With remote meetings now more prevalent than ever, the importance of quality webcams, headsets, and microphones have become even more pronounced. Simply put, you can’t just pick up the cheapest accessories available at the local consumer electronics store if you want to maximize your productivity. The Jabra Evolve2 30 headset goes one step further with a design that’s built with the Unified Communications (UC) platforms used extensively in modern work arrangements in mind.
Whether your company uses Microsoft Teams, Cisco UC Manager, or any of the other UC platforms out there, the headset has been tuned to allow seamless communication, ensuring you can hear and be heard just as clearly as if you were meeting in an office boardroom. Basically, they made a professional headset that’s meant to work with every software and hardware used in enterprise communications, regardless of whether you’re working out of a high-rise office, a crowded coffee shop, or a cramped space under the staircase in your home.
The Jabra Evolve2 30 is a USB headset equipped with 28mm drivers and an advanced digital chipset that, the outfit claims, delivers “exceptional audio quality.” Yes, those 28mm speakers sound a lot smaller than the 40mm ones you’ll normally find in music-focused headphones, although the fact that this is designed primarily for hearing voices might not make it that big of an issue. They pair those drivers with a dual-microphone system mounted on adjustable boom on the right ear cup, with a built-in noise-reduction system that filters the sound to make sure you come across with minimal ambient sounds.
A lightweight and ergonomically-designed headband ensures it doesn’t put any strain when you wear it for the entirety of the workday, while a stainless steel core ensures the headband will hold up to the demands of the daily grind. It combines an angled ear cup with noise-isolating memory foam ear cushions that should do a good job of covering your ears to physically block all the distracting bustle going on around you. The outfit claims, in fact, that it’s so effective, you’ll be “able to hear yourself think.” Yes… that would be really nice when you’re working from home while the kids are on the TV. Oh yeah, there’s also a “busylight” that you can switch on and off at will, which they’re hoping you can use as a “Do Not Disturb” sign when you’re in a crowded space.
The Jabra Evolve2 30 is designed to work with, pretty much, every UC platform out there, including all sorts of softphones, web clients, and over 10,000 traditional deskphones. They claim, in fact, that it’s future-proof and should work with every new product that comes up in the category. If you use Microsoft Teams specifically, you can even opt for a special edition that’s tailored for it. According to the outfit, this model gets a dedicated Microsoft Teams button with LED that changes in color for different notifications while allowing you to perform a variety of actions with just a single press.
The Jabra Evolve2 30 is available now.