Not everyone uses a Bluetooth headset to have hands-free conversation. But for those who do, they are mostly busy business professionals or drivers on the road, though it seems that there is also a growing number of mainstream consumers who are using the device. The Plantronics Marque M155 was announced in Singapore earlier last month, and we managed to get hold of one for this review.
When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics is one of the well-known names that come to mind. The company started as a maker for aviation headsets, and slowly grew to mobile headset, noise-canceling technology and the personal speakerphone. (In case you didn't know, when U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, his first words were transmitted through a Plantronics headset). The Marquee M155 is the latest brainchild and claims to be Plantronics' smallest Bluetooth headset to date. If you go to the Plantronics' website, you'll notice that there isn't a lot of details on the Marquee M155's specifications. But for those who are interested: the headset weighs 7g; has a built-in lithium polymer rechargeable battery; supports Bluetooth 3.0 with an operating distance of up to 10 metres, streams music and from A2DP-enabled phones and has a run time of up to five hours and standby time of nine days.
The Plantronics Marquee M155 comes In the standard retail box, which seems to be oversized for such a small Bluetooth headset. Well, that's only to fit in a carton case made of environmentally-friendly cardboard which contains the user's manual, USB cable, two translucent ear pieces of different sizes and a ear loop. The USB cable has another female USB connector for user to connect to their phone (or other devices).