What is a conference speakerphone?
A conference speakerphone is a electronic AC or battery powered device connected to an ordinary telephone or a mobile phone via USB cable or bluetooth. It help to have hands-free and hassle-free conversation.
This new working concept emerged as a result of people who are driving their cars on the road, and an ever-increasing market in the home office category. Furthermore, there has been a growing demand for quality speakerphones in the work-from-home jobs segment. Customers are now aware of the range of quality of audio and microphone pick up power as manufacturers continue to improve on this products’ niche. In this article, we gathered information from already established brands to well-known names and even bestsellers. Hence, you can get an overview of the best speakerphones that are available in the market for your home office.
Why the need for speakerphones?
People who work either at the office or the home office, often find themselves in constant multitasking activities. This would require at least one or both of their hands to be free. This is where the speakerphone device comes in. It is a perfect instrument for teleconference meetings, where two or more people are involved in a single conversation. Furthermore, it helps you handle other minor tasks even when you’re engaged in a call.
What makes a great speakerphone?
- Ease of use
- Long battery life - long talk time, long standby time
- Accesories - carry-on case
- Noise Filter
- Echo Cancelling
- Ability to connect to another unit as a stereo pair
- Ability to connect to multiple phones via bluetooth
Different Brand and Models
- Jabra Speak 410 MS USB-Conference Speakerphone (7410109)
- Jabra Speak 410 UC USB-Conference Speakerphone (7410209)
- Jabra Speak 510 MS (7510-109) (Microsoft)
- Jabra Speak 510 UC (7510-209) (other UC)
- Jabra Speak 510+ MS (7510-309) (Microsoft with Jabra Link 360 Wireless USB Adapter)
- Jabra Speak 510+ UC (7510-409) (other UC with Jabra Link 360 Wireless USB Adapter)
- Jabra Speak 710 MS Wireless USB-Conference Speakerphone (7710-309)
- Jabra Speak 710 UC Wireless / USB-Conference Speakerphone (7710-409)
- Jabra Speak 810 MS Wireless Conference Speakerphone (7810-109)
- Jabra Speak 810 UC Wireless Conference Speakerphone (7810-209)
Logitech P710E Mobile Speakerphone (980-000744)
- Plantronics Calisto 7200 Wireless Bluetooth Conference Speakerphone (207913-01)
- Lenovo 700 Ultraportable Bluetooth Speakerphone (GXD0T32973)
- Yealink CP700 Bluetooth & USB-Conference Speakerphone
- Yealink CP900 Bluetooth & USB-Conference Speakerphone