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