History was made when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and uttered the legendary words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” through a Plantronics headset.
“Plantronics was the first headset in outer space when astronaut Wally Schirra chose to use the MS50 for the Mercury mission, adapting the lightweight model to fit inside his helmet.
It all began in a garage in 1961 when two airline pilots set out to invent an alternative to the conventional headsets of commercial aviation. The product Courtney Graham and Keith Larkin created in that tiny garage in Santa Cruz, California was more than just the world’s first lightweight headset. It was the birth of a company called Plantronics and the first of a half-century of breakthroughs in communications.”
Fast forward to 2017 and Plantronics has expanded in its product offering ranging from aviation and call centre solutions to personal and business use – allowing their customer to live and experience in today’s always-connected world. Plantronics delivers the tools to fine-tune your work/life balance to your favor. The smart technology powering their newest headsets enables you to fully commit to any moment – whether you’re at the office, behind the wheel, or at the gym.
Some of their premier personal products include all the features one expects to get in today’s competitive market including: Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), bluetooth technology, industry-leading gaming headsets (endorsed by ESL Gaming) and water resistance that allows for exercising without fear of not being able to have your favorite track to pump you up while you produce a sweat.
While the brand is still new to the South African market, the range and quality of products far surpasses that of the usual competitors in the market.
CN&CO is proud to announce Plantronics South Africa as a client with a focus over the next period to help develop their brand, communications and PR in SA. We will be working closely with the Plantronics International Marketing team, as well as driving a strong partnership with Niven Maraj, the Plantronics country manager in South Africa.
“It is incredibly exciting that we get to work with such a dynamic, innovative international brand that echoes our very own culture and values”, says Kurt Solomon, who together with Gianluca Tucci will be helping to grow the Plantronics brand.
We have already started preparing and orienting ourselves with a couple of the Plantronics products…
Gianluca has put both the Voyager 5200 and Rig500E gaming headset to the test.
He says, “The Voyager 5200 is a slick and clever device that allows you to talk on the go and delivers an incredible sound quality so that you can even talk whilst driving with the window down on the highway. The technology is brilliant and that’s without mentioning the unbelievable charging case it comes with – a perfect companion for a business person on the go.
The Rig500E’s are a gamer’s dream, they connect to your gaming console with ease and deliver sounds you didn’t even think exist in reality.”
On our April 2017 trip to Club Med Val Thorens, Kurt travelled in style wearing a pair of the BackBeat Pro’s. These are Plantronics top headphones with a beautiful design and a high definition sound quality that enhances any song or sound you listen to. “The best part is their Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) technology as it cancels out noises around you allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the rhythm and particularly deliver whilst traveling – this was demonstrated to perfection when I had three loud kids sitting in front of me on the way back to SA,” says Kurt.
We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with Plantronics and cannot wait to help grow and introduce the brand and its products