My new Plantronics 855 headset

Blackberry Curve 8320So I have had my Blackberry Curve a few months now. My very first smart phone. I didn’t jump on the iPhone bandwagon for a couple reasons.. I just felt the Curve had a feminine look to it and although the iPhone is great (from what I hear) it just doesn’t get me as excited as my Curve did…

I’m a bit behind the times (or so my kids keep reminding me.. have you ever watched a 13 yo text!) My 13 yo walks around saying LOL and IRL and OMG .. in real life.. and it makes me chuckle because I remember the CompuServ/AOL days where we’d log on to a chat room and would find it hilarious when we accidentally said LOL while talking to a real live person.

Ah, let them think they invented it.. it’s ok.

Anyway, back to my new Plantronics 855.

Plantronics Voyager 855

When I went shopping for a bluetooth headset I knew I wanted something I could use for listening to music on my Blackberry.. I had decided rather than purchasing a separate “mp3” player (I don’t listen to music on the go as much) I’d purchase a micro-sd card and put some songs on there..but that required some way to listen to my music and answer calls seamlessly.

I fell in love with the look of the Plantronics headset.. so I bought it at Fry’s and took it home. Unfortunately the first one I brought home was a “dud”. It didn’t charge.. (no matter how much I begged). I’m used to having to return at least one item to Fry’s electronics.. so it wasn’t a big shock as we’d spent nearly 2k in computer equipment that the fact that the only thing we had to return was my little $100 headset wasn’t too bad.. We got a replacement and brought it home.

Now keep in mind.. I am NOT a techno-geek.. in fact my first experience with trying to get my Blackberry to recognize the Plantronics was pointing them at each other and waiting.. come on little Plantronic.. can’t you see the Blackberry? My geeky type boyfriend (after picking himself up off the floor from laughing so hard) had to explain the fine art of Bluetooth pairing and actually got them conversing.

So my impression? I’m still trying to master answering the phone with my Bluetooth.. I often hit the “button” on the headset twice and inadvertently hang up on my caller.. (not good when clients are trying to get through). I am getting better..

I like how small the actual earpiece is. I have a small ear and most earpieces just fall right out..even the ones with the “hooks” on them (and the Plantronics headset comes with a few different sized “hooks”)..the only thing I’d really like is if the hook that has the audio connection (so you can listen to music in stereo) had a slightly smaller choice in “hooks”..

The sound quality is great…

Overall I’m really pleased with the Plantronics Voyager’s non-descript (not big and bulky).. has decent sound quality.. and pairs nicely with my Blackberry.