This evening, LG is announcing a new Bluetooth stereo headset, which they collaborated with Harman/Kardon on. This could be due to HTC working with Harman/Kardon recently for the Sprint HTC One M8. But nonetheless it’s great to see Harman/Kardon make it into even more products. The newest headset is the Tone Infinim. Which also provides comfort to users. It’s much like the Tone+ headset which basically hangs around your neck or under your collar. Which I’ve heard mixed reviews on those headsets. Mostly positive, but a few negative ones as well. As far as the specifications go on the Tone Infinim, Bluetooth Chip: CSR8645, Bluetooth Version: 3.0, Bluetooth Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, Talk/Play Time: 17 hours/14 hours, Standby Time: 550 hours, Battery: 220mAh, Microphone: Single MEMS, Color: Silver (other colors to be announced later) and the Connector: Micro USB.
The LG Tone Infinim will be available this summer in many of their major markets in which they sell products. So if you’re interested in the Tone Infinim, be sure to check them out in a few months. No word on pricing just yet. For those interested we have the press release down below.
LG COLLABORATES WITH HARMAN/KARDON
ON PREMIUM BLUETOOTH STEREO HEADSET
LG Tone InfinimTM
Offers Stylish Design and
Superior Sound Quality, the Perfect Accessory for LG G3
SEOUL, May 18, 2014 – LG introduces its newest premium Bluetooth stereo headset
developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon®
, one of the leading audio equipment
manufacturers. With superb sound experience certified by Harman/Kardon, LG Tone
(HBS-900) delivers great sound in a stylish design highlighted by sleek
curves and glossy metallic finish.
The Tone InfinimTM
also provides upmost comfort to users, thanks to LG’s innovative
retractable wire management technology that leaves no exposed wires to tangle. Tone
is equipped with a jog button to fast forward and rewind effortlessly, as well
as a sound and vibration alert function to inform of incoming messages, current time
and battery status. All this while offering the longest standby time – 550 hours –
among behind-the-neck type Bluetooth headsets.
While Tone InfinimTM
is compatible with all smart devices with Bluetooth, it is
particularly optimized for LG’s upcoming G3 smartphone. Name AlertTM, which
announces the name or phone number of the calling party, is one feature that is only
available to G3 owners. Another feature exclusive to G3 users is Answer Me+, where
raising the G3 to one’s ear will automatically disconnect Tone InfinimTM
to allow for
direct use of the smartphone.
“LG’s newest premium headset co-developed with Harman/Kardon will be the perfect
companion device to complement our new flagship smartphone LG G3, offering
superior sound for a superior phone,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of
the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With Tone InfinimTM
, LG is
continuing the trend established by the original Tone for offering premium Bluetooth
headsets that are both comfortable and stylish.”
“We are excited to collaborate with LG on their newest Bluetooth headset,” said
Michael Mauser, executive vice president and president of Harman’s Lifestyle
Division. “Harman/Kardon has a 60-year legacy of creating premium audio and
ground-breaking sound technologies. When a product carries the Harman/Kardon
name, it is confirmation that the device will offer class-leading audio quality and
LG Tone InfinimTM
will be available starting this summer in major markets worldwide.
Additional details of availability will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.
– Bluetooth Chip: CSR8645
– Bluetooth Version: 3.0
– Bluetooth Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
– Talk/Play Time: 17 hours/14 hours
– Standby Time: 550 hours
– Battery: 220mAh
– Microphone: Single MEMS
– Color: Silver (other colors to be announced later)
– Connector: Micro USB