The Poly Sync 20 Portable Speakerphone

The Poly Sync 20

Where staff have been forced to set up home offices and work remotely the headset has been ever popular, some opting for a cheaper USB headset and some discovering the freedom of a Bluetooth or wireless headset. Some, though, have opted for a small speakerphone. There are a few models of small speakerphone (from Polycom, Jabra, EPOS Sennheiser and others) which were probably developed and designed pre-pandemic for either usage in a small meeting room ( huddle room ) or for a worker on the move. These small conferencing units are compact, portable and allow easy and clear two way conversations without the need for a headset.

Poly is a company formed from a merger between Plantronics and Polycom; Polycom having enjoyed a long history as market leader in the field of audio conferencing.
The company has just launched the Poly Sync 20 portable speakerphone which is a new take on the portable speakerphone and particularly suited for remote working.

The Poly Sync comes in several variations which are defined, predominantly, by connectivity options ( USB A or USB C ), the inclusion of the BT600 Bluetooth Dongle and whether or not it is a Teams Certified Device.



Poly Sync 20: PC via USB-A or USB-C cable (depending on model); smartphone via Bluetooth


Windows or Mac OS / Mobiles


Talk time: up to 20 hours, Charge Time: 4 hours


IP64 dust and water resistant.


Touch sensitive user controls for, Call/answer end, Mute etc


Three microphone steerable array, Noise and echo reduction

The Poly Sync 20

The Poly Sync 20 is designed for portability, being packaged with a carry case and a lanyard for ease. It has, as you would expect a full duplex ( two way speech ) facility which is enhanced by noise reducing microphones and a bass relief system. It is fully certified for Microsoft Teams and can connect to any device by a variety of connectivity options : Bluetooth, USB or 3.5mm.

In addition to the expected characteristics of a portable speakerphone there are two features which are atypical and, we think, very desirable:

  • IP64 rated – Total protection against dust ingress and protected from water spray from any direction – you can use this outside or in a variety of environments without worry
  • Mobile Charging – the USB port on the Poly Sync 20 allows charging of additional devices such as mobiles or tablets – this is always a bonus feature when one is on the road

The Microsoft Teams certified Poly Sync 20 USB/Bluetooth® smart speakerphone offers remarkable audio to elevate your remote collaboration experiences from anywhere

Great Sound

Enjoy clear and rich conversation or sit back and enjoy your music.