Plantronics Launches Three Audio Wearables: The Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset, the BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds, and the RIG 500 Gaming Headset

Audio wearables pioneer Plantronics recently announced in a mega event of sorts their three latest products to enter the Philippine market, the Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset, the BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds, and the RIG 500 Gaming Headset. This trio of audio wearables focuses on a person's three main interests with audio wearables: Productivity, entertainment, and gaming.

The Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset

The Voyager 5200, simply put, is perfect for young professionals that are always on-the-go, and are looking forward to being connected all the time. It features several technologies - the highlight which is WindSmart - that will keep you sounding professional and clear whether you're walking on a busy road or a windy mountain range.


• Extended Class 1 Bluetooth range lets you control up to two connected smartphones or tablets from up to 98ft/ 30m away.

• Responsive smart sensor technology intuitively routes call audio to your phone or headset, pauses media or rejects an incoming call when removed, and automatically answers calls as you place the headset on your ear.

• Spill, splash, and sweat‐proof exclusive P2i nano‐coating means that your conversation can continue through a light rain, and an untimely spill won’t mean the end of your calls for the day.

• Voice commands and audio alerts let you use your voice to answer or ignore calls, and whispered alerts give you the name of incoming callers, update you on battery level, connection status, and more.

• Take charge of your headset with the Plantronics Hub smartphone app for iOS and Android. Manage, customize and control the Voyager 5200 headset from your phone, adjust settings such as Caller ID and Mute Alert, activate Find MyHeadset to locate a misplaced headset, and manage sensor options, voice alert language and more.

The Voyager 5200 UC includes a charging case and the BT600 Class 1 USB Bluetooth adapter, and is priced at P 5,599.00.

BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds

On the entertainment side, Plantronics enters with the BackBeat GO 3, a pair of wireless in-ear headphones that will let you move around with freedom as you listen to your choice of music. Never experience tangled or pulled-over headset cables again from your phone or your pocket. The device also features two six-millimeter drivers that provide high-resolution audio, a bigger soundstage, and a wider range of frequencies.


• Vivid, high‐resolution audio provided by Plantronics custom drivers and proprietary audio codec lets you hear music the way the producer intended, with texture and richness not previously possible from Bluetooth® earbuds.

• Sweat‐proof protection from Plantronics exclusive P2i nano‐coating means the music keeps going even in humid conditions, a sprint to make the train, or a light rain.

• Convenient charging case (available with some models) gives you up to 13 extra hours of listening – two full back‐up charges—from its built‐in, rechargeable battery.

• The BackBeat GO 3 will be available in three colors—Cobalt Black and Copper Grey—and are available at authorized Plantronics retailers in the Philippines. This will be priced at PHP 4,699.00 or the base model, and PHP 6,099.00 with the Charge Case.

RIG 500 Gaming Headset

If you're a gamer however, you may find the RIG 500 interesting. Developed closely with professional gamers from the ESL, the RIG 500 was designed for both superior comfort and performance in mind. The The device includes components such as vented air and sound-isolating ear cups, several colors of headbands, mobile stereo cables, a digital USB adapter with Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound, and 24-bit audio support. It also features other gaming headphone necessities such as three pairs of replaceable earcups and a self-adjusting headband.


• Personalization: RIG 500 Series customization does not end with fit and the right ear cups for the right environment. Players and teams can personalize their RIG 500 Series headset with team colors, logos, patterns and finishes (such as camo and carbon fiber) at for a truly custom look.

• Audio engineered to win: All RIG 500 Series headsets feature 40mm drivers paired with lowfrequency resonators for crisp highs and boosted bass. Flip-to-mute booms fitted with noisecanceling microphones provide exceptional voice communication. Gamers can choose the sound they want with editions offering analog stereo or USB Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound with support for 24-bit high-resolution media.

• Device compatibility: For competitive players on any platform, the RIG 500 Series works with PC/Mac, console controllers, smartphones and tablets.

Three variants of the RIG 500 are available in the Philippines, and are priced below:

RIG 500 - Stereo gaming headset with flip-to-mute mic boom – P 2,795.00 (SRP)

RIG 500HD - Surround sound USB gaming headset - P 3,695.00 (SRP)

RIG 500E - E-sports edition surround sound gaming headset with two sets of ear cups (vented and isolating), detachable boom mic, USB adapter and analog stereo cables – P 6,995.00 (SRP)

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