Plantronics today introduced the new MX203S stereo mobile headset for
MP3-enabled mobile phones.

Designed with WindSmart technology for active users, such as runners and walking commuters, the MX203S supposedly provides a single headset to take calls and listen to stereo music while on the move.

The MX203S also features Plantronics' Flex Grip under-the-ear design for the promise of a secure, comfortable fit while walking or running.

The market for music-enabled cell phones is growing rapidly. According to Strategy Analytics, sales of music-enabled handsets will jump from $48 million in 2004 to $886 million in 2009. In North America alone, music-enabled handsets will account for 94.7 per cent of total handset sales by 2009 (January 2006).

Plantronics also unveiled today two additional corded headsets, the MX200 and MX250, to provide mobile users a variety of options for talking on mobile phones.

The MX200 headset combines a single earpiece design with WindSmart to offer mobile users a discreet, simple solution. The MX250 headset provides excellent audio, with a newly styled boom and noise-canceling microphone.

The MX203S has an estimated street price of US $29.99. The MX200 and MX250 have estimated street prices of US $19.95 and US $24.95, respectively. All three will be available this month.

The company has yet to set a price in the UK.