Advanced Voice Controls and Plantronics Vocalyst Service Lets Users Send Email, Listen to Text Messages and Reminders With Simple Voice Controls
Plantronics announced the Savor M1100 Bluetooth® headset, which combines precision three-mic audio performance and a new online voice service, Plantronics Vocalyst, to deliver exceptional audio experiences for conversations, text-to-speech, audio streaming, and much more.
Plantronics Vocalyst & Voice Commands
Plantronics Vocalyst is a cloud-based voice service integrated with the Plantronics Savor and Plantronics Voyager PRO+ that significantly enhances the user experience with convenient features and capabilities. By pressing Savor's dedicated voice button and speaking commands, users may:
- Send and listen to emails and text-to-speech messages,
- Record and listen to reminders,
- Post messages to Twitter and listen to their streams,
- Update Evernote accounts to easily capture moments and ideas with their voice,Plantronics Announces the New Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset With Advanced Voice Controls to Raise the Power of Communications
- Plantronics Vocalyst Service Lets Users Send Email, Listen to Text Messages and Reminders With Simple Voice Controls
The Plantronics Vocalyst service is free for a full year (a $24.99 value) for Plantronics Savor and Voyager PRO+ customers. Compatible with any phone, users activate Vocalyst with a few simple steps at www.plantronics.com/vocalyst. Android and BlackBerry® smartphone users can also download the Plantronics Vocalyst application at their respective app stores. The apps provide hands-free listening to text messages and custom configurations for added convenience, such as an auto-responder for incoming text messages (“I'm currently driving and will return your message shortly.”). The Vocalyst service's simple voice-driven services are powered by Dial2Do, a pioneer in delivering cloud-based voice services.
In addition to Vocalyst, the Plantronics Savor also features convenient voice commands so users can always keep their eyes on the road, not their phones. Users can answer or ignore an incoming call by simply saying, “Answer” or “Ignore.” The Plantronics Savor also includes whispered voice alerts for low battery, lost connection and more.
Precision Audio Performance
The Plantronics Savor features three microphones that work in harmony to ensure every word is heard clearly during conversations. Two of the three microphones precisely capture the user's voice and simultaneously cancel background noise. The third microphone automatically activates when in extremely noisy situations, helping to overcome the most challenging environments while maximizing battery life.
The three mics work with AudioIQ3, the next generation of Plantronics' AudioIQ® digital signal processing (DSP) technology, to preserve the natural voice — so users don't sound robotic or tinny — and to improve speech accuracy. Plantronics Savor also includes WindSmart® technology to reduce wind noise when taking calls in the car or on a busy street, and its premium speaker and automatic volume adjustments mean that users don't have to put a hand over their ear to hear inbound audio.
Call Bing411 and Stream Podcasts
With a single button press, Plantronics Savor users can access Bing 411 for driving directions, the number of a favorite restaurant, to check on the status of a flight, and much more. The Plantronics Savor includes A2DP technology for streaming music, GPS navigation, podcasts, audio books and more from A2DP-enabled mobile phones, such as the iPhone and Droid. A new feature for iPhone users allows them to monitor headset battery levels with an on-screen battery meter.
Discreet Design and Comfort
The Plantronics Savor has a compact and lightweight design, featuring a stylish boom that ensures a subtle profile, while also maximizing audio performance by allowing for optimal mic placement. It includes soft gel ear tips in three different sizes and an optional ear loop to provide multiple wearing options and a comfortable fit. The Plantronics Savor provides up to four hours of talk time and seven days of standby time.
US Pricing and Availability
The Plantronics Savor M1100 is available now for $99.99 in the U.S.
Europe and Asia Availability
The Plantronics Savor M1100 will be available in Europe in 2011, in Hong Kong beginning in October and broader Asia in 2011 without Vocalyst and Bing411.