Jabra Evolve2 85 Review

Jabra Evolve2 85

The Jabra Evolve2 85 premium ANC headset is certified for all major UC and collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams, Cisco, and Zoom.

From Jabra; “We set out to create instant quiet, anywhere. The result is a world-class professional headset with cutting-edge digital hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), powered by our most advanced digital chipset ever, and designed for incredible noise isolation; just put it on for instant immersion in your thoughts.”

From Jabra; We set out to create instant quiet, anywhere. The result is a world-class professional headset with cutting-edge digital hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), powered by our most advanced digital chipset ever, and designed for incredible noise isolation; just put it on for instant immersion in your thoughts.

Features

Jabra has built a headset with powerful leak-tolerant 40mm speakers. Factoring in the advanced chip and the latest AAC software, and your business calls will sound better than ever.

Busy lights have been innovated to make sure it’s visible from all angles. The red light is automatically activated when you’re on a call or in a meeting, or you can activate it yourself at the touch of a button.

With a whopping 37-hour battery life, Jabra has set a new precedent in industry leading technology.

The Evolve2 85 works with all leading Unified Communications (UC) platforms, for easy collaboration. If your preferred UC platform is Microsoft Teams, the Evolve2 85 is well adapted and optimized to give you a seamless experience.

Jabra has already promised to release multiple updates to better the firmware/software, pushing this headset even higher. value packs are already on the way to boost it even further. There are numerous differences between the Evolve2 series and Evolve series, but the biggest take away is the hardware, software, and of course, being UC certified with the industry’s largest platforms.

In our video, we overview some of the features of the Jabra Evolve2 85. We discuss how this headset can be utilized in a business scenario, as well as a work from home scenario. To finish it off we get into the mic tests with boom down and up. Check it out below and take a look at all Jabra Evolve2 85 headsets here!

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What’s the difference between UC and MS Headsets?

Online articles report that as of April 30, 2020, Microsoft Teams had increased its Daily Active Users to 75 million. Leading manufacturers partnered with Microsoft have developed a full line of Microsoft Teams certified devices to support users in individual and group workspaces. Today there are audio & video peripherals, PCs and mobile devices, IP Phones, all-in-one collaboration devices, room systems, and large screen displays all certified for Microsoft Teams.

To keep things short and sweet, we’ll focus on headsets. When it comes to business-grade headsets by Poly, Jabra, EPOS, Logitech, Yealink, and Bose, they all offer UC and Microsoft Teams certified headset models. 

What’s the difference between UC and MS headsets? This is a frequently asked question. In this week’s video, we tackle this and four other frequently asked questions when it comes to selecting a UC or MS headset for your environment.

  • When should I use a UC vs MS model? 
  • If I use multiple platforms like Microsoft Teams, Cisco, and Zoom, do I use the UC or MS model?
  • What does the Microsoft Teams button do? 
  • Will the Microsoft Teams button work in a multi-platform environment? 

If you are upgrading to Teams from Skype for Business, you won’t need to replace previously replaced devices. All Microsoft certified devices are supported for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. There is one key difference between previously certified devices and it’s the Microsoft Teams button that provides additional functionality. 

UC and MS headsets offer multiple wearing styles, USB-A and USB-C connectivity, along with Bluetooth and DECT wireless options to support the various employee types and use cases across organizations. 

If you would like to learn which variants are best for your environment, contact us Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm ET. In the meantime, get answers to the questions above by watching the video and check out additional videos on our YouTube channel

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Bluetooth or DECT Wireless Headset for Work From Home?

It’s been six months since most were sent home with a laptop and corded USB heasdet. (If even that much). Now that work from home has become more permanent, people are looking at upgrading to wireless headsets. In this video, we tackle whether to go with a Bluetooth or DECT wireless headset to work from home. Key things to consider: Range, Connectivity, & Battery Life. 

Choosing between Bluetooth and DECT is solely based upon your use case. What are you looking for? Do you want to get up from your work space and pour a cup of coffee while attending a webinar? Do you have dogs to let out? Being able to narrow down what you want, and what you need, makes it easier to choose. Call One can assist you through the process. We’re here to help people do their business better. Narrow your choice of wireless headset by connectivity, whether you’re looking for a headset that offers Penta connectivity, triple connectivity (desk phone, PC and mobile) DECT and more. Take a look at the video below and subscribe to our Youtube channel here.

Differences between CS500 and Savi Series Headsets – Video

 

Overview of the differences between these very popular models of headsets from Poly (formerly Plantronics). Let us know if you have any questions about these headsets!

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The Plantronics Blackwire Family is made up of several series: 215/225, 3200, 5200 and 700. They offer varying connectivity options depending on the series/model.  While wireless headsets are extremely beneficial and popular, there are very good reasons why organizations choose corded options instead:

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Plantronics Savi 8220 – DECT Wireless Headset with ANC

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Plantronics has added the Savi 8200 Series to their lineup.

This solution is recommended for the connected executive, office collaborator and contact center supervisor who need to collaborate across multiple communication platforms (desk phone, softphone and mobile phone). They need a single headset system to seamlessly manage calls with the added flexibility to roam more freely in the enterprise office or contact center, focus in noisy environments with active noise canceling (ANC) and maintain the best audio on both sides of the call.

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How do you choose the right headsets for your organization? Part III

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In Part I of this series we discussed who the top headset manufacturers are and why. In Part II we covered why it’s important to choose an Authorized Partner. Now…let’s get into it. How do you choose the right headsets for your organization?

Back in the day, it was so simple; Plug Prong or Multipurpose Amp, single ear, dual ear or convertible wearing style headset. That’s it.

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How do you choose the right headsets for your organization? Part II

Series by Danny Hayasaka

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In Part I of this series I listed reasons why Plantronics, Jabra and Sennheiser are currently the leaders in the headset space.

Now I want to focus on choosing the right partner/vendor/reseller. Every headset brand/model is available via the interwebz. If you are looking for one or two headsets and don’t value service or support, take a chance online.

If you value your role and want to do what’s best for your company keep reading.

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