Pros: Very sturdy, lightweight and compact will fit just about anywhere. Excellent sound quality.
Cons: The position of the "Mute" button can cause you to hit the wrong option.
Having just gotten a new job as a language interpreter working at home, I needed to get a headphone/headset combo set which was required for the position. I was hesitant about using it as I got it on a rush without researching it. I can't tell you how important and practical it is to research your products at review sites such as the one at Epinions.
Since my company does not recommend a particular brand to purchase but will give us several options and models, makes, etc. the one phone that stood out was this one, the Platronics T10-1 Line Corded Phone. Besides, other employees whom I knew also said this had been their choice headset. The job's only restriction is that we not use DSL with the devices as it seems to interfere somehow.
No problem, I just ordered "standalone DSL" which doesn't need a phone to install. It's on a separate line really but usually is not promoted by AT&T and other companies. They want to "bundle" you more of their other stuff and hope to slip this service on by you without you knowing about it. I think this is a wrong strategy but then again, who am I? I think this AT&T DSL standalone is even more reliable than my former broadband connection and a lot faster. Anyway, it didn't have to interfer with my job's dedicated land line phone at all.
Well, back to the Platronics T-10. Since it was in such a small box and being a wisp of a small device really, I hesitated to get it. It looked too simple and little to work adequately, I thought. Boy, was I wrong!
It is so lightweight and compact, I think I could fit it into my housecoat pocket. Yet, it is very sturdy and easily assembled (except the headset stand in the back which I broke in less than 5 minutes.) Not the phone's fault, I'm just not a techie person at any level.
The headset, although it's monoural, (I think that means it's for one ear), is quite comfortable and after 8 hours of being on the phone, it is a welcomed device to have. And of course, since the job required much note taking this device allows for hands free movement.
The sound and tone quality is as good, if not better, as my land line phone. I have experienced no humming sound as others have reported. A caller has to be really on a far, very far away connection on a cell phone for instance, for it not to come in clear. At least that was my experience with international calls.
There is so much phone cord from both the headset and phone that there definitely will not be any need for an extension cord. If anything, you will have to shorten it. The only downside is that I only wish the "mute" button were in another place a little further from the "on/off" button as I've accidentally disconnected a call or two by pressing it.
All in all, I'm very glad that I purchased it at Amazon.Com for it's $63.00 price.