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Comfortable, with good fidelity
on September 23, 2010
I've been using the Motorola Oasis headset for about a week, so these are my initial impressions...I'll update this review if anything changes.
As the title indicates, I've found this headset to be comfortable over periods of extended wear. There are three different size earpiece cushions, allowing it to fit different ear canal sizes. The distance between the ear speaker and the loop that goes over the top of the ear is fixed, but should accommodate most ear sizes. If you have unusually large ears, you might want to look at a different style headset. I wear glasses and haven't had a problem with the behind the ear section interfering with the glasses stem...again, your mileage may vary. The microphone and earpiece are free to rotate, allowing the headset to be used on either your right or left ear.
Pairing with my cell phone was extremely fast. The headset powers up in pairing mode and my cell found it almost immediately. This headset can be paired with two different bluetooth devices, if you want to use it with your computer for Skype or video chat.
The noise cancellation works well. I wouldn't expect it to be very useful if you drive on the freeway with your windows down, but normal road noises and the like are practically inaudible to people I've called. Incoming calls are as clear as when I'm holding the phone directly against my ear.
Two things I really like in the physical design: a sliding on-off switch and the standard micro-usb charging connector. The slide switch is right at the top of the headset. There's a very small LED in the switch that changes color depending on the status of the headset...flashing blue for paired; green for fully charged; etc. Unlike LEDs on a number of other headsets, it's not bright enough to be a distraction at night. When you turn the headset on, there's a voice prompt that tells you the the state of the battery charge. Having a standard charging connector is a nice touch. I don't know about you, but I have an insane number of strange charging blocks around my house...the designers of proprietary power connectors should be banished to the inner circles of Dante's Inferno.
This is my eleventh bluetooth headset*. It's the best one yet.
* - That I can remember - three Jawbones; three Jabras; Two Plantronix; One other Motorola and a VTech.
(Two month update...I still like this headset. All my others are sitting in various drawers, wondering why they're not getting used any more.)