COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE FIRM Plantronics has announced a revised model of its popular Bluetooth headset today, named the Voyager Legend.
The firm said that what is unique about the headset is that it has an "industry first" Smart Sensor technology that allows the user to answer calls merely by placing the headset on their ear.
The Voyager Legend also has three tuned microphones and enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) that optimises voice pickup and helps to minimise external noises caused by wind, movement and background sounds.
Plantronics' head of consumer marketing in Europe Stuart Bradshaw explained how the headset uses voice recognition software so users can "answer" and "ignore" calls by simply saying the words aloud.
"The Voyager Legend delivers voice alerts to keep you informed of battery level, connection status and announces caller name," the firm said.
If voice activation isn't your cup of tea, the Voyager Legend has dedicated buttons for call answer/end, voice commands, power and mute. Optional accessories, including a battery powered carrying case for charging on-the-go and a desktop charging stand will also be available when the product launches.
Plantronics said its new headset will run for seven continuous hours while being used on calls and has 11 days standby time.
The Voyager Legend will be available in October for £89.99 at Apple Stores and Amazon.co.uk. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
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