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Plantronics Explorer 230

Plantronics Explorer 230
alaScore 78

122 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The sound and comfort also get good feedback.

usability, comfort, sound, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics Explorer 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability is also appreciated.

usability, portability, price

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics Explorer 230 Bluetooth Headset

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Plantronics Explorer 230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the portability and comfort are generally positive. The usability and sound are also appreciated.

price, sound, usability, comfort, portability

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics Explorer 230Plantronics Explorer 230 Wireless Headset - 79222-62

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Plantronics Explorer 230


A budget Bluetooth headset.

Compact, lightweight, easy to use

Poor incoming audio quality, no included ear buds

Occasional users shouldn't have too many issues, but if you intend to use the Explorer 230 on a daily basis then we suggest spending a bit more cash on a step up in quality.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Plantronics Explorer 230


It's cheap and cute as a button, but we can't recommend a Bluetooth headset that struggles with phone calls.

Clean, simple design ; The price is right

Uniformly terrible performance with a selection of different handsets

As Paris Hilton may attest, having good looks will only get you so far in this world and in the end it will always come down to performance — did anyone watch that dreadful National Lampoon's movie she was in? The Plantronics Explorer 230 is cheap and...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

PLANTRONICS Explorer 230


Works and connects great


Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: techman (



don't buy

price cheap and defective


Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Fred (

Worse than junk.


Plugged it in, nothing. I got a dim light for a few seconds, but nothing. Kept it plugged in overnight and nothing. Tried another charger and nothing. My time is worth more than the trouble this has given me.

It did not steal from me

Would not charge

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Imaginesound (

Quality Product


I Have never been a fan of bluetooth earpieces but this one works well and fits great in my ear has great sound/call quality and was a great deal.

Very sturdy, Fits well , Easy to setup and use


Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

Not bad at all


I would have given this 5 eggs if the volume were higher on it. It's not bad, but could be louder. I received mine as a gift. I know where they bought it, and they paid twice as much as what Newegg sells it for. I like it well enough that I'm buying...

Nice and small. No frills, just a small bluetooth headset that works well. Paired with an HTC Touch Pro, the sound is clean for me. No static as described by the previous poster. It also does a great job of hanging onto your head. No floppy feeling at...

The volume seems to be a lower than my previous headset (Plantronics Voyager 520), though people say that they can hear me much better (louder and clearer) on this one, which cost 1/3 the price of the other one

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: bamboozled (

sorry, sorry, sorry


trying to be cheap; "get what u pay for..." so very true, this was the very worst product i've ever purchased; earpiece broke w/in 2days!! does not fit/adjust to ear size at all!! buyer beware total rip-off!!

Disconnects, Low Volume, Uncomfortable

May, 2010

Consumer review by: jlbiss (

Inexpensive and Works !!!!


The Plantronics Bluetooth Headset is worth the money you pay for it. It is lightweight and easy to use. It is fairly cheap in terms of bluetooth heads but it really does do just as good of a job as the higher end ones do. I think you will be...



Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Kev (

Don't worry it is a good headset


This is a pretty good head set. It is light weight but I would recomend not wearing it with out the hook, as it can be detached, because if it does fall out of your ear you will not notice it. The battery lasts a long time when using it light. I have...

Clear Signal, Comfortable, Durable, Easy To Use, Good Sound, Good Volume Control, Lightweight, Long Battery Life

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

When your days and your hands are busy, use the Plantronics Explorer 230 Bluetooth headset to talk, without ever losing a call. Its easy to use features and simple set up means this headset will work with most mobile phones when you're in the car and on the go. The small form factor is so lightweight and comfortable that you'll forget you're even wearing it and Plantronics' heritage of Sound Innovation technologies delivers quality you can hear, so you can enjoy clear calls and hands-free calling wherever you are.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics Explorer

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty