Plantronics/Poly B825 Voyager Focus UC (no desk charge cradle)
The Plantronics/Poly Voyager Focus UC is the latest in Plantronics/Poly headsets, Designed to work with Bluetooth enabled Smart phones, PC and tablets. Because it works with Bluetooth enabled devices if your desk phone has Bluetooth it will also pair to this to give you a headset for every device in the office (but please note, it won't work with most desk phones).
This is the standard version of the Plantronics/Poly B825 (no desk charge cradle). If you plan to use with Skype for Business, you'll want the -M version which is for use with Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business. It is not related to the operating system of your computer.
With on demand Active Noise Cancelling you can choose when to activate it, giving you the freedom and control over your office environment. Bear in mind though that the ear cushions do not encompass your whole ear so the noise cancelling for you as the user won't be anything like a headset such as the Sennheiser MB 660. We did a few tests in the office and while it can lessen constant background noises such as air-con and electronic hums quite well, we weren't that impressed with the noise cancelling for voices. That's just one office, not exactly a scientific test but our experience. Do check out reviews for more info.
Sound quality is great. The dual wearing style and superior wideband sound quality make every call sound great no matter what device you are using. The Focus has a nice bass balance for music
Designed for comfort the Voyager Focus has large leatherette ear cushions and a unique 'hammock' pressure reducing style headband for all day wear without pinching or any discomfort. Its not a supertight fit though, so if you rock out at you desk or are very mobile, looking under desks etc for things you'll need to be a bit careful.
Please note this version of the Voyager Focus does not include the desk top charging stand. The headset is instead charged via a USB cable. This makes it super portable and indeed it comes with a well padded zip up pouch.
- Works with Bluetooth enabled PC, mobile phones & tablets
- On-demand active noise canceling (ANC)
- High-quality stereo design
- Superior comfort with cushioned headband and leatherette cushions
- Foldable for easy storage and travel
Make your move with the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Stereo Bluetooth headset. With seamless connectivity to your PC or smartphone and up to 45 meters of wireless range, enjoy mobility without sacrificing audio quality. And with advanced noise cancellation, sophisticated mute controls, and immersive stereo, the focus is always on great audio, not background noise. It’s freedom, with no loss of fidelity.
Innovative features in the Voyager Focus UC include:
- Works seamlessly across PC, mobile phones, tablets, Bluetooth-enabled desk phones and smart watches
- Smart sensors answer calls by simply putting on the headset, mute by taking the headset off and pause music for incoming calls
- Enhanced voice alerts announce caller ID, mute and connection status, talk time level
- Dynamic Mute Alert senses and alerts you when you try to talk when muted
- Smart mic boom: wear on either side and maintain locations of R/L stereo and volume/track buttons
- Great audio on both sides of the call with On-demand active noise canceling (ANC) so you can focus on your call or work
- Precision tuned triple-mic with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) for superior background noise canceling
- High-quality stereo design provides hi-fi stereo sound and a more immersive experience
- OpenMic button allows you to hear your surroundings when you need to
- Wideband audio for high quality PC telephony
- Leatherette ear cushions wrapped around pillow-soft memory foam
- Cushioned metal headband provides durability while maintaining a comfortable, secure fit
- Easily take the headset on the go with folding ear cushions and included carrying case