Wednesday, April 4th 2012

Plantronics Launches the BackBeat Go Wireless Stereo Headset

When you are on the go, you want to listen to your tunes without being tangled or tied to your Smartphone or music player. Plantronics today announced its smallest, lightest, wireless earbuds available, the BackBeat GO. Now music lovers, mobile gamers, and podcast and video fans can listen to their Bluetooth enabled device, in stereo, all without the hassle of cords.

The BackBeat Go boasts the ideal combination of style, premium sound, comfort and convenience all with the simplicity of wireless earbuds. Made for use with smartphones, tablets and MP3 players, the extremely compact and lightweight BackBeat GO includes deep, rich, stereo sound, noise reduction technology for improved call clarity and inline controls that allow you to take calls, skip tracks, and adjust volume all at your fingertips.


Lori Langona, director of consumer marketing at Plantronics said, "Music lovers want to take their music with them everywhere they go, but they don't want to get tangled up in their corded earbuds. The BackBeat GO provides wireless freedom whether your music player is in your pocket, in your backpack or just out of reach."

The BackBeat GO features:

- A lightweight, compact design weighting just 13 grams or about the weight of three nickels
- Up to 4.5 hours of listening or talk time and 10 hours of standby time
- A2DP for audio streaming
- Digital noise reduction for improved call quality and built-in echo cancelling

Pricing and Availability

The BackBeat GO is available now for $99.99 at Amazon.com, select Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, BestBuy.com and Plantronics.com; and coming soon to AT&T, RadioShack, and other select retailers nationwide.
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7 Comments on Plantronics Launches the BackBeat Go Wireless Stereo Headset

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I could see how useful this would be, but the Motorola S9 or S10-HD bluetooth stereo headsets have the added function of volume+media controls so you dont need to take your phone out of your pocket each time you want to switch a track and both the motorola headsets are also a lot cheaper.

So Im guessing the only saving grace is if it sounds better the the motorola headsets. otherwise I still got my Sony Ericsson WM600 and sennheiser CX-300's still doing really well for me
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
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bluetooth earbuds?

no massive battery pack/receiver?


*crazy dance with arms waving in the air*


BUY ME SOME ALREADY



edit: freedom: these are the best of both of what you listed. earbuds with mic, as well as bluetooth. A2DP means it can play stereo music as well, not just limited to voice communication like most BT headsets.
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#3
erixx
perfect for wild wild Counterstrike bunny hopping nights!
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#4
Red_Machine
I would have hoped for some dongle I could plug into the 3.5mm jack on my iPod.
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#5
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Red_Machine
I would have hoped for some dongle I could plug into the 3.5mm jack on my iPod.
latest ipods have bluetooth.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Mussels
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bluetooth earbuds?

no massive battery pack/receiver?


*crazy dance with arms waving in the air*


BUY ME SOME ALREADY



edit: freedom: these are the best of both of what you listed. earbuds with mic, as well as bluetooth. A2DP means it can play stereo music as well, not just limited to voice communication like most BT headsets.
not the point i was trying to make. I am well aware that they are stereo headsets.

Lack of back, pause/play and forward buttons to control your music while your handset or mp3 device is in your pocket, makes the motorola headsets a little more desirable in my book.

Ive read worrying reviews about the sound quality of the Motorola S10-HD so i cant really consider it to be a competitor.

the S9 is cheaper, it probably wont sound as good and there are questions about its ability to block background noise but you can control your playlist from your headset.

Where I live - taking out a phone thats worth upto $600 in public is just asking for trouble.

so I make my point from a health and safety point of view - keep your expensive mobile hidden and the less likely you are gonna end up in A&E with a bullet in your chest or a screwdriver lodged in your head and the contents of your bags, wallet or pocket missing if you ever come out of that coma.
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#7
Red_Machine
by: Mussels
latest ipods have bluetooth.
Not mine. It's a 160GB Classic.
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