I reviewed the Plantronics Voyager Legend back in September. It was a fantastic upgrade to the Plantronics Voyager (a longtime favorite of both Elana and me) in most every way. It features 7 hours of talk time, 11 days of standby time, Bluetooth 3.0, wideband audio; A2DP streaming and much more. The available battery case, which both protects and charges the headset was a welcome accessory. My conclusion at the time? “It is, by far, the best Bluetooth headset I have reviewed. And the fact that it is under $100 is rather amazing to me.” You can read the full review here.
A few months later I have a new favorite. Sort of. You see, as good as the Voyager Legend was the Voyager Legend UC, which adds some welcome accessories into the mix, is even better. I won’t repeat the initial review of the headset itself but did want to take a look at what the US package has to offer.
The Voyager Legend UC includes the charging case that both stores the headset safely AND offers up to 14 hours of additional talk time. That means that, when used together, the headset and case can get you through an entire day of talking- even if that day lasts 21 hours! The case also lets you see the battery status of the phone and the charging case.
The headset, USB adapter and charger case make for a nice combination. The Voyagers Legend UC package includes even more.
The desk stand is a good matchup with the headset’s Smart Sensor™ technology. The Smart Sensor™ technology senses you putting the headset on. When you do it automatically answers your smartphone call. Similarly, if you are running softphone software and a call comes in putting on the headset also answer that call.
The Plantronics Voyager Legend US is a great package that offers quite a bit. The headset itself is excellent and, with the addition of the accessory package you not only gain flexibility and talk time but you also gain the ability to use the headset with a computer. It is a great package and, for someone like me who, at times, uses Skype for calls it is a great piece of kit.
MSRP: $199.95 (Get it for under $150 here through our Amazon Affiliate Store)
What I Like: Great headset that is comfortable, gets terrific battery life and packs technology that makes it easier than ever to use; Headset and charging case give you almost a full day of talk time; Various charging solutions provide excellent flexibility;
What Needs Improvement: The Voyager Legend UC is just under $200. That may be a bit pricey for some. Then again, this is the professional version of the consumer-friendly Plantronics Voyager Legend; I wish the software integrated with FaceTime
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample