Plantronics A170 Marque Bluetooth Headset

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Plantronics A170 Marque Bluetooth Headset

HK$ 698

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Dual microphones for outstanding audio

    Two microphones work together to capture your voice and limit background noise for great audio quality, whether you're on a call or listening to music.

    DeepSleep power-saving mode

    Marque “hibernates” when it's away from your iPhone, extending battery readiness for up to five months.

    2-in-1 charging kit

    You'll never be powerless with the 2-in-1 charging kit. The combo USB cable lets you charge your headset and iPhone together from either your computer or your car.

    Voice-driven commands

    Now you can be truly hands-free when you need to be. When a call comes in you can answer or ignore your calls via voice recognition – without pushing a button.

  • Highlights

    • Dual microphones capture your voice and limit background noise for clear, crisp conversations
    • Listen to your favourite music and media from your iPhone, iPod, or iPad
    • Extend battery readiness up to six months with DeepSleep “hibernation” mode
    • Answer or ignore incoming calls with voice recognition
    • 2-in-1 charging kit lets you charge headset and iPhone from computer or car
    • Voice alerts tell you talk time, connection status and more
    • Ultralight design is comfortable and convenient for quick conversations or longer listening
    • Headset battery level displays on your iPhone screen
    • Up to 7 hours of talk time, 11 days of standby time and up to 180 days of DeepSleep
    • Guided audio pairing quickly talks you through the setup with your iPhone
  • Did you notice?

    The 2-in-1 car + USB charging system helps you keep your headset charged on the go.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Hands-free conversations on your iPhone with voice-driven commands and enhanced sound.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Plantronics Marque A170 Bluetooth Headset
    • Car + USB charging system
    • Clip-on earloop
  • Tech Specs

    • Other Features : Mono Bluetooth, Multipoint Support
    • Bluetooth Compatiblity : Bluetooth 2.1
    • No. of Microphones : 2
    • Power Source : USB
    • Charge Time : 90 minutes
    • Stand By Time : 11 days
    • Height : 9.1 mm/0.36 in.
    • Depth : 14 mm/0.55 in.
    • Length : 49.3 mm/1.94 in.
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number : 88927-01
    • UPC or EAN No. : 017229138773

    Warranty

    • Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Truly outstanding product with minor issue you likely will never experience

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most ear pieces are barely loud enough to hear others on a speaker phone on the conversation. This unit is painfully loud at full Most ear pieces are barely loud enough to hear others on a speaker phone on the conversation. This unit is painfully loud at full volume and plenty loud at lowest volume. Superior to all others tested in that regard (and I test many). 6 stars out of 5

    Ear piece battery life is actually as stated and amazing. Lasts all day talking (not standby, actually on the phone) so now I don't need two units to carry me through the day. Superb, 6 stars out of 5

    Siri integration, not a problem. Press the big button and hold, beeps and then Siri perks in and she calls people by name, finds locations on maps, launches apps, and even lets me send text messages or recite notes in Notes (or in Pages etc) all very nicely. By far the best Siri experience for bluetooth (and I compare my Infiniti in that mix). 5 stars out of 5

    Bluetooth paring is a breeze and it pairs easily with multiple devices. Works with my Mac as well as with my iPhone and I use my Mac with Siri (voice recognition) for notes and similar. Only issue is that near by Bluetooth can disrupt the connection so at my desk with enough bluetooth to warm my coffee, it will sometimes burp and lose the connection to the phone. Others that I have provided same unit to in the office do not have the issue. I tested two separate ear pieces and they both do it. I do have 16 blue tooth devices connected to my iPhone so take this with that grain of salt. 4 out of 5.

    Weighs nothing. 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfort, never have had a 'burning ear" from having it in all day with silicon pressing on ear. 5 out of 5

    Controls, much better than prior products and all other products tested to date. The on-off tactile switch is a welcome change, visual green indicator for on. Love the english accent on the woman's voice. 6 out of 5 stars.

    My last favorite earpiece was the Plantronics Discovery 975 which was $129. This one scorches that product at every turn. Best $59 you can spend on a bluetooth earpiece.

    • Written by from Bristow

    61 of 61 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Truly outstanding product with minor issue you likely will never experience
  • Excellent Design, Fair Sound Quality

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I've gone through almost all brands of in-ear Bluetooth ear sets. This one is firmly in the center. The design is the by far the b I've gone through almost all brands of in-ear Bluetooth ear sets. This one is firmly in the center. The design is the by far the best of any I've bought: beautiful shape, compact, nice functioning buttons, nice status lights (packaging is beautiful too). And it's really easy to sync and charge. But the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. Bang & Olufsen was clearly the best in sound. Bose was next. The A170 is OK for phone calls, but listening to music and podcasts with it is disappointing. I know it's not supposed to take the place of stereo ear sets, but when I walk my dogs I'd like to listen to music for a short time - and I could do that with the Bose. But other than that I'm really happy with the A170. I need to have my hands free when I'm on the phone with customers and this is perfect. I'll be buying the Parrot Zik for serious music listening.

    • Written by from MILWAUKEE

    34 of 36 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent Design, Fair Sound Quality
  • missed the mark

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Half the point of having an iPhone 5 (6.1.4) is being able to use siri to assist. This headset did not communicate with siri at al Half the point of having an iPhone 5 (6.1.4) is being able to use siri to assist. This headset did not communicate with siri at all; It did activate siri, but siri couldn't hear commands. After a long convo with Plantronics technical support, who posit the fault is with siri, I am sending it back.

    Otherwise, the headset seems sturdy and well made. I was sad it didn't work, its cute as these things go.

    • Written by from San Gabriel

    28 of 44 people found this useful

    Was this useful? missed the mark
  • Very satisfied with the A170

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    As airline pilot, I have used Plantronics headsets during my entire career. Having had a very good experience with them, I decided As airline pilot, I have used Plantronics headsets during my entire career. Having had a very good experience with them, I decided to buy the A170 for use with my iPhone and iPad. I am extremely satisfied with this headset because:
    - Fits either ear very comfortably.
    - It is very reliable (always connects).
    - Has excellent volume to be heard in most noisy environments.
    - Has very good noise canceling sound pick-up.
    - Remains connected while the phone is in a central location and I move anywhere in a 4000 sqft house, or the backyard.
    - Has 7-hour battery life in listening/talk operation.

    • Written by from New Albany

    3 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very satisfied with the A170
  • Did not perfrom as expected - returning

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's cute, and the price is good, but I will be returning this. The headset could not recognize when I was saying "Answer" so that It's cute, and the price is good, but I will be returning this. The headset could not recognize when I was saying "Answer" so that feature did not work for me. The call quality was awful, staticy and I could hear a disembodied self-echo which was very distracting. I tried to use it to listen to music while cleaning my house and I kept having to go get my iPhone and bring it into the room with me because the signal could not travel far enough. (note: small apartment.)

    The earpiece was comfortable, which was nice. I liked having the selection of ear options. The multi-charge cord was a nice idea, but if it was designed specifically for Apple then why not design a white connector instead of a black one?

    I used to have the Bose headset and I will be ordering it again. It's more expensive but it works way better.

    • Written by from Victoria

    0 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Did not perfrom as expected - returning
  • Shocked by bad reviews...

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My first review ever and only because I was going to send a pal a link to this headset and saw the terrible reviews. Maybe because My first review ever and only because I was going to send a pal a link to this headset and saw the terrible reviews. Maybe because I have an iphone 4, without Siri, I've not experience the negative aspects but I find it a great bit of kit and less than 50% of the (frankly ugly looking) BOSE version. The light weight of the device is outstanding, and once you have fitted the correct (and easily interchangeable) ear plug, you'll soon forget you even have the device in your ear. It's battery life will long outlast the iphone's charge so no issues there (plus you get a battery meter on the iphone's home screen so never short of knowing its status). You also get told when the phone is connected/disconnected (has reminded me a few times that I have left the phone behind in the car/house so quite a nice perk for that). The image/feel is excellent, easily the best looking device out there in my opinion and the majority (let's face it) look awful. Finally the call quality is superb, very surprised to hear that being criticised, most people tell me it's much clearer on the headset then the phone. As for not hearing music in better quality from one reviewer I saw (are you kidding me that you buy a mono-ear device for listening pleasure?!) I actually thought the music playback was pretty good. It's honestly a brilliant device, especially if you factor in the money, should retail at £100 for something this well made, but if you want to spend the sort of money the BOSE device costs then go for it, but this device is so much more impressive for the cost and looks lots better. I would like it even more if it told you the caller's name but expect the Siri iphones might do that, otherwise am really glad I never read these reviews as would have missed out on a gem.

    • Written by from Birmingham

    4 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Shocked by bad reviews...

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