Plantronics New Wireless Headset Is a Good Call

 
 
By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2003-12-01 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Plantronics CS50 Wireless Office headset system dials up relief for workers tired of missing important phone calls.

The Plantronics CS50 Wireless Office headset system dials up relief for workers tired of missing important phone calls. Released by Plantronics last month, the wireless digital headset uses 900MHz transmission to untether users from desk phones. The frequency ensures encryption of calls.

I tested the $299 CS50 with the optional $79 HL10 handset lifter. The lifter enabled me to answer and disconnect phone calls remotely using the headset.

Plantronics officials said the headset can be used as far as 300 feet away from the base phone: I got clear reception up to about 200 feet in a busy office environment. Callers reported reception was clean and crisp, but I noticed a slight echo as I walked farther from my desk.

The Plantronics unit, which works with most office and PBX phone systems, enables 8 hours of continuous use.

More information is available at www.plantronics.com.

 
 
 
 
As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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