Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 earbuds hands and ears-on

    By 5 September 2013

    Totally wireless in-ear buds. We've wanted to see these, working well, for years and finally they're here. Ok there's a wire to stop you losing them, but this is as close as it's going to get. The first thing we thought when looking at these tiny in-ears...

  • Gaming

    Hands-on: Plantronics RIG gaming and mobile headset review

    By 30 August 2013

    Gaming headsets aren't famous for their ability to help you be sociable. Plantronics aims to change that with the RIG. Using a hub system you can game and, at the same time, be alerted to anything incoming on your mobile - and respond with the flip of...

  • Phones

    Plantronics Voyager Legend pictures and hands-on

    By 19 September 2012

    Plantronics has announced a successor to its flagship Voyager Pro hands-free kit, the Voyager Legend. The headset has three specially tuned microphones which optimise your voice and lead to the best possible call quality even when in noisy environments....

  • Audio

    Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst pictures and hands-on

    By 7 November 2011

    Plantronics' latest Bluetooth headset is one that takes the simple take-and-make call function one step further - by integrating all of your communication channels at the touch of a button. And that's because the Plantronics M1100 comes with its new cloud-based...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Plantronics BackBeat 903+ review

    By 23 November 2010

    The idea of wireless headphones is a dream come true for those of us that face a tangle of wires during our daily hour or 2 of commuter-based music listening, or those that require an unfettered connection in the gym. And the concept is even more compelling...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Plantronics Explorer 395 Bluetooth headset review

    By 25 June 2010

    Plantronics has released its latest entry-level Bluetooth headset, the Plantronics Explorer 395, which offers a simplified user experience aimed specifically at people that haven't used a Bluetooth headset in the past. And we have to say it was really...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset review

    By 8 December 2009

    The Plantronics Voyager PRO pitches itself to the top of the Bluetooth headset spectrum, offering up advanced technologies to make sure that voice communication remains strong, cutting out background noise. The Voyager PRO takes the less conventional...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Explorer 390 Bluetooth headset review

    By 14 September 2009

    The Plantronics Explorer 390 is advertised as "quality sound for in-car use" and there's absolutely no denying that that's what this Bluetooth headset delivers, but take it out of the auto-environment and you'll begin to see what separates this type of...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Audio 655 headset review

    By 22 April 2009

    There are a many headsets you might want to consider using with your PC. If you regularly listen to music or play games, then a standard headset will do. But if you want to use VoIP as part of those games, or regularly use a VoIP application such as Skype...

  • Audio 3 out of 5

    Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 Bluetooth headphones review

    By 16 April 2009

    We all want to rid ourselves of the wires when it comes to listening to music on the go, but are the Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 Bluetooth headphones the way to do it? We get listening, and talking, to find out. While these wireless headphones are pitched...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset review

    By 4 March 2009

    How do you differentiate your Bluetooth headset from all the others out there? By making the design a bit more "fashion" focused. But has the idea worked for Plantronics and its Discovery 925 model? We made some calls to find out. Unlike Jawbone, which...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Plantronics Explorer 370 Bluetooth headset review

    By 19 January 2009

    If you want to be permanently connected to the outside world, without having to dive into your pocket for your phone – either because it is impractical or illegal – then a headset is the way to go. Whilst many are too delicate to handle any sort of...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Plantronics Audio 770 headphones review

    By 23 July 2008

    Headphones for gamers seems to be a growth industry of late and the arrival of the Plantronics Audio 700 only adds to the range: at less than £50 they are good value for money. The first thing you’ll notice is how big they are. The crossbar is metal,...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Audio 480 headset review

    By 15 July 2008

    Plantronics design a wide range of headphones and this latest set is designed with Skype, video conferencing and general computer use in mind. There are two parts to these headphones, there is the in-ear aspect, and then there is the microphone arm for...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth headset review

    By 8 June 2007

    Plantronics has released its latest headset; the Discovery 665 with a host of features that promise better audio and talk clarity whether you're in the office, the car or walking down the high street, but does it work? We get chatting on the phone to...