Bluetooth quickly became ubiquitous in mobile phones and smartphones and is now known for its “just works” simplicity.
The same was never true when using a Bluetooth headset directly with a computer. Users would have to jump through hoops ensuring they had the correct drivers, firmware, software, etc. before discovering that the audio quality was inadequate. Poly solved these problems with its own USB Bluetooth adapter.
Thanks to Poly and Intel® the end is now in sight for the USB Bluetooth Adapter with supported laptops.
I have been banging the same drum for years on end. People have no idea how bad they sound in conferences. If you ever talked to somebody who has paired his AirPods with a PC, you know what I mean.
Wideband Audio is just one issue. The other once is call control and integration in softphones. That is why I recommend using the Bluetooth dongle that came with your business headphones.
The first Poly Bluetooth headsets to support Intel® Engineered for Evo™ accessories program will be the Voyager Focus 2 and Voyager 4300 Series (through a firmware update). Look for the Intel® Evo™ platform brand on select premium 11th and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based laptops from a variety of manufactures.
What Poly describes here will be coming to other headphones as well. I am looking forward to trying this out. I have a Focus 2 and will get a 4300 soon.