Plantronics Discovery 925 review: Plantronics Discovery 925

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.7
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good The Plantronics Discovery 925 is a fashion-forward Bluetooth headset with multipoint technology, a comfortable fit, and excellent audio quality. It also has a nice portable charging case.

The Bad The Plantronics Discovery 925 has just one volume control button and no call mute. Also, its design isn't for everyone, and it's a tad on the expensive side.

The Bottom Line The Plantronics Discovery 925 is an eye-catching headset with a comfortable fit and great sound quality.

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Save for a few exceptions, Bluetooth headset designs haven't changed much over the past few years. Most of them just look progressively smaller and blockier. There are some standouts though, like the Aliph Jawbone with its perforated shell, and the Callpod Dragon with its circular disc shape. This year, Plantronics is entering the fashionable headset market with one of the most different-looking headsets we've seen to date, the Plantronics Discovery 925. It comes with its own leather charging case, and Plantronics even showed it around during New York Fashion Week 2008, fully stamping it with luxury fashionista status. Looks aside, the Discovery 925 has quite a comfortable fit plus great audio performance. It'll cost you, though, as it is currently retailing at $149.95 per unit.

To put it bluntly, the Discovery 925 looks like a giant paper clip or hair pin. Measuring 2.7 inch long by 0.9 inch wide by 0.5 inch deep, the Discovery 925 is topped with a square diamond, and the boom mic tapers down to a point, forming a hollow trianglelike shape in the middle. The boom mic also houses the headset's antenna. It is very lightweight, only weighing about 0.28 ounce, and certainly won't weigh the ear down. The overall look is stylish and one-of-a-kind, but as we said, we can't help but think of it as more hair accessory than Bluetooth headset. The Discovery 925 comes in black, gold, and cerise (a purplelike hue) at the outset, but will have more colors later on.

The aforementioned square diamond houses the multifunction button directly on top of it, as well as a LED indicator light. It's nice and big, and is very easy to press, even when worn on the ear. On the top left is a singular volume control button. Instead of a rocker that can increase and decrease the volume, you have to use the volume control button to toggle through three volume levels. We weren't too pleased about this, but we understand it is probably because of size constraints. On the top right is the charger jack.

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Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Earpiece (Cerise)

Part Number: 79600-01 Released: Apr. 1, 2008
Low Price: $69.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Apr. 1, 2008
  • Color cerise
  • Weight 0.3 oz
  • Additional Features voice activated
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor in-ear
About The Author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.