Half the Size, Twice the Performance: Logitech Introduces Next-Generation Wireless Headphones for iPod, MP3
Streamlined Logitech FreePulse Wireless Headphones Feature Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, Bass Boost
FREMONT, Calif. — Sept. 26, 2006 — Logitech (SWX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced the Logitech® FreePulse™ Wireless headphones, its stylish second-generation cordless headphones for iPod® and MP3 players, which deliver the complete freedom of experiencing digital music with no strings attached.
The FreePulse Wireless headphones are half the weight (only 2.1 ounces/60 grams) and size of Logitech´s award-winning first-generation product — but, they are more flexible and durable, thanks to the high-carbon spring-steel headband. The new version delivers twice the performance as well as enhanced bass with its special bass boost feature. And it offers improved wireless performance with Bluetooth® 2.0 Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology. People can simply plug in the adapter to any player with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, put their player in their pocket and enjoy their music wirelessly. No more cord tangles, snags or kinks.
“We believe wireless headphones for portable music players will become a standard — and our slimmed-down, second-generation FreePulse Wireless headphones deliver great leaps in style, comfort, durability, and performance,” said Jef Holove, Logitech´s vice president of product marketing for audio. “No more untangling knotted earbuds, nor getting snagged on gym equipment. The wireless technology allows people to listen to their music while their iPod or MP3 player is safely tucked away in a pocket, bag or purse.”
Durable, Comfortable Design with No-compromise Audio Performance
Featuring a minimalist, behind-the-head design, the streamlined FreePulse Wireless headphones make a great companion for the morning bus- or train-ride to work, a trip to the gym or a jog through the park — and the smaller size doesn´t compromise audio performance. Each circular headphone contains a precision-tuned 30 mm neodymium driver, which pumps out rich, full audio. And when the bass boost feature is activated with a control on the right earpiece, the drivers deliver intensified bass performance.
To make sure the headphones stay in place during active use, flexible soft-touch comfort rings on each earpiece fit securely over the top of the ear. To further ensure comfort, the bendable thin steel headband is embedded within a soft-touch sleeve. The right earpiece also features integrated volume controls so people don´t need to touch their player to make volume adjustments.
Premium Wireless Performance
Using the newest version of Logitech´s Music Anywhere™ technology, the FreePulse Wireless headphones are simple to set up and use — charge the adapter and headphones with the included charging cable, then plug them in to the digital music player and press play. Logitech´s adapter and headphones are paired during manufacturing so that when they are charged and powered on, they automatically connect. They have a wireless range of up to 33 feet (10 meters). The foundation of Music Anywhere technology incorporates Bluetooth wireless technology. By using Bluetooth 2.0 EDR technology, the headphones can stream larger files with greater clarity and less interference.
The headphones and adapter, with the embedded rechargeable batteries, have a play time of more than six hours on a full charge.
Adapter Offers Custom Fit for Wide Range of Players
The FreePulse Wireless headphones work with any audio device that features a standard 3.5 mm headphone port. And with Logitech´s new adapter design, the matchbook-size adapter delivers a custom and secure fit for all iPod models and a wide range of other MP3 players. The adapter´s 3.5 mm plug is on a slider that be adjusted in four different directions so that the adapter can elegantly attach to a variety of audio devices. And since the headphones feature a standard plug, people can also use them with their PC.
Pricing and Availability
The FreePulse Wireless headphones are expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in October. The suggested retail price in the U.S. is $99.99.
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal peripherals that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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