Most offices with a small meeting rooms, huddle rooms or some sort of calling booths has most likely tried a one of those conference speakers that most producers of Skype for business equipment has. Such as Plantronics Calisto, Jabra Speak and Sennheiser SP20 ML, they are all great, but they all lack something…that´s X-factor.
Check out the video underneath and make up an opinion by yourself.
It connects easily to phones, tablet and computers with either bluetooth or a 3.5mm mini jack (aux). You can call over you phone network or with UC applications such as Skype for Business or Google Hangout. The Minto has 4 directive microphones, it can brag of features such as echo cancellation, noise reduction and speech enhancement. This technology makes it possible for the Minto to cover a room with 20 participant. Evoko claims that the microphone captures sound within 10m (32ft).
One thing that interest everyone when we talk about portable devices are battery time. The Minto has battery power for 8 hours of active talk time which is impressive. But as the I wrote earlier the Minto has the X-factor and the chargeable wall mount contributes to that.
The Evoko Minto´s use of lighting might seem a little overdone but it has a practical function, since each light represent a function. The Halo light as Evoko like to call it and the voice feedback will let you know what is going on during usage.
So I´m gonna go through the colors:
Green – During active conversation.
Blue – When connected to bluetooth device.
Red – When muted.
Purple – While charging.