Logitech P710e Mobile Speakerphone Review
In today’s business environment, communication is more often than not from a cellular telephone than a landline. Remember what? Unless you are the president of the United States. You are likely to make almost every call from that mobile device. And for a good reason: the best phone is what you have with you.
And with a changing business landscape, that means that call quality shouldn’t be confused, especially if you are trying to hold a conference call. Most smartphones cannot handle simple speakerphone calls without everyone sounding like an echo or worse.
Logitech Mobile Speakerphone P710e is Logitech’s first entry in the smartphone market. That was explicitly created for handling conference calls for smartphones, even though it will work with anything thanks to a Bluetooth connection. So also, if you are in a new age and holding calls via Skype or Google Hangouts from your laptop, you don’t need to be limited by hardware. Your computer audio.
But the P710e is explicitly made for smartphones, and as I see it with laptops today, they don’t need better audio technology. I have used the P710e with some devices, although most iPhone 5 and 5.
The quality is excellent; this produces clear audio for the listener, so everyone at the other end is perfect. However, the people at the other end don’t always hear well.
In my use, usually in more confined rooms that have echo problems, the P710e doesn’t capture my voice clearly unless the microphone directed at me, which means that sometimes, it might not be used because it just doesn’t raise another sound because of the echo. That does not say that the listener at the other end hears an echo; they don’t hear the music at all, or the sound is too quiet.
In rooms that treated without echoes, this is not a problem. P710e is easy to hear and talk to. It doesn’t matter if the call is made over a cellular network or via Wi-Fi; However, you might find call quality different based on your operator, phone, location, and Wi-Fi strength.
The best thing about the P710e is its small size. It has a small divet that is open to place the smartphone/tablet, although because it is connected to the device wirelessly, you do not need to put the machine there. With a laptop, the P710e can also be connected via USB to charge and send audio via USB.
The compact body can almost fit in a pocket and is suitable for travel and storage. Sensitive touch controls make it very easy to adjust the volume and control calls. And even at that size, it will last up to 15 hours of call time.
While the P710e certified for Lync and Skype, problems with capturing sound in rooms with lousy echo problems are a severe limitation. For my own business, it forced us to switch from using the P710e to something else, usually iPad Air or MacBook Pro (which previously proved to be very good for this situation).
Depending on your office situation, the P710e might not be the best alternative for wireless communication. If your office has a severe echo problem, then I recommend still using something like iPad Air, which is a great communication device and also the best tablet on the market. It’s difficult not to be a telephone. However, if your office does not experience echo problems, then the P710e Speakerphone Cellphone is an excellent purchase for $ 170.
Logitech P710e Mobile Speakerphone Specification
|Speaker Type||1.0 speaker|
|Connection Type (Audio Input)||USB|
|USB Protocol||USB 2.0|
|Power Rating (RMS)||1.5 Watts|
|Driver Size||0.75 inches|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL Max)||>84dB @ 1m/1W|
|Frequency Response||140 Hz to 16 kHz|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)||Not available|
|Input Impedance||Not available|
|Indicator Lights (LED)||Battery, Power, Bluetooth connection, Volume up/down, mute|
|Audio Controls (Speaker)||Power On/Off, Volume control, Mute, Call Answer/End, Bluetooth Connect|
|Battery Life (rechargeable)||Recharge time: 3 hours (estimated)
Discharge time: Up to 15 hours
|Power Adapter||Yes (5.1V, 1A)|
|Cable Length||2.08 feet or 0.63 meters|
|Frequency Response||50 Hz to 8 kHz|
- Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
- Mac OS® X 10.5 or later
- Chrome OS
- Linux Kernel 2.6+
- USB port
|Speakerphone||120 mm (4.75 inch)||120 mm (4.75 inch)||40 mm (1.5 inch)||275 g (9.7 ounce)|
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