Today, more and more applications are finding their way on to our desk top computers and having a wireless headset to use with these applications can be a real plus.
In this blog installment, I’ll point out some of the ways that a wireless headset can be used with a PC and the resulting value it brings when used this way.
To begin, what are some of the applications that are becoming common to our office desk top computers? Here’s a partial list.
- Video training
- Interactive web-based training
- Desk top video conferencing such as Skype, Vidyo, Blue Jeans, Zoom etc)
- Listening to music while working
With these and the growing list of other applications, how does the typical office worker access these programs when not using a wireless headset? Typically, they’d be using a wired headset or speakers and a microphone. So what’s the problem with these you ask? Consider the following:
- Using speakers and a microphone allows you to share your calls and content with those around you. No privacy. If your dealing with sensitive or confidential information, this is clearly not the way to go. Being that the speakers are shooting sound into the office, they can also contribute to noise distraction which is known to be a leading cause of problems in the workplace. Click here to read one of our other blogs on noise in the office.
- If you plan on using a PC headset, you’ll be maintaining two separate devices (desk phone headset and PC headset) and having to keep track of them both. Typically, the desk phone headset is connected to a desk phone and the PC headset is in a drawer somewhere until needed. Though having two headsets isn’t a huge problem, it’s far less convenient than having one headset for both phone and PC and best of all, no wires to get in the way.
So what are the key advantages then of having a phone and PC wireless headset?
- No wires to get in the way. This may seem like a minor thing until you close a desk drawer on to a cord, run over it with your chair or have your headset jerked off your head when you get up from your chair with the cord snagged on the arm. No fun. So, there’s a convenience factor here that’s hard to argue.
- One headset to keep track of. Seems we have enough “stuff” around our office and eliminating some of the clutter isn’t a bad thing. One headset that sits on your desk, connected to your desk phone with PC connectivity capability is a better way to go.
- More convenience and ease of use. Using a dual connection headset is super easy. Simply press one button for your headset to be used with a PC and press a different button to return back to desk phone use. Easier than any of the alternatives and you’ll be using a headset for both applications that you’re familiar with and use regularly so no adapting to one model and then adapting to a different one.
- Privacy. What’s private remains private. No broadcasting your calls or information around the office. You hear, your callers hear but nobody else does. The way it should be.
- Mobility. Whether you’re on a phone call, conference call, video call or simply listening to music, you have the ability to get up and move freely around your work environment. Grab a cup of coffee, head over to the printer or even step outside to catch a breath of fresh air. All can be done when you’re using a dual connection office wireless headset.
- Better sound quality. Typically, dual connection office wireless headsets offer good, commercial grade sound quality. So whether you’re on a phone call, video call or an interactive webinar, you’ll sound consistently great. Too often, businesses purchase low-end, cheap wired USB headsets. Not only do these headsets have a lower price and lower life expectancy, but they’re not constructed using higher end audio components. As a result, you won’t sound as good nor hear as good as you will with a better quality brand. If you’d like to read one of our other blogs on USB headsets, click here.
- Make yourself future proof. Today you’re likely using desk phones for your business communications. A lot of businesses are. However, there is a movement underway where businesses are migrating away from desk phones and migrating towards Softphones. If you use a single connection headset (headset for your desk phone) and migrate to Softphones, you’ll be in the market to buy new headsets. On the other hand, if you acquire desk phone and PC headsets, you can use them today for your desk phone communications and the other applications mentioned earlier. Then, if you move over to Softphones, your headsets will be available to be used with them without the need to spend additional money on new headsets.
As you can see, there are a lot of good reasons to consider purchasing headsets that connect to your desk phone and to your PC. Without question, business applications for the PC are on the rise and having a headset that keeps you connected can only be beneficial.
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- Three times the wireless talk range (1200 ft vs. 350)
- Twice the warranty (2 yrs. vs. 1)
- 9 hours of talk time
- Light and comfortable for all day wearing
- Connection to your phone and PC