Poly sync 20 techbuzzireland

The Poly Sync 20 is slim and portable, IP64 dust and water resistant,conference speaker  with up to 20 hours of battery life  This has clear buttons on the outside and a  programmable button which can be set to a favorite function. The box is bland in terms of the brown basics with limited information on the packaging.

Battery:

  • Battery Type: Lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 3200 mAH
  • Talk time: up to 20 hours
  • Charge Time: 4 hours

Controls and lights 

Setup:

The setup can be used similar to a swiss army knife with  multiple options.  This can be used as 3 options of bluetooth , dongle, or cable connection. The setup is made easier as included with a non removable  USB cable to be plugged into a USB charger to charge or connect as required. Alternative used via bluetooth to a phone or Laptop. Or via the supplied usb dongle. Each option connection to a phone or windows laptop seamlessly worked as expected.  The setup works with voice control for Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana Press 

 

Compatibility

Slight niggle:

The kit comes with a USB dongle with a pouch inside the carry case, the dongle could fall out over time and would prefer to see a zip / fastener to prevent the loss on the USB dongle. 

Audio:

When used as a Loudspeaker, for your day to day music  the  frequency  response of the Poly Sync 20 is  80 Hz to 20 kHz, the low end on the frequency spectrum between 20Hz to 80Hz is ideal for music  but lacking  on this  unit . 

To give a comparison Amazon Alexa has  a frequency range of 30Hz to 24kHz while it does not have the features on this  multi unit kit . Overall the lower frequency is only observed by an avid music fan, but not pronounced on its primary use of a conference speaker / mic kit . 

Overall

The unit is a multipurpose speaker, conference unit which as expected from the Poly brand ( Previously Plantronics) has great audio and ease of use in connection. This unit came with minimum fuss in terms of accessories , carry case, USB dongle , carry strap with a hardwired USB cable resulting in a universal kit option for hybrid use in any environment . The features in terms of MS teams approved, various  colours, red on mute , green in use or light bar to view the volume level is practical in any meeting. The kit has been used in noisy environments with industrial machinery in the background and again the background was suppressed ensuring the conversations and accents were heard no matter where sitting in the room. The portable option to fit into a Laptop bag and carrier around gave  additional convenience in the use of this speaker. This is a kit which is highly recommended in terms of ease of use,  portability , multipurpose options , from a known quality brand, hard to fault this kit. 

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By brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.