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LG Tone Platinum headphone

Portable Bluetooth wireless isolating ear-insert earphones that come with three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a USB charging cable.

About

The LG Tone Platinum portable Bluetooth wireless earphones have an isolating ear-insert design. These earphones are intended for use with Bluetooth enabled audio devices including cell phones and have a claimed reception range of around 33 feet. They have a built-in microphone and integrated volume, music player function, and call connect/disconnect Bluetooth controls. The earphones retract into collar that's worn around the neck when not in use, have a three setting tone control, and offer optional NFC Bluetooth pairing. The Tone Platinum comes with three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes and a USB charging cable, and is covered by a 12-month warranty.

Connections

Plug type Plug type The type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
None

Features

Integrated microphone Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Yes
Call connect/disconnect control Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Yes
Integrated volume control Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Yes
Integrated function control Integrated function control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Yes
Warranty: parts, labor (mos.) Warranty: parts, labor Warranty (parts/labor, mo.) indicates the length of the manufacturer's warranty for parts and labor, in months.
12/12
Additional features Additional features Additional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Operates up to 10 hrs. on built-in rechargeable Lithium-polymer batteries with a charge time of 2 hrs. Has headset power indicator, low battery indicator, and battery recharge indicator. Earphones retract into collar when not in use. Has three setting (bass boost, "Tone Platinum", and treble boost) tone control. Optional NFC Bluetooth pairing. Allows simultaneous connection of two Bluetooth devices. Has power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, battery status, etc. voice announcements. Has defeatable vibration mode to provide notification of incoming calls and when unit goes out of range of a connected Bluetooth device. Allows voice activated dialing and voice control of connected devices that have that feature. When used with Android devices with the LG Tone & Talk app installed supports SMS reading. Compatible with HD voice cellular service when used with cellphones and services that have that feature. Bluetooth connected Apple mobile devices using iOS Version 5 and above will show the battery level.
Included accessories Included accessories Indicates what additional accessories are included.
Three pairs of ear pieces of various sizes, USB charging cable. Free LG Tone & Talk app available for download to Apple and Android mobile devices.

Specs

Cord length (in.) Cord length Cord lengths indicates the approximate length of the cord from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
None
Weight (oz.) Weight Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
2.1