Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse - Making Computing More Convenient for the Users
No one wants to be getting entangled in a maze of wires while getting his gadgets. Everyone wants to eliminate as much cords and wires as possible from his gadgets as their elimination greatly simplifies the connections between different devices. A keyboard that connects wirelessly offers great convenience to the users. One need not sit near one's computer to use it. One can use the keyboard from a position one feels is comfortable to him, like lying in the bed.
The keyboard can be used with a computer system that supports Bluetooth connectivity. Since the keyboard does not use any wires, it does not feature any ports for USB connections. Most such present day keyboards support two way transmissions of data through radio frequency (RF) for a distance of up to 100 ft. The keyboards come especially handy in situations where one's access to his or her computer is restricted due to space constraints. But one needs to install a supporting software in his or her computer to use such keyboards.
Microsoft has released a new combination of keyboard and mouse that connect without any wires with other devices. The combination is being marketed under the brand name Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000. The combination is the computer industry's first backlit keyboard. The gadget has specifically been designed for Media Centre PCs and can be used with both Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems. The device features several buttons for use on Vista operating system. Many users of conventional keyboards may not know the exact functions of these buttons.
The keyboard has several dedicated buttons for multimedia control. The keyboard is backlit; it means one can also use it in areas which have dim or no light at all. There are many 'one touch' multimedia keys on the keyboard. For example, one can open up an internet browser or play a DVD on his computer with just a single touch of a multimedia key. Apple Inc. released its thinnest model of keyboard in August 2007 that can wirelessly connect to a computer. The keyboard is specifically designed for use on the company's Macintosh brand of computers. The device prevents accidental presses of Caps lock key. To activate the Caps lock function, one has to press and hold the Caps lock key for a while.
Let us now discuss some features of computer mouses as well. A computer or electronic mouse is basically a pointing device that detects motion in two dimensions relative to its position. The device's motion translates into a corresponding motion of a pointer on a display like a computer's monitor. The mechanical mouse was invented by Stanford Research Institute in 1963. The first ball mouse was developed in 1972 that used two oppositely moving rollers to detect the motion of the device. The wireless mouse was developed during 1980s.
A wireless mouse connects to the CPU of computers through Bluetooth technology. One need not keep the mouse near the computer's monitor to operate it. Nor does one need to stretch his or her hand to reach it. These mouses can work from a distance of up to 7 meters from the computer. Like other electronic gadgets, the device is susceptible to electrical and magnetic interferences. If there is a lot of electromagnetic interference in the vicinity of the mouse, its performance may be affected to a great extent.
The mouse detects its movement using photo diodes and light emitting diodes. Two versions of this mouse were released in 1980. Current models of the mouse use an optoelectronic sensor to picture its underlying surface. These mouses have special purpose image processing chips embedded in them. The chip allows the mouse to detect its motion relative to a variety of surfaces. The mouse illuminates the surface that it tracks over using a laser diode or a LED. The chip translates the movement of the mouse to a corresponding movement of a pointer on a display using an optical flow estimation algorithm.
A wireless mouse is better than optical mouse. Some more variants of electronic mouse like a laser mouse and tactile mouse are also available in the markets. Some manufactures have also developed mouses that have beenstylised to sense gestures of the users. For example, a quick movement of the mouse in "X" motion would delete a picture in a drawing program. The wireless keyboard and optical mouse have made it much comfortable to work on a computer system. Most present day high end computers come equipped with wireless keyboards and optical mouses. The devices have made it possible for users to easily interact with their computers from a distance.
The Function of Mouse Pad
Some people think mouse pad is not essential. If so, why there are various of mouse pads? You cannot make little of the Computer widgets. It plays an important role on improving the environment of mouse using. You can see the computer gadgets here and there. And you can find them not only at home but also in your office even in the school. So there are so many people who all ask this question that the Computer widgets will do well for us and they really can have effects when we play computers. Yes, that is a necessary question for us to have a discussion. And now I will tell you some tings about the pc gadgets.
I have to introduce the history of mouse pad. There once was a player who had an overcritical requirement for mouse feel. To improve mouse using environment, make it easy for mouse moving and fixing position, help to maintain mouse clear and lengthen the longevity of mouse, he invented things like mouse pad. Although optical mouse can be used on uneven place, but not on the Highly reflective material, or it may be out of order. So mouse pad is necessary.
Mouse pads are so little computer gadgets, while their function is huge: when using a mouse pad, the mouse moves with higer speed, more precision and great comfort for users. Without mouse pad, mouse pointer may be hard to control; it also benefits to computer table that avoid it being worn by continuous rubbing motion. Mouse pad is designed more and more beautiful and is a good decoration for your desk.
Mouse pad is necessity for optical mice, because this kind of mouse uses image sensors to detect movement. Although some users use paper or other surfaces instead of mouse pad, most users perfer a mouse pad for comfort, speed and accuracy. Mouse pad is part of pc gadgets when buying computer. There are several mouse pads according to their material: Cloth material which is made of cloth and rubber. It's the cheapest, so the fuction is just so-so. Then, sparkled pure rubber and cloth: beautiful images can be stamped on the mouse pad surface, and the mouse pad suits for every place. When mouse moves on it, the speed is between cloth one and plastic one.
Third, duroplasts mouse pad: this kind of mouse pad is mostly black and is made of pure plastic. Its characteristic is smooth, expensive but low wear resistance. PVC, PP: high polymer cortical material: granule frosting. It is high wear resistance, washable and can be used for a long time. It's the favourite for Internet bar. Glass mat: it's made of armoured glass, then polish its surface or stick some colourful photos on it. It is mostly used in summer to prevent dry. But it has drawbacks: fragile, expensive and unavailable for winter.
Metal base: often refers to Al pad. Just like the glass pad, it's highly wear-resistance and is not easy to crumb. It's also very expensive and unavailable in winter. The pad has a bed of oil matter to keep smooth of its surface which makes it a luxury.
What is Google Buzz
Google Buzz is an extension of the Google Mail service offered by Google which the Internet giants hope will lure users away from alternative services such as Facebook. Google Mail initially created shockwaves when first introduced as they offered a huge 1GB of storage space for messages and attachments compared to most of its competitors who at the time offered a feeble 2 to 4MB. Today they offer a huge 7GB as standard however times have moved on and alternative providers such as Yahoo Mail and Hotmail also now offer an almost unlimited amount of storage space free of charge.
Despite not having the advantage over the competition in this respect any longer, Google Gmail continues to be a popular service due to its ability to integrate well with other e-mail accounts and the way in which it allows you to manage your messages. As an example, Gmail groups together messages that are of the same subject, making them part of a conversation file. In this way you can manage large number of e-mails grouped into the same conversation quickly and easily so that deleting or achieving them doesn't cause a headache.
Google Gmail is free to use and paid for by advertising however the adverts are very small, non-intrusive and are targeted so that they are more relevant to subject matter that you might find of interest. There are no large graphic adverts and no pop-up or pop-under adverts to clutter your browser.
Buzz has all the basic features that you would expect from a social networking application including the ability to share status updates, photos, links and videos both privately and publically. You can choose who you'd like to follow by simply entering their Gmail address at which point they can be added as a friend for you to see a steam of all their updates that have been shared either publically or privately with you. As with Facebook, other users can comment on public posts and show their appreciation for an update or users status by clicking the ‘like' button. You can direct a comment into a fellow users Gmail inbox by simply putting @ the beginning of your comment and the user name of that person is then hidden to protect their privacy. This feature can only be used with people that are in your Gmail contact list. Also by clicking on the arrow to the right of any post, you can link content to the post, email the contact directly and mute the buzz that appears in your inbox.
Google Buzz also integrates with Picasa, Flickr, Google Reader, YouTube, Blogger, and Twitter meaning that you are able to share content from these applications directly. This is a nice feature as it allows you to post files and albums you may have already created without having to go through the hardship of creating them twice.
The social networking market has the potential for huge rewards, especially for a company such as Google that makes such a large amount of its profits from revenue generated by advertising. With news that Buzz will soon be available on the Android phone and iPhones platforms, it will almost certainly give the more established social networking sites a run for their money.
Gmail Phone Call Feature Launched to Make Free Calls
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Recently, Google has officially revealed a new feature that will allow users call phones from Gmail. Here is provided the details about the how to use Gmail to make free calls. Gmail voice and video chat makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer's microphone and speakers. By this service people can call at US and Canada with free of charge for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at their very low rates.
Dialing a phone number works just like a normal phone. Just click "Call phone" at the top of your chat list and dial a number or enter a contact's name. Users can enter any number they like or simply pick one of their contacts from Gmail and call them. All the other bells and whistles of Google Voice, including screening calls, having multiple devices ring and having rules for different callers are included. If you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. If you have a And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail. According to a Google's chart on calling rates calls cost 2 cents a minute to landlines in the U.K. and France, and 6 cents a minute to Pakistan.
How to make phone calls from Gmail:
1. Login into Gmail account and click "Call phone" at the top of your chat list and dial a number or enter a contact's name.
2. If you do not see "call phone" feature, make sure you are logged into chat. Also, make sure you already have ‘voice and video plug-in' installed for successfully making calls from Gmail interface.
3. Calling pop-up window will open. You can type the contact name or phone number and click ‘call' button for making calls.
Google Blogger Addons To Take Your Blog From Fit To Fab
Blogger is a fantastic stand-alone blogging platform. But when you consider the more than 20,000 addons available from Google, it becomes outstanding.
Google and other service providers offer some of the most useful and interesting add-ons you can imagine. And the vast majority are free and simple to use. Let's take a look at how you can use them to enhance the value of your blog.
Where to find Google Blogger Addons
The mother lode of Blogger Addons can be found on the Google Gadgets website. To find this site, go to Google and search for 'Google Gadgets For Your Webpage.' You do not want to go to 'Google Desktop Gadgets,' because you won't be able to use those gadgets on your blog. As of today, there are 22,119 gadgets available with more being added every day. Here are some of my favorites.
Fun & Games
Games and humor are two of the top reasons that visitors come back to the same blog and you can add tons of both with Google Gadgets.
Games include PacMan, Bowling, Tetris, Checkers, Hangman and virtually every other game you remember playing at the arcade. With respect to humor, you can add cartoons like Garfield, 9 to 5, SpongeBob, Bloom County and the Cartoon of the Day. Google offers dozens of gadgets to add lighthearted and comical information to your blog. Some of my favorites are Funny Cat Photos, the Bart Simpson Phrase of the Day (what does that tell you about your author?), Horoscopes and This Day In History. Your biggest problem will not be finding engaging gadgets for your blog, but knowing when to stop adding them.
On a more serious note, you can find gadgets that have to do with the news. These are some of the more common gadgets on both websites and blogs.
When people come to your Blogger blog they can see a gadgets that shows the local weather, breaking news, tropical storm warnings and even traffic reports in major cities. These are great gadgets to add if your blog is targeted to a local audience.
If you want to offer your visitors useful tools, you won't be disappointed with Google Gadgets. Many of my blogs are populated with these gadgets and I find myself going to them regularly.
This is a great place to find calendars, world clocks, dictionaries, driving directions and maps. You can create and add a video message to your blog with one gadget in as little as a minute. The list of useful tools you can add to your Blogger blog is amazing.
Communication and Technology
For those of you who enjoy the more technical side of the Internet, these gadgets are for you. Add a gadget that gives instant access to Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM Messenger, Hotmail and your Gmail account on your blog. You can add a Desktop Chat gadget and communicate with readers while they're visiting your blog. I've seen this tool used on some of the better customer service sites and it's great.
If you're interested in space, Google has a gadget that shows images from the Hubble telescope, NOAA satellite images, current moon phases and daily astronomy pictures. These gadgets are quickly becoming as limitless as the universe.
This is big. These gadgets are the equivalent of People Magazine. This is a great place to find the top five movies at the box office, Jon Stewart's quote of the day (always funny), music, bible verses, National Geographic photos and even live TV.
I'm a sports fan. I especially enjoy baseball and NCAA football. Thank goodness there are gadgets to keep me posted on the sports world. You can add gadgets to your Blogger blog that will show the BCS standings, live sports scores, body building tips, boxing schedules and what your resting heart rate should be. There is even a gadget for you to keep track of your workout routine, assuming you have a workout routine and aren't just an armchair quarterback like me.
As you can see there are more Google Blogger addons than you can imagine and they're remarkably easy to place on your blog. Just select the gadget you want to use, copy the code generated by the gadget and add it to your Blogger blog under the HTML tab. If you would rather add the gadget to your sidebar, you can do that too and it will show up on every page of your blog. You're going to love Google Gadgets and so will your readers.
Google Instant Preview - Browse before you click
The world has just recently been a spectator to Google's most recent search acceleration version 'Google Instant'. A feature where the search engine tries to read your thoughts and starts indexing answers as you type a issue. And in under 2 months Google has introduced a new add-on to the instant search feature titled 'Instant Preview'. This sounds like Google's different attempt at bettering the snippet data help.
The fundamental strategy working the feature is to give the internet users a peek into the search results i.e. the visitor can see a preview of the web-site before entering it. The preview is presented as a snapshot of the internet site stored in the Google server. Thus you get to see the information of the site even before you enter it.
This attribute as now being enjoyed by the world is a convenient procedure. Let's presume, you conduct a Google search for SEO Firms in Pakistan. You type 'SEO Pakistan' in the search bar and Google provides you a extensive page of results. To see the preview of the results detailed you only need to click on the magnifying glass set next to the title of any search result, later on you can just move the mouse pointer over the other results to see the preview. A pop up giving the visual analysis of the result appears to the right.
A few findings that come along the new release are as follows -
- The significant highlight of this attribute is that Google gives a snapshot of that section of the page where the search key phrase is located. So for end users searching for 'SEO Pakistan' will get to those sections of the page where the term 'SEO Pakistan' appears. This is a major bonus for search as it makes the search path more specific.
- As you get to see the pattern of the page you can easily search for pages offering charts, tables, diagrams etc. as per your search needs.
- Applicable content is highlighted in orange i.e. the section where the search term appears on the webpage. This makes it easy for the users to compare the suitability of the content.
- The preview given by Google includes a broken line at the end of the page (it mostly look like the end of a torn page running up and down) this shows to the user that missing part of the page that is not incorporated in the preview. This way the user does not dispose of the website as he is aware that the answer to his query is at the bottom.
- It is significant to note that the Instant preview feature is not an try to speed up the search of the term, but a method facilitating the user to make a quicker selection of which site to browse and which to by pass.
- The Instant Preview feature facilitates Google to own more of our searching experience because now you need not leave the Google result page to check out any of the websites posted in the result; you can now look at the website while on the Google web page.
- The web designers may now be forced to revamp the pages to follow by the Google design criteria. As the new feature gives the users the admittance to preview a site the user will now be measuring up the sites before entering them, redesigning the websites for SEO needs seems like an addition on the agenda.
- Currently the Instant Preview feature does not exhibit the Google ads and flash content in the preview. The experts behind the invention are working at including these aspects in the newly launched feature.
As per a research the searchers are 5% happier after the addition of this facet to the greatest search destination of the world. As the varied aspects of the new feature offered by Google unfold, the world wonders what else Google could pull out from its bag to make search more interactive and fluid.
Hands on with the AirCurve Play from Griffin Technology
It has been a while since we covered the AirCurve iPhone dock from Griffin Technologies, and I just had a chance to try out the company’s update for the iPhone 4, the AirCurve Play.
The AirCurve Play works like the Horn Stand. It is a device designed to increase the volume of the iPhone 4, but without any electronics that are found within most iPod/iPhone speaker docks.
The AirCurve Play states that it can increase the external volume by about 10 decibels. At first I wondered if that was going to make a difference, because the Horn Stand says it increases sound by 13 db. I barely heard the difference in that device.
In this AirCurve Play, I heard a significant difference, and I don’t even own an iPhone 4. My second generation iPod Touch didn’t fit in the place made for the iPhone 4, but fortunately, there was a rubber cradle thing that could be removed in order to accommodate more thicker iDevices than the iPhone 4.
In addition to having a place for an amplified iDevice, the AirCurve Play serves as a stand. This is good for watching movies, listening to music, and making video calls using FaceTime.
You should be able to get the AirCurve Play on the Griffin Technology website for about $19.99.
Griffin Technology and Iceberg Kids team up and make a Woogie
So what is a Woogie, you ask? It has nothing to do with Chewbacca. While we are on the subject of seventies science fiction, the Woogie is not some alien that attaches to your face.
The Woogie is designed to face a problem that many Apple mobile users are facing. For some reason, young children love to play with iPhones and iPods, and these mobile devices often come back to the parents either busted or covered in a membrane of sticky goo.
The Woogie is a place to put the iPhone/iPod in a huggable shell, so it will reduce the damage by a young child. It is also serves as a speaker. It takes two AAA batteries that are stored in the stuffed animal’s stuffing, and increase the volume tremendously when it is plugged into the headphone jack.
I agree with the basic concept behind this toy/iDevice shield, but I would have chosen a shape of something like a teddy bear, and not this odd thing that looks like a green vegetable that your kid would refuse to eat.
Again, I would recommend the Woogie to those Apple mobile users with toddlers, because that iDevice is one tempting toy. Parents might as well give their $200 minimum investment some protection. You can purchase it on the Griffin Technology website for about $19.99.
Apple Patents 3D Projection – no glasses required
Okay, okay, I know what I’m dealing with here. There are huge fans of Apple, and then there are, well, everyone else. Honestly, I’m not a diehard fan either way, I find uses for both a Mac and a PC. I really love the iPad, but I’m no snob, show me something that does more stuff, and I’ll switch in a heartbeat. That being said, I am still excited about Apples jump onto the 3D bandwagon.
Apple has a patent for a 3D display that doesn’t require glasses, this patent was approved only several days ago, even though it was applied for in September of 2006. Of course Apple is not the first company interested in these displays. However, Apple’s patent covers a really amazing technology involving a system that could deliver high-quality 3D images to multiple viewers with no funky glasses required. Yes!
It sort of works like this, the image would be projected onto a reflective, textured surface, that somehow would allow the pixels to be bounced into a viewer’s left and right eye separately, producing the 3D effect. it actually senses the locations of both eyes of each viewer, so multiple people could watch from many different angles. Coolness.
So if I have this correct, someday soon we could be sitting around our living room watching a sort of hologram in front of us… I don’t know about you, but THAT’S what I’ve been waiting for. And somehow, like it or not, Apple is probably just the company to make it happen, just that way. I hope they get it done, they usually do. I’ll bring the popcorn.
Dell Inspiron laptop use Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth 3.0 is available today in the new Dell Inspiron laptops: Dell Inspiron M101z New laptop comes with new technologies such as Bluetooth 3.0 and is made of light weight of only about 3.4 pounds.This notebook has 11.6 inch screen and The Delll laptop battery life last more longer. WirelessBluetooth 3.0 runs faster to transfer pictures or video from devices such as smart phones and equipment points to wireless data transfers of more than 25 bases are used others.As 6 cells, Dell expected battery (Dell Inspiron laptop battery)life of about six and a half, it also comes with desktop software Syncables combine data and multimedia files to mobile devices.
This notebook runs on AMD Athlon II Neo processors.It single and dual core will be able to decode and play high-definition video with Intel 4200 integrated graphics. Its characteristics are what is around 320 GB hard drive, 8 GB external memory storage, Ethernet port, a 1.3 megapixel webcam and a HDMI port. In addition to Bluetooth 3.0, includes optional wireless Wi-Fi Internet proveis also. It is also available on reasonalble prices from U.S. $ 449.This new Bluetooth 3.0 offers many advantages over others.
As we reported some weeks ago, the arrival NX high-end notebook is different this time, the Eee PC that we are talking with the arrival of aliens, ASUS Eee PC 1016P.
ASUS Eee PC 1016P is equipped DD3 memory， ASUS laptop battery and Bluetooth 3.0, the latest technology. In addition netbook has a 10.0-inch screen whose native resolution is 1024 * 600pixels. The Netbook is also equipped with an Intel Atom N455, which can count on bars DDR3 with a maximum capacity of 2GB. The user can also count on a 320 GB hard drive and three USB 2.0 ports and a card reader. Regarding connectivity, it can be done via Wi-Fi 802.11n backwards compatible with 802.11b / g Wi-Fi that will allow users to make video-conference with the integrated webcam 0.3Mpixel. And the operating system comes with Windows 7.
I have reviewed Bluetooth keyboards before, and this Adesso SlimTouch Bluetooth keyboard is designed for those who like the shorter and slimmer design of netbook keyboards. It is also good for those who don’t have a lot of room in their backpacks as it is not very thick. The WKB-4000BB will work with Windows XP, Vista, and the spanking-new Windows 7. I had a chance to try it out for myself, and I liked what I tried. The SlimTouch Mini keyboard comes with a Bluetooth USB dongle that is so small…how small is it? It is so small, the box had to have an arrow saying “USB dongle” or a new user would not have been able to find it. Yeah, that joke isn’t very funny, but usually those “how (insert adjective here) is it” jokes usually aren’t.
For those who want to be free of the mouse as well as a wired keyboard, the SlimTouch also includes a GlidePoint touchpad with a convenient scrolling feature.
Adesso boasts that the keys of the SlimTouch have low profile scissor switches for quiet typing, but these keys sounded about as “loud” as the ones on my laptop. Not that the typing of these keys would keep anyone awake, mind you.
The Adesso SlimTouch Bluetooth Keyboard can be purchased at the Adesso site for about $129.99. It requires two AAA batteries for power, and pairs quite easily with computer or even mobile phone.
A Great Way to Experience Great Audio Anywhere
I was surprised at a time when a friend asked me if I have a blue-tooth. I immediately took out my compact mirror from my handbag and verified to see if I have anything adhered between my teeth. Truly awkward! I pretty much grew up in an era where devices can only be linked physically with the use of wires and "Wireless" is still a thing of the future. I relentlessly reckoned that I had a blue tooth caused by either food specks or cavities. My notion then of the latter disappeared when I was familiarized to this exciting technology.
Technology with no wires is Bluetooth. In a much more technical standpoint, it is a technology which employs radio wave technology to connect with different electronic devices. The purpose of which is to install a universal adherence for gizmos and gadgets. Bluetooth is progressively improving in reputation, and the demand for devices that use such technology has increased in the last couple of years. Various inudstries are also harvesting the fruits of success from this new technology like logistics, telecommunications, entertainment and also electronics; the former and the latter may even have worked or have been combined together to provide to the growing needs of the industry such as mobile phones and its add-on.
A average necessity and trend, mobile phones in nowadays's criteria allow for a convergence of diverse routines into one device which makes it more likable to various kinds of users. Because of to the emergence and constant introduction of wireless carriers or operators of such music phones and wireless technology, portable Bluetooth speakers have now turned into a well known and sought accessory. With these bluetooth speakers, wireless music streaming from different devices has been made possible. Imagine the convenience of you no longer carrying the bulky and heavy boom boxes or stereos as you need to listen effortlessly to your top 10 billboard or MTV music hits while wallowing in the tranquility of sand and sea: with a click, pinch or press of a button from your mobile phone, you can certainly revel on a much more restful moment and bask in musical blissfulness.
Being a line of business standard in wireless connectivity, Bluetooth speakers functions well with a lots of portable devices like iPhones, iPods, etc. What almost all user's look for is the luxury of listening to music while working on their mobile device and that is what most mobile phone and accessory producers aim to render. Other user's have the impression that these wireless bluetooth speakers sacrifice sound quality for futuristic pattern and portability, but in truth is totally the opposite. In reality, this kind of device supplies high quality sound in a well-made sturdy design. As the expression goes, "Great things comes in small packages"! Having a way to connect wirelessly to several devices all together is also much better than to manually connect devices up via wires since there are tons of gaddgets out there the we usually use and its hard to keep track of it all at one time. Well, there is simply one seasonable answer that I can come up of and that is to buy Bluetooth Speakers.
Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece
Even though the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece has received some mixed reviews about its bulky design that resembles elderly models of bluetooth earpiece it is one of the most user friendly bluetooth earpiece available in the market with a lot more to boast of. Of all the bluetooth earpieces that I have tried (believe me I have tried many) the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece provides the best environmental noise cancellation I have come across. What the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece lacks in sleekness and style it makes up for more than once in audio quality rivaled by no other bluetooth earpiece.
After gaining a cult like following for its Plantronics voyager 510 Plantronics has released the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece which has a similar design and if possible even better sound quality. Even though I have not tried out this feature myself the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece claims to give clear sound even during heavy winds. Despite its bulky retro design the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece sits comfortably in your ear owing to its gel like rubber coating and the ear piece does not reach in to uncomfortable depths.
The power button and the call button is placed on the back which is fairly easy to access and the volume rocker on the top. The swiveling boom mic extends from the ear piece and can be swiveled back and forth between calls. The Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece has all the typical features you will find in most bluetooth earpieces and a sound quality that you would not find in the high end models. The Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth earpiece also supports multipoint which is becoming more and more common these days and a battery life of 6 hours talktime and 5days standby which is quite standard.
Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) is the world's leading designer and marketer of headset products for a wide variety of communications devices. In fact, the first words spoken from the moon were through a Plantronics headset in 1969. Besides space exploration, Plantronics headsets have been deployed in many Fortune 500 corporations. Plantronics offers mobile headsets, computer audio headset products and wired and wireless headsets and systems for office and contact center use.
Let's look at some of the popular Plantronics headsets and their features:
Plantronics Discovery 975: The Discovery 975 has a striking minimalist design and one-touch controls. The Dual-mic AudioIQ² technology cancels background noise and enhances audio clarity. WindSmart technology provides triple protection against wind noise. The headset fits comfortably and has up to five hours of talk time and one hour of standby. It uses a QuickPair technology for seamless pairing with any Bluetooth enabled phone.
Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset: The Voyafer PRO headset is equipped with two noise cancelling mikes, AudioIQ² technology, and a pivoting mike boom. Automatic prompting for alert battery and mute status and triple protection against wind noise.
Plantronics Explorer 390: The Explorer 390 has noise reduction features like wind and echo reduction. It pairs easily with other Bluetooth enabled phones and has a lightweight design.
All Plantronics headsets and audio devices are equipped with Sound GuardPlus technology to reduce interference and transient pops. Plantronics Call Clarity system uses noise reduction techniques to process electronic signals to produce clarity in sound and reduce background noise.
On Choosing Plantronics Headsets
A headset can be an investment in the long run. To choose the best headset for you and your workplace, consider these following factors:
Extent of background noise
Protection against sudden bursts of noise
Levels of the output and input signal
Quality of after sales service
For many applications, the lower cost of a direct connect headset is sometimes the right choice. Plantronics also offers cutting edge direct connect solutions for your needs. However, for call-intensive environments, where productivity and safety are top priorities, the benefits of an amplifier-based headset solution outweigh differential factors in cost. Whatever your needs are, you can count on Plantronics for superior audio quality, service and reliability.