Poly Voyager Surround 85 UC debut as work-friendly over-ear headphones with NFC charging
Plantronics is back - well, sort of, having re-branded to Poly and having been bought out by HP. Since then, it has released the Voyager Free 60 series ("your next work buds"), boasting the "fastest wireless charging Qi-certified case" of their category.
Poly has now followed those TWS earbuds up with the Voyager Surround 85 UC, a pair of Bluetooth headphones pitched at enterprise environments with a potentially workflow-friendly "effortless docking" mechanism using its stand, which also doubles as its charger.
That feature is conferred by the NuCurrent NuSync system, a form of NFC that can support "106kbps of bi-directional data" as well as up-to-1.8W of power delivery. The adaptive ANC-enabled Voyager Surround 85 UC's 1,100mAh battery is rated for "up to 21 hours of talk-time", and can also use USB type-C (but not a 3.5mm jack).
The new business-class headset will be available alongside its non-NuSync Surround 85 variant from October 13, 2023 via poly.com.