It is the nature of my job. I speak to people about the work I do for them and then I sit in front of my computer and do the work…not necessarily in that order. If you read the About Stefan Rest page, then you know I cozy up to my desk, surround sound stereo and get work done.
I have always been an electronics guy and like to have nice stuff, even when it’s nicer than what I need. Having rad electronics helps me stay motivated and makes work seem easier. Yeah, I could probably save money every year by getting by with an older computer, smaller screen or shitty speakers…but I work a lot…and that’s just no fun.
Today, I finally upgraded my home office phone system. I have been looking at expensive VOIP phone systems all over the web and also looking at plantronics headsets because I do a lot of work in front of my computer while on the phone. As far as sales guys go, I don’t really recommend a headset because you will remain less animated and that will be projected in your voice inflection. If you are the sort of sales person that paces around and talks with his hands, you can get away with a headset. For the rest of you phone jockeys, speak into the microphone on your handset and be who you want to be.
I decided to buy the Plantronics Calisto Pro Series home office phone system because it is the entire package all in one. It is a phone and a headset which means there are no worries on whether or not it will be compatible with your current phone system. It doesn’t have any type of answering system, but my VOIP service with Vonage provides voice mail for me and eventually, when Google Voice is open to the public, I will centralize all of my numbers and voice mails to one location.
Check out the features of the Calisto Pro Series hands-free home office phone:
Stay connected, wherever you work, with the Calisto Pro Series hands-free home office phone system. Its integrated multi-function Bluetooth headset offers professional sound for your home office as you remotely answer landline, VoIP and even mobile calls. Combined with a compact cordless/VoIP phone offering a built-in speakerphone, interference-free DECT 6.0 technology, and ability to download Outlook contact numbers, you’ve got powerful communication options like never before.
I had to spend an extra $30 in shipping to have it sent down to the office in Puerto Rico, but considering the access we have to quality supplies and equipment down here, that is a small price to pay. I’ll do a customer review on the Calisto Pro as soon as I receive it and plug it in.