They’re here, they’re clear, get used to being able to hear.

The new Plantronics EncorePro HW500 Series of customer service headsets are now available at VoIP Supply.

This latest generation of EncorePro headsets takes what made some of Plantronics’ other models so popular and offers modern upgrades that make them more enjoyable and reliable for all day use in call centers and offices.

These are design upgrades that you can feel and hear, as explained in this video:

OSHA Noise at Work – Protect Your Hearing

If you spend the entire day struggling to hear the person that you’re on the phone with then you’re going to get fatigued, you’ll probably try turning up the volume which could damage your hearing, and you’ll be less …

The downside to producitivity is noise.

If your office is overflowing with busyness and you could benefit from some (relative) peace and quiet in your cramped workspace, then the Jabra EVOLVE series of headsets might be the answer.

Check out this article from Jason Perlow (@jperlow) at ZDNet who provides a full review of these new Jabra Evolve 80 noise cancelling Unified Communications (UC) headsets:

Jabra’s Evolve 80 is not by any means a budget VOIP headset that you want to issue to an entire fleet of office workers. But it is definitely a product you want to treat yourself to, particularly if you do heavy conference calling at your desk, own mobile devices, and need to be able to “tune out”

Jabra Motion UC Bluetooth Headset

VoIP Supply has added the Jabra Motion UC Series of  Bluetooth Headsets.

What Is It?

Jabra Motion UC is a unique line of Unified Communication (UC) Bluetooth headsets that wants to be the only headset that you will ever need.

For example, a single Motion UC can be paired with your VoIP desk phone, VoIP softphone, cell phone, tablet, and Microsoft Lync system so that no matter where you go or what device you’re working from, you’ll just need this one hands-free Jabra headset.

Right now we’re carrying the following Motion UC and Motion Office headset models for both standard applications and optimized for Microsoft Lync:

  • Jabra Motion UC:  Bluetooth headset for VoIP softphone, cell phone, and tablet.
  • Jabra Motion UC MS:

Plantronics Wireless Headsets are great. But if you think that they’d be more great if they came with free accessories and a rebate, then you are in luck.

Right now Plantronics is offering two great deals on two great headset series:

  • Plantronics CS500 XD Series:  With every of a CS500 Series headset get your choice of a free EHS Cable or Headset Lifter.
  • Plantronics Voyager Legend CS:  Get a $50 Rebate with each Voyager Legend.

About Plantronics CS500 XD Series

With up to 8.5 hours of talk time and a range of up to 350 feet, the CS500 XD Series gives you great mobility and multitasking capabilities.

The CS500 XD headsets are used with either an Electronic Hookswitch (EHS) Cable or Handset Lifter …

This is my desk. There are many like it, but this one is mine. . .and boy is it a bit of a mess.

I am a Headset Hoarder

So why am I reciting a variation of the Rifleman’s Creed and showing a cluttered photo of my desk?

Partially to publicly shame myself into taking some action and clean it up but also to talk about a small problem I have that is shown in the photo, that I can now admit to openly and take steps to conquer.

I am not talking about the layer of dust over everything that rivals a mid-winter snow storm, the fact it is one of the last Fridays in the summer and I’m at work, or the two phones on my desk but, …

It’s a popular question:

“What headsets work with my Polycom/Cisco/Aastra/Grandstream phone?”

To find the answer you can navigate the fun maze of  manufacturer websites, read thrilling product product data sheets, or just make it easy on yourself and check out these links:

Simply browse the list of VoIP headsets that have been tested to sync with your phone.

Also, you can download the VoIP headset cheat sheet for future reference.

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