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Ultra-light comfort and immersive sound deliver all-day versatility

Thursday, September 1, 2016 12:58 pm PDT


Santa Cruz, CA
"The BackBeat 100 Series is designed for high-quality audio and quick access to phone calls when you need it, with a discreet wearing style that fades into the background when you don’t."

Santa Cruz, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2016 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today unveiled BackBeat 100 Series, the first hybrid neckband wireless headphones for calls and music in the award-winning BackBeat stereo product family. With an ultra-light design for easy all-day wear, BackBeat 100 and BackBeat 105 delivers full-range sound with solid bass for listening to music and watching videos on the go. With a built-in microphone, clear, hands-free calls to and from friends, family and work are just a touch of a button away.

“For many people a great pair of headphones is a constant companion, whether they’re at work, school or on the move,” said Lori Langona, director of consumer marketing at Plantronics. “The BackBeat 100 Series is designed for high-quality audio and quick access to phone calls when you need it, with a discreet wearing style that fades into the background when you don’t.”

Weighing less than 30 grams, BackBeat 100 Series is made for all-day versatility. It has a flexible neckband design that conforms to the size and shape of the wearer’s neck, with magnetic earbuds that make tangled wires a thing of the past.

Additional BackBeat 100 Series features and benefits include:

  • Up to eight hours of listening and talk time to get through the day on a single charge
  • Intuitive controls with a simple three-button interface for operation of music and calls
  • Full-range audioprovided by Plantronics custom drivers and proprietary audio tuning so music sounds the way the producer intended, even bass-heavy tracks
    • Built-in microphone with echo reduction, digital signal processing (DSP) and HD Voice clarity to  take and make calls at any point
    • Vibration alerts discreetly notify the wearer to incoming calls

Plantronics Award-Winning BackBeat Family
BackBeat 100 Series is the latest member of the BackBeat family of wireless stereo products from Plantronics. Other BackBeat stereo Bluetooth headphones include BackBeat FIT, sweatproof wireless sport headphones featuring a unique, safety-oriented design and a stable fit regardless of activity level; BackBeat GO 3, wireless stereo earbuds designed from the ground up, and ear out, to provide stunning audio quality and sound performance; the critically acclaimed BackBeat SENSE, smart on-ear wireless headphones with sensor technology; and BackBeat PRO, over-the-ear wireless headphones, featuring active noise cancellation, and industry-leading listening time of up to 24 hours.

Pricing and Availability
BackBeat 100 Series will be available in black at authorized Plantronics retailers beginning in September 2016. The MSRP for BackBeat 100 is $79.99 USD. For more information, please visit

About Plantronics
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics and BackBeat are trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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