Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Review
As we mentioned in the introduction, the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC comes with a number of accessories out of the box, one of them being a dock for charging. We sure like the idea, but we aren't happy with its implementation. For starters, the dock gets its voltage from a nearby USB port, but its cable just doesn't seem long enough. Besides, the headset is attached to the dock with a magnet. Fancy? Yes. Practical? Not as much as we wish it was because although the device snaps in place when docked, picking up the Voyager Legend is not the smoothest experience always, as doing so often lifts the dock with it.
Something we're quite happy with is the carrying case, which also comes included. It has a built-in battery that can be used to recharge the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC on the go. Inside the case there's also space for carrying around the USB Bluetooth module for use with a computer, which also comes included in the set.
The carrying case has a built-in battery that can be used to recharge the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC on the go
Similar to other currently available Plantronics Bluetooth headsets, the Voyager Legend is compatible to work with Plantronics' mobile apps. If you’re using an Android 3.0+ device, it's nice to find that we can easily view its remaining battery life and talk time from within the notifications panel. Meanwhile, when we use the Plantronics “Find MyHeadset” app, we're given a couple of useful features to help track down the headset in the situation it’s been misplaced. Specifically, we can track down the headset audibly by sending commands so that it starts to emit these screeching tones – while another feature monitors the headset’s usage and localized GPS information.
Extending beyond the downloadable apps, the Plantronics Voyager Legend features its own built-in voice service that provides us with relevant information such as the remaining battery life, connection status, voice dialing, and access to Vocalyst – a subscription based voice and text service. Very useful for those instances you're preoccupied doing something, it's nice that you can accept phone calls by speaking the word “accept.” And finally, even though it’s not something that most people will take notice, the Plantronics Voyager Legend packs different sensors – so it knows when you're wearing it or not. So much so that if you're listening to a song on the headset and decide to remove it from your ear, it'll automatically pause the track.
2. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
The proprietary connector boggles me on this one. In the day and age when everyone (except Apple) seems to be moving to micro-USB, these guys go rogue. If the connector provided some sort of advantage, fine. In this case though, it does nothing and if anything will turn folks away - like me.
I will add also ... the review is for the "UC" version no? You spoke nothing of the bluetooth adapter, its connection to the computer, and how it worked in VOIP apps or apps like say Skype.
3. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Oops, I see the Skype reference now. It would have been nice though if you commented on the adapter and if its integration was seamless.