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Gadget of the fortnight: Jabra Pro headset

Rather than juggling multiple devices and fretting about a cluttered desk, access a landline, mobile, plus computer with microphone by using a wireless headset


Having a landline, a mobile plus a computer microphone for voice recognition and web-based calls, it is easy to get a cluttered desk. 

Also, at times, you can be juggling multiple devices. One gadget I am finding increasingly helpful is a Jabra Pro 9470 wireless headset which I can use to access each of the above. Unlike many wireless headsets, it has a talk range of over 100 metres which means I can walk all over our offices, into different meeting rooms and offices and still have access to all my phones.

It was not the easiest device to set up, indeed, we had to get an outsourced IT support company to get it all working, but it was worth the effort. When it is working properly, a touchscreen base station enables you to quickly switch between your office phone, mobile and computer. The volume control is touch- sensitive at the side of the headset. The version I use is a mono device but there are also stereo versions for those who want to listen to music in their office as well. Not the cheapest headset on the market at around £249.99, including VAT, but it is worth the investment.

Ian McKenna is director of the Finance & Technology Research Centre



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