Sony Smart Wireless Headset pro hits retail with $150 price in tow

Don't let the name fool you, Sony's Smart Wireless Headset pro won't clip on your ear. That's because it looks and functions more like a traditional MP3 player, using its powers of Bluetooth 2.0 to communicate with compatible Android devices. The two-tone peripheral comes with a headset, four sets of earbuds, USB cables and a 2GB microSD card pre-installed (expandable up to 32GB) to let you store music. If the feature set stopped right there, this accessory would be just another underwhelming PMP, but factor in its text-to-speech functionality and you get a PDA of sorts to keep you abreast of incoming emails, texts and social media updates. The device will also let users receive incoming voice calls and even dial-out using a recent call list. It's hitting Sony's online and retail shops now, so if you've got a spare $150 and a taste for extraneous peripherals -- by all means, take the plunge.

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Smart Wireless Headset pro – a Premium Bluetooth™ Stereo Headset Delivering a Quality Wireless Audio Experience - Now Available in the US

What: Engineered for music lovers, the Smart Wireless Headset pro is a multifunctional Bluetooth™ stereo headset. It packs four functions into one small, sleek device. Take phone calls, receive text, email, social media, and calendar alerts (1), or use as a standalone MP3 player and FM radio.

In addition to delivering stunning sound and clear call quality, the Smart Wireless Headset pro uses smart text to speech technology that reads aloud text and email messages, so you don't miss that crucial email from your boss informing you that your meeting has been rescheduled. (1)

Smart Wireless Headset pro is part of Sony Mobile Communications' strategy to create Smart Extras that make Android smartphones smarter.

Key features:

· Proprietary tangle-free headset with 6mm speaker drivers delivers sound richness and clarity

· 4 devices in 1: wireless headset, MP3 player, FM radio and notification hub for incoming texts, emails, social media and calendar alerts

· Basic audio and call features enabled with all Bluetooth™ 2.0 capable devices

· Use the Smart Wireless Headset pro with an Android™ smartphone to receive additional capabilities:

o Call directly from the headset's recent call list

o Read messages into the headset with text to speech function

· Enjoy tunes anywhere with the included 2GB Micro SD memory card (ability to upgrade to 32GB)

Pricing & availability:

The Smart Wireless Headset pro is $149.99 and is now available at Sony.com/smartheadset and Sony stores.

In the box:

· Premium tangle-free headset

· Music transfer USB cable

· Micro USB charger

· 2GB Micro SD card

· USB-Micro SD Card Reader CCR-80

· Earbuds: 4 sizes

· User guide & Warranty leaflet