The wireless option delivers enterprise-grade audio to unified communications and PC-based soft phones.
By Rachel Cericola
August 13, 2013
Sometimes you really can’t be tethered. A wireless headset allows you to multitask at work, without having to leave your phone unattended. However, some of those wireless headsets make it sound like you’re talking through a tin can. Logitech is going to free you up with its new H820e Wireless Headset.
Designed for unified communications and PC-based soft phones, the H820e promises enterprise-grade audio in an affordable package. At 3.1 ounces, it’s also a pretty lightweight package.
The H820e boasts true-to-life sound, even for those super-noisy work environments. That’s because it’s got a noise-cancelling microphone, acoustic echo cancellation, and digital signal processing (DSP).
Also important to note is that the H820e is built on the DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) standard, so it should deliver a range of 300 feet. Other features include 10 hours of wideband talk time, an in-call LED indicator light, on-ear volume control buttons, and an auto-pair by docking feature.
Even though it’s optomized for Microsoft Lync, Logitech says that the H820e can work with all major unified communication and soft phone applications, including Cisco platforms.
“We’re looking to change the attitude that wireless headsets in the enterprise are an afterthought or a perk,” says Eric Kintz, senior vice president and general manager for Logitech for Business. “Premium audio quality is essential in today’s anywhere workplace, where employees are connecting with each other in open spaces, from the road and from home, and people can do more when they aren’t tethered to their desks. Wireless headsets are rapidly becoming the ‘new normal’ for maximizing audio and video collaboration.”
Logitech has also built the H820e to be affordable, meaning every workspace can have one—even if that space is at home. It’s selling now with an MSRP of $179.99 for the mono (one ear) version and $199.99 for the dual (both ears) set.