Bluetooth Headsets Guide
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Physique and Features
In the corporate world, juggling your time between paper works, meetings, and taking calls in the office could prove to be stressful. For some, listening to music is what keeps them entertained but carrying around a pair of earphones with dangling wires could be a hassle - let alone if you use a pair of bulky headphones. This is when wireless headsets came into play. Powered by Bluetooth, users were able to take calls and listen to music easily but on the other hand, because of the same technology that made it wireless, sound quality suffered. This is what the people over at Plantronics aimed to remedy.
We recently got to put our hands on one of Plantronics' headsets - The Plantronics BackBeat 903+. It features wireless connectivity to your mobile device with integrated Altec Lansing sound technology. Let's now check out what this wireless headset has to offer.
Upon opening the package, we were greeted with the device itself along with its travelling pouch, micro-USB charger, and adaptors. We quickly tried to put on the headset just so we could test how it feels on our ears. The earbuds rest outside the ear canal which can be tilted around to position them comfortably. They also have the capability to slide down to fit tall ears. There's a rubber cable that connects the two earpieces which goes around the back of the neck and the body of the earpiece hooks around your ear to avoid falling off.
The volume rocker is located on the left earpiece that doubles as the next/previous track button simply by pressing and holding it for 2 seconds. Also located on the same side are the power button and the LED light. The LED light is a very important part of the device as it basically tells you everything that's going on with the BackBeat 903+. Using its differently-colored light it tells you whether the device is fully charged, currently charging, low battery, if you have a missed call, or on pairing mode. In addition, the soft rubber earbuds don't really block out all the ambient noise, which is a good thing so users can wear them more safely outdoors. It also features voice alerts which update you how much battery life you have left and whenever the device is 30 minutes away from losing its power completely. Plantronics claims that the BackBeat 903+ can last up to 7 hours of listening time and 7 days of standby time. But of course, it all boils down to how often and how long you use it.
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