Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Plantronics'

Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds

Headphones are not just for music, and are adding mics and mini controllers to switch between listening and phone calls. Similarly, Bluetooth headsets are not just for phone calls, since you might as well enjoy all that music on your...

Plantronics Voyager Legend

The Plantronics Voyager Legend is the latest iteration of the venerable Bluetooth headset (see earlier post) with an iconic over-ear design that's bigger then tiny in-ear headsets. Since the headset rests gently over your ear, you can wear it...

Plantronics Voyager PRO HD Bluetooth Headset

It's inexorable -- computing power is cramming into smaller and smaller devices, as our tools become more and more intelligent and connected. We now expect smartphones to deliver serious computing power and capacity for running rather interesting apps. And now...

Altec Lansing inMotion Compact Speakers

iPod owners have lots of choices for accessories, especially to share their music with portable speakers. You can plug in to the headphone jack to connect an external speaker like the Altec Lansing Orbit-MP3 Portable Speakers (see earlier post). Even...

Plantronics Explorer 395 Simple Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics has a strong line of Bluetooth headsets, each designed with a clear focus on a particular the type of user. For example, the Plantronics Voyager PRO is an over-ear design designed for comfortable long-term wear, for on the road...

Plantronics .Audio 476 DSP - Foldable USB Stereo Headset

Audio headphones used to mean fat padded ear muffs and thick coiled cables. Today's styles can be much more minimalist, complimented by impressive audio processing. Case in point: the Plantronics .Audio 476 DSP foldable USB stereo headset. This is an...

Noise-Reduction Bluetooth Headsets: Wrap-up

The bottom line from our mini-series on Bluetooth headsets is that noise-reduction technology is the real deal, pulling your outgoing voice from the surrounding ambient noise without significant distortion. The technology has improved, typically with dual microphones, dampening of wind...

Noise-Reduction Bluetooth Headsets 3: Plantronics Discovery 975

The Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth headset is another interesting design approach from Plantronics, albeit not quite as different as the Voyager PRO (see previous post). The idea is to pack the electronics in a square-ish base unit, with the...

Noise-Reduction Bluetooth Headsets 2: Plantronics Voyager PRO

Compared to the Aliph Jawbone (see previous post) and other in-ear Bluetooth headsets, the Plantronics Voyager PRO is a very different beast. It's an over-ear design, with the electronics in a pod that rests behind the ear, and a...

Altec Lansing Orbit USB-Powered Portable Speaker

Are you a laptop person, or a smartphone kind of person? Can you keep connected well enough on the small screen, or do you tend to lug a laptop around with you for the full experience? The laptop gives you...

Altec Lansing BackBeat Pro Reference Earphones

(with Brian Dixon) Altec Lansing has a long history in advanced audio and, as a division of Plantronics, has expanded its consumer electronics line to include home audio and home theatre, computer speakers, docking audio for portable devices, and a...

Altec Lansing Orbit-MP3 Portable Speakers - Share Your Music -

You can carry your entire music collection on your iPod, or even on your mobile phone, and that's great when you want to put on earphones and enjoy by yourself. But what about letting other listen so you can share...

Bluetooth Accessories for Hands-Free and Sharing

Cell phones have become our ever-present comfort, not only carrying our contact list to stay in touch, but also storing our favorite music to soothe the journey. And with Bluetooth wireless communications, it's really easy to connect to useful accessories...

Plantronics Discovery 925 - Designer Bluetooth Headset

Plantronics may not have a particularly sexy company name, but it has been producing innovative headsets for mobile phones, cordless phones, and computer audio. And its acquisition of Altec Lansing in 2005 added strength in portable and powered audio systems....

Altec Lansing SoundBlade Bluetooth Speakers

Wired speakers like the Altec Lansing Orbit-MP3 (see previous post) work great for plugging in to MP3 players and music phones to share the fun. But these devices are going wireless with Bluetooth, so why bother with plugging in? I've...

Altec Lansing Orbit-MP3 Portable Speakers

With today's portable media players, you can store and organize all your favorite music and videos in a handheld device. And while headphones and earphones are great for enjoying your music collection on the go, sometimes also you want to...

Stereo Headsets -- Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset

Wireless headsets for mobile phones are so mono -- designed for only voice calls. But mobile phones are becoming music players -- to sync, download, and stream music in full-up stereo -- which demands that your second ear come into...

Plantronics .Audio 480 Virtual Phone Booth Headset

With its acquisition of Altec Lansing, Plantronics has developed some interesting new devices combining its expertise in lightweight communications headset products with enhanced sound and music capabilities. The Plantronics .Audio digital computer headset line ranges from lightweight stereo voice headsets...

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