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Plantronics Delivers the Ideal Smartphone Companion

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London, UK - 29th September 2011 - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today extended its family of Bluetooth® products with the launch of the Plantronics Marque M155 Bluetooth® headset. Designed as the ideal companion for the iPhone and Android smartphone, the Marque is sleek, lightweight and easy to use. It is enabled with voice recognition so users can answer or ignore calls completely hands-free and is enriched with audio streaming capabilities which allow users to listen to music, GPS directions or email, whilst providing the great stereo quality that Plantronics customers depend on. Marque users can access all this through a free iPhone or Android app.

Plantronics is dedicated to helping smartphone users stay connected in work, life and play and is confident the Marque will simplify this transition. Smartphones, such as the iPhone, have seen impressive growth over the last few years and consumers have quickly come to depend on the all-in-one devices. Whether used as a phone, a diary, an email device, or all of the above, having a smartphone is now seen as not just smart, but a necessity. In fact, IHS Research* reports that by 2015, more than half of handsets in use will be smartphones.

"We have designed a headset that takes advantage of many smartphone features, such as listening to music and using apps," said Stuart Bradshaw, Plantronics EMEA Head of Consumer Marketing "The Marque is Plantronics' smallest headset, offering excellent sound quality in an amazingly lightweight design, to complement and simplify our busy lives"

myheadsetTM app makes it easier

The Marque simplifies communicating for iPhone and Android smartphone users with an easy-to-use app, currently available in the Android Market and Apple App Store. The app provides one-touch pairing and a sound check before you make that important call and also helps users familiarize themselves with the added functionality of the headset, such as streaming music. The app also provides users with all information usually found hidden inside the box, such as a set-up guide and FAQs, meaning all support and guidance is at the tips of your fingers any time.  It even shows you the battery level of Marque on your iPhone screen.

your smartphone's new best friend

The Marque is the ultimate companion to smartphones, with a sleek curved design that is available in either Jet Black or Arctic White for ultimate accessory co-ordination. Additionally the Marque comes with an innovative 2-in-1 USB charging cable, so users can conveniently charge their headset and smartphone together, with no need to carry around multiple charging adapters.

pricing & availability

Marque M155 is available for £49.99 at selected electronic retailers from late October. For more information, please visit: www.plantronics.com

*Source: IHS iSuppli, August 2011, Mobile Handset Market Tracker Report, http://www.isuppli.com/Mobile-and-Wireless-Communications/Pages/Low-End-Smartphones-Boost-Market-Growth.aspx

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter CommunicationsTM

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100, as well as emergency dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.