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  1. carmendiva

    carmendiva Well-Known Member
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    So I am going to call verizon in the morning to get them to send me out a bluetooth headset...

    What is the best headset verizon offers that isn't too expesnive...

    i don't want to break the bank :)
     

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  2. Chopstick2U

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    I love my Jawbone Prime. I got it from VZW for $100, but I think there might have been some combo sale price going on there. But then this was back in September.
     
  3. carmendiva

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    okay thanks hon :)
    hopefully there will be more suggestions in the morning
     
  4. OfTheDamned

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    I would take a look at this chart. It will show you everything available at Phandroid and give you good idea what the sizes, battery life and popularity of each headset is.

    I have a Samsung and a Jabra headset that I use daily. Verizon is offering the Samsung WEP870 which allows for both mono and stereo use. This means you can use it for talk as well as listening to music. It also offers about 6 hrs of talk time and is only $29.95 right now through Verizon's site. The Moto H790 also looks good, but if you are already going to spend $80 on a headset, why not just spend the extra $20 and get the Jawbone Icon.
     
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  5. karib

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    This one looks interesting... do the earbuds detach from the bluetooth ear piece? I'm just not very familiar with these things :rolleyes: I always worry I'll look like a crazy person walking around talking to myself while using one of these, lol! I use Uconnect in my JEEP. Not even sure I would use something like this, but I love gadgets :p Would this work sufficiently for wantching movies on the phone as well? I'm taking a road trip and will need to drown out the noise from the back seat, ha ha.

    Just checked cnet's review of this and they rated it Excellent!
     
  6. OfTheDamned

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    The more I look at it, I may end up picking one of these up. $29.99 is a great price for something like this. It looks like the earpiece is used like any other BT headset and then you just plug it into the stereo ear bud thingy (sorry, I know I get too technical sometimes) and you are set for stereo. There are some better pics of it here:
    Samsung WEP870 Convertible Mono and Stereo Bluetooth Headset - Phandroid Store

    I have to say that the Samsung WEP-200 is one of the best headsets I have ever owned. It is small and the sound quality is outstanding. The only real drawback is that it only has 3 hours of talk time. If this one is as good and has 6 hrs then it should be outstanding.
     
  7. gridbug

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    I've been using the Cardo S800 for the past couple years and have never had any problems with it. Pairs to devices quickly, sound quality is excellent (on both ends) and best of all its small form factor and innovative earhook design make it surprisingly comfortable, almost to the point that you forget you have it on. There's a good chance there are superior bluetooth earpieces out there by now, but if you can find this one for a good price, I recommend giving it a try.

    :)
     
  8. karib

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    Phandroid is selling it for $79! I'm gonna go ahead and pick it up from Verizon too, can't pass up such a great deal (confessions of a shopaholic). I was watching one on ebay you said you currently use, but this seems better to me. Thanks for the tip!
     
  9. Chopstick2U

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    I feel I should have made a better case for my Jawbone Prime. In almost every instance, the person on the other end of the line wasn't able to tell that I was using a handsfree. My own ability to hear was never compromised. And my favorite feature, the noise-cancelling is so good that I can go to the bathroom, flush the toilet, and wash my hands and my fiancee had no idea.

    Of course, I had to tell her everything afterwards just so I could show off.

    Oh, and the twist-to-fit ear gel is works amazingly well. I've tried to use my old plantronics without an ear loop, and it always started to droop, but the Prime stays perfectly in place, and I have LARGE ears, inside and out. I'm sure the smaller sizes would work for anyone.
     
  10. OfTheDamned

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    I agree with you. Jawbone makes a great product and they just keep getting better. I used to have one, stolen out of my car, and I loved how well it worked. I think the only drawbacks for carmen is that they are not offering the prime on Verizon's site right now and the price. After losing one, the price really held me back from buying another one.
     
  11. carmendiva

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    Oh well i didn't want to break MY bank but i'll make my dad get it for me...I want a bluetooth that is comfortable :)

    It's so funny with my hair being so long(down my back) that people actually think i am talking to myself till you see the blue light flashing through my hair

    but i think i might go with the jawbone. I am hearing good things!!!
     
  12. Chopstick2U

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    No blue light with the Jawbone. In fact, mine is black, so I'm sure it'd be completely invisible on your noggin'.
     
  13. Mays24

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    I have owned everything under the sun. Hands down the Jawbone is the best ever made. Never had one issue or problem. I also always get the same response " You are on a bluetooth?" You will be happy with your purchase.
     
  14. Chopstick2U

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    You probably should own several colors so you'll be covered in all fashion situations.

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    Your dad will understand.
     
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    Will your dad buy me one too??? ha ha :p
     
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    I know you do not want to spend a fortune but the best Bluetooth outhere is the Jawbone ICON. It is really clear comfortable and has some really cool features.
     
  17. -=Jeff=-

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    I have 2 Blue tooth headsets..

    I have an older H700 Motorola that I liked since the mic would fold in an shut the Headset off.. It works sometimes with my Eris, I think the headset might be bad though as it is a couple years old

    I just bought a Jawbone II
    Amazon.com: Aliph Jawbone II Bluetooth Headset with NoiseAssassin (Black) [Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Service

    I like it, but need to get a better piece to fit my ear. as it tends to not stay as i set it, then if I move it while on the phone I hang up.. LOL

    But I have to admit the noise assassin works well when outside
     
  18. Chopstick2U

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    this is my second pair of stereo bluetooth and i love it. sound quality is surprisingly not tinny at all and ive never heard anyone bitch about the mic sounding like crap. also the battery life is unbelievable.

    Rocketfish™ Mobile RF-MAB2 High-Definition Stereo Bluetooth Headphones - Black
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    the best 50bucks ive spent in a while.
     
  20. csdonotcross

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    The million dollar question for bluetooth is: Does anyone know of one that works "handsfree" with a Droid Eris phone? We have the Eris now but are considering switching to the Motorola Droid because of the bluetooth issue. We have a Plantronics 220 and a Motorola H780 and neither of them will work handsfree. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. We only have until the 28th to switch under the thirty day return for Verizon. Also if anyone knows of a bluetooth that is handsfree for the Motorola Droid, that would be a very much appreciated.
     
  21. kobel1up

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    The best bluetooth I have ever had is my PS3 bluetooth. If you spend a lot of time outside on the phone may not be the best choice, but if you are in the car and around the house you can't beat the price or quality.
     
  22. kobel1up

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    I have used the PS3 on my eris with no problems. Sometimes you need to go into settings and turn on the bluetooth. You may also need to make sure that the phone gives you a message that it is connected before you can use it.
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    Most bluetooth headsets work with the Eris and Droid. Not sure what problems you are having or why you are putting hands free in quotes. The only thing I can figure is that you are looking for voice dialing via bluetooth and unfortunately that isn't going to happen right now. It is a limitation of the Android OS, none of them do voice dialing via bluetooth.
     
  24. carmendiva

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    yes im sure he will :)
     
  25. csdonotcross

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    Yes. I was talking about using the Bluetooth to actually make the calls without touching the phone while driving.
     

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