Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 + Charging Case stereo Bluetooth headset

The Good The lightweight, reasonably priced Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 wireless stereo headset improves upon the Go 1, with better sound quality and a sweatproof design, The step-up BackBeat Go 2 + Charging Case includes a protective case that has a built-in battery for charging on the go.

The Bad Battery life isn't great (4.5 hours), so the inclusion of the Charging Case is an important extra.

The Bottom Line The inclusion of a charging case as part of this bundle helps the excellent Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 overcome its one serious weakness: short battery life.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Sound 7.0
  • Value 8.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

A stereo Bluetooth headset done right

When I reviewed the original Plantronics BackBeat Go stereo Bluetooth headset back in 2012, I said it was easy to see how the product could be improved and that the next version of the BackBeat Go would be better and easier to recommend for what it cost ($79.99).

Well, I'm happy to report that with the BackBeat Go 2 Plantronics has fixed most -- though not all -- of the small flaws found in the original, and indeed, it is easier to recommend at its $79.99 price point.

Alas, the engineers didn't improve the so-so battery life (4.5 hours), but Plantronics is offering a battery extension solution in the form of a bundle that includes a charging case (BackBeat Go + Charging Case), so you can juice up on the go. If you already have an external battery charger for your phone, the $20 extra you'll spending for the charging case may not be worth it, but for a lot of folks it will be.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Plantronics
  • Color black
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type In-ear
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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model Black

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