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Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset Review
|Product:||Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset|
|Date:||Mon, Aug 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Introducing the Plantronics Voyager PRO
Here in California, we have just a celebrated the first year of the “Hands-Free Law” where all drivers must use a hands-free device to speak on their mobile phone. When the law was first instituted last July, there was a big run on wired and wireless headsets as consumers were trying to stay compliant with the new law after all, who wanted an excuse for California’s finest to pull you over and offer you a $20 and $50 ticket? There was a measurable increase in sales of headsets devices during this period as well. Many companies responded to the new law by offering up more and more solutions for headsets and car kits.
While some of these devices that have been introduced in the past year were top quality, many companies tried to make a quick buck by rebranding some very poor performers. It became harder and harder to tell whom to trust with your after-market headset purchase. Many of the newer companies released very inexpensive and (in our opinion) very inferior products to be sold at your local wireless store or kiosk. Of course people were buying these because the price was right not necessarily for the feature set or look – some of these Bluetooth headsets still sell for less than $10!
At Legit Reviews, we try and evaluate only quality manufacturers who have a solid history of providing the best for their customers. One of the companies who have always put out superior products for the mobile road warrior is Plantronics. Today, we look at Plantronics’ newest Bluetooth flagship: the Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset. This new headset replaces the Plantronics Voyager 510 and comes with a $89.99 price tag which makes it towards the upper tier of Bluetooth headsets, but we expect a fully-loaded and well-functioning device.
On paper, this looks like a very good product. The Voyager PRO features an active DSP that Plantronics calls "Audio IQ2". This noise reduction system utilizes the Voyager PRO’s two microphones to help cancel out ambient noise from your surroundings to help project your voice to the caller you are speaking to. It’s also supposed to help with the sound quality of the speaker as you are listening.The Voyager PRO also sports a WindSmart microphone screen to help shield the microphones from wind noise further allowing the headset to thrive in less-than-ideal conditions.
While not the lightest headset on the market, the Voyager PRO weighs in around 17 grams which is even heavier than our beloved but clunky Aliph Jawbone. The difference between the Voyager PRO and the Jawbone however is how the weight is distributed across the user’s ears. We really didn’t notice how heavy the older Voyager 510 was so we expect similar results for this new headset.
- Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
- AudioIQ2 DSP and eSCO
- Two noise-cancelling microphones
- Stainless steel WindSmart mic screens
- Li-ion battery
- Multipoint technology
- QuickPair Technology
- Micro-USB Charging Connection
- 6 Hours Talktime
- 5 Day Standby Time
- 33-Foot Operation Range
- Advertised Weight: 17.5 grams
Next Page - Plantronics Voyager PRO – Out of the Box
Page 1 - Introducing the Plantronics Voyager PRO
Page 2 - Plantronics Voyager PRO – Out of the Box
Page 3 - Voyager PRO - Real World Performance
Page 4 - Voyager PRO - Final Thoughts & Conclusions