Plantronics SAVI Office Headset Microsoft review: Plantronics SAVI Office Headset Microsoft

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good The Plantronics Savi W440-M headset has a sleek design, with a variety of wearing styles and ear gels to suit different comfort levels. Features include compatibility with PC and Mac and support for multiple softphone and VoIP software applications.

The Bad The Plantronics Savi W440-M doesn't have Bluetooth and is quite expensive. The call button is a little soft and spongy.

The Bottom Line The Plantronics Savi W440-M is an expensive but well-built enterprise-level DECT 6.0 headset.

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Plantronics has been in the headset game for a long time, and not just with Bluetooth headsets. The company has quite a burgeoning business with office and enterprise products too. These include its Plantronics Calisto Pro series from a couple years ago, and the more recent Savi Office system, which works with landline and VoIP connections. Plantronics recently released an improved version of the Savi headset called the Savi 440, or W440-M. It has essentially the same features as before, but in an updated design.

Note that the Plantronics Savi W440-M is not a Bluetooth headset--it is a wireless headset for use with DECT 6.0 technology. Plantronics provides a DECT USB adapter for use with a PC. The Savi W440-M retails for $279.99, which sounds pricey, but it's on par with other enterprise-level products.

Design
The Plantronics Savi W440-M headset is definitely an upgrade over its predecessor. It retains the same black and chrome color scheme to keep things looking professional, but it's decidedly more stylish and polished. It comes with a base docking unit that measures around 4 inches tall by 3.75 inches deep by 1.5 inches wide, with a small footprint that won't take up much room on your desk. On the front is an LED indicator, while in the middle is a magnetic charging unit for the headset. The docking unit comes with an AC adapter.

The headset is where most of the magic happens. Instead of a large clunky unit, the Savi W440-M headset has a small capsule as its control center, with a long and skinny boom mic attached. On the front of the capsule is the small one-touch answer and end button, while the volume rocker sits on the top. The rocker can be pressed down for mute or flash functionality. Also on the front is a tiny LED indicator. The aforementioned boom mic curves slightly inward to match the curvature of the face.

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  • Sound Output Mode mono
  • Additional Features answer/end button
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor convertible