Messaging & Online Collaboration: Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset Speaks, Reads

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2010-10-19 Print this article Print
Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset Speaks, Reads

Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset Speaks, Reads

by Cameron Sturdevant
The Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth headset is a well-styled smartphone accessory that accepts voice commands and speaks to tell the user of headset status. The headset announces calls and provides hands-free call handling options. Combined with the Vocalyst voice and text service, the headset provides voice access to Twitter, contacts, news, sports and information services. The Savor M1100 weighs a slight 9 grams and works with both the Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones. When used with the iPhone, the Savor's battery life is also displayed as an icon next to the iPhone battery. This Bluetooth feature is expected in the Android OS in the near future. The Savor M1100, announced Sept. 27, is available now for $99. It uses three microphones that are governed by Plantronics' Audio IQ3 and DSP to overcome ambient noise. In my test calls using both an Apple iPhone and a Sanyo ZIO Android smartphone on the Sprint network, my callers' voices were clear in the headset, and the callers reported that I was easy to understand. Pairing the headset to the phones was straightforward and easy to do using Plantronics' Multipoint connection pairing procedure that let me connect to either phone handset.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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