In the world of working from home, at least part-time in a post-pandemic era, video conferencing is still part and partial of the way in which we work. Sound and visuals can still be a problem though with most non-top tier laptops that have so-so, passable, or barely there video cameras and microphones. Enter Poly with its Poly Studio P15 video bar that offers exceptional optics, powerful audio, automatic camera framing, and cutting-edge noise-blocking tech to provide buyers with the freedom to move and command the conversation. There’s nothing to learn. The Poly Studio P15 works with the video apps you already know including Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Blue Jeans. A simple USB connection to your PC or Mac will transform your video conferencing experience.
First, the sound, and this device makes fuzzy-sounding audio and “say-again” moments history due to the fact that the integrated speaker (80 dBA at 1000 Hz at 1 meter at maximum volume) features acoustic suspension with a passive radiator for rich sound, while the advanced multi-microphone array (3-element beamforming microphone array) follows your motion to keep your voice coming through clearly. Moreover, wherever you work you’re probably surrounded by all kinds of noise in the form of coworkers yakking near the water cooler, barking dogs, your toddler’s emergency, and many others. This device, however, allows you to prevent distracting noises and side conversations from interrupting your meetings with NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technology. Interruptions avoided, embarrassment averted.
Beyond the awesome sound, you also get equally fantastic visuals thanks to the Ultra HD camera that can record in various modes including (4K 16:9, 2160p), Full HD (1080p), and HD (720p). Moreover, you will stay centered on the camera without staying glued to your chair with automatic camera framing. With the automatic camera framing in the Poly Studio P15, you can go where the moment takes you but still stay in the spotlight.
You get various connectivity options including a USB 3.0 Type-C port (with USB 2.0 compatibility), two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, the Power connector plus a Kensington security lock, all in a stylish and quality feeling frame (425 x 65 x 78 mm, 682g) that can be used standing on your desk or can be clamped to your monitor/display.
All in all, it is for us a piece of essential Working From Home tech. RRP pending.