Plantronics Voyager Edge UC Review
In the world of Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics’ Voyager line is revered and highly esteemed, proving to be the premier Bluetooth headset for the mobile professional. Expanding its prestigious series, we saw the introduction of a sleeker, more visually attractive headset in the Plantronics Voyager Edge – but without the bulkiness that’s typical of the high-end Voyager line. With its successor, the Plantronics Voyager Edge UC, the company intends to make the necessary improvements to elevate its status even higher than ever before!
- Plantronics Voyager Edge UC
- microUSB cable
- Spare ear gels
- Ear clip
- Charging cradle case
- Wall charger
- Bluetooth adapter dongle
- Quick start guide
Doing a double take, there’s nothing different whatsoever with the design here – it’s an exact facsimile, down to the placement of its ports and buttons too. That’s not a bad thing per se, since what we have here again is a sleek and beautifully designed headset that can remain inconspicuous on the ear. Donning the same rubbery textured material and moisture-resistant construction, the headset is safeguarded against moisture damage because it employs a P2i technology nano-coating to ensure it bears the liquid repellent qualities to protect it from sweaty workouts, accidental spills, and continued use in the rain.
And just like before, it’s comfortable to wear during long periods of time using any of its appropriately sized soft gel ear buds. For the most part, it sits snuggly in our ear, but for those that want added support, the included plastic ear clip ensures that it’ll stay put – even when it’s used for a quick jog! Combined with its lightweight feel, there’s really never a time in our experience when it becomes bothersome or irritating. Not only does it feel good, but it looks incredibly great as well!
Since the design is unchanged, it simply means that all the buttons and ports are situated in the same locations as before. Looking around its body, we find a power on/off switch, multi-function voice/command button, volume controls, call button, LED notification light, microUSB port, and a proprietary port for its included charging cradle case.
Speaking of that charging cradle case, not only does it act is a useful traveling case to place the headset when it’s not being used, but it’s also a battery charger as well – adding another 10 hours of battery to the headset’s own 6 hours of juice. This is the same exact cradle from before, with the exception of a small compartment that tucks away the Bluetooth USB dongle.
That’s right folks, it’s the Bluetooth USB dongle that makes this version different from its predecessor. At the core of it, the dongle just means that we’re able to connect the headset to a PC or Mac – those that obviously don’t feature Bluetooth radios. When it’s not being used, it can be discretely placed inside of the charging cradle as well.