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Plantronics Voyager Pro v2, New UC Bluetooth Headset

Yesterday Plantronics unveiled three new unified communications products, one of these products is the new Voyager PRO UC v2 Bluetooth headset, shipping of this headset started yesterday, therefore it should become available from retailers soon.

If you are looking for a cheap and cheerful Bluetooth headset the Voyager Pro is not for you, you can see a full spec sheet here, one of its best features is its two capacitive-touch sensors which detect when the headset is being worn, recently MobileBurn got some hands-on time with the Voyager Pro headset, you can see their six minute hands-on video here (we have embedded the video at the end of this post).

The capacitive-touch sensors allow you to automatically answer calls by placing the headset on your ear, also thanks to its auto-sensing capabilities you cannot accidentally make a call when the headset is in your pocket.

Specs and features worth mentioning include Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, up to 6 hours of talktime, integrated A2DP, a mini USB Bluetooth adapter, advanced wind protection thanks to Advanced WindSmart technology and dual-mic AudioIQ2 DSP noise cancellation.

This headset features great Skype integration and automatically updates your Skype status when you are making a phone call using the headset (providing that the Bluetooth adapter is plugged into your PC), there are also voice alerts which can tell you a wide-range of things, one feature allows it to whisper a person’s name when you receive an email from them (requires Microsoft Outlook and a plugin), also it can be used for enterprise VoIP systems.

It is not the cheapest Bluetooth headset out there and has a MSRP of $199.99, you can see InformationWeek’s hands-on review here.

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