Jabra Speak 810 Review
At work, when you face different types of conferences, and you need to use all sorts of combinations, including handset, headset, speakerphone, etc., you realize the importance of the audio equipment, or in this case, the speakerphone.
Jabra Speak 810 is a reliable and quality product designed to get its job done, no matter the connection you use. You can connect via Bluetooth, aux cable, NFC, or USB; Jabra Speak 810 will not make any excuses.
- Sound quality
- Bluetooth Class 1
- Digital Signal Processing
- Simple set up
- Expensive (it is a premium product with a premium price)
- NFC is a bit tricky
The aim of Jabra Speak 810 is to bring an old-school wired conference phone experience to smartphones and VoIP devices. Jabra 810 houses six six ZoomTalk microphones that focus on providing crystal clear vocals.
The Jabra Speak 810 has a slim, compact “pill” design, and the speaker’s dimensions are 14.5 inches x 11 inches x 2 inches. As you can notice, it is not a small device. It comes as a combination of a glossy and matte black finish.
The control buttons are on the rim of Jabra 810, and they include answer call, end or reject a call, volume up and down, and microphone mute toggle. Also, there are NFC zone and Bluetooth connections. Jabra 810 supports voice guidance which assists with connecting to sources. This voice guidance can be disabled at will. There is also a 2.1 A USB port for charging mobile or tablet.
Jabra Speak 810 provides a lot of connection options. It supports Bluetooth (you can have one active source out of 900 paired devices) and supports NFC. You can connect to computers via USB or a 3.5 mm jack.
Jabra Speak 810 provides Windows software and OS X for integration with Skype, CounterPath Bria, Avaya one-X Communicator, IBM Sametime, and Embedded IBM Sametime installed in Lotus Notes 9.0. It also allows Remote Call Control by Jabra USB audio devices.
There are two Jabra Speak 810 models; Jabra Speak 810 UC that supports Unified Communications (UC) protocol, and Jabra 810 MS optimized for Skype for Business.
When in use, Jabra has some compelling features, like the ring of white lights that shows the volume or the red lights when the phone is on mute.
The fact that the cords can be tucked into the bottom and the included extra adapters for traveling is a nice touch by Jabra.
Setting up the Bluetooth is easy. With only a few taps, you can connect with your device while a pleasant Jabra’s voice follows up with simple instructions. With Bluetooth Class 1, which is usually used for industrial purposes, the range is about 300 feet without any problems. Multiple floors and rooms don’t interfere with the connection either. Be sure that if you leave the conference without disconnecting the phone, it will take a while for you to get far away to lose the signal.
The NFC is a bit problematic because the device has to be right up on the receiver, while the placement in Jabra 810 is within the shiny glossy bevel. So you have to balance the phone diagonally to rest up against the receiver. The whole solution of the NFC is a bit slow and disappointing.
The primary purpose of Jabra Speak 810 is to make conference calls. But the speaker works so well that you will use it even for solo calls, leaving you with free hands if you wish to type or do something else while on call.
The sound is flawless on both ends, for the speaker and the receiver. The technology used in Jabra 810 is so fantastic that the sound is perhaps even better than wired office phones.
Premium products come at a premium price. And Jabra Speak 810 is a premium device. Its price tag shows that 810 has professionals as a target. But there is nothing better than Jabra Speak 810. It provides crisp sound, so clear that it is better than talking directly into the phone.
And Jabra 810 connects to anything.
The most significant setback is the high price of the device. Nevertheless, Jabra also offers more affordable models that are smaller in size but equally good and with good quality.
But if money is not an issue and you want to have the best device, then Jabra Speak 810 is the one you should go for.