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  1. pastafarian

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    I've owned the 870 for a couple of months and I'm still happy with the purchase. The biggest surprise was how well the thing works as a standalone headset, the dual mic noise reduction works great on everything except wind. The biggest omission is the lack of any music AVRCP transport controls. Would it have been too much trouble to but a pause control on the headset? When I bought it, Samsung had a $20 mail in rebate so I ended up paying $7.88 shipped. I've owned a bunch of bt headsets including a Plantronics 855 and a Jawbone, even at $30, this headsets a great deal!
     

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    I just ordered the Samsung WEP870.

    When looking at reviews at a couple sites, I saw where one guy said that it pairs without requiring entry of a PIN as long as the phone supports Bluetooth 2.1. The Eris seems to be a 2.0 device.

    Will I really need to enter a PIN from the headset, and how the heck does one do such a thing?
     
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    If you have to put in a PIN, typically a bunch of zeros, the phone will ask for it during pairing. I have paired my phone with 5 different bluetooth devices and haven't had to put a PIN in yet.
     
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    Didn't want to start a new thread for this, I don't mean to be a thread jacker but does anyone remember the car blue tooth that has been thrown around on these forums a few times? I've searched for it but cant find the posts.. it was something by moto. I need to see if it plays music (pandora, last.fm etc) as well as calls before I go buy but I cant think of the model :-(
     
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    Motorolla T505

    It has a built in FM modulator and can play music or take calls through the cars radio. Works great, BTW.
     
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    I'm a fan of Jawbone, each product they come out with gets WAY better. im on the Jawbone 2 (the skinny one, before prime) I can often (not always) have my windows down and wind going and the wifey can't tell the difference. the only issue is if the little bud isn't touching your skin you aren't heard very well. but i'll be buying jawbone for years to come :)

    oh use this site to find the lowest price on things


    www.beatmyprice.com
     
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    Thanks! For awhile, (like 3 days) I took my eris off my account and went to a razor.. I was going to buy a zune and just use it for music/ wifi internet where i normally would use my eris.. but I'm too much of a phone junkie.. I just dropped my minute plan to get the savings I wanted.. Thanks OTD.. Now I need to find somewhere I can get one cheap.
     
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    I got the Samsung WEP870 for $32 shipped from the vzw website. It works well, sound is pretty good and the stereo headbuds are awesome... the actual headset will not stay on well though! The clear ear hook is too big for my ear :( I did just order replacement hooks off of ebay that are supposed to be smaller and bendable though ($8 shipped for 4 clear hooks). I hope this will be a good solution for me because this is a great little bluetooth and stereo headset for me!

    EDIT: I got the new clear ear hooks off ebay today. They are indeed a little smaller, but more importantly, they are somewhat bendable. These made a HUGE difference in the fit of this headset for me and I am very satisfied at this point... I did have to spend more money, but it was worth it.
     
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    I received the WEP870 the other day. It works as advertised. I use it almost exclusively with the stereo ear buds, for listening to music.

    While walking I carry the Eris in my pants pockets. I find that I need to keep the Eris in my front pocket; sound breaks up if I carry it in my hip pocket. The sound is not quite as good as my cheap wired headset--weaker bass, and the volume won't go as high--but just fine for accompanying the dog on our walks. For $32, I'm happy.

    Thanks to all for the suggestions.
     
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    I cant get my Eris to pair with anything but my laptops. I have the Samsung WEP420. I've tried some of my buddies headsets too and I had no luck. Bummer.
     
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    I also got this headset and noticed the first time that the sound wasn't quite loud enough. Then today, it dawned on me to not only turn up the media volume on the phone, but turn up the volume on the headset :rolleyes: It made a huge difference,lol. You probably did that, but I thought I'd share just in case you hadn't.
     
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    I'm joining the Jawbone fan club. I've owned the Jawbone Prime for a while now and its been nothing short of amazing. Perfect clarity on both ends and the noise assassin does its job well. Great product.
     
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    Jawbones are phenomenal. They're a bit pricey, but worth every penny. You can literally be in a very very noisy environment and the other person will not know, and you'll be able to hear them great too.
     
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    That's hilarious, because I discovered the same thing while on my morning walk just today!

    When you hold down the volume button in the headset, it beeps fairly quickly. I thought that meant that it was at the limit of its range. It turns out that if you let up and press it over and over, it gets louder and louder.

    Doh!

    I'm much happier with it now.
     
  15. carmendiva

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    I forgot that I had made this thread :)
    i just saw my name on it hehe

    But yeah i got the jawbone.

    it's amazing
     
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    This thread is over but i have a question that was sparked by this thread, and now i'm on the hunt. Are there any Jawbones that allow stereo and Mp3 Playback?

    I like the Samsung WEP870 but i figure if it's $75.00 id rather spend extra and get a jawbone.
     
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    I just bought the WEP870 off the Verizon site recently for $29. If you are looking for a stereo headset, this is the way to go... $32 shipped FedEx.

    BTW... this thread is obviously NOT over :cool:
     
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    yes maam/sir sorry =) and thanks btw!, i guess im going to go for it and purchase it now where exactly did you buy the adjustable/bendable ear clips? :)

    & can anyone answer the jawbone q?

    EDIT: i cant find the 32$ shipped one, :l where exactly is it under in the verizonwireless website

    EDIT#2: is this lanyard thing the one you're talking about? weird, by stereo i thought i could listen to mp3's while just having the headset in one ear without using a necklace/earbuds
     
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    i love your avatar btw :)

    it's cuteee!
     
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    $32 shipped one is here:

    Enter your location

    Yes, you have to listen through the earbuds on the necklace, aka as a lanyard. Not sure if there is a headset that would allow you to listen to music through it. All "stereo" headsets I've seen have either earbuds or earphones that would be worn on both ears. I am not an expert in this area though, you would be better off asking OTD, she mentioned having several different bluetooths and actually pointed out the samsung wep870 in this thread.

    Oh, and I got the replacement ear hooks off of ebay. I just searched samsung wep870 ear hooks!
     
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    I have a Jabra BT8040 and it's the best that I've tried. It's comfortable and sounds good too. I've tried a bunch of others and this one is my favorite. I noticed that Jabra is also coming out with a new bluetooth stereo ear set that works with a phone and can be used to listen to music and talk on the phone too. It's called the clipper and I'll be trying that set up also.
     
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    Thanks. Actually I changed it from my "real" picture because of that thread about you that got out of control. Made me think, maybe not such a good idea to post my face on the internet... My replacement is adorable though isn't she :p
     
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    Wow! That was one looonnnggg review! Good to know it will work in mono for music though. Wait to see if you need the other ear hooks though. I have smaller ears so it was big for me, but might be fine for you.
     
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    Good move.

    I like my moto S9 stereo BT but it fits tightly and picks up on every sound around me. I'm liking what I'm seeing about the Jawbone. May take the plunge.
     

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