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The sweet sound of focus: Poly Voyager Focus 2 an exceptional ANC Bluetooth headset

July 28th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Poly couldn't build a sound-proof wall around your work space, so they built something better: the new Voyager Focus 2 headset with a "focus zone" for complete concentration in any environment. This is an update to the popular Voyager Focus that made working in open offices easier ... with today's hybrid work and the uncertainty of where you will be working from (and unknown background noises), the Voyager Focus 2 has hybrid digital Active Noise Cancellation for even better concentration and productivity.

The intuitive, high-end headset has an executive look and feel, with premium audio and clear conversations. Additionally, hybrid digital Active Noise Cancellation provides a "focus zone," wherever you work. Then you need a headset that is flexible, reliable, professional, comfortable, and offers outstanding audio for collaboration and concentration.

This Bluetooth headset builds on the original Voyager Focus model, keeping some of its best features (the sling headband is one of the best!) and brings in three levels of digital ANC to the ear speakers for enhanced concentration, and Acoustic Fence Technology to the smart discreet microphone boom.

The Voyager Focus 2 UC offers multipoint connectivity, which allows you to connect to two devices at the same time. Once you've paired it to your phone and connected to the USB dongle that you plug into your computer, you won't need to pair the Voyager Focus 2 again. And, the headset remembers up to 8 devices to quickly connect, without the process of pairing and unpairing.

A sleek charging dock is available with the headset, or as an additional accessory if you prefer to wait. We recommend purchasing the headset and charging station if you're planning to use this at a desk; this keeps the headset out of the way.

Place the headset on your head to answer the call ... you don't have to worry about looking for the phone.

The headband is flexible, with a super-cushioned sling design that evenly distributes the weight. This means that there’s no pressure on your ears or the top of your head. Generously-sized ear cushions are wrapped in soft leatherette over high density foam and they contour to your ear. It's so comfortable, you can wear it all day — 19 hours of talk time you'll be able to keep talking. If you should need to charge the headset, you can continue to use it. Connect to PC via included micro USB cable with audio over USB mode

Another new feature: Voyager Focus 2 Office headsets connect to desk phones, computers and mobile phones and the UC variants connect to both computers and desk phones. All of the Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC and Office variants can be found, here: Voyager Focus 2 UC and Office. Once you receive the Voyager Focus 2, scan the QR code on the Quick Start guide with your smartphone, because there is a 5-minute Getting Started video that you will find extremely helpful, and it includes set-up instructions.

Next, download the free Poly Lens desktop app to your computer. You can customize the headset’s settings (including the smart sensors), and stay up-to-date with the latest software. You also have access to the Voyager Focus 2 user manual, inside the Lens app.

Call our Headset Team at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now, for recommendations on which Voyager Focus 2 headset is best for you.

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Poly Sync 40 speakerphones flexible for work from home, conference rooms

April 2nd, 2021  •   0 Comments

The current state of the workplace is in flux due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the beginning of the Pandemic, workers were sent to work from home at a rapid pace, with no idea when they would return. While some organizations have begun to bring back 100% of their staff, and others have completely moved to a work from home model, it appears that a hybrid method of working may be the best solution, according to surveys given to employees asking their preferences.


Hybrid working involves both locations: employees work some days each week in the office and spend the other days working from home so that the staff on premises is staggered and never at 100% occupancy to keep the workplace safe. In these hybrid work environments, audio tools that are flexible and can travel with you make the most sense.

If you work in a dedicated office space at home, and then travel into the office for meetings in conference rooms, Poly's new Sync 40 and Sync 40+ speakerphones may be the right audio device for you. The Sync 40s connect to computers via the combined USB-A and USB-C cable and smartphone via Bluetooth.

Daisy chain two Sync 40s together

Turn larger meeting spaces into professional-sounding conference rooms when you wirelessly pair two units together. When the Sync 40s are paired, you get bigger volume, more microphones, and wider voice pickup. Use two Poly Sync speakerphones with your Bluetooth-paired mobile device. Linking mode is available with Bluetooth mobile device connection only. (when connecting wirelessly to PC or smartphone via Bluetooth). Linking mode can be entered when both speakerphones are inactive (not in a call or streaming media).

• Your device will be ready to go for up to 30 hours of talk time.

• Access your favorite function — play/pause music, last-number redial, voice assistant and more — with a touch of the programmable rocket button. For use in common areas, the button can be programmed to manually clear previously paired Bluetooth devices.

• Never miss a word with multiple microphone array and full duplex audio. Workers stay productive with a high-performance, large music speaker for immersive multimedia.

• IP64 dust and water resistant. Protect your investment from everyday hazards.

• Two highly visible status light bars for 360 degree call status indication

• Microsoft Teams version supports easy collaboration and communication with a dedicated Teams button that gives you instant access to the Teams App.

• Keep your smartphone charged and ready for use.

• Take calls from anywhere —an internal battery allows up to 30 hours of talk time. A convenient charge stand is also available as an additional purchase.

• MSRP: $299.95 / $349.95 for "+" versions


Our customer care team can help you decide which Sync 40/40+ model you need. As a stocking reseller, we ship out all in-stock product the same day, on orders received before 3 p.m. CT. Our convenient location in the center of the U.S. means that shipping times are quick!

Call our team at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us.

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Jabra Evolve2 30 not your basic corded headset

March 25th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Jabra Evolve2 30 Jabra Evolve2 30 headsets at $99 ($89 for single-ear models) provide the right amount of comfort and user-friendly features that keep you working, whether it's at home or in the office. Collaboration and concentration are the two key pillars of effective work, according to Jabra, and these headsets help you with both.

The headband is cushioned in ultra soft foam covered in color-matched leatherette. The ear cushion is soft audio foam covered in leatherette with a stainless steel slider arm. While wearing the headset, adjust the headband so that it fits your head comfortably.

When using the microphone, it should be positioned close to your mouth. You can gently bend the mic boom above the tip of the boom, where there's a little bit of flexibility. Do not bend the boom arm where it meets the ear speaker; the boom arm could break off. Mute the mic by pushing the mute button at the front of the speaker. If you have voice alerts activated, you will hear that you are "Muted." To turn the voice notifications off or on, you can change the setting in Jabra Direct, or by pressing and holding the Mute and Volume Up buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. You'll find the Volume buttons on the back side of the ear speaker. We recommend that you download Jabra Direct once you get this headset; it will keep your headset updated with all of the latest firmware, and allow you to change a variety of settings.

There is an integrated busylight at the back of the ear cushion, and an LED light on the USB plug, to alert you of your mute status.

The cord length is approximately 5'. This is a great length for a laptop configuration; if you are connecting to a desktop computer tower, you may need a longer length cable; we have plenty of other headsets that fit the bill.

Taking collaboration one step further, the Jabra Evolve2 30 meets the Microsoft Open Office requirements (Teams Certified variants, naturally) – which is a strict test of how effective a headset microphone is at suppressing surrounding noise and office talk. The Teams button on the middle of the ear speaker will invoke Teams with a quick tap.




It's easy to take the headset with you and keep it protected, in the included felt carry pouch. Rotate the ear cushions flat and slide it into the pouch; the flap tucks under the elastic for security.

It may be possible to use the USB-C variant of this headset to mobile phones; however, we don't recommend it for primary use, as not all USB-C devices or apps support an audio connection to the Jabra Evolve2 30.

Our Headset Experts can recommend the best variant for your unique work needs at 866-998-9991 or you can Chat us now.

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Poly Blackwire 8225 headset keeps you in the zone

March 19th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Working from home can be a challenge: maybe you have a spouse or roommates who also work from home; children at home doing on-line schooling; perhaps your pets are noisy. Whatever environment you have been working in, we know it can be a challenge to concentrate and focus on work tasks. That's why we suggest a high quality, professional headset designed specifically for workers who need to be on calls or in meetings using their computer, and require a distraction-free environment.

The Poly Blackwire 8225 meets these needs, and brings some hard-hitting technology to the table:

• Advanced Hybrid ANC using four digital microphones with three user selectable options (Off - Mid - High)
• Noise canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology (using 2 microphones) that meets Microsoft Teams Open Office-certification levels
• Hearing protection: SoundGuard DIGITAL: Acoustic limiting for protection against sounds above 118 dBA. G616 anti-startle protection limits the noise level to 102 dBSPL; Time-Weighted Average prevents average daily noise exposure from exceeding 80 or 85 dBA (enabled by Plantronics Hub software)

Other features we really like:

• 32mm speakers with large memory foam leatherette ear cushions

• Padded headband

• Two LED indicators on speaker housing show online/in a call status

• Call controller for volume maximum/minimum, mute on/mute off, answer/end call, noise canceling off/mid/high

• 7.2 ft cable

The included carry case protects your headset while you're transitioning from home to office, and everywhere in between.

There are four options to choose from, either USB-A or USB-C, and UC or Certified for Microsoft Teams variants. To decide which variant you need, read this blog post.

Blackwire 8225 USB-A
Blackwire 8225-M USB-A certified for Microsoft Teams
Blackwire 8225 USB-C
Blackwire 8225-M USB-C certified for Microsoft Teams


Call our Headset Experts at 1-866-998-9991, or Chat us now, to purchase a Blackwire 8225 headset, and watch our overview of the Blackwire 8225, including a side-by-side Acoustic Fence Technology audio test at 1:31.



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Poly Blackwire Headsets are Designed for the Way You Work

November 23rd, 2020  •   0 Comments

The Blackwire headset series are all-in-one USB headsets from Poly, and have been a standard for office workers who need a high quality headset with great sound. The series continues to transform with the latest technology available, as well as premium design and connection features.

The new company name, Poly, is the result of Plantronics and Polycom joining together. Poly, which means “many,” leverages the legendary audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce the distractions, complexity, and distance in the modern workspace.

All of these Blackwire headsets offer a two-year warranty, connect via USB or USB-C (learn about the latest USB connection type, here); and most come with carrying cases for storage and protection during travel. The Certified for Microsoft Teams headsets seamlessly integrate with Teams and offer headset control functionality. They also meet the Microsoft Teams Open Office certification levels.

8225 Series


If you're working from home and need to block out the sound of family members moving around you, the technology in Blackwire 8225 headsets have you covered. The noise-canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology puts you in a quiet office, even if you are not. Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) makes it easy to escape the noise around you: there are three ANC settings (toggle between Off, Mid, and High levels on the side of the call controller), that help you create the best quiet zone.

This is a comfortable headset. The padded headband has soft leatherette ear cushions, with adjustable headband and 180-degree pivoting speakers to easily fit all users. We also like the status indicators (busylights) in the ear speakers that alert others when you are on a call. These two LED indicators keep you distraction free.

Blackwire 8225 USB-A
Blackwire 8225 USB-A Certified for Microsoft Teams
Blackwire 8225 USB-C
Blackwire 8225 USB-C Certified for Microsoft Teams

7225 Series


These headsets have a unique boomless mic design: the first of its kind in the corded headset market. As collaboration increasingly takes place via video, there was demand for a professional corded headset with a boomless mic. It is extremely important to wear the headset with the "R" ear speaker on your right ear, because the microphones are built into the front of the headset's speakers, creating a four-microphone array for best voice pick-up.

The 7225 headsets offer Active Noise Canceling that can be activated when needed. When you need to quickly listen in to your surroundings, push the red Open Mic button found on the bottom of the left ear speaker; and then press it again to return to your quiet headset. Another unique feature in the new Blackwire 7225 headsets: rather than an in-line call controller, all audio and media controls are on the ear speakers.

Blackwire 7225 USB White
Blackwire 7225 USB Black
Blackwire 7225 USB-C White
Blackwire 7225 USB-C Black

5200 Series

Blackwire 5200 headsets also offer excellent sound - both inbound and outbound - with a flexible mic boom featuring noise-cancelling, so background noises aren't transmitted to your callers. Listening to music is an enjoyable experience with this headset, too.The duo headsets offer a comfortable "sling" metal headband; both mono and duo have large ear cushions made of ultra soft leatherette wrapped around memory foam. This headset is a dream for all-day wearing comfort! All of the variants connect to both USB/USB-C and 3.5mm, which unplugs from the in-line call controller.

Blackwire 5210 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5210 USB-C and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5220 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5220 USB-C and 3.5mm

3200 Series

Blackwire 3200 headsets are the entry into the Blackwire world. These are great headsets, and there is some variety within the 3200 line: all of these headsets are available in either USB or USB-C variants; the Blackwire 3215 and 3225 have the additional 3.5mm connection for mobile phone and tablet use. The foam ear cushions on the 3210 and 3220 are lightweight and breathable. The ear cushions for the 3215 and 3225 are leatherette and fold flat for placement in the included carry case.

Blackwire 3210 USB
Blackwire 3210 USB-C
Blackwire 3220 USB
Blackwire 3220 USB-C
Blackwire 3215 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3215 USB-C and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3225 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3225 USB-C and 3.5mm

No matter which Blackwire headset you choose, we recommend that you download the free Plantronics Hub software. There are downloads for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Hub software allows you to customize settings and get visible status of your Plantronics audio device on your desktop. It also pushes out firmware updates to keep your headset always up-to-date.

If you're ready for a new Blackwire headset, contact us and we'll help you determine the best Blackwire headset for your unique needs.

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