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The even better BlueParrott. Introducing the VXi BlueParrott B450-XT.

Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 12:01 PM


VXi is probably best known for two things, great sound and a legacy of innovation. We’ve earned that reputation over and over, over the past 26+ years. How? By never being satisfied. Our BlueParrott headsets, for example. When we released the B250-XT  in 2009, customers were plenty happy with it. So much so, it became #1 with truckers in no time. It sounded great, people loved it, and we could’ve just kept cranking them out. Why mess with success? 204010_B450-XT_3-Qtr_Right_02_600x400.jpg

But VXi doesn’t stand still. We like to keep moving ahead. Which is exactly what we’ve done with our BlueParrott line. Since 2009, we’ve introduced the B250-XT+, the B250-XTS and the B350-XT—all improvements over their predecessors, and all with loyal fans to this day. (They’re all still available for purchase, as well.)

And now there’s the VXi BlueParrott B450-XT, the even better BlueParrott. It’s got the most effective (96%) noise-canceling mic. A three-hundred-foot wireless range*. A bigger, cushier ear cushion, and a more comfortable, more durable padded headband. It’s even got more advanced Parrott Button™ features, like voice memo record, and VoiceControl™, which lets you handle incoming calls totally hands-free!

Of course, the B450-XT also has all the advanced features you’ve come to expect from BlueParrott: HD Voice™ quality. The customizable Parrott Button. Easy pairing with NFC (Near Field Communication). Music and GPS streaming. And more than 24 of talk time on a single charge. All of which makes the new B450-XT the most useful, most convenient and most indispensible BlueParrott headset yet!

Check out the B450-XT here.

Tags: BlueParrott, VXi, noise-canceling, Bluetooth, new product, Class 1 Bluetooth, B450-XT, VoiceControl, Trucker Headset, B450, Parrott Button, Product launch

Introducing the VXi V200 Office Wireless Headset System!

Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 04:33 PM


The new VXi V200 Office Wireless Headset System addresses two realities of today’s workplace. 203940_V200_System_3-Qtr-R-01_600x400.jpgFirst of all, nobody works solely at their desk. Even in the most telephone-intensive jobs, people need the freedom to get up and go—to confer with someone across the room, grab a file, or even just get a cup of coffee. And second, more and more people are using PC-based voice applications—like softphones, Skype™ and FaceTime—to communicate.

The V200 Office Wireless Headset System has both bases more than covered. First, the V200 is built on proven DECT™ technology, and gives you up to 350 feet of productivity-boosting wireless freedom! And two, the versatile V200 also lets you easily take both desk phone and PC-based calls with the same headset! Of course, you also get the many benefits of VXi’s superior sound quality, wherever you go.

The V200 comes with a choice of three wearing styles, headband, earhook and neckband. Add the optional VEHS Electronic Hook Switch, you answer and end calls, no matter where you are.

One more little thing about the V200. With an MSRP of only $149.99, the V200 is the practical innovation that practically anyone can afford.

Tags: VXi, new product, Office Wireless, Wireless, V200, Product launch, DECT

Reveal Pro Office. Now nothing can stop you.

Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 03:36 PM


Here’s the thing about work today—people do it everywhere.
The old 9-to-5 office job is fast becoming a thing of the past, as more and more people like you work from their homes, their cars and just about anywhere else. VXi_Reveal_Pro_Office.jpgTo meet the “work anywhere” needs of today’s workforce, VXi is introducing The VXi Reveal Pro™ Office. The dual-connectivity Reveal Pro Office works wherever you do: in the office, it pairs with your desk phone; everywhere else, it works with your smartphone. With VXi’s hear-and-be-heard sound quality throughout its 350-foot range, the Reveal Pro Office lets you keep working, wherever you go.

The VXi Reveal Pro Office also features two of VXi’s most ingenious innovations. The extendable mic boom, that you slide out when the world gets especially noisy. And the programmable Parrott Button™, which you can easily set for the function you prefer.

With the Reveal Pro Office, you’re continuously connected. So you never lose momentum. And you get a lot more done. You might even find you have more time for yourself.

Tags: VXi, Bluetooth, new product, Office Wireless, Wireless, Reveal Pro Office, Product launch

Extend your possibilities. Introducing the BlueParrott Reveal Pro.

Posted on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 11:00 AM


Here’s the simple truth about most Bluetooth headsets. They’re fine, as long as you accept their limits. Like their limited Bluetooth range. Their limited capabilities. And their painfully limited ability to deal with ambient noise.203835_Reveal_Pro_3-Qtr_Right_600x400-1.jpg

If you want more from your Bluetooth headset, VXi has some good news for you: the VXi BlueParrott® Reveal Pro™.  The Reveal Pro is the direct descendant of the VXi Reveal. In fact, it looks just like it. But the Reveal Pro features Class 1 Bluetooth, which gives it an extended, 300-foot range when paired with another Class 1 device. The Reveal Pro also adds VXi’s exclusive Parrott Button™, putting user-customization capabilities at your fingertip. And like the original Reveal, the Reveal Pro’s extendable microphone boom gives you the noise-canceling you need (up to 90%), depending on the noise level around you. 

You also get HD Voice™, for clear, easy to understand conversations. You can stream music or GPS instructions from any Bluetooth device. And enjoy over 7 hours of talk time on a charge.

So don’t settle for other headsets’ limitations. Do more, with the VXi BlueParrott Reveal Pro.

Tags: BlueParrott, VXi, Headsets, Wireless Headset, Bluetooth, new product, CE, Class 1, Class 1 Bluetooth, BlueParrott Reveal Pro, Reveal Pro

Your music is calling. Introducing the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT!

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:55 AM

BlueParrott S450-XT lifestyle

Now there’s a stereo Bluetooth headset that even audiophiles will love—the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT! VXi BlueParrott S450-XTUnveiling at this year’s Great American Trucking Show (GATS), the VXi BlueParrott S450-XT is the first BlueParrott headset that gives you Hi-Fi stereo sound. With state-of-the-art aptX® technology for uncompromising wireless audio. And an AVRCP interface that gives you wireless control of media playback. With the new S450-XT, you can relax and enjoy great sound, as far as 300 feet away from your Bluetooth source.

But that’s not the whole story. The S450-XT also has a convenient pivoting microphone boom, equipped with VXi’s advanced noise-canceling microphone technology. So when a call comes in, you can flip down the boom and enjoy clear conversations—no matter how noisy the world is around you. At the end of the call, just rotate the boom out of your way. There’s also our exclusive customizable Parrott Button™ that you can set to the function you choose. And a battery that lasts 24 hours on a single charge, for uninterrupted tunes and talk! The S450-XT even comes with a 3.5mm cable, so you can enjoy a wired connection and save some battery power.

Your music is calling. To learn more, or buy your own S450-XT, just click here. Or pick one up at a travel center near you.

Tags: BlueParrott, Trucker, VXi, Bluetooth, new product, Tradeshows, Events, GATS, Great American Trucking Show, Tradeshow, headphones, S450-XT, Stereo headset

A little look back at Cisco Live!

Posted on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 @ 04:24 PM

So what happened at Cisco Live this year? Well, at booth #1844 (that was VXi’s booth), there was A LOT going on.  Of course, we had our line of UC-ready headsets on hand—from the one-of-a-kind UC ProSet LUX (with the built-in UC presence indicator) to the Envoy™ Office, the full-featured UC headset with the incredibly small price tag. 

Our products, wired and wireless, really captured the imagination of Cisco Live attendees. So a lot of people were interested in our giveaway this year. But only one of them got the Point™.


But the biggest event from our point of view was our preview of VXi’s two new wireless solutions. The first is a Bluetooth® office wireless headset system with a single headset that keeps you connected and hands-free wherever you work. When you’re out of the office, in the car, etc., it pairs with your cell phone and works like a typical Bluetooth headset (but it sounds better, because it’s VXi). In the office, it pairs with your desk phone through a simple base station/charging station. In a nutshell, one headset does the work of two and gives you uninterrupted connectivity and productivity, all-day long.

The second is a DECT-based line that will give office users the most affordable choice of professional wireless solutions in the industry. With up to 350' of wireless freedom, it lets you take both desk phone and PC calls with one headset.

We have to say, people in the know are consistently impressed by the quality and innovation VXi brings to the table—many of whom were understandably interested in our “Invitation-Only Trial Program”. A few of those folks were lucky enough to be asked to participate. Would you like to learn more about the “Invitation-Only Trial Program”? Click here to see if you qualify.

Tags: UC, UC ProSet LUX, VXi, Cisco Live, Point, Office Wireless, Tradeshow, Wireless

The Evolution of Business Communications.

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

Frost & Sullivan, a well-respected global growth consulting firm, recently published a white paper titled The Evolution of Business Communications: Are You Ready to Drive Collaboration and Productivity? The paper begins with the dramatic increase in remote workers in the United States. (Their research indicates that 55% of employees work remotely, at least some of the time.) They’ve found that this change in the workplace is, as you might expect, fueling the demand for advanced unified communications and collaborations (UCC) tools. With that in mind, the paper goes on to discuss related changes in the workplace, along with the business challenges brought about by these changes. VXi_Evolution_Business_Graphic_01.png

That’s enough information for your average white paper, right there. But Frost & Sullivan go on to some very practical conclusions and suggestions. They outline the ways that professional headsets can make a difference, and their impact on productivity in a UCC-driven world. The paper concludes with recommendations on what to look for in a business headset.

The Evolution of Business Communications: Are You Ready to Drive Collaboration and Productivity? should be required reading for anyone in business today. VXi is making this valuable piece available free of charge—all you have to do is click on this link.

Tags: UC, Unified Communications, VXi, Wireless Headset, Frost & Sullivan, Study, Wireless headsets, White Paper, Business Communications

Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

It’s that time of year again, and VXi has some great outside-the-box ideas for you to give dear old Dad (for Father’s Day) and/or your diligent graduate (for Graduation Day):

The VXi BlueParrott B350-XT. You may have seen this one on similar lists around the Internet. With good reason. The top of the BlueParrott line, the B350-XT was honored with an Innovation Award at CES last year. It has the industry’s best sound quality, with 96% noise canceling effectiveness. Works with two Bluetooth devices at the same time. Lets you stream music or GPS directions. And its customizable Parrott Button™ can be programmed to the function of your choice. It’s a winner.WiredBuds_Product_Gallery_Clip_600x400_092815.jpg

VXi BlueParrott Wired Buds. Our Wired Buds are the only in-ear headphones that sound good enough to be called BlueParrott. They’re truly durable, too (unlike so many other earbuds), and feature a convenient inline control fob/microphone that lets you start and stop music, adjust volume and answer and end calls. 

The VXi BlueParrott Point™. If the people on your list like to use a small Bluetooth headset, but aren’t crazy about the sound quality, here’s our first recommendation. The Point is small and stylish, and weighs less than half an ounce. But unlike most other small Bluetooth headsets, the Point actually sounds good.Lifestyle_Point_Male_01_082715_6x4.jpg

The VXi BlueParrott Reveal™. For folks who often find themselves in noisy places, like airports or city streets, the BlueParrott Reveal is the gift they’ll really appreciate. The Reveal is small and light, yet it still sounds much better than comparable headsets. But the Reveal really shines when life gets particularly loud. That’s when you slide out its extendable mic boom, and boost its noise canceling to an incredible 90%!  

The VXi Envoy™ Office. VXi even has choices for gamers. Take the Envoy Office. Don’t let the “office” in its name put you off. The stereo version of the Envoy Office is an ideal—and inexpensive—choice for gaming. Lightweight and comfortable, the Envoy Office also boasts great sound and the convenience of a USB connection.

That’s a short list. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, take a look at our website. You’re sure to find something your Dad or Grad will love.

Tags: BlueParrott, VXi, Reveal, Point, B350, Envoy Office, Gifts, Wired Buds, Father's Day, grads, dads, Graduation, holidays

Avaya ENGAGE 2016. We’ve got your workplace solutions.

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM


Booth 220 at Avaya ENGAGE 2016 is the place to see the latest in wireless headset solutions from VXi. Because VXi will be previewing not one, but TWO new product families designed to deliver both wireless freedom and seamless connectivity. We can’t reveal all the details before the big unveiling in Orlando, but we can tell you this much: One is a premium, Bluetooth®-based solution, built to enable the mobile professional to stay connected wherever they’re working. The other is designed to give users a choice of affordable office wireless alternatives built on the DECT 1.9 GHz platform. Both will deliver VXi-quality sound, as well as the kind of practical innovations you expect from VXi.

But that’s all we can say about that for now.

What else do you need to know before you go? Well, VXi will be giving away a special gift to the first 500 attendees who visit our booth. We’re also participating in Passport to Prizes, so make sure you get your Partneropoly Game board (it’ll be in your registration bag) stamped when you drop by. This year we’re giving away a new Apple Watch!

If you’re going to Avaya ENGAGE, but haven’t scheduled an appointment, we recommend you do so immediately, if not sooner. Available spots are dwindling, so book your appointment today.

Tags: Avaya, VXi, Tradeshows, Office Wireless, Tradeshow, Avaya Engage

The Importance of Headsets for Unified Communications

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 02:18 PM


Unified Communications
is a fact of life in business today. Everyone’s dealing with multiple devices and media as a matter of course. So being able to unify all those disparate pieces into a coherent whole has become a basic necessity. Unified Communications turns fragmented fits and starts into pure productivity. And for the most part, people get it. 203305-UC-ProSet-LUX-5031-Stereo-OTH-3-Qtr-Right-medium.jpg

Amazingly, many people still don’t really understand just how important headsets are if you want to make the most of UC and tap users’ true productivity potential. It’s pretty obvious, though. If you’re holding a handset, you’re only operating at half capacity, at best. And if you’re trying to switch between functions or devices, forget about it.

But a headset frees your hands, and instantly kicks your productivity up a notch. In the Unified Communications context, a headset lets you flow from one UC function to another. Free to collaborate, you can easily move from IM to shared desktops, for example, all while on a conference call. You can see how this elevates customer service to a whole new level.

Then we get to sound quality. From a customer perspective, better sound means better service—and greater satisfaction. VXi headsets, like the Envoy™ UC, have advanced noise canceling, so people hear you, not the noise around you. And many models (including the one-of-a-kind UC ProSet LUX™) have wideband audio, so voices sound clearer and more natural than with traditional handsets and headsets. Together, they mean better communication, fewer misunderstandings and shorter, more productive calls.

For UC, VXi headsets deliver additional advantages. Speech recognition works better, for example, boosting the accuracy of your unified messaging, while reducing the need for time-consuming manual corrections. So it improves communication and collaboration, while saving you time and effort.

VXi headsets are the ideal choice for your UC deployment. Thanks to our partnerships with UC giants like Cisco and Avaya, our products work seamlessly with most popular UC platforms. So whether you’re using Cisco Jabber, Skype for Business or Avaya one-X Communicator, think VXi.

Tags: UC, Unified Communications, UC ProSet LUX, Avaya, Envoy UC, Skype for Business