For our first giveaway of 2010 we're serving up Plantronics' Skype-friendly Bluetooth headset, the Voyager Pro UC. This model is for both cell and PC calls and it adds a plug-and-play Bluetooth USB adapter that Plantronics says "delivers richer wideband audio on softphones along with Voyager Pro's superior noise and wind cancellation on both mobile phones and softphones."
On the consumer front, the Voyager Pro UC (the UC stands for "unified communications") is geared toward Skype users and has some firmware in the dongle that lets you answer Skype calls or swap between a cell and Skype call by simply pressing a button on the headset. Additionally, Plantronics says the dongle helps improve audio quality and range.
The Voyager Pro UC is also compatible with enterprise softphone applications from Avaya, Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft, and it works with Google Talk, though you'll have to use your PC's mouse to answer and end those calls (in other words, there are no special features geared toward Google Talk users).
Normally, the Voyager Pro UC would cost you about $150, but you have the chance to get it gratis.
So, how do you try to win this Bluetooth headset? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test.
- Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
- Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
- Leave only one comment. You may enter this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
- The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive (1) Plantronics Voyager Pro UC. Approximate retail value is $150.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. Winners must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries can be submitted until Monday, January 25 at 11:59:59 a.m. EST.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 PM ET on January 25, 2010. See official rules for details.