Bose 700 UC

Bose 700 UC Review

­­­­Bose is now Microsoft Teams certified?

Much to everyone’s surprise, Bose’s 700 UC headset Is now teams certified, giving us the green light to cover this new business solution!

Not only does the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC along with Bose USB Bluetooth link (USB dongle) work with teams, but also Google Voice, Google Meet, and is compatible with Zoom.

This is a boomless mic headset solution that has an adaptive four-microphone system that isolates your voice from surrounding noise. You can personalize your work environment with 11 levels of noise cancellation, from virtual silence – for times to focus – to open and ambient, so you can hear what’s going on around you. Surprisingly, with phenomenal ANC like this, you get up 20 hours of wireless battery life.

Why Bose?

Now, the world is your conference room. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 UC equip you for better collaboration in the workplace and beyond: home office, remote, open office, and everywhere in between. An adaptive microphone system helps you turn any space into a meeting place, isolating your voice so you sound like yourself

Bose is dipping their toe into the business world. No longer is Bose strictly a “consumer” product, but now a company that wants their take at a slick, innovative, and don’t forget, wicked good ANC, business headset. We are very excited to see what else Bose has up their sleeve for later releases/updates.

Check out our video below where we unbox this product and throw it up against some tests. We also cover some close competitors like the Sony WH 100 XM4 and the Jabra Evolve2 85.

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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