Plantronics/Poly Voyager 4210 UC Bluetooth Headset + Charge Stand USB-A
Plantronics/Poly have finally produced a mono 'headphones' headband style headset for use with computer and mobile. It comes with a USB dongle for a reliable connection with PC or Mac and will Bluetooth directly to a mobile phone. You can switch seamlessly between devices.
There are a few versions of the 4200 UC headsets. 4210 is mono, You are looking at the 4210.There's also a 4220-duo. In addition each model has the option of a standard USB dongle (aka USB A) or the newer USB C. You're looking at the USB-A model. You will probably know if your device takes USB C. It's not the same as micro USB. If you're not aware of this, the standard USB A will be the norm. All models are compatible with PC and Mac applications and are also optimised for use with Skype for Business & Microsoft Teams (if you don't know what they are, don't stress, they don't affect your headset!
The 4200 series are the entry level options in the Plantronics/Poly Bluetooth UC range. They have a comfortable wide, slightly padded headband, and soft large leatherette ear cushions to make them a pleasure a wear.
Importantly they have a long and flexible microphone. Its a plain fact that the closer a mic is to your lips, the better it picks up your voice. So you can expect crystal clear conversations in all but the noisiest of environments. The earcup has a useful and 'obvious' (according to our sources at Plantronics) online indicator light to tell colleagues when you're busy on a call.
the 4200 UC series integrate with Plantronics' Manager Pro programme (available separately) . Generally for organisations of 100+, it helps IT Managers track usage, location and initiate en masse software updates (and alot more!)
You'll get voice alerts for remaining talk time, connection and mute status but for any voice control from you will need to use Siri, Cortana or other programmes to control your mobile. Battery life is a great 12 hours talk time and 15 hours for music (up to).
All the techie stuff for our beloved headset nerds:
- Audio profiles - Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, AVRCP 1.4.
- Codecs - Music: SBC; Call with cell: CVSD; mSBC; UC call:Mono mSBC/Stereo mSBC (NB Stereo only applies to the 4220)
- Receive frequency response - 20 Hz–20 kHz
- Hearing protection - SoundGuard DIGITAL: protects against sound levels above 118dBA; G616 anti-startle (during calls) detects and eliminates any large sudden increase in signal level; Time-weighted average prevents average daily noise exposure from exceeding 85dBA (Requires Plantronics/Poly Hub software to enable SoundGuard DIGITAL features)
- Microphone and technology - 2 microphones: 1 uni-directional; 1 MEMS-directional
- Microphone Frequency - Response 100 Hz – 8 kHz
|Product Type||Computer Bluetooth, Mobile Bluetooth|
|Standby Time||13 days|
|Talk Time||Up to 12 hours talk, 15 hours listen|
|Warranty||2 Year (Direct with Manufacturers)|
|Wearing Style||Over the head (one ear)|
|Connection Type||Bluetooth for Mobile , USB Dongle - Bluetooth|
|Software Compatabilty||Apple, Dragon Naturally Speaking, MacSpeech, MOC & Lync, Skype , Unified Communications, Voice Recognition Software , Windows, Skype For Business|
|Ear Cushion Material||Leatherette|
|Speaker Frequency Response||20 Hz–20 kHz|
|Mic Frequency Response||100 Hz – 8 kHz|
|Coverage Range||Bluetooth range|
|Charge Time||1.5 hours for full charge|
|Charger Type||Micro USB Connection|
|Coverage Range [Bluetooth]||30m (dependant on your mobile)|
|Best Use||Noisy Office, Quiet Office|
|Application||Computer (Bluetooth) + Mobile Phone, Computer/VOIP (USB BT Dongle) + Mobile Phone|
|Audio Qualities||HD Audio, Mono sound, Noise cancelling mic , Noise protection, Soundguard Digital|