Top positive review
on January 8, 2013
I've had so-so experiences with BT headsets before, so I was skeptical about this one. But I shouldn't have been.
1 - It is smaller than I expected, and lighter. It's like the length of two dice stacked on each other.
2 - It feels nice and looks nice. I have a full beard, and my wife says it almost blends in. Now I don't have a blue beard, but I guess in lower light it is all just dark. :)
3 - Their Web site and software works flawlessly. It was easy to just plug in and update. I am on a Mac, and it installed smoothly and just works. I was happy to see that you can change the press and hold to launch Siri. I did that, and it works great.
4 - Wife called while I was in the car, and she said she could hear me quite well, certainly better than my stereo's built-in mic.
5 - That brings me to the delight. I was worried about how this would do in my car, because I have a BT radio (Sony MEX-BT3900U). I want to stream my music/books to my stereo, but use the earpiece to handle calls. So as I mentioned, I was in the car listening to my Audible audiobook, and my wife called. It paused the book (as usual), showed caller info on my radio (as usual) and also told me about the call in my ear. I pressed the button on the headset to answer, it answered it on my earpiece. I got done with the call, and pressed play to resume on my radio, and it started streaming back over it. Seamless! Also, on the way home, I got out of the car, and it paused the book (as usual), but I pressed play, and it resumed on my earpiece.
6 - I am able to pair it both with my iPad mini and my iPhone; it works great with both to stream audio.
7 - No problems with my beard obscuring my voice, it seems. Still, the real test will be when I have the top down; too cold for that right now..
8 - I got it at least partly so I could have an easy and convenient way to listen to audio on my devices while, e.g., watching a show on TV or lying in bed, without disturbing those around me. It works well for that.
9 - Stays on decently even without ear loop, probably not for jogging, though.
1 - As far as I can tell, it doesn't support pause/play for media; inconvenient when your phone is in your pocket.
2 - Volume control is a bit odd--press and hold and wait while it cycles. There is enough room they could have made it a rocker and click, similar to the Apple earbud controllers.
3 - Sound quality isn't awesome, but it is sufficient.