My love affair with Bluetooth ended last year when I traded my contact lenses in for glasses and grew tired of the awkward dance of having two objects fighting for space on my ear. However, Bluetooth and I rekindled our relationship this year thanks to the Plantronics Voyager Edge.
Here's a look at three recent Bluetooth headsets from Plantronics, the fully featured and high-tech Voyager Pro HD, which knows when it's being worn or not, the ultra-light Marque, and the inexpensive M50.
The Affordable M50 Boosts Plantronics' New Mobile Fall Line-up
Plantronics has announced the Voyager PRO HD Bluetooth headset, the latest in its high-end line of wireless headsets. The Voyager PRO HD's claim to fame is its Smart Sensor Technology that lets it know when a user is wearing it, and then it can route phone calls appropriately.
Today Plantronics announced the latest addition to its line of Bluetooth headsets, the Marque M155. This $59.99 Bluetooth headset offers a lightweight form factor, voice-control, and stereo Bluetooth support for music listening.
The new Plantronics Voyager PRO UC v2, which launches today to mark Plantronics' 50th anniversary, features full Bluetooth headset support for not only phones, but also personal computers. It includes integration with Skype and VoIP softphones by manufacturers such as Cisco and Avaya and can use its built-in touch sensors to automatically initiate or transfer calls as it is put on or removed.
The new Plantronics Voyager PRO UC v2 Bluetooth headset comes equipped with a USB dongle for integration with PC based VoIP phones, like Skype, and touch sensors that tell the headset when it is being worn. The Voyager PRO uses these features to great effect, as we find in Michael's review.
Today Plantronics announced InstantMeeting, a conference calling application that's available for BlackBerry and Android smartphones. InstantMeeting will pull your conference call details from your calendar, will remind you of a call, and allows users to launch the call with one touch.
Here's a quick video review of the new affordable Plantronics Explorer 395 Bluetooth headset. The Explorer 395 features a dedicated power switch, a reversible ear loop, and a weight of only 11 grams.
Today Plantronics launched its Explorer 395 Bluetooth headset, a device that's targeted at Bluetooth headset newcomers. Michael spent a couple of days with it and has put together a brief review - with video.