Do you find yourself in the market for a new wireless office headset that you can use with your computer and mobile devices? Maybe you’re a bit confused as to which model would be best given your specific situation.
It can be hard to know which model to choose given there are so many different makes and models to choose from.
In this blog, we’re not going to be much help to you in sorting through all the various options out there. But, we can help you to learn more about one of the available models that might very well be the one you end up with.
Come along with me as I go through some of the many features found on the Logitech Zone Wireless Bluetooth headset for your computer and mobile devices.
Before I get started, I did want you to know that we created a video review of the Zone Wireless. So, if you’re more inclined to watch a video over slogging your way through a written blog, then watch the video below :)
In this video, I’ll not only cover the features of the Logitech Zone Wireless, but I’ll also provide you with a microphone test to show you how well it picks up the voice. Additionally, I’ll play some loud music so you can hear how well it might reduce that annoying background noise you have to deal with on the daily.
For everyone else, join me as I take a review walk down the Logitech Zone Wireless lane. Along the way, you might come to the conclusion that this model is the perfect wireless headset for you, or not. Either way, I do hope that you find this informative.
Let’s get started!
What is a Logitech Zone Wireless?
In short, it’s a Bluetooth wireless headset that’s worn over the head and covers two ears. It connects to a computer via the included USB dongle, as well as to your mobile devices through Bluetooth.
What makes the Logitech Zone Wireless worth considering?
Consider these features for a moment
With the Logitech Zone Wireless, you get a stout 14 hours of talk time. That should allow you to power your way through any day, no matter how rugged it might be.
To recharge the battery, it takes a mere 2 hours, or, if you prefer, you can hit the Zone Wireless with a short 5 minute charge that will give you a surprising 1 hour of talk time. To me, this seems not only very adequate in terms of battery duration, but the quick five minute charge for a full 1 hour use can be handy in a lot of cases too.
On the subject of charging, the Logitech Zone Wireless offers an optional wireless charging pad. Simply lay the headset on the pad, and the battery will charge. This is along the lines of the wireless chargers you see being used to recharge mobile phones.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
What is ANC? This is an electronic feature that helps to filter out unwanted background noise. A button activates and deactivates it. If things get noisy, turn it on. If things are mellow like yellow, then no need for ANC. But, you have the choice to use it or not.
This is a premium feature not found on most headsets in this class, and those above this class, so it’s a great feature to have. ANC helps your callers to have a more pleasant call experience by not having them subjected to the noise that might be going on around you.
Kids out of control? No problem. Skippy the wonder dog is making noise at the mailman? Got that covered. Maybe the Landscape crew decided that the weed eater and lawn mowers are most efficient when right outside your office window.
No matter the source, when you have ANC on your side, you can help tame that out of control noise and stay focused.
While on the subject of reducing noise, you might want to check out our video review of this wireless headset. In this video, we briefly discuss a new AI software package that’s available to further reduce distracting noise in your workplace.
If eliminating distracting noise is important to you, then you won’t want to miss learning more about this Artificial
Intelligence Software whose sole purpose is to reduce noise. So have a look at our video if this is of interest to you.
The Logitech Zone Wireless is rated up to 100 feet of wireless talk range. These distances are normally associated with ideal conditions. Unlike real world conditions that have to contend with things such as barriers (walls, elevators, brick, steel, you name it), you should expect to receive less than what you might read on a spec sheet.
That said, we did test the wireless range on the Logitech Zone Wireless. This test can be found in the video we did on this product, and the link we provided earlier in this blog. Check it out if you’d like to see our test firsthand. In short, it did well in our test.
Logitech claims an estimated 100 feet of wireless talk range, and we got somewhere near that. Though not a full 100 feet, it did well considering how many walls the wireless signal had to penetrate to maintain the connection. Overall, it did a nice job to keep the signal as we walked.
The Logitech Zone Wireless connects to a computer via the included USB dongle, and it also connects to mobile devices via Bluetooth. This gives you a variety of options as to how you can use this handy wireless headset.
Unlike other brands that place limits on your ability to connect, the Logitech Zone Wireless helps to keep you flexible.
Need to connect to your computer for that upcoming Zoom call? No problem. Using RingCentral for your phone system? Logitech has your calls covered.
Maybe you want to have a hands free experience with your mobile phone or tablet? Check and check. This wireless headset isn’t done cooking because there’s more.
The microphone on the Logitech Zone Wireless is noise cancelling. This means that it filters out unwanted background noise so your callers hear you and not what’s going on around you.
We all want to sound as good as possible when on a phone call or video call. Having a noise cancelling microphone is a step in that direction. Honestly, it’s hard to imagine a good quality wireless headset not having this.
While on the subject of the microphone, it actually utilizes a dual microphone array. This is a feature that’s more uncommon than common, and I might add, better than one microphone alone. More technology aimed at voice quality and noise reduction just can’t be a bad thing, right?
Raise the microphone up and it mutes automatically and it gives you an audible alert to remind you that you’re in a mute state. Lower the microphone boom, and the alert turns off and the microphone turns back on.
This is a handy feature if you need to have a quick side conversation or maybe you’re mashing that ham sandwich while powering your way through lunch at your desk.
Besides raising the microphone boom arm to mute the microphone, you can also mute the mic by doing these things:
- Depressing the mute button located on the microphone boom arm ● Activate mute by using the Logi Tune App
So you have a few ways to turn off your microphone.
Position microphone on right or left
The microphone boom arm rotates a full 270 degrees which enables the wearer to position the microphone on the right or left side. Some prefer one over the other, and the Zone Wireless gives you the option to locate the boom on the side of your choice. Small thing? Perhaps. But, it’s always nice to have choices, right?
The Zone Wireless features Digital Signal Processing (DSP) as well as wideband audio and an embedded audio equalizer for optimizing sound. These audio tech features help to provide you with a better sound experience for your calls and music. If quality sound is important to you, then these features should get your attention in a favorable way.
This Bluetooth enabled wireless headset puts audible alerts into your headset earpiece for these functions:
- Battery Life
- When mute has been activated
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Connection status
Having an audible alert makes it easy to know the status of these features. Some wireless headsets provide alerts, while many don’t. It’s like having a personal assistant to inform you as you use your wireless headset.
Besides the need for great sound quality, a Bluetooth wireless headset needs to be comfortable. After all, you wear this thing, and quite possibly you’ll be wearing it all day long, so it needs to be comfortable.
Overall, I felt that the Zone Wireless was comfortable. Could I see myself wearing this headset for an extended period of time? Yes I could. Here are a few of my thoughts as to why I feel this way.
The Logitech Zone Wireless is average in terms of weight. It’s not the heaviest wireless headset, and it’s not the lightest. Certainly the weight of this headset makes it light enough to allow you to wear it for extended periods of time without discomfort.
The ear pads have sufficient padding to allow it to be worn comfortably as well. Some wireless headsets don’t provide enough padding which can lead, over time, to you feeling the hard plastic speaker housing that lies beneath the ear cushions.
We didn’t have that experience with the Zone Wireless headset. It felt comfortable on the ear and left me with the impression that the padding was enough to give you a comfortable wearing experience.
The size of the ear cushions themselves were slightly larger than most other headsets, which is a good thing. The speakers themselves rotate so you can find the right position for your ears.
The headband adjusts to allow you to find the right sizing. Having an adjustable headband is one of the things that goes into making a headset comfortable to wear. I felt that the Zone Wireless was fine when it came to making an adjustment on the headband.
Speaking of the headband, the Logitech Zone Wireless does have a feature not common to Bluetooth office wireless headsets. It folds down. You can collapse the headset and place it into the travel pouch that’s included. This makes it more compact and convenient if traveling. A feature we didn’t expect, yet this should be useful to a lot of people.
The last thing about the headband is that it’s padded. Rather than having a metal piece pressing against the top of your head, you’re treated to a soft, neoprene type of cushion to lend more comfort.
Along with sound, comfort is king, and this pad helps to deliver more of what we all want when needing to wear a headset all day long, and that’s more comfort.
The Logitech Zone Wireless comes with a 2-year warranty. That’s a decent warranty for a wireless headset. Historically, a 2-year warranty was more common to what you get when purchasing a wired headset, not a wireless model.
For a very long time, the industry standard was 1-year for wireless headsets with Plantronics leading the way with that 1-year offering. However, recently, that appears to be changing with manufacturers facing more competition. Along with that heightened competition, we’re seeing the manufacturers getting more generous with their warranties.
Likely this is so they can be more competitive, and help to attract more customers which is good for the consumer. You’re even seeing some headset providers offering 3-year warranties, like the Discover brand for example. Still, having a 2-year warranty on a Bluetooth wireless headset is solid.
The Logitech Zone Wireless has a suggested selling price of $229.95, though it’s currently offered on our website for $209.99, and it can even be rented for under $15.00 per month. To view this model on our website, here’s the link
This price puts the Logitech Zone Wireless at the midpoint of wireless headsets. There are models that are more expensive, and some priced a little less. All in all, a fair price for what you get.
If you’re looking for a good quality, great sounding, comfortable Bluetooth wireless headset to connect to your computer and mobile devices, you really need to take a close look at the Zone Wireless.
This is a comfortable headset you can wear all day, and wireless range that’s among the best in class. The sound quality is good, and having the Active Noise Cancellation feature is unexpected for a headset in this price range.
It folds down and stows in the included pouch for convenient traveling, and the 14 hours of talk time and 5 minute charge to get an hour use is more than just ok. And being able to swing the microphone boom arm up to mute is a nice feature and very convenient when needing a quick side conversation, or taking that needed sip of morning coffee.
All in all, you just can’t go wrong if you put this headset on your short list.
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