This year Apple launched 3 new iPhones , and if you are as excited as I am about this. Your next question on mind is “Which headset should I get for my brand new iPhone that would allow me to make it more productive?” For this answer I took the liberty of analyzing a couple of headsets that can help on getting the more of your new iPhone. Main brands will be analyzing will be Plantronics and Jabra, two well know names in the industry and dedicated on bringing the best active and passive noise canceling on productivity headsets.
Jabra have done their homework with the EVOLVE 75, this handset has Active Noise canceling speakers, which eliminate the background noise for listening. microphone boom arm that can be clipped on the headband when you use it for music only. It has 100 ft. range using the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with, amazingly it gives you up to 15 hours of battery life when fully charged after 3 hours. My favorite part of the EVOLVE 75 would be the docking station that comes with, making it easy to set up, plug, charge, and use with a very clean and neat style. Another benefit of the EVOLVE 75 would be the compatibility with most of soft phones and virtually compatible with any desktop, laptop either PC or Mac. You can read more about the Evolve 75 HERE
Plantronics give us the Voyager Focus which is an amazing headset with 15 hours of music streaming, or 12 hours of talking time. Active noise cancelling technology that helps blocking out distracting sounds. The Voyager Focus comes with an amazing feature of answering calls by simply putting the headset, mute a call by just taking it off, same as with pause/resume music. Comes with a nice charging station that paired to the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with can give you a range up to 150 feet on range. Can be used virtually on any Windows or Mac computer, Plantronics Hub is available for both platforms. More details on the Voyager Focus can be found HERE
Jabra give us this option, for people who wants the best quality, but they don’t like to have something too bulky on their head, or simply want to workout while at work. The EVOLVE 75e is a practical behind the neck option, usual earbuds will give you 3-4 hours top on a single charge. Jabra had surpassed this and they give us 14 hour of music time or 13 hour of talk time with barely a 2 hour charge time. Pretty much the same features of the big brother EVOLVE 75 but in a more compact package, amazing integration of Siri with the microphone makes it seamless and easy to use. Included in the box are three sizes of EarGel ear tips and three ear wing sizes to ensure a snug fit. So you can fit it on the most comfortable way you want them. You can order your Evolve 75e HERE
Plantronics has the Voyager 5200 for the “Road Warriors”, people that are always on the move and they need a reliable and ergonomic headset. The Voyager 5200 has the WindSmart technology, that as its name says, clears the audio in the microphone in windy days. 7 hours of talk time is standard, or can get up to 9 days on standby. Best of this headset is the “whispered alerts” that gives you Caller ID when a call comes in, you can just say “answer” or “ignore” without taking your cell phone out of your pocket. Compatible with any laptop/desktop on Windows/Mac OS. Click HERE for more details on the Voyager 5200.
Voyager Legend comes with a nice P2i technology, which is a nano-coating that protects the headset against sweat and moisture damage for the people that are always moving around. Voyager Legend will give you 7 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby with barely 90 minutes of charging, you can use this headset for your soft phone using the Plantronics Hub software available either for Windows or Mac, a nice feature is the integration of the headset battery meter on your iPhone’s screen. The range will not be as amazing as the previous headsets, but its a quiet significant at 33 feet. This headset is already optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010, so you don’t have to worry about firmware updates for that application. To learn more of the Voyager Legend click HERE
The last but not least on my list, Jabra give us the Motion Office on a nice charging station with an amazing touch screen and multi-device connectivity. Motion Office has an outstanding 8 hours of talk time, however the stand by is impressive thanks to Jabra Power Nap Mode, which puts the headset on sleep mode even for days, when you pick it up again , will be ready for you! Bringing the final number to 360 hours, you have one of the best ranges up to 300 feet thanks to the Bluetooth Class 1 that comes with it. And comes with Jabra’s award winning Noise Blackout technology – Noise Blackout. More features and details on the Jabra Motion Office can be found HERE