GN Netcom GN 6210
We first reviewed a GN Netcom headset as part of our Bluetooth headset roundup. Though we were satisfied with the audio quality of the , we weren't too impressed with the style. In fact, we likened it to half an earmuff. Luckily, the company has given it another go with its 6210 wireless headset. Though it retains the same charging base and dual-phone functionality as its predecessor, the headset itself is identical to the more comfortable and more stylish form factor of the crescent-shaped . The price is high at $249, so you may want to expense this one.
Instead of a traditional ear hook, the headset employs a wraparound design that hugs your ear from the back. A short boom mike extends from the bottom of the crescent, which holds the battery and the control buttons, while the earpiece curves in from the top of the device on a flexible rubber appendage. The result is an extremely secure, comfortable fit that allows the GN 6210 to be worn on either ear. We especially liked the MiniGel earpiece, which you can swivel and mold to your liking.
Controls on the Jabra consist of a volume rocker and a multifunction button that turns the headset on and off, places and ends calls, and prepares the headset for pairing. Using the generously sized buttons takes no acclimation, and they are easy to locate and press while the headset was in use. You can utilize the buttons to make voice calls and switch between the headset and the phone (once it's paired). Pairing the headset with a phone takes only one try, and a tiny blue light flashes when the headset is on and when it's ready to pair. For travel, you also get a compact charger that is much more portable than the weighty desktop cradle.