Plantronics Expands Its Award-Winning GameCom Headset Line for Xbox 360® and PlayStation® 3
Five New Wireless and Corded Headsets Bring Gaming Audio and Chat to Life
SANTA CRUZ, CA. - September 2, 2010 - Plantronics® (NYSE: PLT) today expanded its award-winning family of wireless and corded GameCom® headsets for the Xbox 360® and Playstation® 3. Designed to enhance gaming experiences through rich, vibrant audio, the new lineup is headlined by the GameCom X95 Wireless Stereo headset and GameCom X40 Stereo headset for Xbox 360 users and the GameCom P90 Bluetooth headset for the PlayStation 3.
Wireless Freedom for Xbox 360 Gaming
The Plantronics GameCom X95 is a wireless gaming headset that delivers full stereo sound from 40mm speakers. With a closed-ear design and intuitive on-ear controls for changing volume and audio levels, users can immerse themselves in games, music and movies without disturbing others. The GameCom X95 has a sleek and modern design with a concealable mic that easily tucks into the headband when not in use. Perfect for long gaming sessions, the GameCom X95 can be used for more than 20 hours before replacing the included AAA batteries.
The new Plantronics GameCom X40 is a corded headset that features the same 40mm speakers as the GameCom X95 for exceptional stereo sound. The GameCom X40 eliminates cumbersome in-line controls by placing separate volume and audio control buttons on the ear pods. The headset is extremely lightweight and features specially designed cushioned earpods and headband that redistribute pressure for a great fit.
Plantronics also introduced refreshed versions of the GameCom X30 and GameCom X10 corded headsets for the Xbox 360.
Easy, Wireless Chat for the PlayStation 3
The perfect PlayStation 3 companion, the new GameCom P90 Bluetooth headset enables users to talk to friends wirelessly during gaming sessions. The GameCom P90 can also connect to a mobile phone, so users can choose between game chats and mobile calls while enjoying the same, crystal-clear audio. The GameCom P90 features QuickPair technology for easy pairing to the PlayStation 3, and includes dedicated mute volume and on/off buttons for convenience.
The Plantronics GameCom has a slim earloop and contoured eartip for a comfortable, secure fit. It includes a USB charging cable that connects to the PlayStation 3 system.
“We engineered the new GameCom products to give gamers what value most in a great headset: outstanding audio performance, plug-and-play simplicity and comfortable designs,” said Matt Miller, Senior Director, Entertainment Products, Plantronics. “The mix of wireless stereo, Bluetooth and corded products also gives consumers more choices, so they can find a solution that meets their individual preference and style.”
Pricing and Availability
The new Plantronics GameCom products are available today at www.plantronics.com with the following prices: GameCom X95 $99.99, GameCom X40 $59.99, GameCom X30 $29.99 and GameCom X10 $19.99. The new Plantronics GameCom P90 for the PlayStation 3 is also available today at a price of $39.99. The new GameCom products will be available in major nationwide retail stores later this fall and Europe retailers in early 2011.
For more information about the new GameCom products, please visit www.plantronics.com/console-gaming.
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 or call (800) 544-4660.
Plantronics, GameCom X95, GameCom P90, GameCom X40, GameCom X30 and GameCom X10 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. The Xbox 360® console is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft® and Playstation® 3 is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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