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Plantronics Savi Go Vs Savi 430 UPDATE

Savi Go

Savi Go Bluetooth Headset

Savi 430

Savi 430 DECT Wireless Headset

How to choose between a Savi Go or a Savi 430 as a wireless headset device to operate with your PC softphone?

Although I posted a comparison back in August, some further testing under various conditions has highlighted issues which should be considered when choosing between these two devices.

Here are some comparative features.

Savi GO .……………………………………………………. Savi 430

Bluetooth Class 1 …………………………………….      – DECT 6.0

– Dual connection – PC and mobile   ……………….    – Dedicated PC applications

– 80-100 ft.  range   …………………………………..       – 300 ft. max range

– Voice quality: casual conversation …………………..  – Business quality

– Poor wall/floor penetration ……………………….    – Good wall/floor penetration

– PC wideband audio …………………………………..     – Advanced wideband audio

– Talk time  up to 6 hours ………………………………. – Talk time up to 6 hours

– Convertible ear-hook/headband  ……………………     – Over-the-Ear wearing style

– Supporting Software: Persono Suite ……….. – Plantronics Unified Runtime Engine

– MSRP (USD): ~$200   …………………………………..  – MSRP (USD): ~$280

Reference this whitepaper for some further comparisons of Bluetooth vs DECT.

Bottom line: If you want a comfortable, portable wireless headset which you can use with your laptop for PC voice applications as well as connection to your Bluetooth-enabled PDA, choose the Savi Go.

The Savi 430 is for users in office environments requiring the highest sound quality for PC communications and the convenience of portability. It will provide greater range and penetration through walls and ceilings.

Note that both devices offer remote call answer/end for supported softphones. Major softphone agents such as Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, ShoreTel and Skype are supported by the Plantronics Software, but other softphone products may develop an interface to Plantronics Software, enabling Call Control, using the Plantronics Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) . If you are unsure if you softphone supports headset call control, check the Plantronics compatibility guide, or consult your softphone provider.

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