When it comes to wireless headsets there has been little advancement in the past 2 years. On all premium headsets the sound quality is excellent, noise cancelling works well and the only real advancement has been in UC applications that allow you to control settings from your PC or softphone.
Then along came the Jabra Pro 9470 wireless headset with touchscreen! Now admittedly it’s also available on all their premium models (Jabra Pro 9460, 9460 Duo and the Jabra Go 6470) but the 9470 is the flagship, the high water mark in their range. Check out this video on the Jabra Pro 9400 series headsets..
What’s amazing is that every other leading manufacturer (Plantronics and Sennheiser) don’t yet offer this – the caveat being yet. Why wouldn’t you. If you want to toggle between different connected devices with the others you hit buttons. The touchscreen may seem gimmicky but for the gadget lovers amongst us nothing comes close. The most beautiful headset from an aesthetic perspective is probably the Sennheiser DW Office or Pro 1 but for the cool factor the Jabra Pro 9470 cordless headset gets my money and vote every time.
On Screen Setup Wizard
Not only is it as simple as touching the right icon for devices but the screen also acts as a setup wizard that guides you through installation step-by-step. A built in user manual so to speak. How cool is that.
As the pinnacle of Jabra wireless headsets the Pro 9470 comes with everything else you’d expect so don’t think this it’s a one trick pony that suckers buyers in with gadgets like a late night infomercial. The 9470 has supreme audio quality, multiple device connectivity, large wireless range, noise cancelling and more. The only thing it doesn’t have in it’s Santa like bag of tricks is Ultra noise cancelling like you find with the Sennheiser DW Pro 1 and 2.
As a self confessed gadget freak I think the 9470 is at the headset summit virtually by itself and planting the Jabra flag. The 9470 is the perfect option for the boss, the IT manager or someone that just loves gadgets that really work like yours truly.