It’s hard to innovate on wireless headphones. So HP has done it in its unique charging case

 It's hard to innovate on wireless headphones.  So HP has done it in its unique charging case

At this point, for a large manufacturer like HP to launch new wireless headphones, it may not attract much attention, but things change when those headphones, the HP Poly Voyager Free 60 Plus They differ from the others in something very peculiar.

In fact, it’s not so much the headphones — which have some promising features — but their charging case, which has a small OLED touch screen from which you can control music playback and even incoming calls.

These headsets aren’t even geared toward end users: the company targets them at business users, and it does so in two very different variants. The first has an old conventional charging case that, according to HP, adds up to 10 hours of autonomy in conversation.

The second is much more special: in the Plus model the charging case has an OLED screen that is touch and that allows you to control music playback, volume, battery level, or settings. From it it is also possible to accept or reject incoming calls.

With that case we can also control up to two connected devices (and remember eight devices associated at some point with it), which makes it a unique “control center” for those playback devices.

The headphones count – like many other rivals – with active noise cancellation and adaptive, as well as a “transparent” mode to be able to hear sounds and voices from outside clearly while also listening to what is playing in the headphones.


WindSmart technology allows you to improve the quality of calls outdoors, and although the case offers more control options, the headphones have a small touch surface to also control the volume or track forward/backward from them.

Autonomy is around eight hours with noise cancellation activated, and both charging cases can be recharged via USB-C or via wireless charging via the Qi standard.

There are some more curiosities: the Plus model includes a USB-C to 3.5mm cable adapterwhich allows us to use the case as a Bluetooth transmitter and make us connect the minijack input to the seat socket, for example, on a flight and thus enjoy the audio directly in these headphones.

The HP Poly Voyager Free 60 will be available in March and will have a starting price of $299. There is no price for the Plus version, but it seems clear that this orientation to business users is explained by seeing those prices. And clearly HP has to start making a profit on the $3.3 billion it paid to buy Poly a few months ago.

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