Philips sent me a wireless headset to try out during the week.
It is a bluetooth headset with a few funky features:
- The microphone is about 6mm long (as opposed to the boom mikes on many headsets which come right around to your mouth)
- It has a separate audio jack/bluetooth dongle so you can plug it into your mp3 player and listen to your tunes wirelessly
- You can use it with your phone and mp3 player simultaneously!
- It is rechargeable and comes with a charger
It is also supposed to be able to connect to your computer but I couldn’t verify that – on my Mac, I couldn’t get it to maintain a connection and my Vaio couldn’t see it at all (having said that, that is more likely a Vista problem than a problem with this headset, as the Vaio can’t see any bluetooth device!).
With people concerned about the health and safety issues connected with heavy mobile phone usage – a bluetooth headset seems like an ideal device as it allows you to keep the mobile at a distance from your head.
Philips tell me it retails for between â‚¬90 and â‚¬130.
7 thoughts on “Philips Wireless Headset”
The hypothetical health risks from a mobile would still be present with a bluetooth headset. The headset will still be transmitting into your head!
I’m not an expert on this by any means Dave but it strikes me that the EM radiation coming from a device transmitting to base stations up to five miles away would be orders of magnitude higher than the EM emissions from a device transmitting to a maximum of ten metres away (Bluetooth). No?
True, but of course since it’s hypothetical the bluetooth isn’t necessarily safe! And of course the mobile phone is still in the room or whatever so you’re still getting a portion of that EM radiation too 🙂 This is all a highly academic argument!
Looks pretty nice. Considering most wireless headsets makes you look like Robocop or something. Some Ericsson headsets even have a little green LED blinking every 3 seconds or so. Seriously, what were they thinking…
Thats a very good headset. Leading brands like Philips and Siemens are coming up with more advanced and feature rich VoIP phones. VoIP phones are bought by both individuals and organisations.
Stereo Bluetooth headphones are nothing new 🙂
Customer Review (amazon.com)
I bought these wireless bluetooth headphones to listen to my MP3 player whilst doing workout / running etc.
They look like a great idea but unfortunately don’t work at all well.
Firstly, they constantly suffer from dropout of the signal every 5-10 seconds. Secondly the sound appears distorted – which I had never heard before on MP3 players ! I guess the 2-3cm that the transmitter moves whilst running causes a difference in the signal path, and hence changes the sound. Back to my original wired headphones now! On the positive side, they do keep your ears warm.
LOOKS COOL.A cool handset of Philips Wireless has its different idea of transmitter and headphones.It seem to be in my budget so lets why not have it.
Well spotted bru!I think ever new up coming is having some thing to be bought for. what do you think .relpy and suggest.
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