Whether you need wireless headsets for business purposes to use in conjunction with your technological devices, learning basic terminology surrounding the tool will help you get the model that’s compatible with the equipment you own. Learning more about industry and technical terms like “flexible boom,” “VOIP” and “noise-canceling microphone” will also ensure you get the features you want and the ability to use the device in a wide-variety of locations and situations.
If you regularly use Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) instead of a telephone network to send voice information in digital form, use a wireless headset that's compatible with the technology. Units can typically hook into your computer's USB to utilize the feature.
Before you purchase a Bluetooth wireless headset, ensure you've got a Bluetooth ready cell phone. Also ensure the model you choose is compatible with the brand of phone that you use.
To ensure your voice transmits loud and clear, look for a wireless headset with a noise-canceling microphone. The feature is particularly important when using the equipment in the car or in a bustling office.
Look for the wireless headset with the best wireless range, particularly if you'll be using the equipment as you're walking away from the phone or computer base unit at home or in the office.
Consider a wireless headset with a flexible boom, the arm that contains the microphone. A movable boom will allow you to position the mic in the most convenient and comfortable position, even moving it away if you need to speak with someone else during the call.
Office phone adapter
When you find a wireless headset that you love, allow it to pull double duty, working in conjunction with your cell phone and office phone. Purchase an office phone adapter that's compatible with both phone units for seamless operation.