January 6, 2008
Philips tunes up music and calls with cutting-edge wireless Bluetooth headset
LAS VEGAS - Philips today introduced its most sophisticated wireless Bluetooth headset, featuring advanced sound technology that delivers the best-ever music and conversation quality from mobile phones. The new Philips SHB9000 headband allows music lovers to listen to their favorite tunes while never missing a call, taking advantage of high-end features in new mobile handsets to give pitch-perfect sound quality and complete freedom to move.
The stylish SHB9000 includes Philips Fullsound which uses latest digital technologies to reveal the finest MP3 or CD audio, dynamically enhancing treble, stereo effects and bass to reveal previously unheard music details for a richer, more natural listening experience. Also featuring native MP3 decoding for loss-less direct streaming from many advanced music phones, an acoustically tuned design and 40mm neodymium speakers, the Philips Bluetooth headset is ideal, for even the most discerning listeners, wanting to enjoy wireless music without compromising on quality.
"The new wave of advanced mobile phones now allow music lovers to listen to their favorite tunes and stay connected to friends through one single, high-performance device," said Glenn McIlmail, vice president, customer marketing Peripherals and Accessories, Philips Consumer Lifestyle North America. "Our latest Bluetooth wireless headset is perfect for audiophiles that want to enjoy both music and calls from the phone, without compromising on sound or freedom of movement. The SHB9000 provides our most advanced features to date, designed from the ground-up for best-possible comfort and quality!"
Designed for comfort with a soft leatherette cushion and adjustable headband, the SHB9000 incorporates Philips SwitchStream allowing listeners to automatically move between music and incoming calls without missing a beat. The wireless headset also delivers enhanced call quality through a digital signal processor that filters out background noise and echo, automatically adjusts volume in response to outside noise and offers a subtle side-tone into the headphone speaker so users can accurately hear their voice for best conversations at natural volume.
Optimized for leading-edge music phone mobile handsets and designed to connect, wirelessly or via the provided cord, with existing portable music and video players, the SHB9000 will be available this spring and will have a suggested retail price of $99and $129 respectively.
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Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering people-centric, innovative products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 128,100 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales USD 34 billion (EUR 27 billion)in 2006, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, as well as lifestyle solutions for personal wellbeing. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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