LG Electronics HBM-235 Bluetooth Headset review: LG Electronics HBM-235 Bluetooth Headset

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.0
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 5.0
  • Performance: 7.0

Average User Rating

2 stars 1 user review
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The Good The LG HBM-235 is a simple, no-nonsense Bluetooth headset with a very tactile multifunction call button. It offers multipoint and has decent audio quality for the price.

The Bad The HBM-235 doesn't offer different earbud sizes, the hook feels rather cheap, and the headset doesn't perform well in very noisy or windy conditions.

The Bottom Line Even though the LG HBM-235 doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more expensive headsets, it offers acceptable audio quality considering its bargain-basement price.

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Cheap Bluetooth headsets do exist, but bear in mind that you're not going to get a top-of-the-line product for the price. For example, the LG HBM-235 is as basic as Bluetooth headsets come these days, with no A2DP streaming, and without a fancy design. But it is very affordable at only $39.99 retail, plus you can get it for as low as $19 if you shop around online.

The LG HBM-235 headset has a simple look. Measuring around 1.8 inches long by 0.7 inch wide by 0.2 inch deep, the HBM-235 has straight sides all around and a very minimalist design overall. A skinny volume rocker sits on its right spine, while its Micro-USB charging jack is on the left, covered with a simple plastic flap. There's nothing on the front surface save for the LG branding when on standby mode. When the headset is activated, though, you'll see a tiny LED indicator glowing beneath the surface.

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LG Electronics HBM-235 Bluetooth Headset

Part Number: HBM-235
MSRP: $34.99 Low Price: $49.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Color black
  • Weight 0.02 lbs
  • Sound Output Mode Mono
  • Additional Features answer/end button
    echo cancellation
    noise canceling circuit
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor Over-the-ear