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Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Wins PCMag.com Editors’ Choice Award

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, today announced that PCMag.com recognized the innovative BackBeat® GO 2 wireless earbuds with an Editors’ Choice award for best budget stereo Bluetooth headset. This award is given to reviewed products that meet the qualifications and standards of PCMag.com’s editorial staff. BackBeat GO 2, which was introduced on July 23, is the next generation of the company’s best-selling wireless stereo earbuds for today’s always-connected consumer.

PCMag.com graded the BackBeat GO 2 with an editor’s rating of “excellent” and a rank of four out of five stars. The review notes that the “BackBeat GO 2 is a solid upgrade to the original BackBeat GO, with good sound quality and a slightly improved design…” He also calls out the new standard P2i nano-coating as positive enhancement.

The review also praises the budget-conscious price point of $79.99 noting that, “[f]or less than $100… you can get a pair of comfortable in-ear earphones with very good mid- and high-end sound quality.” The reviewer also highlights the headset’s optional portable charging case, “Plantronics claims the case will add an additional 10 hours to the BackBeat Go 2's 4.5 hours of listening or 5 hours of talk time.”

“Plantronics is committed to enriching and evolving products that our customers love,” said Greg Miller, senior category manager of stereo solutions at Plantronics, “We are thrilled to receive the Editors’ Choice award for the BackBeat GO 2 earbuds, and we are confident that it will become an indispensable companion for the always-on, connected professional and media enthusiast.”

This is the second win of the Editors’ Choice for the BackBeat headset – the BackBeat GO having won the same award in 2012. The BackBeat GO 2 series includes a version bundled with a charging case for power on the go at $99.99 or without the charging case at $79.99. The BackBeat GO 2 series is now available online and in retail outlets including Amazon, AT&T, Best Buy, and Verizon Wireless. The product will be available in Wal-Mart starting Oct. 5. For more information, please visit  www.plantronics.com.

About Plantronics: Simply Smarter Communications®

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics, BackBeat and Simply Smarter Communications are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.

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