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Plantronics Discovery 640

Plantronics Discovery 640
alaScore 76

226 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of Plantronics Discovery 640. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. People really like the price and sound. The comfort and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the noise isolation.

portability, usability, comfort, sound, price

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Discovery 640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics Discovery 640

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Plantronics Discovery 640 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and sound are generally positive. The comfort and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, design, comfort, sound, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth HeadsetPlantronics Discovery 640 - Headset ( ear-bud ) - wireless - BluetoothPlantronics Discovery 640 - Headset ( ear-bud ) - wireless - Bluetooth

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics Discovery 640

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Plantronics Discovery 640 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and sound. The comfort and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the reliability, while comments are divided on the noise isolation.

portability, usability, comfort, sound, price

reliability

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 review: Plantronics Discovery 640

 

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth headset Though Bluetooth headsets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, the Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth headset stands apart as one of the most unusual models we've seen. The box contains much more than a...

Great audio quality; multiple charging options; compact design; secure fit.

Uncomfortable ear hook; smallish controls; not compatible with all phone chargers.

The Plantronics Discovery 640 is a well-performing Bluetooth headset that offers first-class usability.

Sep, 2005
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Expert review by: Dieter Bohn (wmexperts.com)

Review: Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset

 

TreoCentral's Douglas Morse reviews the Plantronics Discovery 640 bluetooth headset. Read on for the full review.

Super-lightweight, Great charging options, Three sizes of earpieces

Case needs some re-thinking, Sound quality just okay

An excellent, lightweight headset with a lot power options, nice form factor, and a slick case that could be better. The 640 is usable with many phones' AC adapters and even an AAA battery, which you can buy anywhere. The sound quality is solid, though...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset Review

 

Today we take a look at the Plantronics Discovery 640, which differs from some of the other Bluetooth headsets that we have reviewed in the past due to the innovative pocket charger. See what this 9 gram is packing as we take it for a test drive on the...

For a street price of around $90, this ultra-lightweight headset is hard to beat with all of its rich features and accessories. It is extremely comfortable with a long battery life and it passes one of our biggest compatibility tests: It works great...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Adam Z Lein (pocketnow.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset

 

For years, Bluetooth headset manufacturers have been innovating by trying different ear mounting systems, getting better sound,

Modular charging cradle system ; 9 grams ; Vibrating cradle ; Very easy to use and comfortable mounting system ; Battery level indicator ; Missed call indicator

Outgoing audio can be poor at times ; No noise reduction ; Mini-USB adapter sold separately ; Charging cradle is not built into a Windows Mobile phone

I was very excited when I learned about all the great features this headset has. The vibrating pen-clip holder/charger/cradle feature alone may be worth upgrading to this headset. The variety of adapters designed to fit other phone manufacturer's...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

With its many options for charging offering longer battery life, the Discovery 640 is ideal for those constantly on the move

Multiple charging options, small form factor, multipoint Bluetooth

Many small pieces, difficult to use Mute mode, would not work in Silent mode

May, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth headset review

 

Bluetooth headsets are two a dozen these days so what makes Plantronics think it has the answer with the Discovery 640? For starters, the Discovery is one of the most interesting designs we�ve seen in a long time. Although the actual headset itself...

Charging options, style, case to store it all in

Not the smallest Bluetooth headset available, long charge times

The charging elements are what make this stand out from the crowd

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Matt Overington (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Discovery 640

 

The Plantronics Discovery 640 is a great Bluetooth headset for a corporate user that travels frequently, as it comes with myriad charging options and a vibrating pocket holster.

Great battery life ; Good ergonomics

No noise-cancelling ; Lots of small parts

A pocket holster that vibrates to alert you to incoming calls rounds out the feature set, making the Plantronics unit a good choice for anyone that spends a lot of time making mobile calls each day.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: RunnerEric (pcworld.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset

 

Very good device, the best I ever owned. Has multiple adapters that are interchangeable so you only need one charger for cell phone and handfree. Or you can charge using a AAA battery.

ease of use, light, I can hear callers very clearly, no echo

ear plug pulls away from device a little easy, so you have to insert and remove from your ear gently

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Cub235 (pcworld.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth Headset

 

This device has been great for all around use, it is plenty loud for use in the car and outdoors. Microphone does a good job of picking up my voice, people on the other end can hear me well.

Lightweight, loud volume, easy pairing.

None so far.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: sem99 (pcworld.com)

Plantronics Discovery 640E Bluetooth Headset

 

I owned many plantronics products before, but they all had deficiencies. This one is no exception: none of the enclosed earplugs fit my ears, microphone's quality is not great - people complained to me that couldn't hear me well.

lightweight

flimsy construction, earplugs don't fit well

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy simplified mobility with the ultimate Bluetooth headset - the Plantronics Discovery 640. With an innovative pocket charger that gives you up to 15 hours of talk time, you stay connected like never before. Combining cutting-edge technology and a sleek, ultra-light design, Discovery sets the standard in style, comfort and convenience.

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm: No
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: Yes
Noise Cancellation: No
SCREEM: No
Sound System:Mono
Speakers:Mono
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Connection:Wireless
USB: No
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Form factor:In Ear Headset
Product Type:In Ear Headset
Type:In Ear
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