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Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Review

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Sure it offer voice alerts, but it’s limited in terms of what it’ll announce and lacks additional items, such as announcing by name, that other comparable headsets are able to achieve. Granted that it doesn’t offer any voice guidance in pairing it up initially, you can easily set it to pairing mode by simply holding down the power button until the LED indicator blinks red and blue. Once we got it powered on and connected, the battery life is announced right away along with “Phone 1.” Since we connected it with an iPhone 4, a Bluetooth headset icon pops up on the phone and displays its current battery life. Meanwhile, we easily managed to connect it with a Samsung Intercept as well with no problems at all. However, it’s worth noting that the Voyager PRO+ will only activate the voice control function of the first phone.

Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Review
Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Review
Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Review


Sadly, we’re nowhere close to really enjoying the performance of the in-call experience because it’s still plagued with some annoyances that have trickled along for the ride. Although we’re pleased by the strong output from its earpiece, voices have a crackly tone to them – not to mention just a hint of static as well. Moreover, it also utilizes the same AudiolQ2 technology found on the original, but our callers mentioned to us that they could still minutely hear some distortion in the background. Strangely enough, we weren’t sure if the WindSmart technology was kicked on because our callers heard every flap of the wind during our conversation. And to make matters worse, audio being streamed from an iPhone 4 placed in an adjoining room began to cut in and out during playback – which was only 10 feet away.

Not hiding the fact that it’s carrying on one serious sized battery in its casing, we managed to obtain a talk time of 6 ½ hours on a single charge. In fact, it manages to slimly move pass the manufacturer’s rating of 6 hours of talk. However, it doesn’t employ the rapid response charging times of some of the other contemporary offerings out there. Regardless of that, we’re sure that most people will appreciate its long lasting continuous connectivity.


Conclusion:

It’s really hard to say why Plantronics decided to add the “+” to its name, especially when it doesn’t necessarily come off as being much of an improvement from its predecessor. Calling quality was pretty stagnant, despite the addition of WindSmart technology, and we’re somewhat taken back by its limited of voice alert functionality. Even more, we were hoping to see something sleeker in design – especially when it’s already on the larger side of things. In the end, the $99 you’d fork out to purchase this one is best suited for other headsets out there that can offer at least better calling quality.

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Pros

  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Below average in-call quality
  • Limited voice alert functionality
  • Same exact design
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posted on 23 Feb 2011, 12:50

1. joe67 (unregistered)


this thing sux!..wish this review was around 1 year ago

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 17:45

2. Lori K (unregistered)


Love this Headset!! beats jawbone hands down... !!! light, easy to use, noise cancellation and people can hear me when I use it!!!

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