My old Logitech Headset finally bit the dust. It was a clearchat USB headset, and it lasted for about 3 years through all the roadtrips and travel. Well, it went all staticy and the mic died out on it. I figured it would happen shortly, it had been cracked on the headset for the last couple months and the ear piece with mic would come unattached except for the cord on occasion.
So, I salute you, clearchat logitech plus. You served me well.
I had to go and buy another headset. It was a showdown between the Logitech H800 and the Plantronics 995.
Keith highly recommended the plantronics headset based on the quality in audio. I thought about it and was going to give it a try. However, I really wasn’t pleased with the way that their headset wouldn’t operate when charging. The more I read, the more that was going to be the deal breaker.
If the headset started dying during a lecture, then I wanted to be sure to be able to continue the lecture without switching out audio equipment (which forces, as I learned when my headset died this week, a person to close the browser down completely and get back in there…akin to a teacher having to walk out of a classroom during lecture). Plugging it in to charge would solve this problem.
Also, in reading the reviews, the last 4 months of reviews had more people praising the logitech for longevity than the plantronics. There were fewer negative reviews in those four months too. So, I went with the logitech.
The bonus as well is that the logitech can be bluetoothed up to my phone, which is a nice feature. I probably won’t use it too much, but it’s good that I’ve got the option.
So, yes. Ordered the logitech this morning, and I should have it on Wednesday. That holiday slows down the shipping times.
Btw, if you order from Amazon a lot for Christmas presents, and a few times throughout the year, I highly recommend springing for the Amazon Prime membership. It has saved me at least $100 each year in shipping, and since it only costs $80, it is well worth it.