Wise and Blue WB120 Bluetooth headset review: Wise and Blue WB120 Bluetooth headset

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3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good The Wise and Blue WB120 Bluetooth headset is simple to use and has advanced features like A2DP compatibility, multipoint connectivity, and a unique self-tuner feature.

The Bad The WB120 has a somewhat uncomfortable ear loop attachment and the sound quality could be improved.

The Bottom Line Despite a few quirks, the Wise and Blue WB120 Bluetooth headset is decent and boasts plenty of features.

7.0 Overall

Every once in a while we get to try out a Bluetooth headset from a little-known manufacturer, and this time it's from Wise and Blue, a South Korean company trying to make its way in the U.S. market. The company makes a variety of headsets, and one of them is the WB120, an easy-to-use, yet advanced, headset, with features like A2DP compatibility, multipoint, and a self-tuner that adjusts the sound quality to your preference. Though pricing is not yet final, Wise & Blue said it plans to sell the WB120 for around $100.

Measuring 1.9 inches long by 0.7 inch wide by 0.4 inch thick, the WB120 is blocky and rectangular, with a diamond pattern on the front; it's not really all that attractive. Right in the middle of the front surface is a diamond-shape multifunction button that has enough delineation around it that you can find it by feel. The charger jack is on the left, while the skinny volume rocker is on the right side. The LED indicator is on the bottom.

The most unusual part about the WB120's design is that it has a folding earpiece. The earpiece can be folded up for a more compact shape, or folded down so that it fits in your ear. Also, when the earpiece is folded up, the multifunction button is placed on hold to prevent accidental dialing. The earpiece is clad in a rubber ear bud cover, and the WB120 comes with two additional ear bud covers for different ear shapes and sizes. The WB120 does fit quite snugly in the ear, but if you want additional security, you can attach the optional ear loop. This attachment is a tad uncomfortable though, because of the little plastic handles that scratched against our ear.

We were quite impressed with the WB120's features. It handles basic functions like answering, ending, and rejecting calls, last number redial, voice dialing support, call mute, support for three-way calls, the capability to transfer calls from the headset to the phone and vice versa, and automatic reconnection. But it also has A2DP compatibility, meaning it can stream music from your phone, and multipoint connectivity, which lets you connect it to two different devices at the same time.

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