Well - less than 24 hours after we ordered the headphones, they arrived on my desk at work.
They are the Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headset
It's doing bluetooth 2.0, which means many things, but most importantly it copes well in a room that's already full of wifi.
Things i'm doing with these:
- Listening to ipod, which is in my jacket pocket, wirelessly
- Listening to podcasts stored on my cellphone
- answering my cellphone, and talking on the telecoping microphone
- watching a dvd, wirelessly, on the big tv without distrubing people reading books in the same lounge
- watching divx on the pda (okay, that doesn't need to be wireless, but it's still kewl)
- headset for making voip calls - using that nifty OpenWengo (which has replaced my phone line)
that audio "transmitter" uniit, and the headphones with the telescoping microphone out.
also came with a hard-ish case, a docking charger, a usb cable, and a audio cable so you can use the headphones in "airplane mode" while powered off.
the 2 units together
plugs into the audio jack, and transmits to the stereo headphones over bluetooth
(technical it's a transciever, since it's doing bluetooth, but the audio only goes one way)
bluetooth for my ipod nano
for music and talking to groovy people..
audio quality on calls was so so so good, even in windy willis street
pair with the cellphone
plugged the "transmitter" unit into the dvd player, so i can sit back and watch Star trek voyager reruns without waking the rest of the flat.
wireslessly watching a dvd
My previous headset was an Ericsson HBH65
that worked fine for a while, but then wifi took off, and it coudln't cope with sharing - there are now very few places where it was reliable.
I got a Jabra headset, but it was too big, and i gave it away to my dad.
These headphones fit perfectly, have a much longer battery life (about 12 hours they say), and don't look nearly so dorky. I still look like i'm talking to myself on the bus, but that just means i'll get a seat to myself ;-)
and, since you were gonna ask - Open Wengo: - an opensource voip client, that even works on windows
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