I've been lamenting the lack of audio quality on VoIP headsets for some time now. Not only the tinny sound, but the fact that these headsets are fragile, and don't survive a lot of user-to-user adjustment. End result: they are brittle, and they break.
Listen, I am no audiophile. Barely an audio file. But still if only there was a Bluetooth-enabled, VoIP headset with at least some of the audio quality and physical durability of those music headphones out there, then I would (very bad pun alert here) be all ears.
But now Plantronics says they have stepped in to the breach with their new Voyager 510-USB Bluetooth Headset System. It lets you transition between multiple wireless devices,softphones and mobile phones, at a customary Bluetooth-range of up to 33 feet.
Priced at $199, the Vonager 510 will be available in June.
To be perfectly clear, I haven't tried this yet, but I am planning to soon.
The System comes with the headset, a charging stand, USB Bluetoot adapter, travel pouch, USB charging cable, a three-foot USB extension cable, an AC charger and PerSonoCall software that notifies your headset of incoming calls while you move around.
Maybe you want the specs.
OK, the specs:
Talk Time- Approximately 6 hours;
Standby Time-Approximately 100 hours;
Headset Range-Up to 33 feet (10 meters);
Headset Wearing Style-Over-the-ear; boom swivels for wearing on either ear;
Headset Weight-1/2 ounce;
Headset Microphone Noise-Canceling with WindSmart® technology;
Headset Controls-Volume, mute, call answer/end;
Headset Battery-Lithium Polymer;
Wireless Compatibility-Bluetooth (v2.0) devices supporting headset profile;
Supports Adaptive Frequency-Yes
Hopping (AFH)-to help avoid interference, for co-existence with Wi-Fi/WLAN;
Plug-and-play USB Bluetooth Connectivity-Yes;
Auto Pairing Interface Via Adapter-Yes;
One-button Headset Interface For Call Answer/End-Yes;
One-button Headset Interface For Remote Call Detection-Yes