Bluetooth headsets

They’re stylish and useful — but not entirely hassle-free.
 
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  • Updated:4 Jul 2007
 

01.Introduction

Bluetooth-heatsets

Test results for 12 Bluetooth headphones under $100

We've scored them for:

  • Ease of use
  • Sound reception
  • Microphone reception performance

What are they?

Bluetooth headsets make it easier to walk and talk with your mobile phone. Just slip one on and leave the phone in your pocket or on the other side of the room while you take or make phone calls. Bluetooth doesn’t use cords, so you can chat, answer calls and even make calls without touching or being physically connected to your phone.

Please note: this information was current as of July 2007 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Findings:

  • It may take a while to become used to wearing and using them.
  • Some trialists experienced discomfort and pain.
  • Keep the headset on the same side as the mobile for best results.

Models tested

  • BLUEANT T8 micro
  • JABRA BT125
  • MOTOROLA H350
  • MOTOROLA H500
  • NOKIA BH-200
  • NOKIA BH-202
  • NOKIA HS-26W
  • PLANTRONICS explorer 340
  • PLANTRONICS voyager 510
  • SONY ERICSSON HBH-610a
  • SONY ERICSSON HBH-PV700
  • SONY ERICSSON HBH-PV705
 
 

 

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