There are dozens of ways to communicate these days, be it by cell phone, landline or VoIP. Regardless of the medium you choose, a hands-free headset will be more than useful. Not only will it keep your hands free for typing or taking notes, but it will also prevent you from getting a crick in your neck from trying to hold the handset with your shoulder, especially considering how slim phones are getting these days.
Before selecting your headset, research based on what you have and what you need. In some cases, you may be able to find a headset that works with your computer, your house phone and your cell phone.
If you cannot find a set that will work with all these devices, a set of headphones for your computer is a good idea. For people who share their home with others, particularly when those others are kids, a headset with a noise cancellation feature can be a godsend. It might be more cost-effective to buy these headphones without a microphone attached and simply buy an additional microphone that can sit on your desk.
Also read: Five Noise Cancelling Headphones.
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