Question: I saw a PC/Phone headset switch on the web some time ago as an easy way to use one headset for both my phone and my computer, but now I notice that it’s discontinued. Is there a simple and fairly inexpensive replacement so I can use a headset for both my phone and PC?
Answer: You’re probably talking about the switcher (05344-42) designed by Headset Direct. It was a very simple device, but effective for its intended purpose. Well, Plantronics has introduced the MDA200 (Now MDA220) Multi-Device USB Adapter. What are some of the cool new features on this handy little device?
It allows the choice of one corded or wireless USB headset for the user in-the-office or on-the-go. With a simple user interface you can easily answer/end calls and switch between desk phone and PC calls.
It supports remote call control with Plantronics corded and wireless USB headsets. You can manage calls from your PC, desk phone or mobile phone when used with Bluetooth USB headsets. It’s compatible with Plantronics corded desk phone headsets (H-Series) when used with a DA Series USB adapter, such as the DA80.
Other highlights are:
1) True voice clarity with wideband/stereo audio support.
2) Simple plug-and-play connectivity and no hassle installation.
3) It’s compatible with softphones from every major UC provider.
4) Also, with upgradable firmware you’re ensured future compatibility and feature support.