By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:39 pm
The more phones you have in your life, the more you might be interested in Plantronics’ Savi 700 series of wireless headsets, which the company announced today. Unlike most headsets, the new Savis are designed to be used with mobile phones (via Bluetooth), work landlines, and PC-based VoIP services–and to let you roam between them, with a range of up to 350 feet.
Like Plantronics’ Voyager Pro, the Savi 700 series has a long boom microphone–a bit geeky looking by modern standards, but Plantronics says it’s still the best approach for high-quality audio. Unlike most headsets, it also has a removable battery allowing you to hot-swap in a spare on the fly. And it comes with a cradle called an Intellistand, which lets you answer a call by picking up the headset. All those features help to explain the price: $379 to $399.
The Savi 700 series is scheduled to ship next month.
(Full disclosure: My wife is an advisor to Plantronics.)