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Plantronics reputation rocketed to fame (literally) with the astronauts of the Apollo missions to the Moon reporting back to NASA on their headsets. How many millions of humans were riveted to their seats listening to Apollo 8 wish us a Merry Christmas as the Earth rose above the moon’s horizon or Armstrong make his giant leap for Mankind.

For those silly people who can never quite seem to appreciate how going into space helps people on Earth, Plantronics technology has been used for air traffic control, emergency dispatch, and the New York Stock Exchange. And then there’s Bluetooth(R) – and who doesn’t enjoy the convenience of a good headset?

At the SIA conference in Las Vegas (booths #C700 and #C800), Nevada Plantronics and Quiksilver/Roxy announced their partnership. They will be Pairing (get it?) sports apparel with Bluetooth(R) By adding Bluetooth(R) to the clothing and sports accessories the user can use his/her iPod and cell phone conveniently without bulky wires getting in the way of strenuous activity.

The new products unveiled at the SIA show are:

  • Quiksilver Double Daffy Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth(R): The jacket is part of Quiksilver’s Limited Edition Outerwear Collection and is both iPod and cell phone ready. The Double Daffy will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $370.00 at Quiksilver Stores and better retailers nationwide.
  • Quiksilver Pulse Helmet featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth(R): The lightweight helmet, constructed from injected ABS, has adjustable side vents and comes in a black camo print. The Pulse will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $249.95 at Quiksilver Stores and better retailers nationwide.
  • Roxy Teen Angel Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth(R): iPod and cell phone ready, this jacket will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $340.00 at Quiksilver Stores and Roxy retailers nationwide.
  • Roxy Shiver Helmet featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth(R): The Shiver Roxy Women’s Ski/Snow Safety Helmet will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $249.95 at Quiksilver Stores and Roxy retailers nationwide.
  • Plantronics and Quiksilver/Roxy are making their own Giant Steps.

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    http://www.roxy.com
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    http://www.quiksilveredition.com
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    http://www.rossignol.com
    http://www.dynastar.com
    http://www.clevelandgolf.com
    http://www.fidragolf.com

    Written by Cecilia