Plantronics recently announced the availability of the MX100-s, a dual purpose
headset/stereo headphone device that can be connected simultaneously to the
Apple iPod and a mobile phone, allowing consumers to answer a phone call while
listening to their iPod.
"People want to be able to listen to music, but still receive an
important phone call," said Dean Hovey, vice president and general manager
of mobile and entertainment markets for Plantronics. "Now, someone can
listen to their iPod and easily answer an incoming call via a simple switch
on the headset cord."
Plantronics expects that the secure fit and versatility offered by the
MX100-s will be popular among active consumers, such as those who like to
skateboard, exercise or simply walk while listening to music and keeping in
touch with friends by phone.
The Plantronics MX100-s has twin connectors: one
plugs into the iPod and the other into a mobile phone. One cord then links to a
single headset/headphone with stereo earbuds. To switch between music and phone,
customers simply flip a switch on the headset cord. One conveniently placed
volume control also works for both devices. The MX100-s earbuds have Plantronics'
unique Flex Grip design, making it easy to slip them on and off, and ensuring
exceptional comfort. In addition to providing outstanding sound quality for
music, the MX100-s uses Plantronics' AcuSpeak microphone technology to deliver
clear, crisp conversations over the phone.
The MX100-s works with the Apple iPod, other MP3 players and most headset-ready
mobile phones, including models from Motorola, LG, Audiovox and Kyocera.
Adapters for most popular Nokia and Sony Ericsson mobile phones are available
free; see the inside of the MX100-s' package for details. The MX100-s has a
suggested retail price of $39.99 and is available at Apple Stores, Apple.com and
other retail outlets where iPods are featured.
Well, IMHO that idea is a kind
of weird. One headset with two connectors? This means I have to carry my iPod
side by side with my Smartphone? Nah, no way! While the idea isn't that bad - I
would prefer to have an (iPod) connector and (mobile phone) Bluetooth equipped
solution instead of two connectors. This would be handy but not the MX100-s!
Cheers ~ Arne
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