Wireless Headset Tips

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What is Bluetooth?

Wireless Headset: Bluetooth

Bluetooth is another wireless standard, mostly used for short range connectivity. You will often find Bluetooth technology in printers, cell phones and wireless headsets. Its range is significantly shorter then other wireless technology, about 30 feet. It is less expensive then other Wi-Fi standards and works well for many home offices. This is why bluetooth has been included in many wireless headsets - but beware of that range, you don't want to wander too far from your source and lose you call.

Can I use a wireless headset with a regular phone?

Wireless Headset with Regular Phone

There are wireless headsets on the market that you can use with a regular phone, but don't think you'll have to buy a different headset for every phone in your home or office. There are also wireless headset devices that you can hook up to a regular phone, cell phone and PDA, and you can alternate which device you wish to use your wireless headset with. This kind of flxibility is key in this day and age of telecommunications - and for your wallet.

My wireless headset isn’t performing well, what could be the problem?

Problems with Wireless Headset

If your wireless headset is having performance issues, there are a few things you can check.

  • Make sure your telephone or ell phone is within range and not overly obstructed.
  • Check to make sure your cell phone battery is charged and you are receiving a good signal.
  • Typically, with wireless headsets you will have multiple channels from which to select the best signal, so make sure that you have switched around to see which is best and that you aren't still on the default channel.
  • Make sure you try your phone without the headset on at all to ensure that the line or signal is strong.
  • Finally, check to make sure the batteries in the wireless headset are charged.

Why use a wireless headset?

Reasons to Use a Wireless Headset

A wireless headset offers you signifigantly more freedom while you talk on your cell phone or regular phone. By plugging in the wireless adaptor, you can walk all over your home or office since you aren't tied to any location with a wire. The benefits in an office environment are clear, but these are also great for stay at home parents who may be chasing an active toddler all over the house! The car is another obvious location for the use of a wireless headset.

Good wireless headsets come equipped with volume control and answer buttons and they should be small and fit comfortably over your ear. They should be snug enough so you don't have to worry about the headset slipping off your ear or falling to the ground.

What is the best wireless headset?

The Best Wireless Headset

The best wireless headset for you will depend on your needs and how often you will use it. For a cell phone wireless headset, you will want to look for a blue tooth headset, as that is the industry standard. Other features to consider include:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Features you require
  • Within your price range
  • Compatible with your current cell phone.

If you need a wireless headset with a landline telephone, you need to consider some alternate options:
  • What brand name are you most comfortable with? Wireless headsets for your regular phone come from various manufacturers including Plantronics, GN Netcom and Polycom.
  • How much desk space you want it to take up?
  • How much range it needs to have (how large is your office)

You may not have considered it, but you can also get a headset for your computer. If you use Skype or any of the other nifty computer phone call programs, you may have a headset plugged into your desktop or laptop already, but wireless may make your life much more flexible.

What is a wireless headset?

Wireless Headset

A wireless headset is a small device you slip over your ear that allows you to talk via your cell phone, but hands free. Using the blue tooth technology standard, wireless headsets offer an excellent range and great hands free features.

These wireless headsets have been especially popular with commuters and people who need to use their cell phones in their car. The increased safety afforded when you are using both hands to drive makes the investment in one of the headsets an easy decision. Additionally, you aren't hampered by an annoying cord which can also be hazardous if you need full range of motion to avoid a potential car accident.

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