Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset [Retail Packaging]

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Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset [Retail Packaging]

  • Windsmart Technology allows you to seamlessly switch between two Bluetooth┬« devices
  • Noise-canceling microphone for superior sound quality
  • Up to 6 hours talk time and up to 100 hours standby time
  • One-touch call answer/end, last number redial and voice activated dialing
  • Compatible with Bluetooth devices supporting the headset or hands-free profile

Benefits

Taking notes while listening to a conversation.

Questions to Consider

  • Does the cell phone ear piece stay on your head?
  • Can the receiver of the call hear your voice without static?

Simplify your communications! The lightweight and versatile Plantronics┬« Voyager 510 Bluetooth┬« Headset delivers all-day wearing comfort, clearer voice transmission and superior sound quality. With exclusive Multipoint Technology, your headset seamlessly transforms into a powerful communication solution for up to two Bluetooth devices. It’s right here- Wherever, Whenever, Wireless.For the ultimate in wireless freedom, look no further than the Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth headset.

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Rating: (stars out of 3295 reviews)


Price: $ 39.99

5 Responses to “Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset [Retail Packaging]

  • Review by D Critique

    D Critique
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    What a sigh of relief. After purchasing the Motorola HS850 and having a horrible experience (see my review), I thought Bluetooth technology was a lost cause. However, based on many reviews I saw right here about the Voyager 510, I decided to try it one more time and bingo, just what I was looking for. So first the negatives for the skeptics like myself:

    1. The 510 is bulkier than the Motorola HS850 and does not fold up to easily fit in your pocket. I am afraid that I will brake it at times, but it has held up to mild abuse in my pocket.

    2. It is difficult at times to get on your ear. It is very flexible, which makes for added comfort, but makes it difficult to position on your ear initially.

    3. The power button is very difficult to use when the headset is on your ear. This is a huge drawback, especially since it is difficult to get on your ear. This is such a pain that I dropped my rating from a 5 star to 4 star. There has been a few times that I forgot to turn the device on before placing it on my ear and I have to take it off to turn it on because the power button is difficult to find and push.

    4. The device is not too sexy, but I could care less because I was looking for utility not a piece of jewelry. For those of you who do care, it doesn’t look as good as the HS850. However, a piece of advice, you don’t need to put the sponge over the mic. It looks much better if you just install the ear piece but keep the mic bare.

    As you can tell by my 4 stars, the positives far outweigh the negatives:

    1. It works! I can hear everyone clearly and they can hear me, even if I am driving. I haven’t tried it in the airport yet, but it has worked superbly in all the other environments in which I daily encounter noise including walking around in the city. This is totally opposite my experience with the HS850.

    2. It was relatively easy to program to my phone.

    3. Although heavier and bulkier than the HS850, it is much more comfortable on my ear and stays in place as I walk. The HS850 tended to dangle and not stay in place.

    4. It is easy to answer and hang-up a call with just a press of the button on the side of the headset.

    5. Great battery life that last longer than the talk time on my phone.

    6. 3 different ear pieces that are each shaped differently are included, so you can get the right fit for you. I found one that fit my ear great and I can hear crystal clear with it.

    7. And let me stress again that I have not had anyone complain that they could not hear me and I can hear others as if I have a wired headset. This headset is truly great if you are looking for a device that works with a Blackberry.

    And that is the word of D Critique!

  • Review by W. Wu

    W. Wu
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    Use Update:

    I had the mic on the Voyager 510 crap out on me in November. I used Plantronic’s website to e-mail the problem and the service tech gave some ideas for fixes. After none of the fixes worked, I returned the product and they replaced it with a brand new one for free. I beat this thing up for several hours a day, so while I wasn’t pleased about the mic dying, I was very pleased with the Plantronics service. After sending my old headset in, I had a new one within a week.

    Original Review

    This is a review of the Plantronics Voyager 510 based on my comparative experience with this headset against a Motorola H500 – possibly the most popular headset out there. It was/is being used with a Motorola E815 cell phone on the Verizon Wireless network. I am on the cell phone for business over 1000 minutes per month.

    Comfort:

    I’ve seen a few reviews where this headset is less comfortable. Compared to the Motorola H500, I think it’s much more comfortable as it’s more flexible (doesn’t look like it in the pictures though). The grasp of the ear clip is not as strong, and that means it might feel a bit less secure on your ear, but it’s also wearable for long periods of time. The Motorola H500 was tight enough on my ear that after 30 minutes, the pressure on the back of my ear was painful – not good when conference calls are usually over 30 minutes long. Additionally, with 3 sizes for the ear-piece, once I got the correct size attached to the Voyager 510, it helped make the whole set fit more snugly and securely.

    Listening Quality:

    With the Motorola H500, major static was present even with the phone held right next to the headset. None of that is present with the Plantronics Voyager 510. I should note that in terms of volume, the Voyager was significantly less loud until I got the right ear piece in. Not that the ear piece is snug (and not a few millimeters away from my ear) I can hear just fine. As the Motorola comes with a single ear piece, I never got it quite so dialed in.

    Transmission Quality:

    Often people who I called complained about the incredibly bad quality of my signal with the Motorola H500. When I was in a perfectly silent room, the H500 was ok. When in the car, it was almost totally unsuable if I had to speak. I’m not sure if the Plantronics noise reduction really works, but people don’t complain about my voice quality, and I certainly don’t have to yell to be heard.

    People noted that they received me louder with the Motorola, but were happier with the Plantronics as I didn’t cut in and out.

    Range:

    Range was poor on the Motorola. If I had the phone clipped to the belt and the H500 on the opposite ear (so my body was between the phone and headset), the reception would cut in and out. If I walked more than 10 feet away from the phone, the H500 would cut in and out. With the Plantronics, I can walk up to 20 feet away without problems. The only issue is if there is a wall between the phone and the Plantronics. Otherwise reception and range are much better than the H500.

    Controls:

    Yes – everyone is right about the on/off button being poorly placed and not user friendly on the Plantronics Voyager 510. That said, I don’t use it anyway in favor of just controlling functions from the phone. The only headset functions I use on the headset are increasing the volume control which works well and easily. One nice feature of the Plantronics is the ability to switch a call back to the phone. This was not available on the Motorola. User friendly controls go to the Motorola in this case, but just barely because of the way I personally use the headset.

    Overall I obviously am keeping the Plantronics. It’s larger than the Motorola by far and less stable on the ear. However, it’s more comfortable, has much better reception and transmission quality. 2 thumbs up!!

  • Review by Torben K. Jensen

    Torben K. Jensen
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    I bought this exact model of Bluetooth headset a couple of years ago, and it was excellent. When it died on me, I ordered another one, but to my great disappointment, Plantronics changed the design of the microphone. The result is that your voice is muffled to the point where people have trouble understanding what you’re saying, especially if you’re driving a car, since the noise reduction has suffered as well. Plantronics effectively broke this device when they changed the design.

    I can no longer recommend this headset.

    UPDATE:

    Since writing the above, I have come into possession of another, identical headset, which actually works well. After examining other reviews, it seems that the problem is rather a number of ‘lemons’ floating around in the supply chain, which are not extracted from the batch offered to consumers in a timely manner. Be aware of this, and be prepared to return your purchase as defective if you are not satisfied with its performance.

  • Review by Jonathan Appleseed

    Jonathan Appleseed
    Rating:
    This is my second Bluetooth device. The first was also a Plantronics, from Verizon, and while I was happy with the volume, with increased volume did not come increased clarity. I’m hearing impaired, so clarity is something that I’m very concerned about with any hearing device, be it phone, hearing aid, stereo headphones, and especially TV EARS!

    Anyway, turning up the volume means I’ll hear the sounds, but it doesn’t always mean that I’ll be able to discern them. “Hi, this is J.K. Rowling calling, and I’d like to invite you to tea,” could turn into, “Your bowling league called, and said they want some bees.” If I’m lucky. I returned the unit I received with my phone (as a matter of fact, I returned all of the accessories Verizon packaged with my Motorola Q – they were all junk) and bought this headset based on the strength of all the positive reviews. After testing it out, I couldn’t be happier, and have to add my voice to the chorus of approval. Not only is this headset capable of great volume, it also is extremely clear.

    To put this in perspective, I have less than 50% hearing in my left ear, and none in my right. I *need* these devices to work, and work well. Using the headset in my left ear (of course), I called my roommate, who is very soft spoken. He came in loud and clear. I not only heard what he said, I understood what he said.

    I tested this again when I had to call Dell for technical support. The person had a very heavy accent, and while talking to him on my Motorola Q, I had a very, very difficult time understanding him. When I switched from the phone to the headset, I was able to (mostly) understand him. To me, that was the real litmus test, because for people like me with nerve damage, clarity is key, and accents are h – e – double toothpicks.

    Buy this with confidence.

  • Review by Wayne Schulz

    Wayne Schulz
    Rating:
    I’ve been using this headset for about two weeks with a Blackberry 8700C. The headset has a very comfortable fit and the volume is nice and loud. The downside is that the battery life seems a bit sub-standard. I have been caught several times using it and running out of batteries. I also have some random disconnects with my Blackberry. Tough to say whether these disconnects are phone or headset related. I think this is a great value for the money though and prefer it over the Motorola’s and Jabra’s (better fit, louder sound). There is some difficulty pressing the buttons on this headset too – nothing that I could not work around though.

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