Tablet PC Thoughts

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Jabra BT250v

Every now and then you buy a product that really just works. I recently bought a Bluetooth headset for my cell phone - a Jabra BT250v - and I have to admit that I am truly happy with this product. I've always used a headset, but the wired type. When I upgraded cell phones and bought a Nokia 6820 one of the features that I wanted was Bluetooth for a wireless headset. But I stuck with wired headsets for a year or two.

After destoying the wired headset for the second time by jerking the headset out of my ear or catching the wire on various things, and having to untangle the wire one too many times, I broke down and bought the Jabra. It is now something that I would not go without. The sound quality it great, it has a 'vibrate' feature so that I have now turned off the ring on my phone, and the buttons on the earpiece allow me to answer a call, and change the volume.

I have had two problems with it over the last month that I have had the device. The first I was warned about ... if I am outside and there is any wind, the people I am talking to immediately complain about the wind noise. I have learned to mute the phone, or warn people that I am talking with. The second was that one time the headset locked up and would no longer communicate with my phone. The on-line support indicated that I would have to 'reset' the Jabra, and that meant re-inserting it into the charging base ... which was at home. That did piss me off.

One other thing that I have learned is that every now and then it will 'disconnect' from my cell phone, for example if I set down the phone and walk away with the Jabra on my ear, or hooked in the neck of my shirt. Its easy to 'reconnect' by simply clicking the button on the Jabra. Likewise, if I switch my phone to speakerphone, and then back to 'normal' the Jabra will be disconnected. One quick click on the Jabra button and it reconnects. I have to say it is one of the best investments I have made related to my cell phone. A very nice design, and very easy to use.


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