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TalkingHeadz #10 Joe Burton CEO Plantronics (and Polycom)

In this TalkingHeadz, Evan (Twitter and LinkedIn) and I (Twitter and LinkedIn) discuss the human aspects of communications with Joe Burton,  CEO of Plantronics (and as of this month Polycom too). It was almost exactly 49 years ago that Plantronics landed on the moon inside Neil…

My Travel Headset

I have a lot of headsets that I use each week. I use a different headset device for telephony/PC work, dog walks, travel, and mowing. Each of these use cases have different enough requirements to warrant a different, optimized device….

The New, Glorious Earbuds from Plantronics and Jabra

I love a good headset, or is it that I love good headphones? It’s a tough question because the whole sector is converging into a single product: Telephone headset Stereo headphones Bluetooth, mobile headsets Consumer and prosumer headsets Headphones feel…

Recent Briefings 060815

Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Plantronics has an interesting new headset that appears to have it all: wireless, active noise cancelling, and dual-ear. In a previous post I talked about distinguishing music-first and voice-first headphones. With the Voyager Focus, Plantronics may have eliminated…

Gift Idea: Head PHONES

Remember when it was only DJs that wore headphones? (what’s a DJ?) Of course I totally get it – I wear headphones everyday myself. I wear a headset at my desk (Plantronics and Jabra – 2 phones), the BackBeat Go…

BackBeat GO2 Headsets

At the recent UCSummit conference I got a pair of BackBeat Go 2 Wireless Earbuds from Plantronics. I found them impressive – music first yet acceptable for telephony bluetooth headsets. They are stereo for music or spatial audio, or monaural with…

Connecting With the Plantronics MDA200

Guest Post: by Larry Riba Plantronics MDA200 Lets Enterprises Reduce Headset Costs And Increase User Convenience By Sharing A Single USB Headset Between PCs and Legacy Phones Headsets are a critical part of successful UC deployments, but since not all…

Plantronics Voyager Legend Headset Review

Plantronics started shipping its newest UC bluetooth headset known as the Voyager Legend. It is basically an updated version of its Voyager headset (which was my previous favorite). What’s new? Smaller (25%) and lighter, splash resistant, 3 mics and improved…

Video is OK, Audio is Where It’s At

Joe Burton has showed up now at Plantronics. For those of you not playing along, Joe defected from Cisco to Polycom last September. This was a fairly high profile move. Not only are Cisco and Polycom video/telepresence competitors, but Joe…

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