Excerpt: Journalists, stockbrokers, and phone sex workers have one thing in common: We all spend a lot of time on the phone, making cauliflower ear and a permanently cocked shoulder real job hazards. Plantronics’ new wireless headset is the most elegant solution to the problem we’ve seen yet.
Pros: Weighs less than an ounce. Simple on-off button engages headset (and answers the phone, with optional handset lifter). Works with standard office and IP phones. Estimated 6 hours of battery life is long enough for all but your most agonizing heart-to-heart conversations.
Cons: Volume buttons difficult to locate and press without mashing your tender ear cartilage. Secondary volume and microphone sensitivity controls are located, inexplicably, on the back of the base unit where they’re equally hard to find.
Excerpt: The Plantronics CS70N is a professional level, 1.9GHz, wireless headset that features a noise cancelling microphone, enabling the headset to be operated in even the noisiest, most distracting environments.