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.