Plantronics’ Jim Staples, holding and wearing the new Explorer 500 Bluetooth headset ($59), which replaces the company’s former mid-tier Mark 2 product. It is outfitted with a micro USB charging strap that doubles as a belt hanging loop. It features a 30 percent improvement in noise reduction and four-times-better wind noise reduction than the Mark 2, said Staples.

Plantronics’ Jim Staples, holding and wearing the new Explorer 500 Bluetooth headset ($59), which replaces the company’s former mid-tier Mark 2 product. It is outfitted with a micro USB charging strap that doubles as a belt hanging loop. It features a 30 percent improvement in noise reduction and four-times-better wind noise reduction than the Mark 2, said Staples.

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