PRESS RELEASE: Plantronics announced that it has won two of the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Honoring the excellent design, the 38-member jury awarded the stereo Bluetooth headphones BackBeat FIT in the category Consumer Electronics/Headphones as well as the office headset EncorePro 510/52 in the category Communications/Headsets. With this well-known seal of quality, the Plantronics design team once again proved its outstanding expertise after already winning four iF product design awards earlier this year.
Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as THE award for high design quality. Only those products standing out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design receive the award. Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the award reached a new record with about 5,000 entries from 56 countries that were assessed by the jury of international experts. Main criteria for the evaluation were the degree of innovation and the quality of the product designs. The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, on June 29th, 2015. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in the permanent exhibition of the Red Dot Design Museum.
BackBeat FIT combines comfort, fit and stability with Plantronics’ renowned audio excellence. Connecting to devices wirelessly via Bluetooth®, the small, lightweight headphones let people focus on fitness and enjoy their music, providing superior stereo performance and eliminating the distraction of tangled cords. Safety features such as bright colors, unique reflective materials and a specially-designed eartip allow exercisers to be aware of their surroundings, and its flexible design provides a comfortable, secure fit whatever your activity level. BackBeat FIT also comes with a neoprene armband that secures your smartphone when exercising and reverses to store the headphones.
EncorePro 500 Series
The Plantronics EncorePro 500 Series features a forward-looking, professional grade industrial design that uses new materials and technologies that yield an ergonomic fit that is extraordinarily durable, lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear. The noise-canceling technology ensures more focused and private calls, so conversations will be heard clearly with fewer misunderstood words and with reduced background noise from keyboards and close talkers. The series includes the following models: EncorePro 510/520 (dedicated over-the-head), EncorePro 530 (over-the-ear) and EncorePro 540 (convertible), the latter is unique in its simple design and high-performance audio no matter what the preferred wearing style. All models support wideband audio.