Reviews - 30 October 2009
Author: Kristofer Brozio

DSCF4559 Hello, Hello! I’m back with another review for you, this time Geeks.com has sent me over a Logitech product, specifically a Bluetooth headset that can be used with your phone or your PC with Skype for some good old cordless talking freedom.

Geeks carries tons of different computer parts so you never know what you’ll find, I check them out all of the time for great deals, and especially since they started doing the deal a day thing.

The Logitech BT Headset even comes with a Bluetooth dongle in case you don’t have one already in your computer, it also comes with a dock for the dongle as well. It’s not a bad little product overall, but I didn’t care for it too much as for me it’s not exactly comfortable for long periods of wear.

We’ll start with the specs:

Logitech Cordless Bluetooth Headset for PC & Mobile Phones – Skype Certified

Simplify your life with a single cordless headset specially designed for use with either your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone or Skype on your PC!

This Logitech 980550-0403 Cordless Bluetooth Headset for PC & Mobile Phones brings cordless freedom to Internet-Based PC calling! When not in use with the PC, the headset can link directly with Bluetooth enabled mobile phones for convenient, hands-free conversation up to 30 feet away!

General Features:
-Cordless Freedom
-Skype-ready
-Bluetooth Wireless Technology
-Answer or end a call up to 30 feet away from your PC or mobile phone
-Includes a small USB receiver providing a single travel solution for both your mobile phone and Skype calls
-Quick-charging, ready when you need it
-Enhanced for mobile phones with better voice dialing, including last number redial and mute
-WindStop technology to minimizes wind noise. Great for use outside.

Specifications:
-Talk time: 7 hours
-Standby time: 300 hours
-Frequency response: Headset: 20-20,000 Hz, Microphone: 100-10,000 Hz
-Sensitivity: -59 dBV/iBar, -39 dBV/Pa+/-4dB
-Extender cable length: 6.5 ft.

Here is the video unboxing, then some still pictures of the contents:

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Here’s a shot of the Logitech next to my Jawbone2 for comparison:

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As you can see the Logitech BT Headset is a bit larger than the Jawbone2.

I used the Logitech BT Headset with both my Tilt and the Pantech Reveal that I got for review and it worked perfectly fine pairing etc.

The range seems to be about the rated 30 feet, that is of course if there isn’t stuff like walls between you and the receiver. I got a signal through the walls but it dropped in and out a few times.

Call quality is decent, not the best I’ve heard but it works in a pinch. It sounds a bit metallic or even hollow really, but you can clearly make out voices enough to understand what someone is telling you. This headset with the dongle and dock only costs $30, so really I didn’t expect call quality like that of the jawbone2 which originally cost three times as much.

As far as using it with Skype, yes that works and that’s the best feature really. The reason I say it’s the best feature is because most people don’t use Skype like that would a cell phone, meaning you’re not wearing it for long periods of time.

Personally I do not like ear loops at all, I never have and I never will. I have yet to find one that is comfortable for me for long periods of time, and after about an hour with the Logitech my ear hurt. Not a good thing, but I’m like that with any ear loops, so it’s not really specific to this particular product.

Pros:

+Works as it should for both Skype and Cell Phones

+Easy to use, no problem with connection

+Includes Bluetooth Dongle

+Inexpensive for what you get in the package

Cons:

-Not very comfortable

-Call quality not the best









About Author

I own DragonSteelMods.com, ReviewTheTech.com and KristoferBrozio.com. I run TestFreaks Blog (blog.testfreaks.com), and I also write for Diy-Guides.com on occasion and of course here.

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