AT a time when community and workplace environments are changing on a daily basis, new technology that provides reliability, comfort and ease-of-use has become increasingly important.

This is particularly so in the communications area, where hard working, top quality equipment is increasingly in demand.

For the resource worker applications that help management and staff work remotely and safely has been particularly critical.

One product that has been very well received and is gaining popularity on site, whether it is on a project location or in the office or warehouse has been BlueParrott’s next generation B450-XT noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset.

Oil& Gas Australia was recently provided with a test model and we were impressed by its ease-of-use and its capacity to work in a wide range of environments.

Critically, the B4550XT provided clear, hands free communications in even the noisiest of environments.

The BlueParrott delivers improved comfort, an IP54-rating to protect against dust and moisture and also blocks out 96% of background noise.

The system’s voiceControl allows users to answer or reject calls with just their voice and provides Bluetooth 5.0 for better connectivity. Whether working in a warehouse, truck driving or working from home, the BlueParrott provides the high mobility and flexibility required for a busy workday.

I was particularly impressed with the ease with which the B450-XT was able to be paired – with multiple devices. A bonus for someone working on a busy factory floor.

The very comfortable head set design with soft leatherette ear cushions also were a winner for someone working a long shift.

Other benefits include the ability to stream your multimedia. Music, GPS directions and more.

An added bonus is that the system comes with a premium soft-shell case for added protection on-the-go.

If you are working in a job where you need a top-of-the-range headset, and particularly want reliability, comfort, and ease of use, then the BlueParrot B455-XT is definitely worth consideration.



  • Speaker 36mm
  • Speaker max input power 50mW
  • Speaker frequency range 150-6800 Hz
  • Microphone type bi-directional electret
  • Microphone frequency range 150-6800 Hz Microphone sensitivity -47dBV/Pa


  • Talk time – Up to 24 Hours
  • Standby time  -500+ hours
  • Power Nap for extended standby time N/A
  • Charging time Approx. 3 hours
  • Charging cable Standard USB-A to Micro USB connector (1m)
  • Battery capacity – 300mA (headset)
  • USB Charging Cable – Included