Plantronics gives us everything we need to get up and going quickly with no fuss. There is a AC charger, charging station, and User guide. Nothing fancy, nothing extra, only the essentials. Only slightly disappointing, there was no USB-charger to charge up the 520 on the go with a laptop or desktop PC. The earpiece on the Voyager 520 is not adjustable so there is no need to provide various-sized ear-buds. The AC power cord is quite long and will fit on most office desk with out a problem of having to search for an extension cord. Also, the power “brick” that comes with the 520 is a semi-slim design so that it can easily fit in to a normal power strip – no need to re-arrange everything for that one new piece of equipment.
We charged our headset even though the Voyager was ready to go out of the box! We experienced a typical charge time of around 2 hours after a full day’s use of the headset.
Plantronics even improved the simplicity of their headset by taking away buttons on the body of the Voyager 520. Now, instead of the standard 3 buttons found on most all Bluetooth headsets, the Voyager has only one button on the side. This button, however, actuates in 3 directions – up, down, and in. This is truly a multifunction button as all headset controls (call answer, call disconnect, volume up/down, call transfer, call waiting, redial, voice dial) are located on one button. This one button design certainly makes for a more streamlined look and combined with the “carbon-fiber” look on the body makes it one of the nicer looking headsets on the market. For those interested in styling and design, this headset is hard to beat.