With so many of us now working flexibly, from home and shared spaces, old-fashioned office phones no longer cut the mustard. Enter Poly and its latest range of Sync speakerphones, aimed firmly at the 69% of us who have ditched ‘9 to 5’ for ‘anytime’.
These handy devices are essentially portable speakers with high-quality microphones, meaning they’re ideal for making work calls and video conferencing – as well as listening to music during your downtime.
The beauty of Poly’s advanced multi-microphones is that they focus on the talker, not the background noise, so you can banish annoying echo and other unwanted noise from video and voice calls. A more natural Zoom experience? Count us in.
Better still, the Sync 20 and Sync 40 double up as portable USB chargers, so you can use them to juice up your smartphone on the go. There’s even a programmable button that puts your favourite function – such as a voice assistant – at your fingertips.
The recent addition of the Poly Sync 10 means there are now four models to choose from, all which can come in Microsoft Teams certified versions. To help you choose the right device for your needs, here’s a quick guide to the Poly Sync family:
Poly Sync 10
Announced in April, the Poly Sync 10 is a plug-and-play speakerphone designed to convert your home office (or kitchen table) into your own personal conference room. Features includes touch-sensitive controls, a two-microphone array and support for Microsoft Zoom. There’s no Bluetooth; Sync 10 connects to your PC via USB instead. Bottom line? A serious upgrade on your laptop’s speakers.
Poly Sync 20
The Poly Sync 20 is personal USB/Bluetooth smart speakerphone that ups the stakes with a three-microphone array to further reduce noise and echo. It also boasts a USB port that can be used to power another mobile device on the go. Battery life? An impressive 20 hours per charge.
Poly Sync 40
Step up to the Poly Sync 40 and you’ll be rewarded with a seriously-powerful USB/Bluetooth speakerphone that’s ideally-suited to flexible working spaces and huddle rooms. It rocks a three-microphone array with full duplex audio tech, meaning it supports overlapping speech so that everyone can be heard. Other features include Zoom certification, foolproof setup and 30 hours battery life.
Poly Sync 60
The range-topping Poly Sync 60 packs in even more tech for those that want the best sound quality rather than ultimate portability. Perfect for those that often host larger meetings (such as in hired meeting rooms or flexible working spaces) it features a six-microphone array, twin speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, Zoom certification, two smartphone phone charging ports and a USB video camera pass through. This model is always on (AC power only) instead of being battery-powered. You can even pair two Sync 60s together to fill very large rooms with clear audio for extra oomph.
Ready to buy? Poly Sync speakerphones are the perfect addition to the brave new world of hassle-free hours, casual attire and increased family time. All four models are available to buy now.
Prefer a headset? Poly makes those too...
Poly Voyager Focus 2
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 (pictured below) is a smartly-engineered pair of on-ear headphones with a state-of-the-art boom microphone. Three levels of hybrid active noise-cancelling cut out background chatter and unwanted noise, so all you can hear is your call. Plush ear cushions make for all-day comfort, giving productivity a serious boost. Battery life is 25 hours but you can use them as a corded headset too. Genius.