Bluetooth Headset BH-214

by Volker Weber

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Somehow I forgot to pack a headset and then was sitting on the train to Stuttgart being forced to listen to loud business people on their phone. Well, you can't plan for that, but I happened to walk past a booth where Nokia was handing out some A2DP stereo headsets, and boy did I want one.

It's actually been working very well on both the N86 and the BlackBerry Bold, but not on the G1. And that's the phone that needs a bluetooth headset because it does not even have a 3.5mm audio jack. What happens is that the audio drops out once or twice a minute for maybe half a second. And that ruins the experience.

Anyway, the headset sounds rather nice, but - with the exception of the G1 - heaving a headset that needs to be charged and attaches to your shirt somehow defies the purpose. Why not use an iPod instead. Ok, you can make phone calls, that's nice. But somehow I think this will get left behind more often than not.

In-ear-phones are the way to go, and that's the nice part about this little gadget. Plug the ear phones in, put on some music, and you are completely isolated from your surroundings.

Comments

This new headset from Nokia looks real cute indeed.
I assume a G1 is the HTC Google Android phone, not an iPhone first gen, right?

As for the iPhone, do we finally have something that works with Apple's implementation of bluetooth in os 3.0?

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2009-09-04

Yes, I meant the Android G1.

iPhone 3.0 does not support A2DP on the first generation iPhone. See the supported profiles at this Apple support page.

Volker Weber, 2009-09-04

@ Pieterjan: Got me the Altec Lansing Backbeat 906. It´s incredible, and that even with the iPhone´s really ugly way of treating sound, in particular if it´s not music but actually calls ;-)

Plus it seems more compatible with my ear-hardware than anything I had before (including some really obscure gadgets).

Armin Roth, 2009-09-06

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