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The Boom Hands Free Noise Cancelling Telephone Headset


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  • Connection to virtually any communications device! theBoom comes with a universal connector and a standard headset adaptor. Adaptors for virtually any other cell phone, computer or PDA are also available, so you can connect theBoom to multiple devices. Don't be concerned that you'll have to replace theBoom every time you change the cell phone, PDA or computer.
  • Freedom. Communicate clearly anytime, anywhere! No matter where you are don't hesitate to make or take that call.
  • Unmatched Clarity. Even in the noisiest environment, theBoom's patented technology will allow you to be heard clearly.
  • Privacy; Whisper and be Heard; the person next to you can't overhear you, the person at the other end of the line hears you clearly
  • Increased Productivity. Reduce the time you spend on the phone repeating yourself or explaining to the other person where your calling from. theBoom's unique technology will allow you to be heard clearly the first time you speak and the other party will always assume you are in a quiet place.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 1.5 inches ; 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces
  • ASIN: B0002RI3CI
  • Item model number: 238
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 19, 2004

Product Description

A revolutionary new noise cancelling headset that lets users make or take a call anywhere and be heard clearly. Proven for years on Wall Street and tested in Black Hawk Helicopter noise, theBoom is now available for cell phone users who want to be heard clearly. The standard headset 2.5mm adapter is included in the box, which works with most cell phones.

Customer Reviews

TheBoom provides the best sound quality and the best noise cancellation I've found.
Seacidal
Finally about 3 weeks ago I get someone in customer service and he sends me an email with the info to mail the headset back.
Amazon Customer
This head set comes in 2 parts: the long mic piece detaches from the holder which wraps around your ear.
aj0408

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Peter Folk on April 6, 2006
The hype is, in fact, true. The microphone on this headset is MILES better than any other at noise rejection; and I have tried most of the competition. You can in fact have a coherent conversation in a hushed voice while a semi trailer is driving past you on the street. The caller on the other end doesn't hear "nothing"---but they don't hear anything distracting. In addition, the clunky silicone "ear funnel" makes it easy to hear callers even in loud conditions, even at 50% volume on my Blackberry.

That said, there are several real drawbacks:

1) As a previous reviewer noted, the wind rejection is not great. The included windscreen is too small; it helps but doesn't solve the problem. I work on roofs in windy Illinois, so this is a problem, but it's no worse than other headsets. I will try a giant fuzzy ball on my next Boom, to see if that can totally eliminate the sound of a 30MPH gust.

2) The Mic is very directional, so the "fading" the previous reviewer saw was probably due the the mic drifting out of the sweet spot ~ 1" away from and slightly above your mouth. Outside of that zone, the mic eliminates the "noise" of your voice very effectively! =)

3) The ear holder is uncomfortable after many hours. This product is not "dainty", and it comes with a tenacious moldable thing that holds the headset in place. To get a snug fit, you bend it tightly around your ear. After a few hours, this HURTS.

4) Build quality SUCKS. My first Boom broke, so I super-glued it. After a couple months it got stolen, so then I waited (and waited!) for them to release the new version. The new one broke again (in a different place) after a month, so I super-glued IT.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By PerpetualMotion on March 16, 2011
I've actually lived with both TheBoom v4 and the Plantronics MX500 headsets for a fair amount of time. Here's the apples-to-apples comparison:

Comfort: Plantronics wins
TheBoom uses a soft rubber ear bud that goes into the outer ear canal, plus a coated moldable "wire" you shape to fit around the top/back of your ear. While the earbud portion is comfortable, the moldable wire becomes very uncomfortable after about 30-45 minutes, and downright painful after one hour. The Plantronics uses a hard egg-shaped ear canal insert that could be more comfortable, although after a minute or so, you pretty much forget it's in there. The soft rubber under/behind-ear harness is quite comfy.

Weight: Plantronics wins
TheBoom tends to slip out of position fairly often due to its shape and weight (the "sweet spot" as others have called it, is the limited area that your voice will register with the headset, as opposed to being filtered out as ambient sound). The Plantronics, due to a much shorter boom, does not.

Inbound sound quality: Even race
In both cases, you can hear your caller quite easily. Both include an inline control capsule that offers volume up/down/mute, although TheBoom requires you to hold the mute button, unlike the Plantronics unit, where you just toggle the mute off/on, then let go.

Outbound sound quality: It depends....
Initially, TheBoom seemed to be a great option for me, since during the summer I literally take my office out to the back deck (people used to complain about hearing birds in the background...they'd really be jealous if they realized I was holding conference calls in a bathing suit). Wind wasn't an issue, so no opinion there, but...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By aj0408 on December 12, 2004
Hi, I generally try to give a product a fair chance before forming a judgment. I have to talk on phone a lot (suffice to say that I have a 5000 minutes plan for my mobile) and hence wanted to invest in a "state-of-the-art" head set for my cell phone. The main criterion I had was that my client should not know if I was making the call from my car, while crossing the road or my office. I searched on the internet and found this head set.

This headset is not as comfortable or as non conspicuous like the others smaller Bluetooth enabled (like by Jabra). I was willing to tolerate some discomfort as long as I could conduct a professional voice call with my clients without background noise.

Well, I started talking on this headset, assuming that all the marketing hype was true. But soon I realized that this headset cannot be trusted. I was making a call to my wife one day and she asked me if the weather was really bad. I was walking in slight windy conditions while talking to her and she heard a storm in the back ground. Same happened while the AC vents in the car were blowing air. OK, maybe this head set might be build just for places where there is no wind.

But lo and behold, while calling from my office too, it seams that this headset would sometimes fade in-fadeout.

I was really disappointed with this set.

This head set comes in 2 parts: the long mic piece detaches from the holder which wraps around your ear. One fine day I lost the ear piece which was a blessing in disguise since I was not going to throw a $150 head set in the trash voluntarily. Right now, I am using the cheapo headset that comes with the phone and I am much happier.
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