversations in the car. This is part of a range of smart communications devices that are geared for the growing mobile worker and is encased in environmentally sound packaging featuring a new brand identity.

Audio Performance
The Plantronics K100 includes dual microphones and digital signal processing (DSP) technology that keeps the user’s voice sharp and clear, while limiting surrounding noise. Echo-cancellation improves listening on both sides of the call, while a high-quality speaker ensures every call is heard clearly.  The Plantronics K100 also includes an integrated FM transmitter so users can hear conversations, stream music, podcasts, GPS navigation from their smartphones, straight to their car stereo system.

User Convenience
The Plantronics K100 is very easy to setup and use, and features convenient voice alerts for pairing, low-battery, mute, and connection status.  A dedicated one-touch mute button with voice confirmation provides confidence that the feature is engaged.  Large buttons let you control the K100 while keeping your eyes on the road, and a handy micro USB charger means the speakerphone never has to leave the car.
 
“The K100 is the perfect in-car solution for users to take calls, listen to music and be productive, while keeping both hands on the wheel,” said Stuart Bradshaw, EMEA Consumer Marketing Manager at Plantronics. “We think consumers will be delighted by the K100 speakerphone’s great audio performance, simplicity and affordability.”

Design and Additional Features
The Plantronics K100 features a slim design with a sturdy clip that stays securely in place on the visor. The Plantronics K100 delivers up to 17 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time.
 
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Plantronics K100 has a price of £59.99 RRP and will be available from November at Carphone Warehouse and other leading retailers.

ABOUT PLANTRONICS
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, emergency dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com