In previous posts we discussed the multitude of virtues of the Plantronics CS530 wireless headset and why it’s probably the most comfortable over the ear office headset you can buy (read post here). We’ll that’s true as long as you only need it for the office phone only. If you need it for UC (Unified Communications) to connect to your phone, computer and your mobile phone also then the Plantronics Savi W730 wireless headset would have to be in our top 2. In fact, if you could use it with your mobile out of the office also it would probably replace our numero uno which is the Jabra Go 6470 headset.
The Savi W730 is, for all intents and purposes, the exact same headset as the CS530. It offers the same sound qualities, the same design, the same battery life etc. The difference is in the charging base station and the technologies it allows users to connect to. It offers not just wireless DECT technology for the office phone, but also Bluetooth connectivity for your mobile or Bluetooth compatible device as well as a USB input for your PC.
This is what you’re paying the additional premium for. For many users that only need a basic office phone application then choose the CS530. For modern workers that are multitasking like octopuses across different devices then the Savi W730 is like manna from heaven. To toggle between devices you simply hit the silver buttons on top of the base station. It’s very simple and will allow users to go from an office call, to a SKYPE call or webinar and back again with one button.
But the real reason the Plantroincs Savi W730 headset is one of the best is becasue it would have to be the most comfortable over the ear (and in ear) wearing headset you can buy. If this is your wearing preference, a discreet, lightweight headset, then look no further. With such a design you do compromise slightly on talk time but how many staff really spend more than 6 hours of talk time a day? Very few and those that do probably deserve a raise!
If you don’t like over the ear models but love the UC options then you should look at the Savi W710 for over the head, W720 for binuaral options or the W740 for the convertible wearing styles.