Plantronics

BackBeat 903+ Review

BackBeat 903+ Review

Plantronics' BackBeat headphones have been around for some time now, with the company gradually evolving the design and hardware to keep the stereo Bluetooth headset ahead of the game. The latest iteration is the BackBeat 903+, packing the newest version of Plantronics' AudioIQ2 DSP and tighter iPhone integration. Sweet music or a bum note? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics is a Bluetooth headset brand we're very familiar with here at SlashGear, having tested the company's past few generations of models. Of course, that developing heritage can be both a blessing and a curse: the bar is set high, and any new headset needs to not only offer performance to match the price-tag but justify its existence over its predecessors. Next up is the Plantronics M100, a compact dual-microphone headset with a relatively compact $79.99 MRSP. Can its iPhone integration and other functionality keep it distinct not only from rivals but previous models? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Plantronics debuts new GameCom 777 surround sound gaming headphones

Plantronics debuts new GameCom 777 surround sound gaming headphones

Plantronics makes a ton of different headsets for various uses. The company has made headsets for use in offices for folks that answer and talk on the phone a lot for years. The company also makes some of the best Bluetooth devices on the market for smartphone users.

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Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Review

Plantronics Voyager PRO UC Review

Bluetooth headsets are mostly associated - literally, in fact - with cellphones, but there are plenty of people looking to go wireless with their computers for VoIP. Plantronics' Voyager PRO UC looks like a regular headset but is designed to pair not only with your phone but your computer via a bundled USB dongle, and to maintain those connections simultaneously. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Plantronics Explorer 395 Review

Plantronics Explorer 395 Review

We've been impressed with Plantronics last few Bluetooth headsets, finding the company's DSP offers a decent balance of background noise reduction while not making callers sound hopelessly artificial. What happens when Plantronics tries to do DSP on a budget, however? The new Plantronics Explorer 395 has a bargain $49.95 MRSP and, the company reckon, is ideal for first-time Bluetooth headset users. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Motorola Endeavor HX1 Bone Conducting Bluetooth Headset review

The Bluetooth headset market has split in recent years, with the budget end of the market being served by low-cost, simple devices for $50 or under, and the high-end packing complex noise-reduction and DSP for $100 upward.  Into that fray steps Motorola, whose Endeavor HX1 headset packs military-type bone conduction in order – they claim – to completely vanquish background noise.  After the cut, check out the full SlashGear review and why we reckon the HX1 isn’t quite ready for the urban battlefield.

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Plantronics Discovery 975 Review

Plantronics Discovery 975 Review

You could talk for ages about where the Plantronics Discovery 975 fits into the company's range, but the simplest explanation is that the Voyager PRO and Discovery 925 had a baby and it's the new prodigal son. Combining the audio excellence of the Voyager PRO and the nifty charging-case of the Discovery 925, find out why we rate the Discovery 975 so highly after the cut.

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Plantronics Voyager PRO gets European launch

Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset was good enough to make even Vincent look twice at his Jawbone PRIME, and it remains the SlashGear choice if you’re looking for a sturdy, long-lasting hands-free kit with excellent audio quality.  Now Plantronics have announced European availability for the Voyager PRO, with the headset going on sale for £79.99.

 

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Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics .Audio 995 wireless headset

Plantronics have announced their latest wireless headset, the Plantronics .Audio 995.  Rather than use a standardized wireless technology such as Bluetooth, Plantronics have plumped for their own 2.4GHz system which requires a USB dongle.

The range is similar to that offered by Bluetooth, at around 40 feet, and the Plantronics system also includes control of volume, play and track skips in iTunes and Windows Media Player from buttons on the headset itself.  The microphone features noise-canceling technology and automatically mutes when raised into the upright position.

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Bluetooth class-action suit settled: Lawyers unsurprisingly the biggest winners

Bluetooth class-action suit settled: Lawyers unsurprisingly the biggest winners

Motorola, Plantronics and Jabra have offered to settle in a class action lawsuit that accused them of insufficiently warning of the possible impact Bluetooth headsets could have on a user's hearing.  Since the number of headset users are so great, however, the financial compensation - $100,000 - is going to hearing-loss related charities; the real winners are the lawyers, who will likely take in excess of $2m.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

It’s been a week of mobile device reviews, along with the Bluetooth accessories that go with them, here at SlashGear, with Samsung’s Tocco Ultra S8300 and Instinct S30 showing up for playtime.  We also gave our opinion on the big news in Bluetooth headsets, in the shape of the Plantronics Voyager Pro and the Aliph Jawbone PRIME.  Finally, HTC’s Touch Diamond2 flaunted itself in a video unboxing, while the Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G got its review.

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Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset review

Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset review

You wait for a new high-end Bluetooth headset and along come two at the same time.  If Aliph's Jawbone PRIME is the jewelry-like fashion model, the Plantronics Voyager PRO is the suited business version.  We've already seen the Jawbone PRIME live up to its tech-packed spec-sheet; Plantronics promise just as much noise-processing magic from the Voyager PRO.  I've been testing it out on the busy streets of Rome.

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