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Old 06-12-2007, 07:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question What BLUETOOTH HEADSET do you recommend for the 8830??

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What Bluetooth Headset do you recommend for the 8830? I am primarily interested in an in-the-ear bud type (but any suggestions would be helpful!). Also voice dialing is a requisite. Any help would be appreciated!

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personally, I use one of the car speaker phone ones. I clip it to the visor of my car and just use that. If i'm not driving, then really don't need an ear piece, not really a fan of walking around all day long with a blue tooth ear piece in my ear for no reason (just a personal preference)...so, i use the motorola one, it was about 70 bucks in the store
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I have the Plantronics 655 designed specifically for BlackBerry and I really like it so far. It does handle voice dialing.
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Vote +1 for Plantronics - works correct with BB's
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I just got a Plantronics 665

$70 on buy.com
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I'm hearing good things about the Jawbone....although I've not heard feedback on this headset when used with a Blackberry.
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I bought a jawbone, but returned it.
It looks really big on your face.
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I just got a Plantronics 665

$70 on buy.com
I have been contemplating the purchase of the 665 for use with my 8830. How do you like it?

Thanks in advance!
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I bought a jawbone, but returned it.
It looks really big on your face.
Besides the asthetic concern, how did it perform for you?
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I don't recommend the Plantronics 665 (including the Blackberry version).

I had problems with echo (my callers would hear it), and it would pick up all sorts of background noise.
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I purchased a new Motorola H700 on ebay for about $20 (shipping included). It offers voice dialing and haven't had any complaints from people I talk with. It's an over the ear design though - here's a link with more info.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I also have the Motorola H700. Works well with the 8830.
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PLANTRONICS Voyager 510 - Works great for me. Nice features. Great reviews (Over 1,000 reviews on Amazon with 4 1/2 stars - - unheard of). Very good price.

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Amazon.com: Plantronics Voyager 510 Bluetooth Headset with Multipoint Technology

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I use mine primarily in the car which is a luxury sports sedan (and, consequently, generates a fair amount of road noise), so ambient noise is my primary concern. I've used several different ones from moto, plantronics, jabra, SE, etc. Until recently (more on that in a minute), I was using the H700 (I found the flip on/off boom to be pretty convenient), but I constantly got complaints about the background interference and conference calls were non-starters.

THEN, I discovered the Jawbone. First, the nit-picky bad: (a) it's ugly, (b) the volume adjustment mechanism is asinine, and (c) none of the stock ear pieces fit my ear comfortably. BUT, it works -- in fact, it's the first one I've ever used where it's virtually impossible for the person on the other end to tell.

Quick anecdotal story to consider. Shortly after I got it, my secretary called my work phone (which I had forwarded to my BB that afternoon because I was out of the office). I was driving about 85 on a LOUD stretch of highway. I answered it, we talked for a minute, and she said, "I'll just run down to your office and have you sign it." I told her I wasn't in the office and she was floored. She had no idea.

In other words, it does precisely what it's supposed to and precisely what I want from my headset.

As for the earpiece comfort issue, I just picked up some Jabra eargels for like 4 bucks and voila, problem solved.

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I use mine primarily in the car which is a luxury sports sedan (and, consequently, generates a fair amount of road noise), so ambient noise is my primary concern. I've used several different ones from moto, plantronics, jabra, SE, etc. Until recently (more on that in a minute), I was using the H700 (I found the flip on/off boom to be pretty convenient), but I constantly got complaints about the background interference and conference calls were non-starters.

THEN, I discovered the Jawbone. First, the nit-picky bad: (a) it's ugly, (b) the volume adjustment mechanism is asinine, and (c) none of the stock ear pieces fit my ear comfortably. BUT, it works -- in fact, it's the first one I've ever used where it's virtually impossible for the person on the other end to tell.

Quick anecdotal story to consider. Shortly after I got it, my secretary called my work phone (which I had forwarded to my BB that afternoon because I was out of the office). I was driving about 85 on a LOUD stretch of highway. I answered it, we talked for a minute, and she said, "I'll just run down to your office and have you sign it." I told her I wasn't in the office and she was floored. She had no idea.

In other words, it does precisely what it's supposed to and precisely what I want from my headset.

As for the earpiece comfort issue, I just picked up some Jabra eargels for like 4 bucks and voila, problem solved.

This is THE answer, if you're concerned about function and function only.

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Does the Jawbone handle voice dial?
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Yes; most current headsets do.

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I got a Plantronics 665 just yesterday. I only made a few calls from home without any backround noises and the sound quality was really bad (on both sides) So Im going to return it without even having tested it in the car. Kind of disappointing for a headset in that price range...
Since I'm having the curve, the 665 might work better with the 8800 but I doubt it. Maybe I'll give the Plantronics Voyager 510 a try now.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I also had a plantronics 665, I was told it picked up so much background noise that it made me heard to hear... apparently with my windows closed and my stereo off in my car she still thought i had the windows open going down the highway!

Anyway, went back to my Motorola H3.. ill pick up one of those little LG ones one of these days, i hear good things about it.
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I received the Jabra JX10 as a gift and I love it. It's small, works extremely well with the 8830, supports voice dialing on the 8830 and it's clear. Costco is now selling these (at least on Long Island in NY) for $60.00. Battery life is good too.

Jabra JX10 - Bluetooth headset for mobile phone with exclusive design and high performance

Also, the color matches the 8830 too

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Old 06-15-2007, 11:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Maybe I'll give the Plantronics Voyager 510 a try now.
I'd recommend it. It has worked very well with all of my Bluetooth Blackberries (7100t, 7290, 8700, 8800). Fit, however, is a subjective matter.

I guess aesthetics are too but performance is my primary criteria and I'm not too concerned about how my headset looks since I don't wear it all the time like some people. It seems difficult enough finding a suitable BT headset based on performance and fit as it is.

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