At liGo we have tried numerous headsets over the years, but the models that have been rated as the best for reliability, comfort, and sound have consistently been those manufactured by Plantronics. The headset recommendations we make to our customers is based on our own experiences of use, and as such are confident in our endorsement of Plantronics whose headsets are used globally to service the needs of pilots, call centre staff, mobile professionals, and even astronauts! In point of fact it was via a Plantronics headset that in 1969 a half a billion of the world’s population listened to Neil Armstrong’s first words on the moon!
We take a look at their top 3 wireless headsets at the moment: Continue reading “Top 3 professional wireless headsets from Plantronics” »
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At liGo, we are often contacted by people looking to buy a cordless phone with ‘the best range’ to replace a model they are unhappy with. Whilst there is a degree of truth in the maxim that you get what you pay for (with more expensive phones typically making better use of their output power for a stronger signal); most DECT phones will provide roughly the same range (roughly 50 meters indoors, 300 meters outdoors) so opting for the most expensive model is not necessarily the answer. If you’re happy with your phone in all other respects (sound quality, usability, etc) but are struggling to get reception in certain areas, whether due to: thick impermeable walls; modern insulation blocking the radio signals; or simply need coverage over a larger area….there is likely to be a solution for you that doesn’t involve buying a brand new set of phones.
Here are our 4 tried and tested tips on the most effective ways to boost, extend, repeat, lengthen, expand, and exponentially broaden the range of your landline phones to help you get the coverage you need. Continue reading “4 ways to improve cordless phone signal for increased range and a boost in sound quality” »
liGo gets dressed up this Halloween for charity
The date was the 31st October and it was a cold dark night that was eery enough to raise the dead… actually it was a bright Thursday morning and the liGo office was set a trembling by Halloween hijnx.
Whilst the name ‘Halloween’ stems from the Christian feast day (All Hallows Day), many of the customs are thought to hearken back to the Pagan festival ‘Samhain’, which marked the end of the harvesting season and start of the darker winter months. It was once thought that at this time of year the worlds of the dead and the living overlapped, making it easier for spirits, fairies, and the dead to cross over. The day was characterised by special bonfires and rituals, and people would dress in imitation of evil spirits to try and appease or frighten away the malevolent otherworldly souls….
Our party was characterised by not so spooky but still spectacular costumes from a Smurfette and Snow White, to a far-out Hippy and an extra from Mad Men; as part of our new initiative to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading “We support Macmillan Cancer Support” »
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The advances in modern communication over the past few years has been rapid. So rapid that older generations are in danger of being left behind, as evidenced by the fact that in 2012 only 15% of those aged 65 or over in the UK accessed the internet ‘on the go’ as opposed to over three-quarters of adults under the age of 45. And whilst it could be argued that this discrepancy is down to a reluctance of older generations to embrace the latest technologies, when you consider that many products exclude the elderly by their very design (eg. the average response time for the icons on an iPhone screen is 0.7 seconds, yet the average response time of someone aged 65 or over is one second) perhaps there is another reason.
Luckily, Doro, the leading manufacturer of easy to use mobile phones, aims to redress the balance with their second smartphone to date – the Doro Liberto 810. Specifically designed at making the Smartphone more accessible, the UK managing director for Doro claims the company are “liberating those who perceive smartphones to be overly complicated and crowded with difficult-to-use apps. Our new mobile will bring them into a world of technology in a positive and engaged way.”
We take a look at what this Smart easy-to-use mobile is offering:
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The Office of National Statistics recorded in 2012 that 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day (more than double the figure from 2006 when comparable records began). And with mobile phone internet usage doubling between 2010 and 2012, and the proliferation in recent years of eReaders, tablets, digital cameras, games consoles, Smart TV’s…. all requiring online access, there is a definite need for faster and more reliable broadband in the home that allows for multiple devices to be connected at once.
Well, we are pleased to announce that BT have introduced a range of plug-and-play products that have been designed to work with any service provider to help solve the demands of our modern online lifestyles.
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Whether you are looking to buy a new phone or perhaps you need some gift ideas, here is our much coveted top 10 best cordless phones of 2013 to help you make the right choice.
We tested all phones released based on:
- Sound quality
- Build quality
- General performance (range, battery life, answering machine etc)
- All reviews are conducted strictly on phones released in the last 12 months
Siemens features heavily in our list of best home phones and it’s no surprise. Their outstanding build and sound quality combined with intuitive features, sets them apart from the rest. So here we go…
Continue reading “Top 10 – best cordless phones on the market” »
Anyone with a landline phone will at some point have had the misfortune of being disturbed by an unwanted cold call. And whilst some of us are adept at inventing amusing ways of responding to cold callers (or even making money from them), for other more vulnerable individuals it can become a source of anxiety and distress when persistently pestered by them.
Unwanted nuisance calls take many different forms, but more often than not come from international or withheld numbers. Below is a list of the most common types:
- Live marketing calls – is when someone calls to try and sell you something.
- Recorded message calls – is….you’ve guessed it… when you answer the phone to a recorded message.
- Silent/ Abandoned calls – occur when equipment is used that generates calls and no staff are available when the call is connected.
- Scam phone calls – each year millions of consumers fall victim to scams.
- Threatening/abusive calls – whether from people you know or from strangers are a criminal offence should be reported to the police
How to stop unwanted sales calls
Registering with the ‘Telephone Preference Service’ is a free and easy way to Continue reading “How to block unwanted and nuisance sales calls” »
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The wait is now over, and we are excited to announce the imminent release of this innovative modular sensor-based system – The Gigaset Elements Starter Kit.
Developed after extensive research carried out in people’s homes, Gigaset brings us a modern home security kit, which will be the foundation for an expandable system that with capabilities of monitoring many aspects of the home environment.
Consisting of an intelligent door sensor, motion sensor, and base, the Gigaset Elements starter kit gathers and relays data from your home to a secure and learning cloud server, which is then accessible from your phone via iOS or Andoid App in real-time.
Whilst we are yet to get our hands on one, we will outline the what you can expect to gain from this unique product: Continue reading “The Gigaset Elements Starter Kit..the start of a smarter home security system” »
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Even with the increase in popularity of email, social media, and various other modes of online communication, telecommunication still remains a necessity for any organisation hoping to succeed. However, finding a viable solution to the demands of a growing volume of incoming and outgoing calls can be a minefield…
The arrival of the 8630 IP DECT from RTX heralds a cost effective and simple solution for small organisations offering mobility for up to 200 users, outstanding HD audio quality, ease-of-use, and state of the art functionality. Allowing users to avoid the pitfalls of more traditional and soon to be erstwhile PBX systems, which still remain costly to install, boast far less features, and can include long-term operation and maintenance costs. Continue reading “The RTX 8630 IP DECT SME VOIP System – a simple cost-effective solution for small businesses” »
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We have always been impressed by Panasonic phones, and with their latest offering – the lightweight and super sleek KX-PRX 120 – Panasonic look set to maintain their reputation for offering the latest and greatest in cordless telephony. Combining a high-quality 3.5” TFT Multi-capacitive Touch Screen with chic design, we love the look of this ultra-modern home phone. And whilst we’re yet to get our hands on it, this Android enabled, Wi-Fi enhanced beauty certainly comes packed with features to get us excited.
Synchronization of your address book, calendar and e-mails with your smartphone or PC will be made easy with Google Cloud, meaning your home phone can become integrated (and kept up to date) with all your other communication devices. Continue reading “Drum roll please… introducing a stylish new Android Touch Screen DECT phone from Panasonic” »