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Recommended awardGreat Value awardIt's fair to say that we loved Plantronics' premium headset, the Plantronics Voyager Legend, but how does its new budget Bluetooth headset, the Plantronics M55, fare?Calling this a 'budget' headset might seem a bit unfair, because there is a lot of great tech included in this well-made product. DeepSleep mode enables the Plantronics M55 to go for up to five months without charge, depending on how often you use the headset. The DeepSleep mode activates when the Plantronics M55 is separated from its paired phone for 90 minutes, and can quickly wake up when the phone returns into range.While the Plantronics M55 lacks the premium design of the Plantronics Voyager Legend, it's still a brilliantly built headset, with some great features, and it's obvious that Plantronics hasn't cut corners when putting together this cheaper product. The in-ear material has been redesigned, making for a much more comfortable - and sturdy - fit. Voice commands are included, making this a more authentic hands-free device than many of the other products we've tested in the past.
Even with the rising popularity of smartphones that boast impressive stereo audio and complex data-intensive functions, sometimes you just want to make a simple call. For those who chat on the go often, not having to clutch a handset while talking is even more of a boon. Paying through the nose for a decent Bluetooth earpiece, though, isn't a good option for anyone. Enter the $49 Plantronics M55. This stylish device brings hands-free dialing capabilities to the table for not much cash. Though not as fancy as higher-priced headsets, it's ultracompact, lightweight, and certainly worth a look. Bluetooth headsets are certainly convenient gadgets, but they can often be large, bulky, or just plain unsightly. Plantronics designed the M55 so as not to commit the same fashion faux pas. Weighing just 8 grams (0.28 ounce) and crafted to fit inside the ear, the M55 is about as inconspicuous as hands-free headsets get. It's lighter than other minute Bluetooth competitors such as the 0.32-ounce Motorola Elite Sliver and the 0.29-ounce Jawbone Icon. Still, Plantronics' own featherweight Marque M155 is even more microscopic and tips the scales at a mere 5.7 grams, or 0.2 ounce.
We've got a brand new Bluetooth earpiece on the review bench today by the name of Plantronics M55, ladies and gentlemen, and this little beast is rather well put together. This is one of many reviews we've done of Plantronics Bluetooth devices, this certainly not the least of the pack - the M55, in other words, is a perfect example of how well Plantronics is evolving in the Bluetooth headset game, taking here a stylish minimalistic form and pairing it up with next-level abilities and a rather inexpensive price point. You've got two simple ways to wear this earpiece, one of them being a hook which holds the piece down over your ear, another being a brand new clear ear tip which Plantronics lets us know is their newest concentration for getting this piece to stay in your ear with finesse. This little clear ear tip is extremely flexible and yet holds the earpiece in your ear securely as it fits comfortably right in the side of your head. The photo you see above shows how nice the piece looks and fits in the ear and on the head with just the ear tip in, no hook necessary. In testing the device, I had no trouble going through the simple pairing operation required to connect to any and all Bluetooth devices I had on hand, be they the iPad, several Android handsets, or a notebook computer.
Plantronics makes some excellent high-end Bluetooth headsets, but the Plantronics M55 is the company's latest entry in the budget-Bluetooth arena. The M55 is largely similar to last year's Marque M155 ($59.99, 3 stars), though poor background noise cancellation meant we could only give that headset an average rating. With the M55, however, noise suppression has been greatly improved. In fact, at $49.99, the Plantronics M55 gets you better call quality at a better price than the M155. It also boasts a small, stylish form factor and excellent battery life, making it our Editors' Choice for budget Bluetooth headsets. Design, Fit, and Call Quality The M55 is one good-looking headset. The front and back are made of shiny black plastic, with a silver band around the middle surrounding matte black buttons. There's a power switch on the bottom of the device, a volume control button on the top, and a multi-function Call button on the outside. Fitting the M55 is simple. The headset comes with just one clear eartip, along with an optional clear plastic hook. While the hook adds a sense of security, I found that even without it, the M55 fit me just fine. After placing it lightly into my ear, I pretty much forgot it was even there.
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