Lightspeed has added the Tango wireless aviation headset that transmits aircraft audio from a panel interface to the headset. The system can interface with other devices as well for in-flight music. The headset, which comes with its own case, is $800.
The headset was introduced Nov. 12 during a webcast from the company headquarters in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
The headset has active noise reduction. The link to the panel is neither Bluetooth nor Wi-Fi. Lithium batteries power both the panel interface unit and the headset, and are the same battery model. The batteries can be recharged in two hours for a full charge and will power both units for 12 hours.
The headset ships with a two-port wall charger to charge both batteries at the same time. Also included are cables to link personal devices to the headset. Should a battery fail in flight, the transmitter unit can be linked by cable to the headset.
The headsets are in production now and are available for pre-order.