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Old 12-20-2005, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just received a Plantronics Voyager 510 from Amazon, in anticipation of someday owning a bluetooth enabled phone I can live with. That's another thread by itself right there!

Anyhow, I noticed the power button (teeny black button above the volume) and the "connect/redial" button (on the side) are SUPER DUPER STIFF!

So stiff, I can't even tell if I'm turning the unit on or off, for instance. I have to use a fingernail and jam the #*$@ out of it until I see the blinky light come on/off.

Did I get a bad unit? Or are all the 510's like that?

The volume up/down buttons, however, actually have a little travel and a teeny, acceptable ammount of "click" to them.
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My power/mute button is super stiff as well and from reading many reviews of the unit that is pretty much how they all are. As for the side button that answers/ends calls, that one is not that stiff for me. It is easy to push.
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I just picked one up and my off/pn button is still as well. Despite this issue, I really like the headset. Probably the best one I've ever had.
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Well, at least the side button DOES have that "boop!" sound when you press it to let you know it's been pushed. That's OK... but boy, that on/off switch is pretty awful!

But I suppose it's not like I'll be turning this thing on and off all day!
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Update: Went to a local Radio Shack and Nit Picked two different 510's. On each, the side button was just fine (had some click to it). WAY better than the one I got from Amazon.

One of the two had a mushy on/off button, so I went home with the other one.

The Amazon one is going back. Hurrah!
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try pushing the power button to the side.....
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Yeah, I tried that (pressing to the side) on the Amazon unit last night. It was the only way I could reliably turn the thing on/off.

On my 2nd one (now charging up), the power button actually has a teeny bit of "click" to it. I'm a happy camper.
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