The Logitech Wireless Headset H820e is the next headset in Logitech's arsenal to offer enterprise-grade performance features at an affordable price-point. The H820e is similar to the H650e released last month, minus the cord. It promises up to 10 hours of usage before the user needs to recharge it, and it comes with a variety of features that will allow you to communicate in most work environments.
The H820e is designed for unified communications and PC-based soft-phones. It has a noise-cancelling microphone, acoustic echo cancellation, and DSP (digital signal processing). It also features an in-call LED indicator located at the back of the microphone that will warn others if you're in a voice call. There are volume control buttons located on both sides of the headset that will allow users to easily adjust their volume in-call.
The Logitech Wireless Headset H820e is optimized for Microsoft Lync, as well as other platforms, such as Cisco's networking apps. The H820e has a wireless range of 300 feet, and can fend off interference from WiFi signals. Users can adjust the wide band/narrow band switch so that they can choose what audio quality and density is right for them. Eric Kintz, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Logitech for Business, issued a statement saying,
"We're looking to change the attitude that wireless headsets in the enterprise are an afterthought or a perk. Premium audio quality is essential in today's anywhere workplace, where employees are connecting with each other in open spaces, from the road and from home, and people can do more when they aren't tethered to their desks. Wireless headsets are rapidly becoming the 'new normal' for maximizing audio and video collaboration."
The Logitech Wireless Headset H820e will come in two models. The 'Mono' model will be available for $179.99, while the 'Dual' model will be available for $199.99. The headsets will become available in May. According to a survey, many companies are switching from the traditional desk phone to headsets. To take advantage of this market trend, Logitech plans on releasing many more of these enterprise-grade wireless accessories.