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Plantronics MCD100-M USB Speakerphone
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- 360-degree room coverage
- Full duplex USB speakerphone, conference quality audio
- Minimizes background noise
- Integrated mute and volume controls, headphone jack
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- Size (LWH): 7 inches, 5.5 inches, 2.25 inches
- Weight: 1.05 pounds
Top Customer Reviews
It's heavy and well made. Large speaker and quality microphone. No software to install, and has volume and mute buttons right on the unit. I've even used it to record podcast interviews. It's a tad on the bulky side if you're going to keep it in your laptop bag, but it feels like you could drop it down the stairs and it would keep working. It uses a standard mini USB cord, which is *not* hard wired into the unit which is a real plus in my book.
The Polycom CX100 is a little more portable (I have one of those too) but the sound quality on this Plantronic is a bit better. Highly recommended, especially if you're trying to still use your laptop speaker and mic for Skype or Office Communicator.
[EDIT June, 2012]
While I still like and use this speakerphone, the model I know recommend is the Jabra one here: Jabra Speak 410 Oc Speakerphone USB for Ms Lync It has better controls, is lighter weight, and the audio quality is slightly higher. See my full review there.
You can adjust the speaker loudness on the unit itself, up to ultra-loud- so if you're on hold, you can go about your business. And, it is a beautiful piece of equipment, much nicer than the picture conveys- black metal with a cool grill, solid, with blue backlighting. Love it!!!
Added 11/2012: I'm still using this, daily, couldn't do without it, have dropped it hundreds of times and it still works perfectly, it's SOLID. Also wanted to add that it has a fantastic omni-directional, echo-cancelling microphone, I use it to make voice recordings, it's top notch as a standalone mike.
Nevertheless, I'm very pleased with the product. Superb clarity. It was a cinch to set up the product on my Win7 PC.
Would buy again!
After getting the mic, a lot of those problems just disappeared. We could hear far more clearly as the external speaker's volume was louder and clearer than the computer's speakers. The mic on the device is also a lot more sensitive and picks up well from around 10-15 feet away. We do have some issues if it's not pointed towards those speaking (the mic is located in the rounded portion of the grill on the side,) but you just need to turn it towards you and it works perfectly. I'd love it if it had multiple mics and covered more of the room, but we just place the mic further back in larger meetings and make sure that it faces everyone and the other party is able to hear just fine. There doesn't appear to be any problem with feedback and the mic does an excellent job of cancelling out echos from the speaker.
I'm very pleased with this. It's expensive, but it's portable (less that 6 inches square and 2 inches high) and sounds great. It works perfectly with Skype - it transfers the control to it instantly without you having to do a thing. I haven't been able to get it to work with Google Talk or other programs, but I've honestly not tried that hard. I'm sure it would work if needed. A big plus is that it doesn't require any drivers to be downloaded to be installed on Windows - we've used it on XP and Vista without missing a beat as Windows already has them present.
Plantronics has always made higher end stuff that works well. I'm very happy with this and recommend it to any small business.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works as expected. Assumed cable was inbuilt from photo so surprised it was not however nor really a problem.Published 3 months ago by Lisa De Coek
This speakerphone works great! Plugged it into a USB port for Skype use and it is very clear and easy to hear the other party. Comes with a nice carry case if you are traveling. Read morePublished 13 months ago by G. Lucas
Easy to set-up - just plug it in and it works flawlessly! No complaints from any of the people in my web meetings about the quality.Published 14 months ago by Loki
We have several of these at work for conference calls. I just bought one for home for when I'm meeting with customers from there. They are absolutely perfect in every way. Read morePublished 21 months ago by David
I bought this for work. Specifically, I use it for Skype.
My coworkers have been impressed by this unit.
It sounds like we are all in the same room. Read more
I have only used this device once, but I was very happy with it. It is a huge improvement over the internal microphone and speaker on my laptop. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeffrey J. Dunn
Of course, I have always had a high opinion of Plantronics, and the MCD100-M speakerphone did not disappoint. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by JebaDaHut
They work great, work as soon as you plug it in. It does that sometimes a little echo but it seems nearly always to be due to the other side. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by George