10 Best Multi-Purpose Headsets of 2013
This year certainly marked history for the unified communications industry, providing new efficient ways for hands free mobility. Industry leading manufacturers such as Plantronics Inc. and the Jabra Corporation produced breakthrough methods for a new era of telecommunications. Offering ultimate convenience for users, new wireless headsets made available in 2013 are creating a new standard for audio translation. Multi-purpose headsets feature triple connectivity for telephone, VoIP and Bluetooth mobiles. Including stereo USB interface, integrated Bluetooth version 2.0 and office phone compatibility surely simplifies mobile communication. We have created a top ten list of the best multi-purpose wireless headsets for 2013 but also diversified the list for all types of users. Information sourced from TheHeadsetShop
1. Plantronics Savi W740 - Top of the list is the new Savi W740 which features the new three in one connectivity for all three devices. The most appealing feature is the convertible design that includes over the head, behind the neck and over the ear wearing styles. Users can easily switch from Bluetooth mobile to computer to desk phone with a single touch of a button. Over 350 feet of roaming allows callers to move freely in the work environment without missing a call.
2. Jabra Go 6470 - Runner up and close second features a crystal clear LCD touch screen for navigating between devices. Triple connectivity providing superior stereo transmission for VoIP and mobile telecommunications. Excellent headset for streaming music from the PC and talking on Skype. What is nice about this system is it hold the record for furthest roaming range at 450 feet.
3. Plantronics BlackWire C710 - Brand new and hitting stores just a few months back is the BlackWire series. Personally I have never seen a system like this, integrated dual connectivity for mobiles and PC only. What is really unique is that the USB cord detaches from the device for easy pairing to Bluetooth smart phones. Single ear Mono design with soft leather ear cushion and stereo WideBand technology is great for mp3′s.
4. Plantronics B235 Voyager - Also connecting to personal computers and Bluetooth mobiles, the Voyager is completely wireless. There is a lightweight over the ear design which has volume, call answer and mute controls on the ear piece. Perfect for professional callers in the office enabling increased mobility for on the go. Premier WindSmart technology can filter out the most extreme background noises which is ideal for in the car.
5. Jabra Supreme - Impressive system providing hands free connectivity for PC and mobile smart devices. Attracts a younger versatile user making calls, listening to music and watching movies but what is most attractive to the youth is the foldable ear design for storing in the pocket.
6. Jabra Motion - Making the list but not released yet is the new Motion set to launch in spring 2013. After testing the Beta product we can surely say this system will be around for the long run. Integrated Bluetooth version 4.0 enables uses 300 feet of roaming which is ten times greater than the industry standard of 33 feet.
7. Plantronics Savi W710 - Also in the popular Savi family the W710 creates an alternative for the convertible design. Online gamers and avid music lovers tend to lean towards this model which provides a durable over the head wearing style with soft leather ear cushion for comfort.
8. GN Netcom 9350e - OK so this system dates back nearly a decade but still makes the list. Out performing some of the newer models the 9350e continue to deliver reliable hands free communication for USB VoIP and office phone users. Toggling between devices is easy with large push buttons located on the base. Remote answering increases efficiency without missing a call.
9. Plantronics WO200 - Single over the ear design is much like a Bluetooth style but operates on wireless DECT 6.0 technology providing 300 feet of hands free mobility. Stereo USB interface establishes a plug and play installation on any PC.
10. Jabra Pro 9470 - Provides three in one connectivity for all your favorite devices and personally should be much higher on the list. Touch screen LCD display provides ultimate luxury for work spaces. The Jabra Pro and Go models are the only available systems that have LCD touch screens.
Doug Williams – Unified communications and call center specialist, providing useful hands free technology for consumers.