Plantronics Explorer 370 review: Plantronics Explorer 370

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Plantronics Explorer 370 is a rugged Bluetooth headset military-certified to withstand the elements. It also has excellent sound quality and is quite affordable as well.

The Bad The Plantronics Explorer 370 has an ear tip that doesn't fit too securely in our ears.

The Bottom Line The Plantronics Explorer 370 is an ideal Bluetooth headset for those who want a headset that'll withstand the rigors of the great outdoors.

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Plantronics has always been a traditionally strong brand name in the Bluetooth headset market, with popular products such as the Plantronics Voyager 855 and the Voyager 520 that emphasize style and performance. This year, Plantronics has decided to take a tiny detour from the style department into the great outdoors with the Explorer 370. Yes, the Explorer 370 is probably one of the world's first rugged Bluetooth headsets, military-certified to withstand the elements. It is a bit on the bulky side, but sound quality is good and it's not too pricey at $79.95.

The Explorer 370 is one tough Bluetooth headset. Measuring 2.25 inch long by 0.9 inch wide by 0.5 inch deep, the Explorer 370 is slightly bulky, with a thick rubberized outer shell to help it withstand shock and drops in temperature. The whole headset is military-certified under code MIL Spec 810, meaning it has been subjected to a battery of military testing, including water immersion, impact shock, solar radiation, sand and dust, and extreme temperatures. Indeed, you can tell the Explorer 370 is solidly built. We tossed it around the office, throwing it from one end to the other. We even dunked it in some water, with no ill effect. The ear loop is securely fastened on to the headset as well. Even though the Explorer 370 is big and bulky, it's definitely well-suited for outdoor activities.

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Where to Buy

Plantronics Explorer 370

Part Number: 78093-01 Released: Feb 11, 2008

MSRP: $79.95

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Feb 11, 2008
  • Sound Output Mode mono
  • Additional Features water resistant
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor over-the-ear