16 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Product) Logitech ClearChat Wireless USB Headset

I got these because I do a lot of online conferencing. I was constantly untangling, unwrapping, pulling and having to move around the wires on my previous headset, so wireless seemed to be the way to go. However, wireless has been both the blessing and demise of this headset for me.

First the good:

The sound and chat features are top notch. People always remark on how clear I sound in my web conferences. Set up was really easy and the construction is great.

I have dropped this headset more times than I like to think about and they still work great. You won’t be breaking these things any time soon.

They are SUPER comfortable and cushy. And it blocks out a lot of the exterior sound. I can’t hear the kids rambling on behind me so they go away 😉

Now for the bad:

The charging plug is finicky. My husband can do the “Mysterious Magical Dance” and get the headset to charge, but it is beyond me. They’ve been this way since I first got them.

The other downside goes back to the easy of install: You just unplug the usb but you still have to remember to do it and not spend 10 minutes figuring out why your monitor speakers are useless. I also have to be sure to have it plugged in and on before entering a conference room. I’m sure this is some Windows thing, but it’s really annoying.

All-in-all not a bad headset, I just wish the charging plug wasn’t so messed up. Either it’s not snug enough and a manufacturing issue or perhaps there’s a short in it. I’ve had it for a while now, I suppose I could call and order another one, but if it’s not a short, then I’m out the cost of the cord. Hmmm…



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From the Manufacturer
Enjoy high-performance, stereo audio for PC calling, music, and games from up to 33 feet away from your computer.

Performance
* 2.4 GHz wireless: Move freely up to 33 feet (10 meters) away from your computer.
* Laser-tuned audio drivers: Advanced laser design technology delivers high-quality, uncompressed, stereo audio.
* Noise-canceling microphone: Reduces background noise for clear conversations and voice commands.

Control
* Quick-access audio controls: Adjust volume and microphone mute right on the headset.
* Flexible boom: Bend the boom for optimal microphone placement.
* Rotate-to-mute: Microphone automatically mutes when rotated up and out of the way.

Convenience
* Simple setup: Installation takes just seconds with the included USB wireless transmitter – no software or pairing required.
* Plush headband and ear pads: Enjoy exceptional comfort for hours on end.
* Microphone mute light: Microphone tip softly glows when muted.

Versatility
* For use with: PC games; movies; music; and common calling applications including Skype®, Yahoo!®, Windows Live™, and AIM®.

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