LG announced the newest version of its popular Bluetooth stereo headset, LG TONE ULTRA (HBS-800). This feature-packed model is the worthy successor to the LG TONE (HBS-700/730), a top-seller with more than two million units sold since its introduction in 2010.
The TONE ULTRA was developed specifically to provide a superior audio experience with eyebrow-raising stereo sound. By adopting noise reduction – also known as Ambient Noise Cancellation (ANC) – technology, the TONE ULTRA blocks out background noise, allowing the listener to focus on the music or conversation without distractions.
In fact, Golden Ears, an audio equipment evaluation site, rated TONE ULTRA highly for its impressive audio performance. Golden Ears remarked that among the myriad of wireless earphones on the market, TONE ULTRA was its top choice for “providing a perceptibly improved audio experience.”
And LG’s unique around-the neck design has also been improved in the TONE ULTRA. By adopting the ergonomic 3D Neck Behind design of previous models, TONE ULTRA is designed with comfort in mind. Earlier this year, TONE ULTRA received a 2013 Red Dot Design Award in recognition of the product’s ergonomics and aesthetic appeal. Judges were particularly impressed with the memory alloy, which allows the TONE ULTRA to return to its original form no matter how roughly it’s treated.
What’s more, TONE ULTRA can be paired with any Bluetooth-supported device, including smartphones, tablet PCs and laptops. A clever multiple access function allows two Bluetooth devices to connect to the TONE ULTRA simultaneously.
Both black and white versions of TONE ULTRA will be available in the United States and China by the end of the month. TONE ULTRA will roll out in parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East throughout the month of December.
Technical specs For The
Capitalizing on the design heritage of the original LG TONE™ and LG TONE PLUS™ wireless headsets, the LG TONE ULTRA features the same award-winning, 3D NeckBehind™ design.
Collaborating with the Embedded Audio team at audio industry leader Harman International, LG TONE ULTRA combines LG TONE design and technology with JBL Signature Sound, generating purer, more accurate extended bass. This makes LG TONE ULTRA a great complement to LG flagship smartphones such as the LG G2, which features expanded audio capabilities.
LG TONE ULTRA is equipped with Ambient Noise Cancellation (ANC) that reduces background sounds for a superb acoustic experience in varying environments and employs echo cancellation technologies that help eliminate echoes, smooth voice distortion, and improve overall voice quality. Coupled with HD Voice and aptX®, LG TONE ULTRA gives users outstanding music sound quality and crystal-clear voice calls in one, hands-free device.
Providing users with a stylish device that offers up to 10 hours of talk and 10 hours of music time, the wireless stereo headset is mobile phone compatible and Google™ Voice Actions enabled, making voice commands the new way to look up a friend, check the weather or get updates on the big game. Other LG TONE ULTRA key features for business professionals and mobile users on-the-go include:
- A2DP Voice Compatible
- Text to Speech
- Voice Activated Dialing
- VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
- Advanced Multipoint
- Audible Pairing Assistance
- Vibrating Call Alert
- Audible Battery Status Alert
- Bass Boost
- Google Voice Actions Integrations
- Bluetooth Specification: version 3.0
- Supported Bluetooth Profiles: Headset (HSP), Hands-Free (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control (AVRCP)
- Talk Time: up to 10 hours
- Music Listening Time: up to 10 hours
- Standby Time: up to 20 days
- Charging Time: less than 2 hours
- Dimensions: 5.34″ (W) X 6.30″ (L) X 0.55″ (H)
- Weight: 1.06 oz.
Related Product LG HBS 700 Legacy Model Below:
Form Factor – Memory Flex Neck Strap with magnetic ear buds
- Mic Type – Single
- Product Type (Wired, Mono, Stereo, Etc) – Stereo
- Bluetooth Version – 2.1 + EDR
- Call Waiting* – Yes
- Call Reject* – Yes
- Echo Cancellation – Yes
- Noise Reduction – Yes
- Sms Reading*** – Yes
- Last Number Redial – Yes
- Auto Reconnect – Yes
- Voice Activated Dialing* – Yes
- Multipoint Connection – Yes
- Easy Pairing – Yes
- Battery Status Alert – Yes
- A2Dp (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) – Yes
- Avrcp (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) – Yes
- Talk Time (Up To) -10 Hours
- Standby Time (Up To) – 360 Hours
- Music Time (Up To) – 10 Hours
- Charging Time – Less than 2.5 Hours
- Connector Port – 9 pin
- Wireless Bluetooth Range – 32ft
- Dimensions – 135.6 x 167.3 x 16.9 mm
- Weight – 32 g
In Box – LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, Ear buds, Charger, User Manual, Warranty Card
* Some features are only available if supported by your mobile phone. Consult your mobile phone manual for further information.
** Requires Free Extender App Download in Android Marketplace. Only compatible with Android devices.
*** Requires Free BT Reader App Download in Android Marketplace. Only compatible with Android devices.