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Plantronics Honoured With Six CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

Industry Accolades Continue for Plantronics’ Mobile and Gaming Personal Audio Communications Solutions

Monday, November 15, 2010 5:08 am PST

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"These awards reflect our commitment to design and innovation, and to developing new products and services that enable clear, comfortable communications."

Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced that six of its latest products have been named CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards winners in three categories. The award recipients include the new Plantronics Savor™ M1100 Bluetooth® headset for mobile phones and the Plantronics Savi® 430, the first portable PC-based wireless headset system that incorporates DECT™ technology for brilliant audio quality with Skype® and other services.

“Plantronics is delighted to have six products named this year in the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards,” said Graeme Gherbaz, Managing Director, Plantronics Australia and New Zealand. “These awards reflect our commitment to design and innovation, and to developing new products and services that enable clear, comfortable communications.”

The following Plantronics products received CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards:

Plantronics BackBeat® 903+ (Headphones Category)

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+, an update to the popular BackBeat 903, is a stereo Bluetooth headset designed for users with active lifestyles. It provides rich wireless stereo music and the ability to answer/end a call with a single touch of a button. The BackBeat 903+ headset features ruggedised, sweat resistant-materials and a flexible design with three levels of earpiece adjustment for a secure and comfortable fit during long workouts.

Plantronics BackBeat 116 and 216 Stereo Headphones with Mic (Headphones Category)

The Plantronics BackBeat 216 is a certified headphone for 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. The 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. These corded stereo headphones 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.

Plantronics GameCom® 777 with Dolby® 7.1 Headphone Technology (Headphones Category)

The GameCom 777 Gaming Headset with virtual 7.1 surround sound enabled by Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic® IIx technologies combines immersive surround sound and Plantronics’ design excellence to deliver an unmatched sound and voice experience for PC gamers. This open-eared gaming headset with Dolby Headphone technology gives you an unparalleled audio advantage.

Plantronics Savi 430 (Personal Electronics Category)

The Plantronics Savi 430 is designed for professionals who travel frequently. It is ideal for use with laptops or netbooks for voice, video and data communications. It features a lightweight, noise-cancelling headset and DECT USB adapter to provide brilliant audio and up to 300 feet of range.

Plantronics Savor™ M1100 (Wireless Handsets Accessories Category)

The Plantronics Savor features three microphones that work in harmony to ensure every word is heard clearly during conversations. Two of the three microphones precisely capture the user’s voice and simultaneously cancel background noise. The third microphone automatically activates when in extremely noisy situations, helping to overcome the most challenging environments while maximising battery life.

To learn more about these winning products, please visit the Plantronics booth #31123 at CES 2011, January 6-9th, 2011, or visit www.plantronics.com/au.

About the International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognises the most innovative consumer electronics (CE) products in the industry’s hottest product categories. Innovations has become a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology. The honourees are featured during the 2010 International CES in a special display.

Innovations honouree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, where you can see a list of product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL. Honourees for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase are selected by a preeminent panel of judges consisting of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists.

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, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com/au or call (+61) 3 9326 1653.

Plantronics, BackBeat, GameCom, Savi, and Savor, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc. iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. BlackBerry is the property of Research In Motion Limited and is registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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