updated 08:45 pm EDT, Thu September 18, 2008
Plantronics BT headset
Plantronics on Thursday introduced its newest Bluetooth headset, the Voyager 835, which uses dual microphones in conjunction with AudioIQ noise-canceling software to reduce ambient noise. What the company calls Windsmart technology reduces wind noise heard by parties on the other end. Meant for business users, the headset is capable of quickly pairing up with Bluetooth devices, and can keep two devices in memory thanks to multipoint tech.
The Voyager 835's design is simple and straightforward, and while Plantronics promises all-day comfort and stability from the slim earloop holder, the company does not include extra ear tips for the speaker that would allow users to find the right size to fit their ears.
Plantronics ships the Voyager 835 with a car charger that doubles as a holder, in addition to an AC charger. Battery life is rated at 5 hours of talk time and a standby time of 7 days.
The Voyager 835 will be available before the end of September, priced at nearly $120.