Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 wireless earphones coming to Australia on Sept. 1

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Plantronics has announced the local availability and pricing for its wireless earphones, the BackBeat GO 2. Coming in September, the BackBeat GO 2 is designed to appeal to everyone – sportspeople, those on the go, or those who just want a pair of headphones on the train home – without the cords tangling up.

The wireless earphones have a battery life of around 5 hours – however, you can recharge the battery via microUSB, so if you’re running low you can simply plug this in your computer at work before you go home. There is also a carrying case available which can recharge the earphones as well, and it can hold up to two full charges (or 10 hours).

It also has a three-button remote so you can easily control your phone, and is coated with P2i moisture protection so it can repel sweat, rain and drink spills.

The BackBeat GO 2 comes out on September 1 in Vodafone, Telstra, JB Hi Fi and Officeworks stores; and comes in two variants – one with the carrying case for $129.99, and one without the case for $99.99.

Full press release below:

Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Delivers Immersive Audio for Your Non-stop Life
Next gen Bluetooth earbuds serve as an indispensable companion for those on the go

Sydney, Australia. August 28, 2013 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, today introduced the BackBeat® GO 2, the next generation of the company’s best-selling wireless stereo earbuds. The BackBeat GO 2 allows users to easily switch between listening to music, watching videos, and taking phone calls, delivering the ultimate versatility and connectivity experience for the music and media enthusiast and mobile professional. Connecting to smartphones, tablets, and music players with Bluetooth®, the BackBeat GO 2 is an ideal solution for users in any environment whether they are immersed in their media, commuting to work, or living an active lifestyle.

The new BackBeat GO 2 features high quality audio with rich bass, crisp highs, and natural mid tones, providing premium acoustics in a compact, lightweight design.  Plantronics has also improved the overall power management on this release with extended listen and talk times and the introduction of DeepSleepTM hibernation mode to preserve battery life. The BackBeat Go 2 also offers the option of a sleek, durable, and compact charging and storage case that increases listening and talking time by two full charges (approximately 10 hours).

“The volume and variety of media that is being consumed today on mobile and music devices is simply immense. Plantronics recognizes that headsets need to be incredibly versatile to address this and the many ways that people enjoy their media – dipping in and out of media consumption, phone calls, and more,” said Peter Petrides, National Retail Sales Manager, Plantronics Australia.  “The BackBeat GO 2 allows users to easily transition through their busy day without skipping a beat, losing their charge, or getting tangled in cords. It’s the indispensable companion for the always-on, connected professional and media enthusiast.”

The BackBeat GO 2 features:

  • High fidelity audio highlighted by rich bass, crisp highs, and natural mid tones for music, movies, and more
  • Fully charged portable case provides two additional charges on the go, tripling the use time of the earbuds alone
  • Sweat Proof coating with P2i moisture protection technology that repels sweat, rain, or spills
  • Lightweight, wireless Bluetooth earbuds with microphone
  • Voice prompts to alert the user about charge remaining and what device is paired
  • DeepSleep™ hibernation mode that keeps earbuds charged and ready to use for up to six months
  • Extended listen (up to 4.5 hours) and talk time (up to 5 hours)
  • Battery status meter for iPhone and iPad
  • Improved fit with small, medium, and large eartips and stabilisers for personalized comfort and optimum sound quality

Pricing and Availability
The BackBeat GO 2 is available in black and white models starting September 1, 2013 at Vodafone, Telstra, JB HiFi and Officeworks stores, and will soon be available from further authorised Plantronics retailers and e-tailers across Australia.  MSRP for the BackBeat GO 2 earbuds are AU$99.99 and the BackBeat GO 2 earbuds with case are AU$129.99. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.au.