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Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics Backbeat FIT sports headset review

Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out whether or not this one is a winner or not.

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Plantronics Voyager Edge Review

Plantronics Voyager Edge Review

Plantronics knows a thing or two about Bluetooth headsets, being one of the stalwarts of the industry, but the new Voyager Edge still has something unusual to it. Fitting in-between Plantronics’ Legend and Discovery lines of earpieces, the Voyager Edge claims to pair the performance of the former with the style of the latter, in a headset suitable for both home and office. There’s some strong competition from Jawbone’s Era, however; read on to find out which deserves a spot on your ear.

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Plantronics Voyager Edge hands-on

Plantronics Voyager Edge hands-on

Plantronics' latest Bluetooth headset, the Voyager Edge, wants to be all things to all people. Slotting into the company's Voyager range - known for their excellent performance but, even Plantronics admits, somewhat "call center" appearance - but with the style of the more consumer-centric Discovery range, the Voyager Edge is also Plantronics' first real attempt to reposition Bluetooth headsets as smart wearables, not just accessories. We caught up with the company to try the Voyager Edge out and see what makes it so special.

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT sports headset hands-on

Plantronics BackBeat FIT sports headset hands-on

Plantronics has brought its latest sports stereo Bluetooth headset to MWC 2014, promising no tangled cords and up to eight hours of music playback. Following on from the well-esteemed BackBeat GO 2 earbuds of last year, the new BackBeat FIT uses a flexible rubber headband that can be twisted and scrunched up in a rucksack or pocket without tangling, while a reflective strip around it helps with visibility on nighttime runs.

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Plantronics unveils new Blacktop 500 noise canceling Bluetooth headset

Plantronics unveils new Blacktop 500 noise canceling Bluetooth headset

In a lot of states, Bluetooth headsets are a requirement if you're car lacks integrated Bluetooth to be able to have phone calls while driving. For a lot of people, what they want is a very small Bluetooth headset that hangs off the ear. However, as many drivers have discovered wearing some of those Bluetooth headsets for a lot of hours a day can get very uncomfortable. Plantronics has a new Bluetooth headset that it has just announced called the Blacktop 500 built with comfort in mind.

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Plantronics M55 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics M55 Bluetooth Headset Review

We've got a brand new Bluetooth earpiece on the review bench today by the name of Plantronics M55, ladies and gentlemen, and this little beast is rather well put together. This is one of many reviews we've done of Plantronics Bluetooth devices, this certainly not the least of the pack - the M55, in other words, is a perfect example of how well Plantronics is evolving in the Bluetooth headset game, taking here a stylish minimalistic form and pairing it up with next-level abilities and a rather inexpensive price point.

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Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds Review

What we've got here today is a pair of earbuds that do not plug into your smartphone - they connect entirely with Bluetooth. This unit is the BackBeat GO from Plantronics, a pair of earbuds which act wirelessly in every way, containing their own rechargeable battery unit inside their nearly weightless body and connecting, again, with Bluetooth to any Bluetooth-enabled device you have on hand. Not one for frills, Plantronics has created a pair of earbuds that sound fabulous and have such a low profile that your only worry will be misplacing them because they're so tiny!

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Plantronics and The Infamous Wall of Ears

Plantronics and The Infamous Wall of Ears

Today is Plantronics 50th anniversary as a company.   I was at their corporate headquarters to join in the celebration, which included American hero Buzz Aldrin as a guest speaker.  As a part of the celebration they launched two new products and then took a few of us to see their industrial design labs which included the infamous wall of ears.   This wall is not just famous it is IN-famous (kudos to the commenter who ID's this movie quote.)


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