Plantronics Explorer 500

Plantronics Explorer 500 – Specifications, Price and Release

Plantronics Explorer 500 is a wonderful yet simple piece of a Bluetooth headset.  It appeals to the mass of people aiming for affordable and practical piece that can be relied on to on a daily basis.  The maker hopes that the $60 sticker price holds sensible appeal to the budget friendly crowd.

Plantronics Explorer 500
Plantronics Explorer 500


Plantronics Explorer 500 package contains these items:

  • Plantronics Explorer 500
  • MicroUSB magnetic charging strap
  • Ear clip
  • Spare ear gels
  • Get started guide
  • Warranty information


The elongated plastic earpiece has a matte finish at one side and a rubbery texture at the other end.  It was smartly incorporated for the grip and lightweight factor.  You may not feel anything at all when it is attached on your ears. The ear gel also helps you to be comfortable even as you put it on at long hours.   On the other hand, this could also be its weakness since it can be easily forgotten.   The piece itself hosts few buttons and ports like the physical power button, volume control, microUSB port and a call button.


The Bluetooth headset functions closely with an app downloadable to your iOS, Android or Windows device.  It establishes connection with Bluetooth 4.1 and don’t lose the signal within 20 feet radius.  As for its performance, it supports HD voice and that’s a big thanks to its dual microphones with noise cancelling and DSP (Digital Signal Processing) features.


Battery time has been rated to deliver about 7 hours of talk time which can be stretched into few good days given that you use the piece intermittently.  Patience is a must as you fill up the lost juice for 120 minutes (or 2 hours).


All in all, Plantronics Explorer 500lives (if not exceeds) to its value.  This is perfect for folks aiming a simple piece to assist them with their call activities.