Peripherals specialist Logitech has launched a neat-looking speakerphone that can also act as a stand for a smartphone or a tablet. Aimed at mobile professionals or office workers seeking flexibility over meeting rooms, the Mobile Speakerphone P710e — which is Microsoft Lync-optimised, Cisco-compatible and Skype-certified — allows you to set up audio and video conferences anywhere you can get online.
The Mobile Speakerphone P710e can pair with up to eight Bluetooth devices, and connect with two simultaneously — a smartphone or tablet and a keyboard, for example. Usefully, it also supports NFC (Near Field Communications), making pairing a simple matter of touching an NFC-enabled device to the speakerphone. The P710e also has a USB port for charging and conventional wired connectivity to desktop or laptop computers. According to Logitech, the speakerphone's battery will deliver up to 15 hours of talk time.
Apart from NFC support, the other key feature about the P710e is its sliding top cover, which opens to reveal a slot into which you can fit a smartphone or a tablet, turning the speakerphone into a convenient stand while conducting audio or video conferences on your mobile device.
Until we get a hands-on look at the Mobile Speakerphone P710e, we can't comment on audio quality. According to Logitech, it features "wideband audio and advanced Digital Signal Processing that enables precise tuning for both the omni-directional mic and speaker so conversations are more lifelike".
Logitech's Mobile Speakerphone P710e will be available worldwide in November with a suggested price tag of £129.99 (inc. VAT) or $169.99.