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Plantronics intros M100 Bluetooth headset

Plantronics is updating its Bluetooth headset with the M100, an 8mm thin version that weighs only nine grams yet still includes a good deal of useful functions.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Plantronics is updating its Bluetooth headset with the M100, an 8mm thin version that weighs only nine grams yet still includes a good deal of useful functions.

Using Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, the M100 includes dual microphones, echo cancellation, wind-noise reduction and DSP technology.

Voice alerts regarding low battery, connection status and other important status updates are all there, but there's an extra feature for iPhone users. The M100 is expected to be compatible with all smartphones, but currently the iPhone is the only one supporting a feature that allows users to monitor the headset's battery life directly on the smartphone screen.

As for the battery life, users can expect up to six hours of talk time and 10 days on standby. Each M100 headset also comes with three differently-sized soft ear gel tips.

The M100 is ranked in the mid-tier range, but the $79.99 price tag isn't too outrageous. The charcoal gray exterior comes with a few options for color accents. Currently available options include electric blue, which is only available at Best Buy, and radiant red, which is only at the Apple Store.

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