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At a Glance

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  • Plantronics Blackwire C720
    3.5/5
    $150.00
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    If you're looking for a stereo Bluetooth headset but eschew the earbud style, the Blackwire C720 delivers a pleasing ear pad-oriented model. If you spend gobs of time making PC calls, this unit will...

At a Glance

If you're looking for a stereo Bluetooth headset but eschew the earbud style, the Blackwire C720 delivers a pleasing ear pad-oriented model. If you spend gobs of time making PC calls, this unit will enhance your Skype experience as well. Note that we encountered a slew of lost connections during testing; your mileage may vary.

Price when rated: $150
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Pros

  • Answering calls by simply donning the headset worked like a charm.
  • Super-comfy ear pads and switchable boom for right- or left-side position.

Cons

  • Inline controls lack Play/Pause/Skip features.
  • Regular connection drop-outs proved frustrating.
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