Headset

Like many people, I own quite a few headphones.  These days all handheld devices we purchase come with a free corded headphone which most of the time are of crappy sound quality.   But what if I want great quality sound but without the mess of a snaking cable dangling down to my Bluetooth enabled media [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Music Gear
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For a long time, I flatly refused to own a Bluetooth headset. They were expensive, the sound quality was mediocre, and the available designs were unattractive, ranging from "wannabe telemarketer" to "hey, I've got a Happy Meal toy stuck in my ear!" But for every product category, a standout product always emerges and becomes the [...]

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Posted in: Wireless
voyagerpro_uc_standard

We reviewed the Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth headset back in July. Now Plantronics has just announced a new model called the PRO UC. This headset that works seamlessly with both mobile phones and unified communication applications/softphones like Google Talk and Skype. It comes with a USB dongle to use with your PC and works like [...]

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Posted in: News
hs 500

I know what a lot of you are thinking... "oh great, another Bluetooth ear piece. And I have to be honest, I thought the same thing when I saw this. Boy was I wrong! First of all, it is an actual Research In Motion Blackberry branded device, not some third party off brand. RIM is [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous

The iTech Dynamic SolarVoice 908 Bluetooth headset has all the typical features one would expect from a headset. It has A2DP, multipoint, and noise reduction features. But, it has one feature that no other headsets have (yet)... It has a built in solar panel that will allow you to recharge its batteries via sunlight. Pretty [...]

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Posted in: News, Wireless

The Celltronix VR1 looks like an ordinary headset, but it is the first Bluetooth headset that can record up to 8 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls. You can also use it to record voice memos. I'm not convinced that this product really solves a problem, but I suppose the voice memo feature could be [...]

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Posted in: News
soundid400

The new Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset offers some features that no other headset current offers: PersonalSound - offers users 3 listening modes, tuned to the most common hearing preferences, to choose from in order to further enhance speech clarity without raising the volume. Environmental Mode - enables users to hear equally out of both [...]

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I have used other Bluetooth headsets such as the Motorola H700(A/B) and found that many sound tinny or canned and can even  have an echo-y sound coming from the microphone and/or the earpiece from time to time.  I would rather just hold my phone to my ear until my arm got tired then struggle with [...]

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Posted in: Wireless

The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset has been updated to be even skinnier and sexier. The new Plantronics Discovery 975 comes with a convenient rechargeable carrying case that can triple talk time from 5 hours to up to 15 hours while protecting and storing the headset. The new case includes an LCD screen that displays [...]

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Posted in: Gear
philips-tapster

One of my main complaints about most Bluetooth headsets are the buttons that you use to control them. Fumbling around with your fingers trying to find the location of the button to answer a call or change the volume can be a pain - literally. Have you ever pressed a button on a headset and [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear
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I have been riding motorcycles for over two decades; nearly twice as long as I have been a true tech-junkie. While I love putting around on my bike, I have always wanted to ride with music playing. I have attempted to make this happen many times over the years but nothing I have tried was [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Wireless
babytop

iVoice sent a Baby-ai headset along with their R1 car kit. I've used a couple of different bluetooth headsets in the past and haven't been too impressed with them. I have small ears and wear glasses, so I've had a hard time finding a headset that would stay on my ear securely while walking around [...]

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Posted in: Wireless
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I remember first seeing the Zivio Boom Bluetooth wireless headset at the 2008 Macworld Expo and thinking that it looked pretty sexy, but I wasn't sure about the practicality of the telescoping boom microphone. It's now one year later and they've sent me one to review. Let's take a closer look. Bluetooth Version 2.1 + [...]

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Posted in: Gear

Callpod has recently updated its uniquely shaped, ultra powerful bluetooth headset, the Dragon v2. While the shape, function, and battery life have remained more or less the same, Callpod has improved incoming and outgoing call quality, redesigned the earbud, and upgraded the earhook to a pivoting, more comfortable design.

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Posted in: Wireless

I have not done a bluetooth headset review for a while now. It was my own fault, I had reviewed too many earpieces in a relatively short amount of time. The tech-rush was definitely gone..... That being said, the Plantronics Discovery 925's sleek & slim form factor drew me out of my bluetooth earpiece hiatus.

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Posted in: Wireless

We can all agree that gadgets can be fun and exciting, but it's really great when a product can actually help someone work better while also being beneficial to your health. A couple months ago, a close family member was having severe neck and shoulder pain. Her one arm was even going numb. An MRI revealed that she had a ruptured disk in her neck. The solution was a surgical procedure to fuse the C5 and C6 vertebrae together with a titanium plate and several screws...

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Posted in: Wireless

Aliph has recently updated their very popular noise reducing Jawbone headset with a newer version that addresses some of the complaints from the original. One of the main complaints was with size. I didn't find the size to be much of a problem when I reviewed the original, but let's see just how much this new version has improved things.

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Posted in: Wireless

Seems like the number of Bluetooth devices increases weekly. BlueAnt
has created several noteworthy additions to the mix. The Z9
earpiece and Supertooth
Light
handsfree carkit are well designed and thought out. They are both simple, easy
to use, and produce a very nice call/conversation experience.

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Posted in: Wireless

I have reviewed several bluetooth headsets over the past year (and used many others as well), including those by Apple, Southwest, Motorola, and Jabra. All of which had their pluses and minuses. The S-800 by Cardo has, by far, the most functions and capabilities of any bluetooth headset I have ever used.

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Posted in: Wireless

As of July 1st, Washington State is mandating the use of hands-free devices
while driving. This law makes it illegal to have a cellphone up to your ear
while driving a vehicle. So Bluetooth cellphone accessories are becoming more
and more the rage (when little old ladies are wearing them at the shopping mall,
you know a technology has left geekdom and hit the mainstream). Southwing
has created several in-the-ear and hands-free speakerphone car kit options enabling
you to focus on driving while talking on your cellphone. In this article I will
be reviewing one of each type by Southwing, the SH505
Bluetooth headset
and the SC310
Bluetooth car kit
.

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Posted in: Car Gear, Wireless