Aside from the occasional headset such as the Tekkeon EzTalker Digital and the Jabra BT800, there aren't too many Bluetooth headsets with an LCD. Since you can't really see the screen when the headset is worn on your ear, we didn't think it made much sense. Yet, the BlueAnt Wireless V12 LCD Bluetooth headset seems to have solved that issue by including a lanyard for wearing it around your neck. Sure, you'll look a little geeky, but you'll actually be able to see the LCD when you receive a call. And in case you prefer to wear it on your ear all the time, there's a vibrating alert feature as well. Aside from the solid feature set of the V12, it also has a decent fit in the ear, plus good sound quality. The V12 is currently available for $79.99.
The BlueAnt Wireless V12 LCD Bluetooth headset has a rather dull design and is shaped like a small pack of gum, except it's oval. Not only is it bulky at 2.34 inches wide by 0.75 inch high by 0.55 inch deep, it also has an uninspired black-and-silver color scheme. On the upside, it's quite light at 0.5 ounce. On the front of the V12 is the 1.2-inch monochrome LCD and a very tactile multifunction button right above it. The left spine is home to two tiny volume buttons, which while easy to press, are still a bit too small for our tastes. On the back of the headset are the earpiece and an ear loop that can be detached to fit on either ear. The earpiece rested quite comfortably in the ear, and it even comes with two different-size ear hooks for small and large ears.