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Hands-free Earset

3.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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  • Comfortable earlobe clip
  • Secure fit
  • Wear on either ear
  • Flexible boom mic
  • For cordless and mobile phones with 2.5mm jacks
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Product Description

    Earset comfortably clips on the earlobe for hands-free phone calls. The GE Hands-Free Earset allows the user to comfortably position the earbud and then use a soft clip to gently secure the unit in the ear. The earset features a flexible boom microphone, as well as a versatile design that can be worn on either ear. The GE Hands-Free Earset works with cordless and mobile phones with a 2.5 mm jack.
    • Flexible earloop for most comfortable fit
    • Fits securely & comfortably in either ear
    • Adjustable boom mic
    • Lightweight design for on-the-go or stay-put use
    • For cordless and mobile phones with 2.5mm phone jack.

    Product Information

    Product Dimensions 8 x 4.6 x 1 inches
    Item Weight 1.6 ounces
    Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces
    Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    Item model number 86593
    Customer Reviews
    3.7 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

    3.7 out of 5 stars
    Best Sellers Rank #174 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Computer Microphones
    Date first available at Amazon.com May 31, 2006

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    Verified Purchase
    NOTE: If you searched for GE / Jasco 98996 for 3.5mm jacks, you are incorrectly directed here (Model 86593 / 2.5mm). DO NOT ORDER THIS HEADSET if you want the 3.5mm tip.

    This product is GE / Jasco model 86593 for phones with 2.5mm jacks (connect with 2 black band / 3 silver band plug). These are older cell phones and house phones. If you want to use it with a modern cellphone (3.5mm jack and 3-band / 4 silver tip plug) you will need an adapter.

    I liked this earpiece for years. The earpiece soft loop works fine for me. The difference between the two models (2.5mm and 3.5mm plug) is only the plug, the earpiece is the same good quality/low price headset.
    - Earpiece sound is good
    - Boom microphone picks up very clearly; sometimes too well. Every once in a while I get one that's too sensitive, so I put a drop of superglue on the plastic covering the microphone to quiet it down.
    - Unlike bluetooth, no charging is needed, no RF radiating device against my head, and it's inexpensive enough I keep one at home, work, and in the car.
    - It's a good product, although I recommend you purchase the same version with a 3.5mm tip instead unless you specifically need a 2.5mm headset or like extra adapters.

    For an "all in one" headset, I recommend the GE Universal "All-in-one" hands free headset. It's GE model 98996. (Also known as Jasco 98996) Same headset, but comes with a 3.5mm tip and two adapters:
    - One to change from 3.5mm to older 2.5mm tips
    - One to use with computers (3.5mm phone to split 3.5mm microphone/3.5mm speaker adapter)

    If you search for model 98996 on Amazon, you will direct back to this incorrect (2.5mm) headset even though, prior to my review, that number was nowhere on the page or background HTML.

    This product SKU: (30878 86593).
    All in one 3.5mm product SKU: (30878 98996)
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    What a great value. Less than ten bucks? Seriously. Years ago, these cost a hundred dollars.

    If you have a cordless phone with a 2.5mm jack and you want a decent headset, this one is a solid option. I also bought the inexpensive Plantronics and this one won over in volume, quality, and comfort. They're both fine, yet I pick this one as the winner.

    - sits nicely on and in your ear (earbuds and other in-ear things almost never fit me, yet this one is nicely snug)
    - light - you hardly feel it there
    - loud - gives you way more volume than most of these
    - mic for your mouth is closer to your mouth than most competitors - it seems like it picks up your voice better
    - pivots at two points so that the ear bud and the mic can be adjusted to different angles

    - over ear piece seems flimsy. I love that it allows you to form it over your ear easily (just worried that it might break...but hey...it's so inexpensive that I bought a backup
    - when I listen back to my voice through this line, I have a lisp (although in real life, I do not have a lisp). This is true of every one I have purchased (all brands) so far, so it's possible that it's my cordless phone. I do training events, so it's not a desirable sound.
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    I've always used headsets because I dislike holding a phone to my ear during my long conversations. So when they passed the laws banning a cell phone to the ear when driving, I was already ahead of them--no problem for me whatsoever.

    Over the years I've owned many different types. This one appealed to me because it had a mic with a long boom which is usually only found on the headsets that fit over the head.

    When I received it and fit it onto my ear, it was very comfortable and the mic reached closer to my mouth than the other earsets I had before. I just knew, based on the reviews, that this was going to be the best earset/headset for me. Almost no one mentioned what I was about to discover.

    I plugged it into my cell phone. Instantly, with my phone in standby mode, I heard a humming sound. I wasn't overly alarmed by that alone because when I woke the phone up-pressed a button-the humming stopped. Then I made a call. The person I called (which later became PEOPLE I called as I tried it out with others as well)could hear all kinds of background/road noise. But the worse was them hearing every word they spoke echoed back to them, no echoes on my side though.

    I really loved the way this earset was designed with the extra length to the mic and how snugly it fitted on the ear. But I had to send it back. If they could fix the echoing and background noise problem, this earset would be a best seller.

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    I purchased one of these years ago and was very happy with it and used it often. Well the earpiece broke off. Boo hoo! I was so happy when I found it online at Amazon! It was identical to the broken one and was when it was delivered. BUTTTTTTT.. instead of the ear loop being solid plastic it was so rubbery that I couldn't keep it behind my ear, now I promise you I do not have tiny ears! I'm so tired of manufacturers changing something on their products! I've had this happen so many times, especially in clothes! And I'm sure this is all for the sake of MONEY! They discover that they might save .02 cents per item making a minor change in material and/or the product, it's not any cheaper, (probably more) to the consumer but it saves money for the manufacturer and that's what it's all about!!
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