In our search for the best-valued Bluetooth headset on the market today, we turn our focus to Plantronics and one of their latest offerings in their Explorer Series: The Ruggedized Explorer 370 Bluetooth Headset.
First and foremost, Plantronics designed this headset to be affordable, and with a street price of just under $40, the Explorer 370 will not break your bank. The Explorer 370 also touts itself as being one fo the few “Ruggedized” wireless headsets built for active outdoor use on the market. It not only has 7 hours of talk time (with 8 days standby time) but is also water and dust resistant with an extra wind/noise reduction filter built in.
At 20 grams, it’s not the lightest headset we have seen – in fact, it’s double the weight of the Aliph Jawbone 2 and Callpod Dragon V2 but they also cost twice the price. We really don’t see too many ruggedized products in the Bluetooth market and this is what sets the Explorer 370 apart from the other headsets. How well does the headset work, and is it really worth looking at a “ruggedized” headset?