Daily Giz Wiz 173: Plantronics Discovery Bluetooth Headset

Episode 173 of the podcast

Plantronics Discovery Bluetooth Headset
Subject: Review of Plantronics Discovery Bluetooth Headset
Released:Wednesday 18 October 2006
Length:about 19 minutes
Download file:dgw0173.mp3 (8.6 MB)

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Short info

The Plantronics Discovery 655 Bluetooth headset. What makes this Bluetooth headset different is its innovative charging system. You can charge it via AC, via USB or via a AAA battery. Adapters for all three charging methods are included. You can expect up to 3.5 of talk time, and 10 hours if the AAA battery is added.

Detailed information

The Plantronics Discovery 655 is a bluetooth headset with enhanced noise reduction technology (which Plantronics calls Digital Signal Processing), and a vibrate ring indicator.  You can charge it using AC, USB, or even an AA battery - adapters included.  Weighs 9 grams.

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