Back in May, LG announced a new Bluetooth stereo headset called the Tone Infinim (HBS-900) that they had co-developed with Harman Kardon. And now it is available in India from LG branded shops for the price of Rs. 10,990 ($179).
The Tone Infinim boasts a sleek design with a metallic finish, and as with other products in the Tone headset range, the Infinim rests around the next with retractable ear buds that make for a tangle-free experience. On the sides of the device you find navigation controls that allow you to fast-forward or rewind as well as increase or decrease volume levels.
The Tone Infinim headset doesn't just let you listen to music though. You can receive notifications such as alarms or text messages, and you can also make use of the built-in microphone to conduct your phone calls. There are a few features that will only work with LG's G3 smart phone though. Name Alert – which announces the name or number of the incoming call and Answer Me+ which will automatically disconnect the Tone Infinim from the G3 when you raise the smart phone to your ear. Battery level indications are also only available when using a G3 handset.
Unusually enough, the Tone Infinim uses Bluetooth 3.0, and not the more energy efficient 4.0 variant. It does support the following Bluetooth profiles though – A2DP, AVRCP. HFP and HSP. LG say that the 220mAh battery is good for 17 hours of talktime or 14 hours of playtime with a standby time of 550 hours. There is a Micro-USB connector for charging and the Tone Infinim headset is available in metallic silver or gold.
There's a few more images below, as well as a video that LG produced showing off the Tone Infinim's looks and capabilities. LG says that thanks to the collaboration with Harman Kardon, the Tone Infinim delivers "a high-end wireless sound with unrivalled style…and premium audio quality." One thing for sure that the Tone Infinim Bluetooth headset isn't aimed at the budget market with a Rs. 10,990 price tag. So what do you think? Is the Tone Infinim your next headset? Let us know what you think at our Google Plus page.