Manhattan® Takes Flyte™ With New Headset

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New Manhattan® Flyte™ Wireless Headset Combines Retro Styling with Modern Technology to Deliver Excellent Audio Performance from Virtually Any Bluetooth-Enabled Device

Manhattan® ( today introduced the flagship of its 2013 audio products line: the Flyte™ Wireless Headset (Manhattan part #178136). Combining sleek, retro styling with modern-day technology, the Flyte is designed to provide excellent audio performance – wired or wireless – from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled computer, MP3 player, tablet, smartphone or gaming system. Plus, an integrated, high-performance microphone allows the Flyte to be used to make Skype or Google Voice calls, as well as for online gaming from a PC or the Sony Playstation 3 gaming console.

At first glance, one will notice the unique aesthetics of the Flyte: stark white molding, deep black accents and metallic silver trim blended into a sleek form intended to invoke the 1960s and 1970s sci-fi stylings of the original Star Wars, Buck Rogers and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The headset’s multifunction controls and high-performance microphone are seamlessly integrated into the housing, and black vegan leather pads cushion the ears and the crown of the head for maximum comfort. Plus, its light weight and ergonomics make the Flyte ideal for use at home, the office, the gym or wherever your day (and your music) takes you.

Far more important than how the Flyte looks is how it performs, and it is here that it most definitely stands apart from its competition. The Flyte boasts dual 40mm 30Ω neodymium speakers that deliver outstanding 3D stereo surround sound performance via Bluetooth (3.0 or earlier) or 3.5mm audio cable (included). The bass – while not as hard hitting as a dedicated subwoofer – is rich and clear, the highs are crisp and bright, and the vocals are tight and very realistic. All together, the Flyte delivers a deeply satisfying and thoroughly enjoyable listening experience for just about any music lover.

For taking calls, chatting online or playing games, the Flyte includes a low-profile, high-performance microphone that captures speech clearly and cleanly by filtering out unwanted background noise, feedback and echo. Integrated multifunction controls located on both ears let the user control playback, volume, receive calls and make calls up to 30ft away from the paired device, and multipoint technology makes it so you can pair the Flyte to six Bluetooth-enabled devices at the same time. Additionally, the Flyte has a humanized status alert system that keeps you informed about Bluetooth pairing, battery level and more in a realistic female voice with a pleasant British accent.

The Flyte is powered by an internal lithium alloy battery that is easily recharged via micro-USB cable from any wall charger, car charger or computer. When using the headset’s Bluetooth technology, its battery provides eight hours of music playback, 12 hours of chat time or 24 hours of standby time.

The price point falls well within what many consumers consider to be a sweet spot when it comes to Bluetooth headphones and headsets with integrated controls – balancing performance and reliability with budget. The light weight, compact size, powerful internal battery and carrying case make the Flyte ideal for students, travelers or executives. Plus, with its unique looks and noteworthy performance, the Flyte is perfect for music lovers of all ages and demographics. Right out of the box, the Flyte comes with a carrying pouch, 3.5mm audio cable and USB-to-micro USB charging cable. For more information, please visit
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