If you’re looking for a professional headset with wireless connectivity, an extended roaming range, instant integration with PC (both UC and Office) or desk phone (only Office), call control, HD audio, noise cancellation, all-day comfort — we could go on.
The answer is Poly Savi 8200. These wireless headsets for business are the new office standard.
But the Savi 8200 Series consists of 16 models.
In this blog, we clarify what the differences are between the 16 models, so you can shop with knowledge when you see a name like Poly Savi 8210 UC Wireless Headset.
Poly Savi 8200 Series Wireless Headsets
Here is a complete product matrix of the Poly Savi 8200 Series headsets.
After the table, we’ll explain what each category means.
|Model||Audio||Connectivity||Wearing Style||Microsoft Compatible||Hot Swap Battery|
|Poly Savi 8210 Office||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Over the head||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8210 Office Microsoft||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Over the head||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8220 Office||Stereo||DECT + Bluetooth||Over the head||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8220 Office Microsoft||Stereo||DECT + Bluetooth||Over the head||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8240 Office||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Convertible||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8240 Office Microsoft||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Convertible||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8245 Office||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Convertible||No||Yes|
|Poly Savi 8245 Office Microsoft||Mono||DECT + Bluetooth||Convertible||Yes||Yes|
|Poly Savi 8210 UC||Mono||DECT||Over the head||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8210 UC Microsoft||Mono||DECT||Over the head||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8220 UC||Stereo||DECT||Over the head||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8220 UC Microsoft||Stereo||DECT||Over the head||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8240 UC||Mono||DECT||Convertible||No||No|
|Poly Savi 8240 UC Microsoft||Mono||DECT||Convertible||Yes||No|
|Poly Savi 8245 UC||Mono||DECT||Convertible||No||Yes|
|Poly Savi 8245 UC Microsoft||Mono||DECT||Convertible||Yes||Yes|
Savi 8210 and 8240/8245 are monaural headsets. Savi 8220 is a stereo headset.
Mono headsets are useful in the office when the user wants to remain connected with what’s happening around them.
Stereo headsets allow the user to focus better. Savi 8220 stereo headsets also feature active noise cancellation (ANC).
Savi 8200 Office headsets offer DECT and Bluetooth connectivity . Savi 8200 UC headsets only offer DECT connectivity.
All the Savi 8200 headsets connect to their base via DECT, which enables an extended wireless range of 180ft in a typical office or 590ft unobstructed.
The base for the Savi 8200 Office can also connect to smartphones and tablets via Bluetooth. Note that it’s not the headset that supports Bluetooth — it’s the base.
All the bases connect via cable to a PC or desk phone.
Savi 8200 series headsets come with two different options for wearing style.
Savi 8210/8220 headsets are lightweight with a comfortable, padded headband for wearing over the head.
Savi 8240/8245 headsets are smaller and convertible, giving you three options for wearing: headband, neckband, and earhook. These headsets are ultra-lightweight, because they’re smaller.
All the Savi 8200 models are available in a Microsoft compatible version.
Microsoft compatible means that the headset supports full call control with services, including Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
Hot Swap Battery
Savi 8245 gives you unlimited talk time with a hot swap battery. How does that work?
The base has a battery charging bay in it. The headset comes with two batteries.
One of the batteries goes into the headset, one goes into the charging bay.
When you’re in a conversation or listening to media and the battery is running low, you can hot swap the batteries. In other words, you can keep on talking or listening while changing batteries.
Put the empty battery in the base, so it can charge. You keep on talking — no limits.