What devices do I use to communicate and collaborate?
I write a lot about multiple devices and solutions and I am often asked, “Since you get to choose whatever you want…what do you use?”
The answer… it depends on which Partner is onsite visiting. Only joking. Seriously though, I do get to try multiple devices from multiple brands/partners and I do have my pick. First, let me talk about my communications and collaboration environment.
I have a private office but I also spend time out on the sales floor. My main modes of communication are my Dell PC with wireless Logitech K350 Wave keyboard/ MX Master mouse and Mobile phone (Apple iPhone 6s Plus). You’d be amazed at what a difference a good keyboard and mouse can do to improve/increase productivity. I use Microsoft Lync/SfB on PC for voice and video calls. Additionally, I have access to Skype, Google Hangouts, Fuze, RingCentral, Zoom and others.
I have Sennheiser SP10 ML USB, Jabra Speak 510 and Konftel Ego speakerphones but currently using the Sennheiser SP10 ML for speakerphone calls.
I have been using the Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC for my mobile calls and when I switch from speakerphone to headset.
I flip between Logitech C930e and Microsoft LifeCam Cinema webcams. I also have the new Logitech C925e but I stick between the C930e and Cinema. Main difference between those two models? Field of view. The Logitech C930e offers a 90 degree field of view. The Microsoft LifeCam Cinema offers a 73 degree field of view. If I am having video call and I have 3-5 other people in my office, I use the Logitech C930e. If I’m the only one on video, I’ll use the Microsoft LifeCam Cinema.
When I leave the office, my mobile phone is my primary communication device which means the Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC goes with me. The four-mic array and adaptive DSP along with six layers of Plantronics unique WindSmart technology have greatly improved noise cancelling feature compared to past models. Whether I’m walking the sales floor, in my car or in a noisy airport my voice can be heard.
So there you have it. For the moment here’s what I use:
- Dell PC with Microsoft Lync/SfB
- Logitech K350 Wave Wireless keyboard
- Logitech MX Master wireless mouse
- Apple iPhone 6s Plus
- Logitech C930e Webcam
- Microsoft LifeCam Cinema for Business
- Sennheiser SP10 ML
- Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC with BT600 Bluetooth Dongle
- Plantronics Hub software and our IT dept will be deploying Plantronics Manager Pro
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