Kyocera Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker and Headset review: Kyocera Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker and Headset

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Kyocera Bluetooth Wireless Portable Speaker and Headset

(Part #: TXCKT10160)
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4 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good The Kyocera Wireless Portable Speaker with Headset is a clever combination of headset and speaker. It offers an array of accessories and attachments and great sound quality.

The Bad The Kyocera Wireless Portable Speaker with Headset is a tad bulky and can be unnecessary if your cell phone already has a speakerphone.

The Bottom Line The Kyocera Wireless Portable Speaker with Headset is quite a smart combination of a speaker and a Bluetooth headset. It would be of great use in the car.

8.0 Overall

The Kyocera Wireless Portable Speaker with Headset is exactly what its name implies--a combination portable speaker that is also a dock for a Bluetooth headset. You can use the Bluetooth headset by itself, of course, but when it's slotted into the portable speaker, you immediately transform your cell phone into a speakerphone. This combination device costs approximately $89.99.


The Kyocera Wireless Bluetooth headset is small.

Both the headset and the speaker units are silver and gray. The Bluetooth headset is small (2x0.6x1.1 inches) with no boom, and weighs only 0.37 ounces. A multifunction button sits in the middle of the headset, while the volume buttons are positioned on the left and right spine. All the buttons were very easy to press, even when the headset was worn on the ear. The charger jack is on the top of the device, while the earbud rests on its rear face.

The headset comes with three different earbud covers; one gel-like cover, and two rubberized ear tips. It also has an optional flexible ear loop for a more secure fit. We personally preferred wearing the headset with the gel cover without the ear loop, but we really liked that Kyocera gave so many options so that you can find the most comfortable fit for you.

The portable speaker unit is rather bulky, measuring 2.25x3x1 inches and weighing in at about 2.19 ounces. It has a large speaker grille in front, with two soft keys on either side of the grille. A Mute button sits on the left side, while a multifunction button rests on the right side. And similarly to the headset, the volume rocker resides on the left and right spine of the speaker. The headset dock is on the top of unit. The speaker comes with a couple of attachments that can be affixed on the back of it for ease of use in the car--one is a nonslip grip so that it stays on the dashboard, and the other is a clip that can be attached to the car's shade.

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