Way back in July, I was introduced to this bluetooth headset in Las Vegas. The device comes with charger, pouch, usb cable and a bluetooth usb plugin for a laptop (if you need it). It has been on the road with me for many months. So it’s about time to give a quick review, no?
The headset comes with a few sized earplugs, and it took me a bit of use to find the one most comfortable. The buttons on the headset are easy to use, with volume on/off just a tap away. But at first I was hating it on my Mac. Pairing it over bluetooth was easy, but unless I manually paired and unpaired, I constantly got “A Bluetooth audio error occurred” followed by volume errors and eventually audio products (like Skype) bombing.
It took me a while to figure out the fix. There are different sound preferences for Sound Effects, Output and Input on a Mac. You can choose to have one device for input and something different for output etc. The issue was Sound Effects. The bluetooth device was enabled for Sound Effects and stayed that way even after turning off the headset. My Mac beeps a lot. If the device is not connected, the error occured. Once I changed it so sound effects were always the Macbook speakers, the problem went away. Below is the wrong setting.
Once I caught that, everything else worked a charm. Bluetooth range is a few yards, and sound quality is good. Battery life is pretty good too. I have managed 3 hours talk time easily enough without recharge. The pouch is very handy for throwing into my laptop bag and it is now a permanent part of my travel kit.