NextLink Invisio G5
NextLink claims that the G5 is the smallest headset in the world. Measuring just 3.3cm long, it’s little more than an On/Off button with a microphone on one end. The other unusual feature is the earhook, which actually folds into the curvy bit inside your ear, rather than hooking over the outside of the ear. The sound from the miniature speaker is a little tinny, but not annoyingly so, and the microphone works well. We also like carrying case, which – as with the Plantronics Discovery – includes a battery pack for recharging the headset when there’s no mains power available.
Available from MobileFun
Reg Rating 85%
Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-902
The stand-out feature of Nokia’s BJ-902 headset is its little LCD display, which displays information such as the volume level and caller ID. Our initial thought was that this was a bit pointless, as you can’t see the display while you’re actually wearing the headset. However, the display provides other useful information as well, such as a list of calls that you may have missed recently – which could come in handy if you take the headset off while you’re in a meeting at work. Our only complaint – as with so many of these headsets – is that the earhook is so flimsy.
Available from Nokia
Reg Rating 80%
Another Vote Against The Jawbone
I have to agree with the comment about the Jawbone.
I find it hard to believe that the Jawbone comes top of every poll for the top bluetooth earpieces.
I had one of the original Ericsson bluetooth headsets when they first came out. I had it for many years before finally upgrading it for a Jabra 250.
The Jabra was extremely comfortable with real good sound quality.
But I broke it by sticking it in my pocket and then sitting down!!! So after reading so many glowing reviews about the Jawbone being the "THE" bluetooth head set that I bought one.
I have also found it very uncomfortable to wear. No matter which combination of earbud and hook I try the headset pushes itself away from the head. I have tried bending the ear hooks to try and make them fit better but nothing works.
But even worse is the sound quailty of the incoming calls.
The jabra was crystal clear and the good fitting ear buds meant that I could hear it even with the loudest background noise.
The Jawbine on the other hand is like hearing the caller from the other end of a tin can and the volume is always very low making it difficult to hear them.
After a year of using the Jawbone I would actually not include it in the top 10 at all.
you only look a tit with a BT headset if you spend all day wandering about with it inserted... they are a very useful tool... My car has a fitted handsfree but I also carry a Nextlink Bluespoon headset for hands free work, this headset is so small that you cannot see it in my ear as my hair covers it!
wired headsets are ok... but ffs this is the 21st century! move on! wires are dead!
@jamie Kephalas Re bluetooth bug for your lid
there are several lids that have blue tooth integeral to the helmet or for about £20/£30 you can get one specifically for motorcyle helmets.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=bluetooth%2Cmotorcycle+helmets&btnG=Google+Search&meta= try it!
Money to burn...
Probably all the 4 or 5 new phones I've had over the last 5 years have come with a wired headset for free.
1) Don't need charging.
2) Talk & standby time only limited by the phone.
3) Great sound quality.
4) Recent ones are stereo.
5) Just as legal as BT headset whilst driving.
6) They don't cost anything
7) If you lose / break it, replacements are about £5.
9) You don't look like a cock.
1) You have to keep your phone less than 10M away, like maybe in your pocket - somewhere you'd never normally put it ;o)
Why would anybody pay anything for a BT headset, let alone £80-£100? Suckers!
Best bluetooth headset ever...
... is the Motorola HS300.
Why? Because it operates not off a crappy internal rechargable battery which will have a useful life of about 2 minutes, 6 months after you buy it, but instead operates off a single AAA battery which lasts fookin ages.