Plantronics/Poly Savi 8245 Office Convertible Wireless Headset
- WORKS WITH - Desk Phone + PC + Mobile
- UNLIMITED talk time
- 3 wearing styles
- MAX 180m wireless range
Plantronics/Poly Savi 8245 Office Wireless Headset
The new Plantronics Savi 8245 Office is their newest all-in-one headset that works with your office phone, your computer and your mobile phone too. This 8245 variant has a limitless battery life - more on that later. It replaces the W745 model and has many of the same features (it looks almost identical)
The 8200 series are designed to work with desk phone, computer and mobile phone and it's simple to switch between devices. Do note however that the 'mobile phone' aspect is only in the office as the Bluetooth connection is from the base unit of the headset to your mobile. This means you'll just leave your mobile on the desk so it remains paired to the base.
As with all wireless headsets you will need an accessory to answer calls from the desk phone when out of reach. We know, it seems crazy that even such a sophisticated headset as this can't perform this apparently simple task but there are so many different phones all with different requirements that this functionality just can't be built into the headset. We call it a RAD (remote answering device). It could be a standard handset lifter or a special 'electronic hook switch' (EHS) cable that runs from the base unit to the telephone - it all depends on which make and model phone you have. If your phone has a USB headset port you may not need this but at time of writing, those phones are as rare as hens' teeth and you could have a different ANC headset for that anyway. NB if you already have a Plantronics headset and you are just replacing it, you may not know you have an 'EHS' have a look at the set up. If you have a Poly/Plantronics lifter and your phone is not changing, this headset will work with it.