Best Buy, Inc., the nation’s largest electronics retailer, said Monday it plans to sell a wireless Bluetooth headset that it says will sell for $50,000 to $60,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The wireless headset, dubbed “Tyler 1,” will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, the company said in a news release.
The headset uses Bluetooth technology to transmit data and is expected to be available to retailers later this year.
It is based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which makes it faster than competitors’ wireless Bluetooth headsets.
The headset is the first of its kind, said Scott Jurewicz, head of business development for Best Buy.
“It’s not just a Bluetooth headset, it’s a wireless headset that you can use on a variety of devices,” Jureiewicz told Bloomberg.
The headset will have a variety.
It’s a Bluetooth phone, it has a wireless speaker, it can work on a wireless tablet, it will have an Ethernet port, and it will work on both a wired and wireless connection.
This wireless Bluetooth device is a great addition to our portfolio,” he said.
Best Buy says it expects wireless Bluetooth to become a $25 billion market by 2019, up from $20 billion in 2020.
The company is also partnering with Microsoft Corp. to offer wireless Bluetooth devices through its Windows Phones and Xbox 360 gaming consoles.
In addition, Best Buy will also release an Xbox 360 controller for the Tyler 1 headset, which is based around a wireless mouse.