Looking to jazz up your phone owning experience with the inclusion of a headset? Headsets can be integral business tools or simple conveniences, depending on the model selected and its intended use. For millions of users the world over, the headset enables a freedom in communications which lets them get things done while keeping in touch.
Probably one of the biggest hassles of the telephone is having to hold it, being restricted in your movements and range while engaged in conversation. This is something the headset manages to alleviate its users of, letting them have conversations while still free to move naturally and virtually unimpeded by the use of the device.
Today, we'll examine a few selections of these fantastic devices – specifically, we'll look at a few examples while we explain the different means they use to connect to Gigaset devices. First on the list, we take a look at DECT headsets.
The DECT Headset
DECT, or Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications, is the standard upon which virtually every cordless phone in Europe as well as a huge list of different cordless telecommunications devices the world over operate on. DECT is a set of protocols for certain kinds of radio transmissions which allows devices to be interface with one another. Cordless phones typically operate on DECT to communicate with their base and handset units, so it is unsurprising to find a host of wireless headsets which also incorporate DECT technology to communicate with Gigaset phones.
An example of a Gigaset-compatible DECT headset is the Jabra Netcom GN 9120 DG Wireless Headset. This headset operates completely wirelessly with a range of up to 150 meters, utilising DECT protocols to handle all of its transmissions.
The Bluetooth Headset
BlueTooth is a standard which has found itself at home in a huge array of different devices. In mobile phones, computers, in communication devices of all description and even seemingly unlikely locations like cars and refrigerators – Bluetooth's usefulness has lead to a certain ubiquity. Thanks to this, there is a huge array of BlueTooth headsets available on the market today, and the ever vigilant folks at Gigaset have taken plenty of measures to integrate Bluetooth compatibility into their phones.
Since Bluetooth is so widely used, Bluetooth headsets can often find multiple uses among your different devices. With the proper Bluetooth headset, like the M70 by Plantronics, you can use one headset for your Gigaset desk or cordless phone, your mobile device, your computer, and even other devices like video game systems and more.
The Corded Headset
Last and maybe least technologically advanced on our list is the corded headset. Corded headsets connect directly to a Gigaset phone with a hard wire, usually a standard 2.5 millimetre headset jack. While this means being tethered to your device by the cord, it also ensures an interference-free connection between phone and headset.
When utilised with a cordless Gigaset handset, you can still be free to move around and not be stuck to a desk phone. One advantage of a corded headset used in conjunction with a cordless phone is taking advantage of the full capabilities of the phones handset to handle the call as the manufacturer intended, instead of incorporating third party devices into the signal chain.
Take a look at the Plantronics M175 Corded Headset for an example of a high quality corded headset compatible with Gigaset devices.
Which one of Gigaset's headsets will it be for you?