When it comes to many headsets we only get to play with them for a little while. It gives us a good indication of the relative strengths and weaknesses but it’s not the same as using a headset full time. I was given a Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset for personal use so I feel I can give you the honest to goodness low down.
After using it constantly for 3 months I have been very impressed by the Plantronics Voyager Legend…until it stopped working that is. 6 months of faultless performance then it dies without even a bang or a whimper. I have no idea what had befallen my constant companion other than to say – that’s life when it comes to any technology. Now luckily it was under warranty but I’m giving my replacement away to try something else for a while.
So what did I like until doomsday….plenty. I hate things that go in my ear and have always shied away from mobile phone headsets that offered this but it was free, new and looked great so I took it for a spin anyway. It is so light, so comfortable that I constantly forgot it was on. That’s a good thing by the way – sometimes embarrassing but great for everyday use.
I really liked the fact that I could hit a button on the Voyager Legend and a voice would tell me how long I had left on the battery. I have a suggestion for manufacturers that they should incorporate funny voice overs so people could have Darth Vader or Homer Simpson telling them etc like they do on GPS navigation devices. If the battery was running low a voice would also tell me this.
Now you can do some cool stuff with the Plantronics Voyager legend mobile Bluetooth headset that I could never be bothered with. I never switched on voice activation on my phone but it can work with this if you have.
When a call comes in it also tells me who is calling and asks if I wish to answer or ignore. I can do this verbally but I just hit the button. I did find it quite humorous the way it stuffed up some of the names. Like Troy Mobile somehow became “Troy Comedy” – not just once but all the time. This gave me quite a few laughs. Or how it pronounced a persons name that was Katharine Brown as Kathleen Scott? Go figure. I don’t know why but once it liked it’s own interpretation it decided to stick to it permanently.
The battery life was decent however when you charged it up it has this cool little magnetic connection rather than having to peel a rubber flap back like on older models. It made it easier to connect but I found that on several, always inopportune moments, that the Voyager Legend decided not to charge. The connection wasn’t 100% perfect so I always found myself double checking to see the lights were flashing.
For the money the Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset is very good. I really liked it but now I am going to upgrade to a UC version from another brand (a freebie also) so I can stick a dongle in my computer and use it for that as well rather than have just Bluetooth connectivity.