Earlier this week, my beloved 740 died. I’m not quite sure what happened but it just stopped working. Mind you, it was only 4+ years old…which is something you really don’t see much of these days.
For a few minutes, I looked around at different models but Plantronics seems to have kept the 740 as their base model with only minor changes (mostly on how the earpiece is configured). I also looked at a competing product from Jabra (the Jabra 9470) but just couldn’t bring myself to move away from a device that has worked for me for 4+ years.
So…I ordered another one. It arrived today and I plugged it in, let it charge and went right back to using the best multi-device headset on the market.
If you multiple devices (desk phone, computer/skype/softphone and cell phone), check out the Plantronics Savi 740…you won’t be disappointed.
This headset is easy to setup and is crystal clear. Highly highly recommended. If you have multiple devices like I do, check this headset out…it is worth the money. More than worth the money.
I just wanted to do a follow-up to that review. Here we are a little over 4 years later and the Plantronics Savi W745 is still going strong without a single problem. The headset has survived a move from Dallas to Tulsa, it has been dropped many times, thrown across the room (accidentally of course), had water spilled on it (more than once) and it just keeps working.
I’ve got the headset connected to a Cisco SPA525G VOIP phone, my macbook pro via a usb cable for Skype /facetime calls and my iPhone via bluetooth. When I get a call on one device, all I have to do is hit the ‘answer’ button on the headset and I’m connected.
I couldn’t be happier with the money I spent 4 years ago….and I’m quite surprised that an electronic device purchased 4 years still works. That’s actually the sad part isn’t it? I expected to get about a year out of this headset and was happy when I got 2…but 4 years of daily use is phenomenal in the world we live in today.
To second my review from 4 years ago…if you are looking for a headset and have multiple devices, get this Savi headset (or an updated model if they have one…but I don’t see any new versions out there).
Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a technology consultant, investor and entrepreneur with an interest in using technology and data to solve real-world business problems. He currently runs his own consulting practice focused on helping organizations use their data more efficiently. Additionally, he is the Chief Information Officer of Sundial Capital Research, publisher of sentimenTrader
Eric received his Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Information Systems in 2014 with a dissertation titled “Analysis of Twitter Messages for Sentiment and Insight for use in Stock Market Decision Making”. His research interests are currently in the areas of decision support, data science, big data, natural language processing, sentiment analysis and social media analysis.In recent years, he has combined sentiment analysis, natural language processing and big data approaches to build innovative systems and strategies to solve interesting problems. You can read some of his research here: Eric D. Brown on ResearchGate
In addition, he is an entrepreneur that has launched a few companies with the most recent being a company focused on proving data analytics and visualization services to the financial markets.