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Great gifts that bring family and friends together

London, 08 November, 2004 - Christmas is all about keeping in touch with loved ones. So why not, this year, buy someone a present that will do just that!

Whatever they're into, Plantronics has a wide range of headsets that will get everyone playing games and chatting!

Plantronics has headsets for gamers who want to take their game to the next level; a super-cool bluetooth headset, for the smooth operator who wants the ultimate in wireless freedom; headsets for the internet freak who likes to chat for free and the headset that's ideal for the upwardly-mobile kid as a stocking filler! Gifts that are stylish and cool and help people keep in touch.

We've included below a selection of our finest headsets that will take the headache out of your Christmas shopping, leaving you more time to chill with your mates...and a large vat of mulled wine!

The Gamer: Plantronics GameComTM Pro1

These GameComTM headsets are for the serious gamer - they just don't get any more hardcore! They're speaker response optimised for chatting, which means first-rate sound performance, enhancing the gaming experience. Designed to reflect the increasingly social aspects of online gaming the headsets bring voice to a new level so that gamers can take advantage of voice-enabled games, and talk to other players around the world.

The GameComTM headsets are thus equipped with a noise-cancelling microphone that delivers top-notch speech recognition and are fitted with an adjustable boom. These headsets allow players to banter with or "trash talk" their opponents and use voice to issue game commands with team members.

Priced at £79.95 the GamecomTM Pro 1 will put a Christmas grin on the face of any serious gamer!

The internet freak: Plantronics DSP400

The Plantronics DSP 400 - the first foldable headset - is ideal for those who enjoy lengthy online chats using VoIP, which you can now do totally free of charge thanks to Using Skype software together with a Plantronics DSP 400 headset, the sound quality is second-to-none so that you can now have a group chat with any number of mates - and all for free! They're also ideal for listening to music without inflicting your banging tunes on the rest of the room. Priced at £69.99, the DSP 400 will save money on the phone bill. It comes with 150 free 'Skype Out' minutes that can be used to call any landline in the world - making it the gift that keeps on giving!

The smooth operator: Plantronics M2500

Sleek and stylish, the M2500 is as much a fashion statement as it is a headset! This natty piece of headgear sits comfortably around the ear allowing you to take or make calls wherever you are, be it in the office or out with mates. Ideal for use whilst driving, and totally wireless, you can make and receive those really important calls on the move in a safe and legal way - a must for those seeking style and practicality! It even has a voice activating command so you never have to touch your phone and you can talk for up to 8 hours with the extended talk time. Retailing for around £42.99, the M2500 is a must-have gift for any member of the family that wants to look good and drive safely!

The upwardly mobile kid!: MX300

The MX300 is a lightweight and funky headset for use with a mobile phone. It's ideal for the upwardly mobile kid to chat with mates on the way home from school - leaving the hands free for some great snowball action! And at a lower cost than most others in the Plantronics range - it's perfect as a stocking-filler!

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About Plantronics

Plantronics introduced the first lightweight communications headset in 1962 and is recognized as the world leader in communications headsets. A publicly held company with approximately 4,000 employees, Plantronics is the leading provider of headsets to telephone companies and the business community worldwide. Plantronics headsets are also used widely in many Fortune 500 corporations and have been featured in numerous motion pictures and high-profile events, including Neil Armstrong's historic "One small step for man" transmission from the moon in 1969. Plantronics, Inc., headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, was founded in 1961 and maintains offices in 20 countries. Plantronics products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of authorized Plantronics marketing partners. Information about the company and its products can be found at or by calling 0800 410014.

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