Ok, you’re here, so that makes you something of a geek. Perhaps you have another telephony geek in your life, or your family are asking for a Christmas list. Whatever the case, a good USB speakerphone is really handy and makes nice present.
Little round-and-loud has proven to be a solid performer. I’ve used it to participate in Google Hangouts, with Skype and GotoMeeting as well as various SIP soft phones. You might have seen me show it in a recent VUC call with Logitech. Whatever the client software, in every case it worked well. It sounds great to my ear and conveys my voice clearly to the far end.
The microphone is omni-directional, effective to about one yard. That makes the SPEAK 410 ideal for desk use, even if you have a person on either side of the desk.
In my case the SPEAK 410 has been desk bound, but it’s well adapted for life on the road. The USB cord wraps into a groove around the base, the end locking firmly in place. Then it slips into a round neoprene protective case with a zippered closure. It makes a tidy package to carry in your travels.
While this is no formal review, I am comfortable recommending the Jabra SPEAK 410 for the voip geek on your Christmas list. Whether leading a team of geeks or just chatting with your sweetheart, it’s a quality device that will serve you well.