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What's the Difference Between a Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets and DECT 6.0 Wireless Headset?

Looking for a Plantronics bluetooth headset? Bluetooth is a specific type of wireless technology with relatively short range (max of 33 ft.) for applications where range is not a critical feature. For example, you usually have your cell phone in your hand or on your desk, so the distance from the headset to the cell phone doesn't require long range.

Some people use the term bluetooth generically, to mean wireless. This is not technically accurate because most of the Plantronics wireless headsets for office use do not employ bluetooth technology. Instead they use DECT 6.0 radio frequency technology because it offers vastly longer range. The current models such as the CS500-series and W700-series offer up to 350 feet of range, which is longer than a football field. This makes sense in an office application because you are often far from your desk when a call comes in. Bluetooth would not be appropriate due to the inherent range limitations.

If you're looking for a Plantronics bluetooth headset for use with your cell phone or computer, please click here.

If you're looking for a Plantronics DECT 6.0 wireless headset for use with your office phone, please click here.

There are also some headsets such as the Plantronics Savi Office Series which will work on multiple devices (desk phone, cell phone and computer).