There’s 15 new VoIP headset models hitting the USB ports of softphone users and the 2.5mmm jacks of a desktop VoIP phones with one model that’s set to drop this September from Jabra that’s sure to be an instant hit.
VXI Corp looks to the mid-market with latest offerings
Popular, yet perennial underdog VXI Corp has recently released two new series in their line of VoIP headsets.The Tria series models (Tria G, Tria V, Tria P) are convertible headsets that can be worn three different ways with the Passport 21 models (Passport 21G, Passport 21V, Passport 21P) styled in the more traditional binaural (dual ear) form.
(Oh and don’t let the naming conventions confuse you. They’re just based on the type of quick disconnect cord you’re using.)
Both series feature VXI Corp’s sound quality and durable, lightweight construction that they’ve come to be known for. Priced from $80 USD with estimated street pricing dropping towards $69 USD in the future makes the Tria and Passport 21 series headsets a great value buys for call centers and small businesses.
Jabra means business with it’s BIZ 2400 series
From the mid-market to a VoIP headset series that’s fit to be a Cisco or higher end Polycom arm candy. The BIZ 2400 series from Jabra features nine different models (BIZ 2400, BIZ 2400 USB, BIZ 2400 USB OC, BIZ 2410, BIZ 2415, BIZ 2420, BIZ 2425, BIZ 2470, BIZ 2475) of monaural (single ear) and binaural love for your ears.
With items such as Neodymium speakers, Gold contacts, Break-proof FreeSpin boom and Bluetooth connectivity for the USB models the Jabra BIZ 2400 series are priced accordingly. But $100 plus on a Voice over IP headset for those busy executives, sales professionals and call center associates is a small price given the sound quality and durability offered by the 2400 series models.
Got $200, need VoIP headset?
If you do and you are looking for a single headset to rule your softphone, cell phone and desktop VoIP phone then the Jabra GO 6400 or PRO 9400 might be for you.
Brought to attention by fellow ‘On VoIP’ blogger Michael Graves, the GO 6400 and PRO 9400 series headsets series feature Bluetooth and DECT respectively making them a must haves for office roamers hoping to tame the calls from home, Skype and of yeah, business colleagues.
Expected to be price at $199.99 USD each of the new series from Jabra are on the high end of the spectrum. Given their combination of form and function there’s certainly enough value in them to warrant the price tag.
At least that’s what my wallet’s telling me.
Plantronics has been quiet since releasing their .Audio™ 995 Digital Wireless Stereo headset in May.If you haven’t heard of the .Audio 995, its no slouch. So it deserves mention that this $99 headset utilizes advanced Plantronics audio technology and the digital 2.4gHz frequency for exceptional audio up to 40 feet away from the PC for the most serious users.
The .Audio 995 also allows users to remotely control volume, play and skip tracks on iTunes® and Windows Media® Player via music controls directly on the earpiece. A great tool for those home workers out there who like to get in a little play during the day.