Samsung Mini MiniBlue Bluetooth Headset review: Samsung Mini MiniBlue Bluetooth Headset

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The Good The Samsung WEP500 is a tiny lightweight Bluetooth headset with excellent performance and easy-to-use controls. It also comes with a portable charging case.

The Bad The Samsung WEP500 has unfortunate button placement, and the lack of an ear hook may deter some people. You can't charge the headset without the case. It is also rather expensive.

The Bottom Line The Samsung WEP500 is a small Bluetooth headset that has a great fit as well as excellent sound quality.

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When we first saw the Motorola H9 Miniblue earlier this year, we thought it was the smallest Bluetooth headset we've ever seen. Samsung, however, has recently launched a Bluetooth headset that's just as tiny. Called the Samsung WEP500, this minuscule headset is about the size of a quarter and is even lighter than the Miniblue. But don't let its size fool you, as the WEP500 also packs in advanced noise reduction technology, like automatic volume control, which resulted in excellent audio quality. It even comes with a compact charging case. That said, the WEP500 has somewhat unfortunate button placement, and it will cost you at a hefty $119.99.

Measuring only 0.98 inch by 1.1 inches by 0.3 inch and weighing around 0.3 ounce, the WEP500 is definitely one small headset. It has a nice round shape, and we like that it appears rather inconspicuous when worn. The WEP500 has two microphones, one underneath the multifunction button and one at the bottom of the headset. There's also an indicator light at the bottom. The multifunction button is actually the entire top of the headset, and is really easy to press. It is, however, in a rather unfortunate position. As you attempt to place the headset in the ear or make any fitting adjustments, it is inevitable that you'll press this button since it is on the top. We found that this resulted in several accidental phone calls. Aside from that, the volume rocker on the left works just fine and is easy to press as well.

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Samsung Mini MiniBlue Bluetooth Headset

Part Number: AWEP500JLECXAR
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  • Weight 0.3 oz
  • Additional Features voice activated
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-bud