Plantronics Explorer 500 Mobile Bluetooth Headset - Black

  • Model #: EXPLORER 500
  • Web Code: 10392163
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Enjoy safer conversations on the road with the Plantronics Explorer 500 mobile Bluetooth headset. GSMA-certified HD voice ensures you're heard clearly, while voice control lets you conveniently interact with Siri, Google Now, and Cortana.

More Information

  • Offers a wireless, hands-free solution for making calls, listening to music, hearing GPS directions, and more
  • Ideal for use when driving or any other situation where you need both hands free
  • Designed to fit comfortably in either ear
  • GSMA-certified HD voice clarity offered on wideband-enabled phones and networks makes for clear, crisp audio
  • Plantronics signature noise and wind-cancelling technologies are designed to significantly reduce external noises and distractions so you can be heard clearly
  • Voice control lets you ask Siri for advice, listen to directions from Google, and request reminders from Cortana
  • Connect 2 smartphones and answer calls from either one
  • Features a dual purpose magnetic USB strap so you can loop the device around a bag or key chain so it's always within reach
  • Reliable battery provides up to 7 hours of talk time and 12 days of standby time
  • Choose from 3 language options (English, French, and Spanish) and receive status alerts
  • DeepSleep mode extends battery readiness for up to 6 months
  • Inline controls provide ease of use

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Richmond, BC

nice bluetooth headset

i love this headset, it's light and easy to put on my ear without any problem.

  • from Markham, ON


I tried a few other headsets before I found one I liked - this one. My girlfriend complained of hearing a lot of background noise, and even an echo whenever she talked. But not with this one! I talked to her for a while before telling her she was on Bluetooth, and she had no idea. She said it sounded like I was using my phone! Great product! Highly recommend it - especially when it's on sale.

  • from Markham

Love it!!

I recently returned one that I hated, and I absolutely LOVE this one. Crystal clear sound on both my end, and the other end. My girlfriend (who I talk to the most with my Bluetooth) can't even tell I'm using the headset. It seems to be comfortable enough in my opinion. I highly recommend this headset.

  • from Vancouver, BC


The good things about this device is it's connecting speed and clarity. But it does not fit my ear so good and I don't really thing that it can talk for 7 hours as after turned on for 7 hours and talked for about 1.5 hours it got only 2 hours talking time left.

  • from Winnipeg, MB

Good deal when on sale.

Overall this was a decent product, however there is a substantial amount of background noise when it is in use. It is very difficult to hear the person using the device if you're on the receiving end. I would only buy this item if it was on sale. I would not pay full price for this item.

  • from Trenton, Ontario

Plantronics Explorer 500

This device connected with no issues to my Android CAT Phone. The device is small and fits great in the ear, and even on the first install into my ear it was within a minute and I did not feel it in or on the ear. The performance I hoped would be better as the volume on the CAT is terrible and this does help out a bit as it is in the ear, but not as much as I had hoped. The others that I have spoken to love it. Very clear and does pick up others talking around me or noise in the room, but while driving it works well. I certainly would buy it again, as there is a no return policy so you are sort of up a stream if you did not like it. I do like it. Value was good as I bought it on sale and it was shipped to my home in minimal time. I can walk about thirty feet away from the phone upstairs in my home and about half that in the basement.... not sure what is up there but I am happy.

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