Do more with your headsets, thanks to Amazon Alexa Built-in technology.
Specific headsets now offer Amazon Alexa Built-in, a voice-forward experience that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read news, and much, much more. With cloud-based Alexa, the offerings continually expand. Two of our brands are part of the Amazon Alexa Built-in program: Plantronics, now Poly, and Jabra.
Alexa Built-in is a category of devices created with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) that have a microphone and speaker. You can talk to these products direclty by saying "Alexa," and receive voice responses and content instantly. Alexa Built-in products work with Alexa Skills (which are like apps) and Alexa-compatible smart home devices, bringing familiar capabilities from the Amazon Echo family of devices to a range of new form factors — in this case headsets — developed by leading brands.
Headsets with Alexa:
With Alexa built-in to your Voyager headsets, you can link your work email with your personal Alexa account, so now you can tap and ask, "Read priority email." Yep, it's that easy.
Plantronics Voyager 5200 has a comfort-tested ergonomic design that feels as good at the end of the day as it does at the start. The ergonomic earpiece is designed to feel like it’s barely there. It’s a comfortable, powerful tool for all-day productivity. The included portable charging case features an integrated docking stand. Completely charge your headset up to two full times, so you’re always ready to talk. An included BT600 Bluetooth USB adapter connects this headset to your PC.
Voyager 4200 UC headsets are available in single and dual ear versions, with USB-A or USB-C adapters. In open office environments, you may want a stereo headset to listen to media — or you may prefer a mono headset to hear your surroundings. Count on vibrant and crystal-clear audio, whether you’re listening to multimedia or collaborating with colleagues, within the headset’s 98 ft/30 m range. Plantronics Voyager 4200 headsets make it easy to switch between PC/Mac and mobile devices, so you're always connected. A dedicated button gives you quick access to mute, while voice prompts alert you if you’re on mute when you start talking. Enhanced voice alerts tell you connection status, remaining talk time, mute status and more. Your colleagues will know when you’re talking to someone because of the red call indicator light.
To use Alexa with these headsets, you must have both Plantronics Hub and Amazon Alexa apps downloaded to your mobile phone. The Voyager 4200 headsets must have firmware version >271. Use the Plantronics Hub app to update your device if required.
Jabra headsets with Alexa Built-in are part of the Elite series: Elite 65t, Elite Active 65t, Elite 45e and Elite 75t. Contact us to learn more about these ear bud headsets.
Count on our brands to bring user-friendly technology and features to headsets that make your life easier, and more productive. Call us at 1-866-998-9991, and our dedicated team of headset professionals can provide recommendations for your headset requirements.
Workplaces and work styles are continually evolving: it's estimated that 36% of workers rely on their mobile devices for day-to-day communication. The convenience of working anywhere is a key benefit of mobile phones; yet, when you're in the office, a single place to charge the phone, charge and store a headset, or even use a speakerphone, can be a real productivity boost.
For the mobile professional, Poly (Plantronics + Polycom together) has designed the Elara 60 mobile phone station.
The Elara 60 series will offer a variety of configurations. The first two are the Elara 60 WS for Voyager Focus headsets. Available both with the Focus, and without the Focus (if you already own the headset), the dedicated headset hook provides a place to store and charge the headset. The Elara 60 WS offers wireless charging and a speakerphone. Other Elara 60 variants will even have a traditional phone handset.
Experience the convenience of a desk phone, along with some extra features of a headset charger, mobile phone charger, and a speakerphone.
It's easy to set-up: Plug in the included power supply, and pair your mobile phone. If you have your own headset, you will need to pair it with the Elara 60, following the easy directions on the Elara screen. It is not a touch screen, so the buttons directly below the screen will help you to navigate through the menu.
It's easy to use: Seamlessly transition between mobile and desk phone setups to ensure important conversations are never disrupted. There are large buttons on the dial pad and a nice-sized screen that's easy to read.
It's built for Microsoft Teams: Press the Teams button to launch Teams on mobile, and manage video, chat, and audio conferences. The button flashes if you’ve missed a call or have a voicemail. For video calls, the adjustable platform lets you change your camera angle, for the best possible angle in your video meetings.
It has its own app: With the Poly Elara app, it's possible to customize settings, update Elara 60 firmware, and a handy User Guide for reference.
Watch our overview of the Poly Elara 60 WS below, and learn how its desktop-like convenience make it the ideal collaboration tool for your mobile workers.
Our team delights in finding the best communication tools for your unique environment and needs. Contact them today at 1-866-998-9991, on Chat, or email.
These promotions are offered by several of our manufacturers, and include trade-in offers, cash back, and free product. Details and deadlines for each promotion vary, so scroll through this post for all of the current promotions, or go directly to the brand: BlueParrott, Jabra, Plantronics, Sennheiser and VXi.
When you purchase 10 BlueParrott eligible products on the same invoice, receive either a FREE BlueParrott headset or Jabra Speak 710 with this BlueParrott Promo. Eligible headsets include the B550-XT, B450-XT, C400-XT, C300-XT, B350-XT, B250-XTS and B250-XT.
These are the same headsets that can be requested for the free product; or, choose a Jabra Speak 710 UC or Speak 710 MS speakerphone as the free product. Offer is valid until December 31, 2019.
The generous Trade Up to Jabra Program is back in 2019! Is it time for a Technology Refresh? For each Jabra or non-Jabra headset or speaker phone traded in, earn from $20-$40 per unit. Purchase Jabra Evolve or Engage wireless headsets, and get $20/unit for existing Jabra Pro 900/9400 or Motion Office headsets or $40/unit for any non-Jabra wireless headset.
When you purchase Jabra Engage 50, Biz 2300 or 2400 II, get $10/unit for your existing Jabra corded headsets; or $20/unit for any non-Jabra corded headset. With the purchase of Jabra Speak 710s, get $20/unit for existing Jabra Speak 410 or 510s, or get $40/unit for any non-Jabra personal or huddle room speakerphones. To learn more about the Technology Refresh/Trade-In program and how to save, visit the Jabra Technology Refresh Program site. Deadline for purchases is December 31, 2019.
Earn a FREE Jabra Evolve 65t! The newest offering from Jabra, the Evolve 65t are true wireless ear buds for professionals who work both inside and outside of the office. Customers who qualify as Small and Medium Businesses must purchase eight Jabra Evolve 65 or Evolve 75 headsets; for Enterprise organizations, purchases of 25 and more meet the requirements for the free Evolve 65t ear buds. This offer ends December 31, 2019.
Plantronics is continuing its Public Sector discount for organizations in the government, education and health care fields. If you qualify, we will adjust your pricing to reflect this incredible discount on most Plantronics products.
The Public Sector promotion continues, offering big discounts to Education (K-12 and Higher Education); State, City, County and Local Governments; Prime Contractors for Government; Not-for-Profits; and Healthcare Caregivers. This promotion ends September 30, 2020.
The GovEd Discount from Sennheiser lets you save big! Federal Government agencies, Educational organizations, Energy producers, Healthcare providers, State & Local Government agencies, and Not-for-Profit agencies including credit unions that are 501(c), are all eligible for this discount. Most of the Sennheiser product line is eligible for this discount! There are a few products that do not qualify; contact us for details. The GovEd Discount ends Dec. 31, 2019.
The Sennheiser D 10 wireless headsets now have special pricing until December 31, 2019. Each D 10 headset comes with 2 wearing styles: headband and ear hook, with the option to purchase an additional neckband, if desired. The D 10 Phone model connects to desk phones; the D 10 USB ML connects to PCs and is Skype for Business certified. Sennheiser offers 2 year warranties for wireless headsets, double the industry standard. The D 10 is a single connection headset for simple set-up and use.
Purchase a new V200 office wireless system and take advantage of the VXi Office Wireless Trade-In Program. For each headset purchased, and old VXi or competitive office wireless headset system sent in to VXi, you receive a $10 check. Download the claim form that's available on the VXi Trade-In web site once purchase is made. Claims must be made within 30 days of purchase, and an invoice must be included with the Trade-In request.
For corded headset purchases, there is a $5 Trade-In Allowance with purchase of new corded headsets or amplifiers. Trade in old VXi or competitor products, and receive $5 for each headset sent in. Download the Trade-In Claim form found on the VXi Trade-In web site, complete the information, and include the form, along with proof of purchase, when submitting the old headsets. Claims must be made within 30 days of purchase.
Are you ready to talk about new headsets? Give us a call at 1-866-998-9991 or send us an email!
The latest update to the firmware for the Plantronics Savi 8200 wireless DECT headsets adds a new feature, and fixes various issues that customers have reported. Poly suggests that this firmware update should be run immediately.
A new feature:
•Mute On/Off alert tones can now be enabled/disabled via Plantronics Hub
•Intermittent dropped calls when using mobile via Bluetooth
•Multi call handling across different interfaces fails when Plantronics Hub is running
•When conferencing an additional headset to the base the headset volume control button may not work
•Intermittent audio loss during a Cisco WebEx call
•Mute On reminder alert now matches setting applied in Plantronics Hub
In the U.S. alone, about 1.3 million business trips happen each day*. If you are one of these business travelers, then you know that dependable communications devices are a must for meetings, client calls, and entertainment, too. These devices go on the road with you, so that you can work anywhere.
Here are our top picks for travel gadgets with high quality, professional sound: the Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC, Jabra Speak 710, and Sennheiser MB 360 UC headset with Active Noise Canceling.
by Poly is a traditional Bluetooth style headset. Its sleek size, smart design, and comfortable fit start to tell the story. What you don't see is the technology powering it: the unique WindSmart technology detects wind direction and responds accordingly, so that your voice comes through.
Four adaptive microphones offer dynamic noise reduction. Whether you're taking a call outdoors, or running through Chicago O'Hare airport, your voice sounds clear and professional as you seamlessly transition between environments, inside or out.
Connect to mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth; or, plug the included USB dongle into your PC, and your webinars and videoconferences are handled. (Be sure to change your Sound settings on the PC to recognize the headset!)
The included charging case stores both the headset and USB dongle, giving you up to 7 hours of talk time, and an additional 14 hours with the charging case. MSRP is $219.95.
is a Bluetooth speakerphone with a USB dongle. The omni-directional mic has 360-degree pick-up and crystal-clear audio for echo-free calls. And, it's easy to use: plug-and-play either Bluetooth or USB (using the dongle or the cable that's integrated around the middle of the Speak unit). When you're not using it for meetings, listen to music and multimedia. The rich bass hits all the right notes.
An added bonus: Connect 2 Speak 710s together when you're back in the office, and you have double the coverage.
Jabra recommends the Speak 710 for up to 6 people, so it's great for individual use and also small teams. The portable device comes in a neoprene zippered carry case so that you can toss it in your briefcase and go. We especially like that the USB dongle is stored in the bottom of the speakerphone; one less thing to think about when packing it up and taking it on the road with you. MSRP is $299.
has a unique ear cup design: its over-the-ear design completely surrounds the ear, and deep, ergonomic ear pads add noise dampening and long-lasting comfort for hours of wear. Testers report that the sound quality of this headset is excellent; whether listening to music and audio books, or during phone calls. There is no boom mic, yet the two digital noise-cancelling microphones pick up your voice for clear conversations.
Innovative NoiseGard hybrid adaptive ANC constantly monitors your background environment for noise, thus adjusting the level of noise reduction in the headset seamlessly.
The MB 360 UC ear cushions fold to fit inside the included storage bag, which also comes with a USB dongle, USB to micro-USB charging cable, and an audio cable with 2. 5mm twist lock, 3.5 mm jack plugs and answer/end button.
Battery life is 25 hours and with Sennheiser's 2-year warranty, you've got peace of mind. MSRP is $249.00.
The best part of these devices? You can use them once you return to the office. If you're not sure which travel headset or speakerphone would best suit your needs, our team is ready to work with you! Call us at 1-866-998-9991, send an email, or Chat with us now!