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AKG K 830 BT On-Ear Mini Headphones Utilise Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 02, 2010 18:45 CEST

AKG® K 830 BT On-Ear Mini Headphones Utilise Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

New Headphones Stream Music and Let Users Talk Handsfree Without Hassle of Cords for On-the-Go Lifestyle

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the availability of the AKG K 830 BT on-ear mini headphones with Bluetooth® wireless technology, designed to eliminate tangled wires for consumers with an on-the-go lifestyle. Running through the airport, catching the next conference call or listening to the latest tunes on a plane will be a much more pleasant – and completely wireless – experience. The K 830 BT headphones are compatible with iPod, iPhone or other Bluetooth portable device, and stream music to listeners’ ears without the hassle of wires.

The source device is controlled from the ear cup of the AKG K 830 BT Bluetooth headphones, allowing users to raise and lower volume, answer and end phone calls, and play, pause or skip music tracks. Consumers can leave their source device safely in a pocket, a backpack or a briefcase the majority of the time while on the go. The built-in battery allows for up to 10 hours of playback time between charges. A directional microphone, also on the ear cup, eliminates the need for a boom mic.

‘iPhone charger, laptop AC adapter, BlackBerry® headphones . . . we have too many cords in our lives’, said, Thijs Linthorst, general manager, HARMAN International EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia), Russia and India. ’In a world where technology, transportation and communication seem to be transforming at light speed, AKG has unveiled a brand-new pair of wireless headphones that not only brings the signature studio-quality sound we are known for to every ear, we have designed it to perfectly and conveniently fit into every fast-paced lifestyle for the utmost ease and portability in sound experience’.

The K 830 BT on-ear mini headphones with Bluetooth wireless technology have a proprietary 3D-Axis2 folding headband, which offers hours of comfortable use without pinching or ear fatigue.

Availability
The AKG K 830 BT on-ear mini headphones will be available in November 2010 and will cost €149. For more information, please visit www.akg.com.

AKG K 830 BT Features  

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology streams music and phone calls from any Bluetooth device
  • Volume, music and phone controls on ear cup limit the need to interact with source the device 
  • Directional microphone on ear cup offers compact design, having no need for a boom mic
  • Comfortable fit features hours of continuous use with no pinching or ear fatigue
  • 3D-Axis2 folding headband offers easy portability, folding to a compact convenient size
  • Long battery life includes up to 10 hours of playback time between charges

For specifications see attached document.

For more information contact:

Susanne Willerup
susanne.willerup@harman.com
+45 26 40 26 41 

For product information contact:

Denmark
Søren Majlund
soren.majlund@harman.com
+45 40 63 24 34

Sweden
Joakim Malm
joakim.malm@harman.com
+46 (0)70 430 49 44

Norway
Frank Bruun
Frank@Harman-neby.no
+ 47 90 05 12 26

Finland
Peter Winqvist
peter.winqvist@harman.com
+358 405 371 072

About HARMAN
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

© 2010 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Infinity, harman kardon, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. GRAMMY is a registered trademark of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

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