It has been a while since I last wrote about anything. But, today, the item I am writing about is well worth the word count this will take. What is this item you ask? A simple wireless headset. Not just any wireless headset. A bluetooth wireless headset.
I know what you may be thinking. A headset that has bluetooth, nothing new or exciting about that. Everyone has them. So what? Go find something new to tell us about.
Well, this headset is, in its own right, different. It is sleek, chic, and study enough to withstand someone who can be clumsy like me. Several times today, while I was testing it during errands, my purse strap got latched onto the headset. Without flinging off my neck or breaking, it snapped back and didn’t stop working. Didn’t even miss a note of music or any part of a conversation.
This headset folds up so it can be tucked into a purse or briefcase, or, if you are one of the few brave men (wink wink), your man bag. You only have one switch and three buttons to worry about on it; volume up, volume down, and a multi-function button. The switch changes it from headset mode to speaker mode so listening to music is easy. The “speakers” are earbuds that pull out smoothly and easily to tuck into your ears and it does come with extra covers in two different types if you don’t like the default set.
I have paired this headset with different devices. Granted I did have some difficulty at first, but that is all on me, the user, not on the part of the device. Pairing it to my iPad was as easy as turning on bluetooth mode on the iPad. Pairing it to my phone wasn’t as easy, but, that, again, was my fault. Then again, my phone is a huge pain in the butt, ut once it sensed the headset, it was easy. Pairing to my laptop was a bit more difficult due to me not seeing the link to add new device at first. As you can see, it did find it as this review is proof.
This headset does talk to to you when it is paired to any device or is turned on or off. If it loses its connection to your device, there will be a few little beeps to let you know as it tries to reconnect on its own. It’ll speak if when connection is lost and regained. It keeps it all too the point and simple with “Device is disconnected.” “Device is connected.” “Power on.” “Power off.” No need for fancy. Just the way I like it.
I did have some problems while using the headset to listen to a movie on my laptop. I’m sure it wasn’t all the headset’s fault, but mostly with my laptop and the fact there were several other bluetooth devices nearby which caused the connection to get wonky or lose connection. I am blaming most of that problem on the laptop, so keep that in mind.
What I do like a lot about this headset is you can have two devices paired at the same time. While watching the movie, I received a call and it handled that like a trooper. It announced the caller and paused the audio on the movie until the call was over. The microphone is invisible but it is good and clear.
The company that makes this headset is Yocuby. It retails for $30. Is it worth the price? Definitely! I give this head a 4.75 out of 5 stars. Why not a full five? The booklet has tiny print which makes reading it difficult if the eyes aren’t that good and the few little hiccups during the movie. My only suggestion is to make the booklet a little larger for those of us with bad eye sight and, offer up different colors. Personally, I’d love a purple one but it looks nice in black with the metal accents.