Jabra’s best-selling and market leading UC headset to enhance productivity whether working from the office or working from home, the Evolve2 range, today got a new addition, the Jabra Evolve2 30. DRN is a big fan of the Evolve2 range, with Ben reviewing both the Evolve2 40 and Evolve2 65, and myself reviewing the Evolve2 85.
The newest headset is built with the modern-day desk worker in mind, engineered for collaboration, concentration, and comfortable productivity all day long, all at an affordable price.
Productivity woes under the new normal
The new normal has created the need for a hybrid approach to work, where flexibility between remote working and being office-based is a key priority. However, productivity remains a key challenge for businesses, as complexity of work increases exponentially, but average productivity rates diminish by the day (source: Boston Consulting Group). Headsets play a crucial role in the flexible revolution of the workplace and Jabra’s Evolve2 30 fulfils this with an affordable yet premium quality headset.
Seamless collaboration and instant concentration
The Jabra Evolve2 30 is perfectly suited for the modern flexible worker – users who spend majority of their day at their desk, in a noisy office setting or at home.
The 2-microphone call technology can clearly capture your voice so you can participate in calls and online meetings from anywhere while also meeting Open Office requirements. And with 28mm speakers and an advanced digital chipset, you can enjoy great audio quality too, for both calls and media playback. The Evolve2 30 is also available in a Microsoft Teams certified variant, which comes with a dedicated Microsoft Teams button so you can jump in and out of virtual meetings with just one touch, while the boom arm allows you to easily mute and unmute yourself in an instant.
Taking collaboration one step further, the Jabra Evolve2 30 meets the Microsoft Open Office requirements – which is a strict test of how effective a headset microphone is at suppressing surrounding noise and office talk – making sure that the device is suited for any environment. The easy plug-and-play feature means users are able to seamlessly connect to all devices through the USB A or C plug, for maximum collaboration.
When it comes to concentration, the Evolve2 30 does not disappoint. The Evolve2 30 is specifically engineered to deliver portable concentration anywhere. The oval ear cushions of the headset and the angled earcup design are developed to block out any noise and disturbances in the surrounding. The single-sided busylight within turns on automatically when you’re on a call and can also be turned on manually to signal “do-not-disturb” to those around you, so you can stay undisturbed in your concentration zone.
Reliable all-day comfort
The discomfort from prolonged headset wearing can hinder productivity. The Jabra Evolve2 30 is ergonomically designed to support prolonged wear, and evenly distributes pressure around your ears. It’s built with premium soft memory foam ear cushions that mould to your ear’s natural contours and ease the weight of the headset on users’ heads, offering ideal comfort all day long.
The super lightweight Evolve2 30 is built to be as durable as it is comfortable. Both the headband and slider of the Evolve2 30 are assembled with stainless steel, with a much higher degree of durability and flexibility compared to its predecessor, the Evolve 30. Hundreds of drop tests and boom-arm strength tests have been conducted to ensure the headset is able to stand the test of time even when used for long periods.
“Collaboration and concentration continue to be the two key pillars of effective office work. With the right technology in place, a hybrid approach to working can mean getting the best from both worlds, and increased productivity levels for any organisation,” said David Piggott, Managing Director ANZ, at Jabra. “The Jabra Evolve2 30 is designed at an affordable price-point for every user to be able to collaborate, concentrate, and experience comfort while working, whether at home or in the office. We are excited to launch a product that truly embodies the motto that work is no longer somewhere you go, but something you do.”
Key features and specifications:
- Enhanced lightweight comfort: 125 gms
- 2-microphone call technology and 28mm speakers, meeting Open Office requirements
- UC and Microsoft Teams certified
- Advanced chipset enables future firmware upgrades
- Integrated busylight
- Improved noise-isolating design
- Reinforced steel headband & slider for increased durability
- A dedicated Microsoft Teams button on MS variant
- Jabra Direct, Xpress
- Sustainable packaging made of recyclable materials
The Jabra Evolve2 30 will be available from March 2021 at selected retailers. The Evolve2 30 will be available in black with two variants:
- Evolve2 30 STEREO MSRP AUD $132.50
- Evolve2 30 MONO MSRP AUD $120
Stay tuned as DRN will be reviewing this.