An In-Depth Review of Jabra Speak 510 UC, A Useful Compact SpeakerphoneFransisca Yenny Clarisa
In this article, we will review a speakerphone, Jabra Speak 510 UC . For those of you who are working from home or often doing conference calls in recent times, this speakerphone is a must-have device to make your conference call experience better.
Many face-to-face meetings turn into virtual meetings. Surely, many of you have experienced the moment while you are in a meeting your voice is not loud enough or not clearly heard by the interlocutor. If you experience this, Jabra’s products can answer your needs.
Conceptually, the Jabra Speak 510 looks like a regular Bluetooth speaker, but Jabra focuses more on two-way communication. On top of that, the Jabra Speak 510 has two variants, which are Jabra Speak 510 UC (Unified Communication) and Jabra Speak 510 MS (Microsoft Skype for Business Certified). If we look at the model, these two speakers are no different. However, the UC type is more for general use with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other platforms.
The Design of Jabra Speak 510 UC
In terms of design, the Jabra Speak 510 comes in only one color, namely black and weighs 195 g. The glossy finish on the circular edges and the matte finish at the bottom of the speakerphone makes the speaker look elegant and luxurious.
Right in the center of this speakerphone is a silver embossed logo of Jabra. Around the logo, there are small holes for audio out and audio in.
In addition, there are 12 notification LEDs in the middle circle as you can see in the picture which functions as a multi indicator for each button on this speakerphone. For example, when you tap the mute button, all notification LEDs light up and turn red/orange. Likewise, if you tap the battery button, all notification LEDs will light green when the battery is full. This speakerphone also has nine smart capacitive buttons on the side of the outer circle, which can be operated with just a touch of a finger.
How to Connect Jabra Speak 510 UC to Smartphones, PCs or Laptops
In general, there are two options for connecting this speakerphone to your device. First, if you are using a PC/laptop, you can use the Jabra Speak 510 built-in USB cable. Then plug it into any available USB port on your computer.
Another way is to use its Bluetooth. Jabra Speak 510 supports Bluetooth version 3.0. In addition, you are able to connect Jabra with two devices at the same time using its Bluetooth. To use Jabra Speak 510 with Bluetooth, there is a Bluetooth button on the top of the speaker which functions to connect and disconnect. You only need to tap the button to connect or disconnect it.
Touch and hold the power button to pair this speakerphone for a few seconds until a notification sound appears. The LED under the Bluetooth button will turn solid blue automatically if it is connected and paired. If you disconnect it, the LED will turn off.
The Advantages Offered by The Jabra Speak 510 UC
You can use the Jabra Speak 510 UC either as a personal desktop speakerphone or as an external speaker for a PC, smartphone, or tablet. With connectivity using a USB cable/Bluetooth, this speakerphone battery has the ability to last up to 15 hours for conference calls, and to charge it only takes two hours. The Jabra Speak 510 is also certified with Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, and Unify devices.
This speakerphone has an Omni-directional microphone. This type of microphone can capture the sound around it, not only from one direction but can cover the sound in 360-degree. For that reason, it is perfect for those of you who often hold conference calls. This is very beneficial for us because all meeting participants (up to four people) can hear and be heard. Besides, Jabra supports a built-in echo cancellation to ward off echoes in a small room.
Although Jabra Speak 510 UC costs around $200, it is worth the price compared to its features, especially the impressive quality of the microphone for conference calls. For those of you who spend more than two hours a day on conference calls, using this speakerphone will greatly help improve the quality of your voice during a call.