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Static and Crackling in your CS55?

April 29th, 2009 No comments

article_cs55_rest1On occasion you will need to “Reset” your CS55 wireless headset.  CS55 Reset Instructions will get you back to a clear conversation in less than 30 seconds.

Plantronics Voyager Pro

April 27th, 2009 No comments

The first batch of Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headsets will be shipping to cellular providers which are typically packaged with the purchase of a new cellular phone.  Headsets Direct will start taking pre-orders the first of July and should have product available from Plantronics the middle of July.

Plantronics Voyager Pro – Engineered for Sound Quality

April 23rd, 2009 1 comment

voyager_proReflecting Plantronics’ nearly half a century of obsession with achieving headset perfection, the Voyager PRO represents the epitome of Bluetooth headset technology and design. No other headset has the combination of two noise-canceling mics on a boom to best capture your voice, three layers of WindSmart technology to outsmart the wind, and an adaptive 20-band equalizer tuned to maintain rich, balanced audio at comfortable listening volumes despite the noise around you.

 

 

 

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Wherever you are calling from, your
voice sounds clear and natural.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The advanced AudioIQ² the advanced AudioIQ² noise-canceling technology in the Voyager PRO, with its finely tuned adaptive 20-band equalizer, makes you sound like you’re in the same room as your caller, not miles apart. To achieve this, AudioIQ² makes use of two microphones–one that’s focused on your speech and the other that picks out distracting background sounds, such as road hum and construction noise–then compares data from the two mics and eliminates the unwanted sounds, leaving your unique voice free to be heard clearly and naturally, as it was meant to be.

The dual microphones are also stacked with three layers of WindSmart technology–stainless steel mic screens, acoustic fabrics, and an electronic filter in the mic circuitry–that aggressively block intrusive wind noise. The adjustable boom, which allows you to wear the headset on either ear, positions the mics where they can best capture your voice, further enhancing the sound quality. So regardless of whether it’s the din of traffic or the whipping wind that you’re up against, the Voyager PRO will ensure that you and your caller will be heard clearly and sound natural.

 
vpro2Stainless steel screens, acoustic fabrics,
and an electronic filter block wind noise.

 

 

Extremely Comfortable, Durable Design

The Plantronics engineers involved in the design of the Voyager PRO were arguably a bit obsessive. After all, in designing the Voyager PRO, they conducted no less than two dozen rounds of intensive human-comfort tests, a relentless study of skin sensitivity, and repeated drop-tests.

 
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A soft, flexible design keeps the headset comfortable.
 
 
 

 

The result of this obsession is a soft and flexible, extremely comfortable headset that is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of today’s mobile professional.

QuickPair and Multipoint Technologies: Easy to Set Up, Easy to Use

Thanks to Plantronics’ QuickPair technology, setting up the headset is quick and intuitive. The Voyager PRO supports Bluetooth 2.1 and EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) and Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), making it compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices, including phones, PDAs, and laptop computers.

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The headset also features Plantronics’ multipoint technology, which lets you pair and answer calls on two different Bluetooth devices. This means you can quickly and easily connect the headset to two phones, such as a Smartphone and a personal phone, or a phone and a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a laptop that you use to make Internet calls. Just choose the combination that best complements your workflow and pair both devices with your headset.

Extended Talk Time

The Voyager PRO includes a fast-charging, long-lasting battery that provides up to six hours of continuous talk time and five days of standby time on a single charge. Convenient voice prompts even alert you to battery and mute status.

1-year-warranty

 

 

The Voyager PRO is backed by a one-year limited warranty and includes an A/C charger, three soft gel eartips, foam eartip covers, and a user’s guide.

Heard of Magic Jack ?

April 22nd, 2009 2 comments

No, I’m not talking about some guy in your neighborhood…  I’m refering to a little USB device that kinda looks like a flashdrive but it has an RJ11 phone jack that will let you use a standard telephone through your computer.  So basically, you would unplug your phone from the wall jack and plug it into this device.  This is just another way of saving money on your phone bill, especially long distance charges, by talking over the internet.

 

magic-jackWant to use a headset with this device ?  Well it’s as easy as… Magic! (Top hats and rabbits are optional)  You have a couple of different ways that you can connect a headset when using MagicJack.  You can of course get a headset that will work with the phone that you are using with the device, or if you don’t want to use a regular telephone at all, you can get any headset that will plug into your computer because MagicJack also has…  (wait for it…)  TADA.  A softphone!  Now on a serious note, one thing that you may want to keep in mind when considering these “over the internet phone devices” is that some of them do not have to offer 911 services.  Just something that you may want to verify for your area if you are thinking of getting one of these devices.  Or, just be sure to have a “911 backup”.

 

So if you’re looking for an alternative to SKYPE or Vonage, MagicJack just may do the trick!    

Plantronics Voyager Pro leaked by Engadget Mobile

April 21st, 2009 No comments

plantronics-voyager-pro-smaAccording to Engadget Mobile, the new Plantronics headset is the Voyager Pro which was purchased before the lease date.   The 510 was very popular so this model should have great history to only improve on.

Mystery new headset from Plantronics will be unvailed April 23nd.

April 21st, 2009 1 comment

image_3-3New pictures of a headset that is “Engineered for sound quality – Advanced audio technology provides absolute voice clarity and ensures every conversation is heard clearly despite the noise around you.”  As I find out more, I will add to this post.image_3-5

End of Life Announcement – SupraPlus Wideband Monaural USB Headset

April 17th, 2009 No comments

The SupraPlus Wideband monaural USB headset (HW251N-USB) will be discontinued and is only available while supplies last. Going forward, please order and offer the following products in the industry-leading Plantronics family of professional Unified Communications USB headsets: Quick-Disconnect versions of the SupraPlus Wideband USB headsets (HW251N/DA-M or HW261N/DA-M) and/or the hardwired Entera USB headsets (HW111N-USB-M or HW121N-USB-M).

Plantronics Savi™ Go

April 17th, 2009 No comments

Savi Go gives professionals a simple to use wireless headset and USB adapter to connect to both PC and mobile phone communications. Savi Go is Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The Plantronics Savi Series will be available in spring 2009.

Plantronics Announces New Products Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

April 17th, 2009 No comments

Plantronics is pleased to formally announce four new USB/PC products that are Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator. These products help meet the growing demand and opportunities with Unified Communications and the increasing use of PC calls in the market place:

.Audio™ 1100M
A familiar phone design with wideband audio, one touch call control, noise canceling microphone, and speakerphone activation key to transfer call to loudspeakers on PC. The .Audio 1100M (part #57700.001) is now orderable and shipping with an MSRP of $79.00.

MCD100-M™ USB
A USB speakerphone with full duplex audio with noise suppression and echo cancellation, integrated microphone and loudspeaker and a mute button that automatically syncs with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. The MCD100-M USB speakerphone (part #81402-01) is now bookable and will begin shipping in May with an MSRP of $179.00.

Entera™ USB MOC – Monaural
A monaural corded headset (HW111N-USB-M) with call control. Targeted to frequent users and conference callers. The Entera HW111N-USB-M monaural (part #81272-01) is now orderable and shipping with an MSRP of $109.00.

Entera™ USB MOC – Stereo
A stereo corded headset (HW121N-USB-M) with call control. Targeted to frequent users and conference callers. The Entera HW121N-USB-M stereo (part #79930-01) is now orderable and shipping with an MSRP of $129.00.

Introducing the Bluetooth® Headset: Plantronics Voyager® PRO – Engineered for Sound Quality™

April 17th, 2009 No comments

In late April, Plantronics will announce a new Bluetooth headset designed to meet the needs of the mobile professional. Due to limited availability at launch, the Plantronics Voyager PRO will be initially sold by a small number of retail partners. This product expands the Plantronics Voyager line of performance Bluetooth headsets. At this time, there is no plan to discontinue the iconic Plantronics Voyager 510.

Plantronics Voyager PRO will be available for commercial distribution on July 15th.