Poly Voyager Focus 2 Poly has released an updated version of the beloved Voyager Focus UC. With upgraded digital Hybrid ANC, we can't wait to test it out as the original Focus ANC was great. Battery life has been improved to 19 hours, from 12 hours, which is now enough for even the hardest working executive. The other notable change is the Office variant, allowing you to connect to a PC, Phone and Mobile device.
Yealink WH6 Series
Yealink have released their first DECT wireless headsets, the WH6 Series. To say we are impressed is an understatement. As we have come to expect from Yealink, the hardware is solid, with great audio. With a built in busylight, and Yealink's Accoustic Shield Technology, the new headsets bring features not previously available at this price point. The entry model WH62 and WH63 allows usage with 2 USB devices, while the premium WH66 and WH67 also have a touch screen, bluetooth and built in speakerphone.
Plantronics Savi 8200 Series
Plantronics are releasing a new top range Savi, the Savi 8200 series. With a redesigned headset top, they now have an increased talk time of up to 13 hours. The 8220 has wideband hi-fi audio for music, as well as Active Noise Cancelling. The first we have seen this on a DECT wireless headset. It is a definite upgrade over the Savi W700 in every way.
Jabra Engage 65
The all new Engage 65 from Jabra is an exciting upgrade to the Pro 9450. They have gotten rid of the fiddly headset dock, which was my biggest complaint. The comfort, noise cancellation and call quality are top notch. With up to 13 hours of battery life, you can talk all day and then some. It meets the Skype for Business Open Office requirements, and is certified for Skype for Business.
Jabra Engage 75
Though it shares the same tops as the Engage 65, the base is where things get interesting. This is the first headset on the market to be able to connect to FIVE different devices, 1x Phone, 2x USB and 2x Bluetooth. It also has a touch screen display, making changing settings a breeze. Unfortunately you do pay highly for those features.
SC 630/660 – SOUND FOR MAXIMUM FOCUS A premium wired headset for quality-conscious contact center and office professionals requiring outstanding sound performance in noisy environments.
Sennheiser MB Pro1/2
Certified for Skype for Business, the headsets are designed for UC business professionals who demand wireless communication freedom, brilliant sound quality, and exceptional wearing comfort. These bluetooth headsets pair with mobiles and a USB dongle making it ideal for road warriors and IT Support.
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
Offering cordless freedom with your PC via Bluetooth 4.1. This means its great on battery life, and providing up to 14 days in standby mode. Though most of the time you’ll have it docked unless you’re travelling. More importantly, Plantronics are able to push pretty stunning audio over that connection phone calls using Skype for Business, sound clear and crisp
Sennheiser have released economical versions of their DW10 Phone and DW10 USB wireless headsets. The D10 Phone and D10 USB wireless headsets are now available. Other than being cheaper (to enable Sennheiser to compete against the Jabra PRO 920 and Plantronics CS540) and a couple of cosmetic changes, I can't see much difference between the DW10 and D10.
Plantronics has renamed their top-of-the-line EncorePro models. The HW291N becomes the HW710 and the HW301N becomes the HW720. The Plantronics part number does not change - only the name has changed to protect the innocent?
This headset has been successfully tested for its speech recognition abilities. It gives excellent results when using SIRI via your iPhone.
Jabra has launched their Evolve range of quality office headsets. These are the industry’s first series of professional headsets that support the communication needs of knowledge workers who work in a noisy environment. 69 percent of these state that disturbances in their open office have a negative impact on their performance.
Through advanced noise-cancellation technologies, Jabra Evolve aims to enhance productivity by shutting out the hustle and bustle of the open office.Thus creating a personal “concentration zone".
Sennheiser has expanded the variants within their popular DW range of communications headsets. Now, you no longer have to buy a "one size fits all" wireless Sennheiser headset. This can save you money.
The original DW Office and DW Pro headsets are multi-functional - one headset can connect to both your phone and your PC via USB. However, if you only required a quality phone OR quality USB wireless headset you had to buy both. You no longer need to pay for those features that you will never use. You can simply pick the function that you require and save about 20% (e.g. buy a DW Office Phone OR DW Office USB headset).
Jabra partners with the Cisco Developer Network program to offer a wide range of Jabra audio devices that are easy to install and use. These integrate seamlessly with Cisco Unified IP Phones and Cisco Unified Communication Clients.
Jabra have established a reputation as a Cisco Developer. Their close co-operation with Cisco has resulted in a Cisco Compatible range of Jabber headsets. These headsets have full Cisco Call Control built in.
Jabra have challenged Polaris' SoundShield. Their PRO900 & PRO9400 series headsets are now compliant with the Australian industry ACIF G616 guideline for ”Acoustic safety for telephone equipment”. You no longer need to purchase a SoundShield.
Plantronics have launched their latest UC headset models - the Blackwire 700 Series USB Bluetooth Headsets. They have positioned these as premium UC headsets to seamlessly manage calls from your PC or mobile device. The Blackwire 700 Series is the versatile UC headset that offers high-quality PC audio and seamless Bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones and tablets. Experience Plantronics' Smart Sensor™ technology - you can answer a call by simply putting on the headset, or pause mobile device media playback by taking it off. This feature makes these the most productive and versatile “corded” headsets on the market.