Plantronics Voyager Edge Review
0. phoneArena 03 Apr 2014, 08:46 posted on
The Voyager Edge is a premium Bluetooth headset by Plantronics. At $129.99, it is not affordable, but the Santa Cruz-based company went out of its way with the design and extra perks that come with it. The end result is a high-class, but also stylish Bluetooth headset. So how much is $130 worth to Plantronics, and what exactly will that get you? Let's find out...
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1. georgew (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
Looking around for a stylish but high performance bluetooth headset. Initially thought this Voyager Edge would be the ideal product but am now having second thoughts after reading this review? Anyone else tried it and agreed with the call quality?
I'm willing to pay high end price (circa $150) for one and the only ones I have in mind is the new 2014 Jawbone Era or the Voyager Edge. Which do you think is better?
4. glhaldeman (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)
Check out additional reviews by CNET or PC Magazine.
2. RadioZero (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
i am in the same boat. i was liking this headset until i read this review. i need a nice headset and i am willing to spend for a quality unit.
anybody have anything positive to say about the Voyager Edge?
5. colbolt449 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)
Given that the original Voyager Legend sits most of its body behind the ear and is comfortable with unequaled voice quality it's difficult to justify the additional expense of this new device.
6. georgew (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
Agreed, I've been told the Voyager Legend is unrivaled and should definitely be the one that I get if I'm going for quality. But as you said, most of the body sits behind the ear and that just makes it look like I've got a hearing aid.... Not exactly the most fashionable idea in the world
7. glhaldeman (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)
The Voyager Edge has all the functionality of the Voyager Legend in a smaller form factor for those who prefer a different wearing style. The Edge includes the three microphones, the sensor technology, the voice commands and all that people have come to love about the Voyager Legend. It does have slightly lower battery life -- 6 hours as opposed to 7 hours with the Legend, but the charging case provides an additional 10.
(Disclosure: I work for Plantronics.)
8. georgew (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
Thanks for being honest with the disclosure.
At the end of the day when I'm comparing these products, I gotta be realistic with my expectation. Seems like the Voyager Edge is not designed to be an upgrade to the Legend but more so for the Discovery, hard to keep all those awesome functionality seen in the significantly bigger Legend in such a sleek and smaller size. Plus if they did, it would have killed the sales of both Discovery and Legend.
Has any consumer actually used an Edge and wouldn't mind sharing the experience? My main concern is on call quality (both in and out) especially in noisy/windy situations, does it really hold up with the 3 microphones?
9. johnnull (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
I am a storage engineer and I spend a lot of time in Data Centers. There is a huge amount of back ground noise in these facilities and I have found that I have no problems at all with callers hearing me or me hearing them. Crystal clear sound and the fact that I can accept or ignore a call by voice command means that when I get a call at a moment when I dont have a free hand it won't be missed. Overall I am very pleased with this product. 5 stars. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for.
10. georgew (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)
Just an update to my opening post. I have decided to go with the Voyager Edge and have been using it for the past week with very satisfying results! The design is sleek and device is easy to use, pairs incredibly fast and most importantly sound has been amazing, with the exception of when I was in extremely windy outdoor situations (but then again, I doubt 3 microphones was going to help with that situation!)
Overall very happy with it, can't really say if it's significantly better than the Jawbone Era since I haven't tried it, but I decided to steer clear of it after reading the amount of complaints on the Jawbone forum with people stating that even the old Era was significantly better than the new one.
11. laugher (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 2014)
I am using the Voyager Edge and been using it for the past few weeks. Like georgew, the piece is almost invisible and I find myself forgetting its there. The pairing is instant as soon as I turn it on. I pair if with two phones and calls from both phones come through crystal clear.
I was able to walk away over 20-30 metres in an office floor space without any major wall constructs blocking the reception and without any loss in reception and quality. Outdoor quality seems fine and everyone on the other end of the call (or teleconference) was able to hear me crystal clear.
I'm extremely happy with it because I don't need to charge it except every other day or two and only charge the tear drop shaped base plugged into the USB port on my laptop. Charging time from empty to full took less than an hour from memory.