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Really easy to use, even for the technologically impaired (my husband)
on December 30, 2012
I got this bluetooth headset for my husband because he is on the road all the time for work and want him to be able to talk on the phone without having to hold the phone up to his ear - which is both illegal here in California and obviously unsafe. I have gotten him other bluetooth devices in the past but he claims they're uncomfortable or "hard to use".
Well FINALLY this one did the trick. It's not only incredibly easy to set up, it's incredibly easy to use.
The setup - just charge up the device. It comes with a wall charger and a charger for your car as well. You simply turn on the device by extending the arm and then turn it off by folding the arm inward. That easy. When you turn it on it will automatically guide you through the setup process. My husband has what I think may be the first cell phone ever made (well, close) and it's an old Nokia flip phone. Absolutely no problem connecting the blue tooth to the phone, and the phone offers the option of automatically connecting to the device when the device turns on (when the arm is extended). I opted for this option so that my husband wouldn't have to "do anything" to his phone to connect, and so that if he wanted to talk on the phone itself instead of the headset all he would have to do is flip the arm down to turn it off. That easy, especially for someone intimidated by these devices.
So that's it - once you set it up, flip it open to on to automatically connect, flip it shut to disconnect. Once it's turned on there is a button on the side (easily accessible, even to big fat fingers!) that you push that asks you for commands. Say "Call back" to call back the number that last called you. Say "Redial" to dial back your last outgoing call.
The volume controls are a little trickier to reach (probably only for my husband), for most everyone else it's a cinch located on the top, but still no problem because he has it set at high.
The sound quality is just terrific. Like I said he's on the road all the time so wind and road sounds are a problem, but not with this. He can hear as clearly (better!) than having the phone up to his ear. That's a big deal for him since he's on the phone for work a lot.
Also know that the headset makes it very comfortable to talk on for extended periods of time. Many times the around-the-ear devices (which you have the option for with this) can feel bothersome after a while. To put the bluetooth on the headset just take off the padded rubbery ear protector (which is there if you wish to you this instead of the headset) and then slide it easily into the grooves on the headset. You can adjust for use with either ear.
Note - editing to say that I had to return this because it started making beeping noises but customer service sent me a new one and it's just fine. If it turns out there are any problems with this I will edit and reevaluate.