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Plantronics Explorer 230

Plantronics Explorer 230
alaScore 75

104 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and portability. The value for money and comfort are also mentioned favorably.

usability, comfort, value for money, portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Explorer 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics Explorer 230

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics Explorer 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, comfort, sound, build quality

42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Expert review by:

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

At just $59, Plantronics' latest Bluetooth headset is an ideal Christmas stocking filler. Featuring a straightforward yet compact design, its low pric...

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.

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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...

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inexpensive, comfortable, medium performance

 

Fast and easy to locate at Walmart, Cheap to buy. Comfort is a big plus. History of maintaining connection. But no volume control. The jawbone I had was better at auto volume control and filtering background noise but was more cumbersome and was costly...

Inexpensive, surprisingly comfortable, good battery, not so concerned about losing it like I did my $90 unit, got at WalMart in a hurry for $30. Has not yet been flinty with the bluetooth connection like my last unit which was flighty as all heck

kind of quiet, don't think it has a volume control, half the range of my last one so I keep the phone on my belt, the other I went all over the house without carrying the phone. Did not get a car charger at the $30 price at WalMart

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Best bluetooth

 

I love it. I am not having a headache from the Bluetooth. and the price good deal.

Good sound, good voice, i could go on

no cons everyone understands me

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cheap and works very good

 

its cheap and it works i have not used any high end spendy blue tooth's but whats the point ? just like buying a bmw, or bose headphones, you can get the same performance for a fraction of the price just buy it , ps3, back up , great gift , i got ......

uses the same charger as my motorola entice w755 ; good battery life ; easy/simple to use ; comfortable ; wearable on left or right ear ; CHEAP $30 new , or i got it $13 on ebay with a car charger

you might loose it, i did ; not really loud , not not too quiet either, so not a big deal ; doesn't use usb to charge ; other than that nothing

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inexpensive, comfortable, medium performance

 

Fast and easy to locate at Walmart, Cheap to buy. Comfort is a big plus. History of maintaining connection. But no volume control. The jawbone I had was better at auto volume control and filtering background noise but was more cumbersome and was costly...

Inexpensive, surprisingly comfortable, good battery, not so concerned about losing it like I did my $90 unit, got at WalMart in a hurry for $30. Has not yet been flinty with the bluetooth connection like my last unit which was flighty as all heck

kind of quiet, don't think it has a volume control, half the range of my last one so I keep the phone on my belt, the other I went all over the house without carrying the phone. Did not get a car charger at the $30 price at WalMart

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cheap and works very good

 

its cheap and it works i have not used any high end spendy blue tooth's but whats the point ? just like buying a bmw, or bose headphones, you can get the same performance for a fraction of the price just buy it , ps3, back up , great gift , i got it...

uses the same charger as my motorola entice w755 ; good battery life ; easy/simple to use ; comfortable ; wearable on left or right ear ; CHEAP $30 new , or i got it $13 on ebay with a car charger

you might loose it, i did ; not really loud , not not too quiet either, so not a big deal ; doesn't use usb to charge ; other than that nothing

Consumer review by:

PLANTRONICS Explorer 230

 

Works and connects great

NONE

Consumer review by:

junk!

 

don't buy

price cheap and defective

defective

Consumer review by:

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

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
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

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.4oz

Header

Manufacturer:Plantronics
Model:230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics Explorer

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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