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Plantronics Backbeat Go – Tiny Bluetooth Headphones

on April 17, 2012 10:00 am

Small and light in-ear isolation headphones with Bluetooth connectivity, the  Backbeat Go from Plantronics weigh in at only 13 grams. Charging via micro-USB, the headphones will give approximately 4.5 hours of sound, and there’s even a battery power indicator on your iPhone or iPad or Android 3.0/4.0 devices. Included are three sizes of cushioned eartips and two stabilizers for customised fitting. Inline controls let you pause music to take a call, change volume, or skip tracks.

Available from Plantronics for $99.99

Comments

  1. 1
    Blore40 says:

    You are treading on Bill Henderson’s turf :-)

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    Ian Lim says:

    Not a review just a news item. Don’t think that will cause a demarcation dispute. Maybe just another set for Bill to review? :)

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    KRYPTlK says:

    These are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I was all set to order a set, then I realized these do not support Multipoint. I guess I’ll have to keep looking…

    http://www.plantronics.com/hk/support/kb/detail.jsp?vfurl=/articles/en_US/Product_Information/BackBeat-GO-Multipoint&retURL=%2Farticles%2Fen_US%2FHow_To%2FS12-How-to-Adjust-the-Volume&region=hk&p=&c=All&k=&t=&lang=en_US&popup=false

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    Pam T. says:

    I bought these yesterday. I had to use the stabilizers to keep my hair from pulling them out, but otherwise I like them. Good-enough sound, low visibility, no-tangle cords, simple controls.

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    Ian Lim says:

    @Pam T – Thanks for the post, though “Good-enough sound” isn’t exactly a glowing review :)

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    KRYPTlK says:

    Okay, so I couldn’t resist. These really looked nice, so after seeing them in stock at Best Buy, I ignored the Multipoint shortcoming and impulse bought a set. They do work very well. They are extremely easy to use, pair effortlessly to my Mac, iPhone 4S, and new iPad. On the iPad and 4S they even show a battery meter in the upper right hand corner letting me know exactly how much juice is remaining. They fit perfectly in my ears, and sound is decent. By decent, I mean balanced and full, just not quite as loud as I would like. I would compare the output to using the standard Apple headphones, and setting the volume to about 75%. They are not unusable by any means, but if you are in an extremely loud environment, you may find lower parts of your audio being drowned out. If just sitting in a quieter area, they sound great. Have not used them for phone calls yet, as I bought them primarily to listen to music/view video, but I can’t imagine them posing a problem in that regard. I love the way they just have a simple wire that connects the buds, it sits unnoticed on the back of my neck, and when out of my ears they hang at the perfect height on my chest. The volume controls also seem to be in the perfect spot, and with just a two second press of the answer button, Siri comes right on into my ear. All in all, I’m very happy with the purchase, and the only things I would change if possible, would be to add a little more volume, and include Multipoint. Great product otherwise, though.

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    Ian Lim says:

    @Kryptik – Damn it, I find all these kewl gadgets and they’re not even available in Australia. :( Glad you’re happy with them.

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    Julie says:

    @KRYPTIK Thanks for the review!

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