I much prefer earbuds like these new BackBeat Go 2 ones to big and clunky earphones, but wireless is even better of course and the BackBeat Go 2 from Plantronics are just that wireless over Bluetooth. These feature a sweat proof coating, along with something I’ve never seen before, the case for them is actually a backup battery so you can charge them on the go as needed. Price is $99.99 and I would think they’re well worth it for the features and of course they are Plantronics so they’re bound to be high quality.
-Plantronics, a pioneer in wearable technology, today introduced the BackBeat GO 2, the next generation of the company’s best-selling wireless stereo earbuds for today’s always-connected consumer. The BackBeat GO 2, which allows users to easily switch between listening to music, watching videos, and taking phone calls, delivers the ultimate in versatility and connectivity, 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).
“Because our lives are a blend of personal and professional engagements that span the entire day, Plantronics recognizes that headsets need to be as versatile as we are – ready to dip in and out of media consumption, phone conversations, and conference calls, ” said Greg Miller, senior category manager of stereo solutions at Plantronics. “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 stabilizers for personalized comfort and optimum sound quality
Pricing and Availability
The BackBeat GO 2 is available in both black and white models starting July 23, 2013 at authorized Plantronics retailers, etailers, and carriers in North America, Hong Kong, and Europe. MSRP for the BackBeat GO 2 earbuds are $79.99 and the BackBeat GO 2 earbuds with case are $99.99. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.