A Bluetooth headset allows you to have a wireless conversation on your phone, while having your hands free to do other activies, like for instance driving a car.
Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset
The Plantronics Voyager 520 lets you have calls under any conditions, so that you can enjoy hands free mobile phone calls with high sound quality. The Voyager 520 headset offers anyone who is on the move a great sound quality, simple, intuitive operation and perfect comfort.
The Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset is based on the very popular Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset, a device that really performed well and liked by a lot of people. The Voyager 520 has an improved sleek, more contemporary, modern and funky design and looks very different from its predecessor. It is not just an update, but could actually pass for an entirely new model altogether.
The design of the Voyager 520 is streamlined, stylish, featuring shiny metal and carbon fiber accents. It is long and narrow and is measuring about 2.5 by 0.7 by 0.5 inches, which equals 6.35 by 1.78 by 1.27 centimeters.
This Voyager 520 headset has a single button on the side which moves in 3 directions: down, up and in. This button needs to be used for all the essential functions of the Voyager 520, like answering and ending phone calls, adjusting the volume and turning the headset off and on. Above the single button there is a led. The led status indicator, which glows red or blue, provides information about the capacity of the battery, incoming and missed calls.
The earpiece is made of a soft silicone material, to ensure it fits various ear sizes and ear shapes. The Plantronics Voyager 520 headset sits comfortably just inside the ear canal. The headset can be used on left ears as well as right ears, you just have to flip and turn the ear loop.
The special design of this Plantronics headset reduces wind noise in the microphone of the device in the open air.
The design of a Bluetooth headset is of course important, but the performance is at least as important, if not more important. So how does the Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset perform?
Under normal circumstances the Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset is one of the better headsets when it comes to sound quality, volume and noise cancellation. Especially in crowded areas, like busy cities, this headset is doing an excellent job filtering background noise. The Voyager 520 headset sounds loud, crisp and clear.
The QuickPair feature makes fast and easy pairing between the Voyager 520 and your phone possible. Pairing is very easy: hold down the power button until the led indicator flashes red and blue, which means the headset is in pairing mode and use the code ‘0000’ as the key on your mobile phone. The Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset also supports Plantronics's multipoint technology, which lets you pair the headset with two different sets and then it is up to you to choose which handset you want to use. The Voyager 520 is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled phones.
The standby time of the Voyager 520 headset is 180 hours and you should get 8 hours of talk time out of this device.
Especially compared to other Bluetooth headsets, the Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset offers a high level of sound and voice quality at a good price. You also will get a charging cradle to facilitate desktop charging for that price.