Kyocera - headset review: Kyocera - headset

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The Good The Kyocera Bluetooth headset has an LED display that shows caller ID. It also has a variety of features including voice dialing, plus call quality was pretty good. It can also be worn on either ear.

The Bad The Kyocera Bluetooth headset with LED display was a little uncomfortable to wear, and it doesn't fit too securely around the ear.

The Bottom Line The Kyocera Bluetooth headset with LED display has an uncomfortable design and we weren't too convinced of the LED display's practicality. However, it did have solid audio quality.

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Kyocera is better known for its cell phones, such as the Strobe and the Oystr, rather than its accessories. So we were intrigued by the company's latest Bluetooth headset, which comes complete with an LED display. Though we have seen this feature before in headsets such as the Jabra BT800 for example, it's still a bit unusual. The Kyocera Bluetooth headset with LED display will be available for between $69 and $89, which is very pricey for a Bluetooth headset.

The first thing you'll notice about this headset is its large ear loop,which measures about 0.75-inch in width. The reason for this girth is that it also houses the headset's battery; a charging port is located at the top end of the ear loop along with a light indicator. The base end of the ear loop is more rubberized, making it easier to maneuver, and on the back of the headset is an earpiece with a gel-like cover. Measuring 2.2 by 1.25 by 0.3 inches, the unit itself is skinny but wide, and even though the overall device isn't too lightweight at 0.37 ounces, we still found it acceptable. That said, the inclusion of the large ear loop makes this one of the bulkiest headsets we've ever tried. It felt quite uncomfortable when worn, mostly because of the large ear loop. Occasional attempts to adjust its position resulted in the headset falling off, meaning that the fit isn't too secure either.

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Kyocera - headset

Part Number: TXCKT10046
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  • Additional Features answer/end button
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-bud
  • Sound Output Mode mono