VXi is probably best known for two things, great sound and a legacy of innovation. We’ve earned that reputation over and over, over the past 26+ years. How? By never being satisfied. Our BlueParrott headsets, for example. When we released the B250-XT in 2009, customers were plenty happy with it. So much so, it became #1 with truckers in no time. It sounded great, people loved it, and we could’ve just kept cranking them out. Why mess with success?
But VXi doesn’t stand still. We like to keep moving ahead. Which is exactly what we’ve done with our BlueParrott line. Since 2009, we’ve introduced the B250-XT+, the B250-XTS and the B350-XT—all improvements over their predecessors, and all with loyal fans to this day. (They’re all still available for purchase, as well.)
And now there’s the VXi BlueParrott B450-XT, the even better BlueParrott. It’s got the most effective (96%) noise-canceling mic. A three-hundred-foot wireless range*. A bigger, cushier ear cushion, and a more comfortable, more durable padded headband. It’s even got more advanced Parrott Button™ features, like voice memo record, and VoiceControl™, which lets you handle incoming calls totally hands-free!
Of course, the B450-XT also has all the advanced features you’ve come to expect from BlueParrott: HD Voice™ quality. The customizable Parrott Button. Easy pairing with NFC (Near Field Communication). Music and GPS streaming. And more than 24 of talk time on a single charge. All of which makes the new B450-XT the most useful, most convenient and most indispensible BlueParrott headset yet!
Check out the B450-XT here.
Class 1 Bluetooth,
Here’s the thing about work today—people do it everywhere.
The old 9-to-5 office job is fast becoming a thing of the past, as more and more people like you work from their homes, their cars and just about anywhere else. To meet the “work anywhere” needs of today’s workforce, VXi is introducing The VXi Reveal Pro™ Office. The dual-connectivity Reveal Pro Office works wherever you do: in the office, it pairs with your desk phone; everywhere else, it works with your smartphone. With VXi’s hear-and-be-heard sound quality throughout its 350-foot range, the Reveal Pro Office lets you keep working, wherever you go.
The VXi Reveal Pro Office also features two of VXi’s most ingenious innovations. The extendable mic boom, that you slide out when the world gets especially noisy. And the programmable Parrott Button™, which you can easily set for the function you prefer.
With the Reveal Pro Office, you’re continuously connected. So you never lose momentum. And you get a lot more done. You might even find you have more time for yourself.
Reveal Pro Office,
Here’s the simple truth about most Bluetooth headsets. They’re fine, as long as you accept their limits. Like their limited Bluetooth range. Their limited capabilities. And their painfully limited ability to deal with ambient noise.
If you want more from your Bluetooth headset, VXi has some good news for you: the VXi BlueParrott® Reveal Pro™. The Reveal Pro is the direct descendant of the VXi Reveal. In fact, it looks just like it. But the Reveal Pro features Class 1 Bluetooth, which gives it an extended, 300-foot range when paired with another Class 1 device. The Reveal Pro also adds VXi’s exclusive Parrott Button™, putting user-customization capabilities at your fingertip. And like the original Reveal, the Reveal Pro’s extendable microphone boom gives you the noise-canceling you need (up to 90%), depending on the noise level around you.
You also get HD Voice™, for clear, easy to understand conversations. You can stream music or GPS instructions from any Bluetooth device. And enjoy over 7 hours of talk time on a charge.
So don’t settle for other headsets’ limitations. Do more, with the VXi BlueParrott Reveal Pro.
Class 1 Bluetooth,
BlueParrott Reveal Pro,
Now there’s a stereo Bluetooth headset that even audiophiles will love—the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT! Unveiling at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT is the first BlueParrott headset that gives you Hi-Fi stereo sound. With state-of-the-art aptX® technology for uncompromising wireless audio. And an AVRCP interface that gives you wireless control of media playback. With the new S450-XT, you can relax and enjoy great sound, as far as 300 feet away from your Bluetooth source.
But that’s not the whole story. The S450-XT also has a convenient pivoting microphone boom, equipped with VXi’s advanced noise-canceling microphone technology. So when a call comes in, you can flip down the boom and enjoy clear conversations—no matter how noisy the world is around you. At the end of the call, just rotate the boom out of your way. There’s also our exclusive customizable Parrott Button™ that you can set to the function you choose. And a battery that lasts 24 hours on a single charge, for uninterrupted tunes and talk! The S450-XT even comes with a 3.5mm cable, so you can enjoy a wired connection and save some battery power.
Your music is calling. To learn more, or buy your own S450-XT, just click here. Or pick one up at a travel center near you.
Great American Trucking Show,
Every so often, we like to remind our readers about the dangers of driving while distracted. Specifically, about using a cellphone—to talk or text—while you’re driving. Sure, we know you’ve heard it before. But a little refresher helps all of us remember just how serious it really is.
How serious? In 2013 alone, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) estimates that 3,154 people were killed and an additional 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers1. No wonder 14 states prohibit the use of handheld cell phones while driving, and 46 states have passed texting bans2. The latest state to adopt the hands-free law is our home state of New Hampshire (effective July 1, 2015). And Federal Rule FMCSA 35-11, passed in November 2011, prohibits ALL CDL drivers from using handheld cell phones, on any road in the United States. (See our blog for details on this rule.)
The good news is there’s an easy, and effective, solution: a BlueParrott Bluetooth® headset from VXi. With a BlueParrott headset, you can keep both hands on the wheel while you talk.
BlueParrott headsets also make it easier for you to hear and be heard, so they even help you stay more focused on the job at hand. And with a wide variety of BlueParrott headsets to choose from, there’s definitely a model that’s perfect for you. What about texting? Just download our free BlueParrott® app, and you can have your text messages read aloud to you when you’re on the road.
We understand that sometimes you just have to stay in touch while you’re on the road. So be safe and smart, with BlueParrott by VXi.
hands free law
It’s 2015. Sounds positively futuristic, doesn’t it? In fact, it was the future in Back to the Future Part II. Remember? Flying cars. Hoverboards. Self-tying shoelaces.
So at CES 2015, we kept an eye out for the kind of tech Marty McFly enjoyed in that movie. But we’re not quite there yet. We didn’t see any self-tying shoes, but we did see Bluetooth® shoes for fitness tracking.
No flying cars, either—though there were self-driving cars. (Doc Brown had to drive himself!) And yes, a real-life version of a hoverboard does exist, but it costs $10,000 and only works on metal surfaces.
But there was still plenty of advanced technology at CES, particularly at the VXi booth. Like our VXi BlueParrott® B350-XT, which was honored with a 2015 CES Innovation Award. The B350-XT not only has the industry’s best noise canceling and sound quality, it’s also customizable. Its Parrott Button™ can be easily programmed on-the-go (via our free BlueParrott app) to perform the function you choose—speed dial, mute, and more.
And speaking of award-winners, there’s our one-of-a-kind UC ProSet LUX™, the only headset to receive a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Lync Pioneer Award—in part because it’s the first and only headset with a built-in Visual Presence™ indicator that reduces unwanted interruptions by letting others know when you’re on a call.
Last, but not least, is our breakthrough headset, the VXi BlueParrott Reveal. The Reveal is a perfect example of VXi’s unmatched expertise when it comes to practical innovation. It’s a small, lightweight headset that solves the problem people have with small headsets. Because when life gets particularly loud, you can just slide out its extendable mic boom—for far superior noise canceling effectiveness, as high as 90%!
So maybe it’s not the 2015 that Doc and Marty visited in Back to the Future Part II. But VXi is making some mighty forward-thinking products that solve real-world problems. And 2015 is just beginning; wait until you see what else VXi has in store!
UC ProSet LUX,
Back To The Future,
CES is always pretty amazing, but this year was really something special—especially for VXi. This year, we had our usual booth, as well as TWO hospitality suites. All three were buzzing, all day long, from the first day till the last. We had three exciting new products to showcase, and interest was very high. It didn’t hurt that one of those products, the customizable VXi BlueParrott® B350-XT, was selected as a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree.
So there were plenty of people asking about it, and we were more than happy to give them the guided tour of the B350-XT’s unique features, like its exclusive, programmable Parrott Button™.
Our other two new stars got their share of attention, too. The VXi BlueParrott Reveal™ and Xplorer™ generated plenty of buzz, thanks to their ingenious extendable mic boom. People want a Bluetooth® headset with a small form factor, but often need better noise canceling than those little headsets offer. Only Reveal and Xplorer give mobile professionals of all kinds this “best of both worlds” solution. In our increasingly noisy world, it’s an idea whose time has most definitely come.
All in all, it was a great kickoff to what we expect will be a record-setting year for VXi. Big thanks to everyone who came by!
CES Las Vegas,
Are you headed to CTIA Wireless 2013? VXi will be there, of course. This year’s theme is THE Mobile Marketplace, and—with topics like the Cloud, Big Data Analytics and M2M—it looks like it’s going to be a really big show!
They’re saying CTIA 2013™ advances intelligence for those serious about wireless. That resonates with us, especially because we will be premiering our newest Bluetooth® headset at the show, the VXi VoxStar™.
VXi’s VoxStar is the headset for mobile professionals because it allows you to hear and be heard, everywhere you go, on up to two devices at once. That means you can take an important call wherever you are—the airport, a restaurant, a trade show. This is the headset for people who make things happen. People like you.
Maybe that sounds like bragging, but we put our money where your mouth is. We put the microphone there too, so it works better and people can hear you more clearly. VXi delivers the industry’s best noise reduction—guaranteed. Our advanced noise canceling eliminates 93% of background noise, so VoxStar lets you take care of business no matter how noisy it is around you. We also provide great sound quality by using wideband audio to help ensure accurate communication with fewer misunderstandings. VoxStar also lets you connect two devices at once (multipoint pairing), like your personal and business cell phone, or a cell phone and PC. Plus it streams audio, such as music and navigation (A2DP support), and provides over 7 hours of talk time.
While we’re on the subject, we should mention that we submitted VoxStar for the CTIA Emerging Technology Awards. You can vote online until May 20, and at the show until noon on the 22nd. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 22nd. We would very much appreciate your vote!
VoxStar isn’t the only wireless VXi headset that will be on display at CTIA. We will also be showcasing our Xpressway™ II, Xpress™, B250-XT+, and B250-XT. So there are plenty of reasons to make a beeline to our booth, #2140.
See you there!
Twenty-three lucky winners from all across the country came away from MATS
2013 with their very own BlueParrott Xpressway II Bluetooth headset (shown above).
The 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was, as usual, one heck of a show! Over 1,000 exhibitors from 9 countries. Nearly 80,000 attendees—from 70 countries! It was THE heavy-duty event for the heavy-duty trucking industry.
It was a heavy-duty event for VXi, too. Our BlueParrott® Bluetooth® headsets are monster hits with truckers, so we had a never-ending flow of visitors to our little corner of the show floor. People were especially excited about the new Xpressway II™. An amazing number of folks owned (and loved) its predecessor, the Xpressway, and were more than eager to get their hands on our new product. We were happy to oblige, of course. We even gave away one Xpressway II every hour every day of the show. More than 400 people entered to win one, and 23 happy winners from all across the country walked away with an Xpressway II of their very own.
They weren’t the only ones sporting BlueParrott headsets, though. We saw each one of our BlueParrott products on attendees everywhere at the show; our B250-XT+, B250-XT, Xpress and Xpressway—which should come as no surprise, since over 500,000 truckers have made BlueParrott their Bluetooth of choice. Many of them came by the booth every day, with stories of how their trusty BlueParrott blew the competition out of the water.
So it was a great success for us, and a great opportunity for us to get face-to-face with some of our most loyal customers. If you came by to see us, thanks again. And thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for choosing BlueParrott! We’ll see you at MATS 2014!
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If you’re headed out to the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, you’re not going to want to miss the VXi/BlueParrott™ booth, #16073 (in the North Wing).
Why? Well, first of all, we will be showcasing our NEWEST BlueParrott headset, the Xpressway™ II. The Xpressway II is our next-generation Bluetooth™ headset that gives road warriors everything they’ve been asking for—in an extremely light weight (0.6 oz.), comfortable package. Xtreme Noise Suppression™, to wipe out 94% of background noise. Wideband audio, for clear, natural sound quality. A2DP, for use with other Bluetooth-enabled audio devices. Over seven hours of talk time per charge. And a choice of three wearing styles, on the ear, over the head and behind the neck.
Sounds great, right? You’ll like the sound of this, too. We will be giving away one Xpressway II every hour at MATS. All you have to do is answer ten simple questions. Some will be specifically about BlueParrott products, like “What features on your Bluetooth headset can you not live without?” Others will be about Bluetooth headsets in general, like “What new features on your BlueParrott® Bluetooth headset would you like to see?"
Nothing difficult, and there are no wrong answers. We just want your input. And in return, you’ll be entered to win an Xpressway II of your very own. With one being given away every hour the show floor is open, you’ll have plenty of chances to win.
We told you that you wouldn’t want to miss it. That’s booth #16073, in the North Wing.
See you at MATS!
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