This is a "Fresh Gear" post, but it also fits under "Travel Light" - it's all about a travel headset that's impressed me quite a bit. This one is called the Logitech Premium Mobile Headset, and I have been using it for about a month and just love it.
I'm a traveling dictater1 once again
Me, a dictater? No, I'm not a tyrant - I just use software to do dictation while I'm traveling.
Last year, I posted about how I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking (voice recognition software) to perform a number of tasks like creating speaker notes in presentations, responding to email, and even composing blog posts. I still do that, but I have not been traveling with my old headset since I wore it out (actually, I rolled a chair over the cord and sliced it so it got all staticy2).
I was looking for a replacement and found the Logitech Premium Mobile Headset. Here are some of the highlights:
- This new headset folds up very flat and I can fit it easily into one of the inner pockets on my laptop bag
- It has adjustable earpads so it is very comfortable
- It includes an adapter so you can use it with USB or standard microphone/headset jacks
- It works with any voice-related software, such as NaturallySpeaking, Skype, and even voice-capable instant messaging clients
- It has inline controls for volume control and microphone muting
- The microphone sound quality is excellent (I'm using the USB interface, primarily)
- It has stereo sound so you can listen to music on it, should you wish to do so (and the sound is decent)
- Its the behind the head design keeps you from getting "headset hair"
- It also includes a carry case - however, I found the case to be too bulky for my needs
I'm very impressed with this one so far, and it has earned a place in my 'permanent checklist' for what goes in my laptop bag for every trip.
1 Yes, I know dictater isn't a real word. Some of my jokes are meant for me. Feel free to enjoy them with me, if you like.
2 I'm not sure "staticy" is a word to anyone but me, either.