For those of you who have seen recent blogs you may have notices that the Jabra Pro 6470 Wireless and Bluetooth Headset has become a discontinued model. The Jabra Motion Office Bluetooth Headset is the new direct replacement for this.
Much like it’s predecessor the Motion Office works with all 3 devices in the office (desk phone, computer and mobile) but also allows the user to take the headset out of the office and use on the road as well.
So…. What’s new?Firstly, the design of the headset. The Jabra Motion Office UC is an over the ear wearing style with several adjustable aspects to increase user comfort. The headset come with 3 different sized gel tips to fit all ear sizes and also has an adjustable speaker housing arm, meaning the distance from the piece that sits over and behind your ear to the piece that sits in your ear can be increased or decreased to allow for a perfect fit. The headset also has a foldable boom arm making it discrete and easy to put into a pocket when not in use.
Some of the new features include a “Power nap mode” which means when the headset is not in use it will power down which gives saves the talk time for when you do actually need to use it. The Jabra Motion Office UC headset also uses the new Bluetooth 4 technology; this means that you get the advantage of a much longer range of 100m.
As with all headsets in the Motion range, the Office has NFC pairing, so if your mobile or tablet has NFC you just tap the 2 devices together to pair – too easy. To answer a call just put the headset on!
For those using Mac desktops, the Motion headset comes with a MFI chipset which means when pairing with apple products you won’t run into some of the compatibility issues that other headsets have.
For those who have used Jabra headsets before it also combines a lot of the old favourite features: Jabra PC Suite compatible for all the finer tuning, A touch screen base station to help make setup a breeze, EHS and lifter compatible for when you are using your desk phone (meaning you can still answer calls when away from your desk), 8 hour talk time, 360hours standby and a quick 2 hour charge.
The old Jabra Pro 6470 came with a travel charger, unfortunately the new Jabra Motion Office does not come with one of these but does have the base station and a portable USB charger.
If you are using several devices to pair your headset to the perimeter pairing feature of the motion means that once you are in range of a device you have previously paired to the devices will connect automatically, this takes out the need to constantly have to research and repair with a device.
All in all, while there are a couple of downsides to the new Jabra headset (only one wearing style and no travel charger) I think the other new additions make up for it. The newest Bluetooth technology and extended range are features that most road users are sure to appreciate. This headset has not yet been released but keep a look out as it should be here soon!