While you can buy Bluetooth headsets alone in a range of colours and styles, when it comes to desk sets — Bluetooth headsets designed not just for mobile use but also for connecting up to desk phones and soft phones, and for unified communication purposes — staid and steady usually rules the roost from a design perspective. Jabra's Go 6470 surprised us then, as while it's definitely a business-centric desk set solution, it's actually rather stylish.
The look of the Go 6470 gives it a great mix point between looking professional without looking too much like a staid and boring business phone set. The base has nicely rounded corners and a matte finish, which means it won't gunge up with fingerprints or dust over time. It's also nicely compact, leaving plenty of desk space for other office accoutrements.
When you first open the Go 6470 box, it's hard not to feel a little overwhelmed. There's the base station itself, a fairly standard Bluetooth headset with pre-installed ear hook, a larger headphone-style optional headset for those who prefer the call centre look, an installation manual and a fold-out installation poster plus chargers for all of the above. Annoyingly, while you've got two types of installation documentation provided, neither are terribly deep in the detail stakes where it counts.
That lack of detail is somewhat made up for by the fact that the Go 6470 ranks amongst the easiest Bluetooth desk sets we've ever had to install. A simple wizard runs you through setting up your choice of desk phone, soft phone and mobile phone on the base station's 2.4-inch QVGA screen, and once installed a very simple icon interface allows you to manage your communication needs quite simply. The Go 6470 will work with headset lifters for desk phones, although depending on the make and model you may need an adapter to get that particular function up and running.