Plantronics has just launched its Voyager Legend and Marque 2 Bluetooth headsets in the Philippine market. The Marque 2 is the successor to the Marque M155, while the Voyager Legend succeeds the Voyager Pro HD. Both are perfect for road warriors who are constantly on the move, freeing their hands for more important tasks while they go about their day.
The Voyager Legend features a triple microphone setup to reduce ambient noise and wind screens to reduce wind noise, while retaining excellent voice quality. With its Smart Sensor technology, it senses when it’s worn so it can automatically send calls to your phone or headset, pause streaming audio when taken off, and lock the call button to avoid accidental re-dialing. Instead of lights or beeps, the headset uses voice announcements to inform you of battery level, connection status, and announces incoming callers. It works through voice commands so a call can be picked up or ignored by saying “Answer” or “Ignore”. Connected through Bluetooth 3.0, the Legend has a rechargeable, non-replaceable Li-Ion battery that can last up to 7 hours or 11 days on standby, taking only 90 minutes for a full charge. It’s also got an optional charging case that can double its battery life up to 14 hours.
The Marque 2 M165 succeeds the Marque M155 and features a dual microphone setup to reduce ambient noise, but not as much as the Voyager Legend. Available in white and black, the Marque 2 also features voice answering to keep it truly hands-free. It features the same Li-Ion battery as the Legend and lasts for 7 hours and 11 days on standby, but it features DeepSleep technology that senses if the paired headset is out of range for over 90 minutes and converts to a hibernating mode that can provide up to 180 days of battery readiness.
The Philippines has pretty erratic weather, both heavy rains and blistering heat. As a result these headsets may get wet, but no need to worry as they have a nano-coating that makes them sweatproof and waterproof so they’re safe even if they get wet. Both headsets use a MicroUSB for charging, and have a 1-year limited warranty. An on-screen battery meter is available for iPhones, while it can be enabled on any device running Android 3.0 and above on the FindMyHeadset app available in the Google Play Store. The Voyager Legend and Marque 2 M165 are available for Php 4,900 and Php 3,600, respectively and will be available in the coming weeks.