With many now, at least in part, dealing with the work from home life, conference calls are part of daily life. Be it for meetings or just checking in on loved ones, microphones of all kinds have quickly become a part of everyone’s daily routine. While it may seem an odd accessory to many, the AVerMedia AS311 AI Speakerphone we recently had the chance to review has quickly become a needed part of my office life, and, thanks to the features, is an easy recommendation for anyone looking to up their remote working game.
First and foremost, AVerMedia has delivered one of the easiest devices I have ever had to set up for review. It truly was just plug and play, with the single USB Type-C cable being all you need to get the system setup and working. The small device is designed to sit on your desk, with buttons to mute, increase or decrease volume, a single hotkey, and to turn on or off the AI noise reduction.
It is a simple device but that works to make the process painless. Jumping into a meeting just involves you setting the device as the default audio device, and you are ready to go. The AVerMedia AS311 AI Speakerphone picks up people in a full 360 degree radius, making it easy to jump into a call and just talk, no matter where you are in the room.
“First and foremost, AVerMedia has delivered one of the easiest devices I have ever had to set up for review.”
To be honest, with all the bold claims made on the box, I was skeptical it would deliver on half of what it claimed. But somehow it managed to deliver on the potential. I tested the AVerMedia AS311 in a few meetings, calls, and, of course, the dreaded interview. While it seems odd to use the little onboard speaker for these sorts of things, it worked flawlessly. I conducted a few interviews around TIFF with it, and never did I have an issue hearing the person on the other line, and most importantly, the audio from the call was always perfect for transcription or just use in our media.
With features like AI Noise Suppression, and support for all the latest software including Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom, AVerMedia has made a device that does one thing, and does it well. It has become a device I rely on and fits easily into my routine. The AI Noise Suppression, while it may sound like a gimmick, works well, eliminating many of the noises that plague many home working environments.
“The AVerMedia AS311 AI Speakerphone picks up people in a full 360 degree radius…”
AVerMedia has delivered on the promise, and brought a fantastic, and affordable video and voice meeting conference system that works. It fits well on most desktop settings, and sounds great on calls. At $129.00, this is a must-buy for anyone looking to upgrade their conference call game or are finding the gaming headset not quite professional enough for the morning office meeting. AVerMedia has knocked it out of the park with the AS311.