Plantronics Voyager Focus UC
At most workplaces, there are tons of ambient noise that could lead to a loss in productivity. Realizing this, Plantronics has come up with the Voyager Focus UC – a stereo Bluetooth headset that has active noise-canceling technology and a ton of smart features to make it easier to focus on the task at hand.
One of the first things you should know about the Voyager Focus UC is that it's designed for the millennial professionals in mind. So what exactly does a millennial professional want
DECEMBER 2015 out of a headset? According to Plantronics, it needs to be durable, wireless, has great audio quality, and more importantly, offers the ability to move from one task to the next, without lifting a finger. The Voyager Focus UC lets you do all this, and more.
As mentioned, the Voyager Focus UC connects using Bluetooth, so compatibility with most smartphones and tablets is not an issue. Of course, it'll also connect to your notebook or desktop PC; if your system does not have an integrated Bluetooth module, the Voyager Focus UC comes with its own Bluetooth USB adapter, allowing you to use it on your system, regardless. If you're curious, the Bluetooth adapter also works on video game consoles like the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which is definitely a plus.
Taking a look at the features of this headset, you'll be definitely impressed. First up, it has active noise-canceling technology, which uses several microphones to actively detect ambient noise and cancel them out. Then there's the flexible microphone boom that can be tilted either to the front or back, so you can just put it on your head without worrying of the orientation (the media controls will switch orientation as well!). Another cool thing about the Voyager Focus UC is that it's equipped with a bunch of sensors that can tell if it's on or off your head. If you're in the middle of listening to music and you take them off, it'll automatically pause the music and switch off. Once you put it back on your head, it'll turn back on and resume music playback. In terms of audio quality, the Voyager Focus UC performs great in both conference calls via Skype, and when playing music. Vocals definitely take center stage, but it's impressive that this headset also offers great soundstaging, and reproduces excellent details in music. The microphones do their job well, keeping ambient noise at bay, whilst picking up only your voice.
Active noise-canceling is activated with this switch.