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Which Bluetooth Headset?

Holy smoke! I never thought there were so many choices. So, who has one? Any recommendations? I've heard good things about the Motorola v710 and the hs820. Help, I'm buried in choices and have brain freeze!

Oh, here is a dumb link to PC Mall. They have a huge selection and the prices seem OK.

http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/search/...=1&incimage=on

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I've got the Motorla HS810 and I highly recommend it. I've got it paired with a Nokia 6620 and it works great. I never need to hold the phone to my head. I can have the phone in the kitchen and answer it with my headset anywhere in my apartment. The sound quality is really good and the mic is sensitive.. almost too sensitive. There are volume buttons on the headset and an answer/disconnect button.

The only downside is battery life. You can get probably 3-4 hours of talk time. On a normal week I've got to charge mine up only once.

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Yep, that is the same as the v710. I have a friend with one that loves the ability to flip the boom and save battery life.

For a lower cost and big battery I was looking at this too.

http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...pno~483994.asp

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I have a Jabra, once again, I did intense research, spent countless hours reading about which one was best, then like the tool I am said to myself "Okay Rick, which is the best looking one? and the one that doesn't make you look like you have a weird growth on your ear?" that's why I picked Jabra, don't freaking dare ask me which one, because I forgot the model # and don't give a flying F__K It's comfortable and it works If yu want to see it Bruce, remind me on Saturday night.

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Yep, that is the same as the v710. I have a friend with one that loves the ability to flip the boom and save battery life.

For a lower cost and big battery I was looking at this too.

http://www.pcmall.com/pcmall/shop/de...pno~483994.asp

Hint...trying finding pictures of people wearing the damn thing The Jabra I used 12 hours a day, I was using it at last weeks trade shows, was comfortable too

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I got news for you buddy. We all look like dorks at trade shows. Especially if we have a doodad hanging out of our ear. BTW, this is the Jabra I've seen.
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^ i have that Jabra.. works great! .. i also have the Sony Ericson HBC-600.. works great too!.. gotta love them headsets..

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I got news for you buddy. We all look like dorks at trade shows. Especially if we have a doodad hanging out of our ear. BTW, this is the Jabra I've seen.

Bruce....I don't need a no stinking trade show to look like a dork, I'm naturally dorkie That's the unit I have, works like a charm, and comfortable, I have it paired with a S/E T616 phone.

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I have used the HS810 and HS820.
***WITH THE V710 GET EITHER THE HS810 OR HS850****
SInce the v710 will not ring when the bluetooth headset is on and connected you want a headset that is easily turned on and off. I'd recommend the hs850 off of ebay. It's the same price as the hs810 with a lot more talk time. let me know if you have any more questions

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I just spotted the hs850 last night. It looks to fix the mild battery problems of the 810 and supports bt 1.2. I think that is the hot setup fo me. Now I need to get one for my wife, so if I don't like it the next one will be the Jabra.

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motorola hs810. $80 after rebate I love it. with that you don't have to hook up the bluetooth every time you have a call, you are always conected

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I have the Jabra. It's slick ass shit.

I first bought the BlueTrek Headset for Bluetooth Phones and the thing was a piece of crap, returned it and bought the Jabra FreeSpeak BT250 Headset for Bluetooth Phones.

I have been happy with Jabra ever since.

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Now the the hs850 is out I've seen the 810 for as low a $54. The 850 is in the mid $70s.

I looked that the BlueTrek. Now way.

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I just bought a GN Netcom GN 6210 last week from hello direct. I wish I had seen this thread cuz I did absolutely no research when I bought it. I just called up, told them what kind of phone I have at work and what kind of cell phone I have, and this is the one the woman told me to buy.

I also had to buy a Jabra A 210 adapter to make the headset work with my blackberry.
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I'm still so freaking confused!

I have one group of "power users" pulling for Motorola and another for Jabra. I'm going to flip a coin any time now.

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you will be happy with either. just pick the one whos style suits you best. if you like the Jabra style wait until you see the new body glove one coming out in a few months.

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Wait? What part of immediate gratification are we missing here.

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AAAK, just as I was getting ready to buy a Motorola hs850 someone asked me if it's just a headset or is it hands free headset. WTF? So I found this:

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Incoming call alert in the headset
Incoming call audio is automatically transferred to the paired headset
Outgoing call audio is automatically transferred to the paired headset
The active call is transferred from your Treo smartphone handset to your headset by pressing the headset button.
If the headset allows it, Call Reject is supported. Refer to the headset documentation.
If the headset allows it, Redial is supported. Refer to the headset documentation.
If the headset allows it, Call Swap is supported. Refer to the headset documentation.
Your Treo 650 is capable of advanced calling features such as 3-way calling and conferencing. For reliable and consistent behavior when using these features, we recommended that you always use the user interface on Treo 650. If you are using a Bluetooth wireless headset during such calls, your Treo will route the audio to the headset.

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Incoming call alert in the headset
If the incoming call is picked up on the Treo smartphone handset, the audio is not automatically transferred to the paired headset. You will need to press the headset button.
Outgoing call audio is not automatically transferred to the paired headset. Press the headset button to connect.
The following feautures are not supported: call reject, redial, call swap
Your Treo 650 is capable of advanced calling features such as 3-way calling and conferencing. For reliable and consistent behavior when using these features, we recommended that you always use the user interface on Treo 650. If you are using a Bluetooth wireless headset during such calls, your Treo will route the audio to the headset.

Now I'm even more confused. WTF does this mean? It looks like the Hands Free will automatically answer and the Headset will not? Is that the main difference? Then they had the following lists of supported Bluetooth devices:

Bluetooth Headset and Handsfree supported devices1
• Nextlink Bluespoon Chameleon
• Nokia HS-3W Bluetooth Clip-On Headset
• Nokia HS-4W Wireless Boom Headset
• palmOne Bluetooth Headset
• Plantronics M3000 Bluetooth Headset
• Plantronics M3500 Bluetooth Headset
• Sony Ericsson HBH-200 Bluetooth Headset
• Sony Ericsson HBH-35 Bluetooth Headset (does not support redial)
• Sony Ericsson HBH-65 Bluetooth Headset (does not support redial)

Bluetooth Headset (only) devices2
• Jabra BT200 Bluetooth Headset
• Jabra BT250 FreeSpeak Bluetooth Headset
• Logitech Mobile Bluetooth Headset
• Motorola HS810 Bluetooth Headset
• Motorola HS820 Bluetooth Headset

Now I heard that the Sony is a POS, but don't know squat aobut the others. Should I just stick with a Motorola or a Jabra? Are the hands free features worth it? I'm getting way to goofy about this.

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