The Hidden Secret of the Super-Productive

By Holger Reisinger

If you tune into your biological clock, you can do ten hours of work in half the time and stop stress at the same time. All it takes is a piece of paper and a little understanding from your co-workers and your boss. 
The Hidden Secret of the Super-Productive
Have you ever wondered why some of your co-workers manage to be more productive than the rest of the bunch? You know, those “annoying” elite workers that meet all their deadlines without ever working late? I must admit that it puzzled me for quite some time until recently when I discovered the hidden secret of highly productive people. All it takes is to be fully in tune with your internal biological clock. And here’s the good news: we can all learn how.

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True wireless is here to stay…and that’s great news

by True wireless is here to stay...and thats great newsDaniel Gniazdo

2016 is the year true wireless earbuds have finally hit the mass market. From the Jabra Elite Sport to Apple’s much-discussed AirPods, there’s no shortage of earbuds to pick from. But is true wireless a fleeting fad or the future of hearables? We think it’s the latter. Here’s why.

Man wearing Jabra Elite Sport true wireless earbuds

As the dust settles on the news that Apple’s iPhone 7 comes without the headphone jack, let’s take a closer look at the term “true wireless.”

Many felt outraged by Apple’s decision to drop the jack. Others praised it as a bold and courageous move toward embracing the wireless future. Who’s right? Continue reading

The Secret to Determining How Fit You Really Are

By  Peter Hartmann

If you’ve ever wondered if your workout routine is making you more fit – or if it is just a waste of time – there’s now an easy, accurate way to find out.

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We’re working out like crazy. But are we getting in better shape?

That’s a question all of us who push to stay fit often ask ourselves. Sure, maybe we’ve shaved a few seconds off our last time or done a few more reps, but is all that time, sweat and effort we put in at the gym making us any healthier?

Fortunately, finding the answer to that question just got a whole lot easier. It’s why I’m so excited about our Jabra Sport Pulse headphones. They’re the first headphones that provide automatic fitness testing. Continue reading

Cortana can shine with Jabra headsets

by Cortana can shine with Jabra headsetsDaniel Gniazdo

Cortana works best when it can clearly hear what you’re saying. Getting the right headset is one of the easiest ways to make sure it does.

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If you have Windows 10, chances are you’re familiar with Cortana: Microsoft’s personal digital assistant designed to help you get things done throughout your day, assisting you with tasks like sending emails, scheduling events, finding your documents, searching the Internet for answers, and much more. If you’re not yet using Cortana, here are a few reasons to start.

But how do you speak to Cortana? Do you use the built-in microphone on your PC? Or maybe you have a headset plugged in to do the trick? If it’s the latter, you probably figured that any old headset will work just fine.

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Best noise-cancelling headsets for a loud call center

by Best noise-cancelling headsets for a loud call centerDaniel Gniazdo

Call centers can get loud. To deal with the background noise, call center employees may opt for noise-cancelling headsets that help them hear and be heard.

Call center agent wearing Jabra Biz 2300

What separates a busy call center from a regular office is the amount of calls people handle on a daily basis. It’s kind of in the name. Call center staff spend their days talking on the phone, surrounded by a lot of noise from their colleagues.

The job of a call center employee quite literally depends on being able to have clear, noise-free conversations with customers and clients. So it’s not too surprising that noise-cancelling headsets are some of the most sought-after tools for a call center. It’s as important to make sure the customer hears you clearly as it is to reduce the amount of noise around you.

That’s where dedicated noise-cancelling headsets for call centers come in. They help you solve two main call center concerns: “Will they hear me?” and “Will I hear them?”

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“Do these pants make me look fat?” Having some fun with Siri and friends

by Do these pants make me look fat? Having some fun with Siri and friendsDaniel Gniazdo

Siri, Cortana, and Google Now can be useful tools for managing your daily life and tracking your appointments. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a bit silly with them.

Woman wearing jeans holding an iPhone

Not so long ago, I wrote that digital assistants like Siri are more than silly trinkets. And make no mistake: They are. They can definitely help you do more with your limited time.

But they can also help you waste time with a few fun Easter eggs. The next time you’re bored, try these phrases with your digital assistant.

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5 tips to stay “in the zone” at work

by 5 tips to stay in the zone at workDaniel Gniazdo

Your colleague Suzy is really fun, but she laughs like a screeching seagull. Your colleague Daniel is a nice enough guy, but he’s so loud, people halfway across the world cover their ears when he “whispers.” Your colleague Tom keeps constantly dropping by your desk to tell jokes only he and – regrettably – Suzy find funny.

They’re all great people, but sometimes you really wish they’d just let you work in peace for one single moment. How are you supposed to get anything done when you’re constantly distracted?! Well, here are at least five suggestions.

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Hey! Did you know it’s World Productivity Day on Monday, June 20? Me neither. It’s arguably one of the more obscure celebrations. Productivity day? On a Monday? Ugh! But World Productivity Day is apparently a thing. Which is why, in honor of this occasion, I thought I’d share a few tips on staying productive at work. Continue reading

Headsets make task workers more productive

There’s no shortage of UCaaS platforms out there: Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, Avaya Aura – you name it. These platforms are quickly changing the way people communicate and work. Companies now need to look at something they may not have considered before: How to deploy headsets for their many different employees?

Office worker wearing a Jabra PRO 9400

Most businesses haven’t had much experience with deploying and managing headsets for a large group of employees. There’s one exception: businesses with employees that are “call-centric.” These professionals listen to and talk with customers for a living – think stockbrokers, insurance agents, or call center agents. Their typical day includes a lot of phone conversations and the occasional quiet time to get some focused work done. Call-centric workers treat headsets as a critical business tool; they wouldn’t even consider doing their jobs without one.

Today, more and more businesses are starting to deploy headsets to completely different types of employees in order to improve their productivity and help them make better use of new UC tools.

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Will my Bluetooth headphones work with my [blank]?

by Will my Bluetooth headphones work with my [blank]?Daniel Gniazdo

Finding out whether your Bluetooth headset or headphones will actually work with your phone, tablet, or computer is kind of a big deal. Here’s what you need to know about that.

Man holding a smart phone

Bluetooth has become ubiquitous nowadays. You find it in phones, headsets, smart fridges, and – yes – even socks. Yet when it comes to figuring out whether your Bluetooth headset will work with a phone in your hand or a computer at your desk, people often have doubts.

Well, if you must take just one thing away from this post, here it is:

All Bluetooth headsets should work with all Bluetooth smartphones, tablets, and computers

That’s because…

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Headsets and headphones buying guide

by Headsets and headphones buying guideDaniel Gniazdo

Finding the right Jabra headset to buy can be tricky. There are many different types and models on sale. Whether you’re on the lookout for a Bluetooth headset or a pair of music headphones, this guide should help.

Jabra Evolve, Pace, and Storm wearing styles

All Jabra headsets and headphones come with a microphone, letting you make calls as well as listen to music and podcasts. Beyond that, there’s a wide assortment of headsets and headphones for every imaginable need. Continue reading