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Plantronics Explorer 220

Plantronics Explorer 220
alaScore 76

405 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the portability and usability are overall positive. The sound and comfort are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Explorer 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Review: Plantronics Explorer 220 Bluetooth Headset

 

Affordable, entry level bluetooth headset.

Inexpensive. Lightweight. Lasts six hours on a charge. Easy to use

Hurt my ear after extended use. Mixed audio quality reported on receiving end

I used to make fun of people who wore headsets, especially while in the supermarket or walking down the street. I thought these people were pretentious. I didn’t think headsets were important except when driving, until I got an iPhone.An iPhone

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Review: Plantronics Explorer 220 Bluetooth Headset

 

Affordable, entry level bluetooth headset.

Inexpensive. Lightweight. Lasts six hours on a charge. Easy to use

Hurt my ear after extended use. Mixed audio quality reported on receiving end

I used to make fun of people who wore headsets, especially while in the supermarket or walking down the street. I thought these people were pretentious. I didn’t think headsets were important except when driving, until I got an iPhone.An iPhone

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Look elsewhere

 

I was looking for a small inexpensive bluetooth headset for my Motorola SLVR. I've had good luck with Plantronics in the past and I like their set up for an adjustable ear piece. They fit well in my ear and this helps as I'm a bit hard of hearing....

It's small and light. Uncomplicated

Constant static unless held 1 foot or less from phone

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Nothing but static

 

would not recommend

Well built, comfortable, paired easily, user friendly

Could hear nothing but static. Receivers end sounded good

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a bit disappointed

 

there are other bluetooths in the same price range that's much better

good volume

fit into your ear clumsily and is uncomfortable. sound quality is choppy

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Alright for the price, but not worth it.

 

I wouldn't buy this BT headset again. Well, I didn't buy it in the first place - it was a gift to replace my Motorola HS850. I think that's the model. I found my old Motorola to be better. I use my bluetooth in the car and sometimes at home and really...

Cheap. Easy to use. Links up easy to your cell phone. Small - easy to carry around in your pocket

Uncomfortable. A lot of static. It's hard to hear people - which defeats the purpose

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Too much static

 

Inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. Somewhat uncomfortable and not very clear due to static.

Inexpensive. I liked the little notch on the earpiece that actually fits in your ear, it really lets you hear your call. Paired it with one phone and actually got it to play some music

Static.. If the phone isn't in a direct line of sight with the 220, you get some pretty bad static. Static that blocks out the voice of whomever you are chatting with. Not cool. Piece that fits into the ear gets very uncomfortable after about an hour

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Spend a little more....you'll be happier.

 

I will not use this for long. It will do for now, however would be better off buying a little more expensive unit I believe...it is a low-end model after all...(mine was a gift).

It's easy to set up, lightweight, and looks good. I really do like it despite what I say. I think my getting it as a gift biases my review though...;)

It has very little volume control, The inner ear-piece is not comfortable, and when I call people using it, they hear a terrible echo

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Amazon review summary for Plantronics Explorer 220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Great but probably not the best

 

I didn't bought this headset, my relative barely used this and I found it in a drawer. I use it to connect to my laptop/iPod pretty much everyday to listen to music so I don't really know how good the mic is. The distance is same as my other Bluetooth...

Long Use Time, Good Audio, Easy Usage, Loud

Probably nothing except a bit uncomfortable and feel loose. and a bit long charge time

Product Specifications

The latest addition to the Plantronics Explorer family is an outstanding entry-level Bluetooth headset. It has been produced specifically for first-time buyers and delivers great battery life to match that of similar class mobile phones. It is lightweight and designed for maximum style and total comfort. With 10 meters range, and an omni-directional microphone, the Plantronics Explorer 220 will give you great sound at a great price. QuickPair technology ensures it is easy to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device. Controls such as volume, call answer and call end are simple to use, and there is a handy LED to indicate incoming calls, missed calls and low battery.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth 2.0

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.5oz

Header

Manufacturer:Plantronics
Model:220
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics Explorer