Altec Lansing has on its hands a couple of new Bluetooth stereo headphones for use with music-enabled mobiles. They are part of its Backbeat series – the Backbeat 906, pricing around $130 with an included Bluetooth adapter for devices which do not have Bluetooth built-in, and the Backbeat 903, pricing around $100.
The Backbeat headphones provide wireless stereo music listening and calls in a light, flexible, behind-the-neck wearing style. They combine audio and voice technologies from Altec Lansing and Plantronics and offer a safety feature whereby a user can hear their surroundings without removing the headphones.
Features include dual microphones to isolate voice signals, automatic sound adjustment when talking with a caller, an in-ear design, integration with Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR and talk time of up to eight hours. They will be available in February.