Plantronics has been in the headset game for a long time, and not just with Bluetooth headsets. The company has quite a burgeoning business with office and enterprise products too. These include its Plantronics Calisto Pro series from a couple years ago, and the more recent Savi Office system, which works with landline and VoIP connections. Plantronics recently released an improved version of the Savi headset called the Savi 440, or W440-M. It has essentially the same features as before, but in an updated design.
Note that the Plantronics Savi W440-M is not a Bluetooth headset--it is a wireless headset for use with DECT 6.0 technology. Plantronics provides a DECT USB adapter for use with a PC. The Savi W440-M retails for $279.99, which sounds pricey, but it's on par with other enterprise-level products.
The Plantronics Savi W440-M headset is definitely an upgrade over its predecessor. It retains the same black and chrome color scheme to keep things looking professional, but it's decidedly more stylish and polished. It comes with a base docking unit that measures around 4 inches tall by 3.75 inches deep by 1.5 inches wide, with a small footprint that won't take up much room on your desk. On the front is an LED indicator, while in the middle is a magnetic charging unit for the headset. The docking unit comes with an AC adapter.
The headset is where most of the magic happens. Instead of a large clunky unit, the Savi W440-M headset has a small capsule as its control center, with a long and skinny boom mic attached. On the front of the capsule is the small one-touch answer and end button, while the volume rocker sits on the top. The rocker can be pressed down for mute or flash functionality. Also on the front is a tiny LED indicator. The aforementioned boom mic curves slightly inward to match the curvature of the face.
The Savi W440-M headset has several wearing styles. One is the traditional headset style with the optional ear hook, and the W440-M comes with three different-size hooks. The second is attached to a large telemarketer-style headband. The third is a neckband that you wear behind your head. The headset also comes with several different earbud gels to suit your comfort level. Overall, we found the fit very comfortable no matter which option we chose.