There are a lot of buttons on the Voyager 5200 - volume buttons on the top, a power button on the back, and a call button on the boom mic. Unlike other Bluetooth headsets, these buttons are not only easy to reach, but they are also easy to press. You will not have to take the headset off in order to see where the buttons are.
The Plantronics Hub app for the 5200 isn't just another companion headset app; it actually works very well and enhances the experience. The app works well when tested with both the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. If you misplace your Voyager 5200, the app will help you find it. However, the Plantronics Hub app also lets you change different settings such as auto-pause options, mute reminders, etc.
One of the things many people hated about Bluetooth headsets in the last decade was the poor battery life. A headset never failed to go out on someone in the middle of the day because it wasn't charged enough. Plantronics claims you can get seven hours of battery life with the Voyager 5200, and some tests revealed about six hours and 45 minutes worth of use. Besides, Plantronics also offers an optional battery charging case that delivers two additional complete charges.
The chances of you going back to using a Bluetooth headset are probably about as good as going back to using a Blackberry or another phone with a physical thumbpad. However, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 will prove that not only is a Bluetooth headset still useful, it can also be essential for perfect-sounding phone conversations, especially for someone who is on the go all day.
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