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First Look: MoGo Talk XD Bluetooth Headset

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First Look: MoGo Talk XD Bluetooth Headset

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The idea behind the MoGo Talk XD is clever, but we don't think the features fully justify its retail price.

I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a First Look at the MoGo Talk XD. The MoGo Talk XD is an iPhone case but it also has a built-in Bluetooth headset on the back. As a case, it's a pretty normal looking iPhone case. It fits very snugly around the iPhone. There are all the buttons are the right place it should be. There are cutouts for the jacks, so it's overall a pretty decent iPhone case in general. What sets the Talk XD apart is that on the back here is a little Bluetooth headset. This means that the case has a slight humpback on the back here. To get the Bluetooth headset out, all you have to do is press down on the left side here and it'll pop out of the charging cavity. The Bluetooth headset itself, as you can see, is extremely skinny. It's around less than 0.2 inch. On the side of the Bluetooth headset here is a very tiny multifunction call button. On the other side here are the two charging points for charging in the case. The earpiece of the headset can be folded open just by clicking it forward and the headset can be fitted to fit in either ear. The headset comes with a variety of different earbud tips. While the headset is indeed very skinny and slim, it actually fits pretty comfortably in the ear. Also on the bottom of the case here is a micro USB charging port to charge the Bluetooth headset. You can charge both the iPhone and the headset at the same time because of the two different openings. The Bluetooth headset has to be paired with the iPhone. It doesn't pair automatically just because you put the case on. However, it does pair quite easily. The Bluetooth headset has the usual Bluetooth headset features. You can answer calls, end calls, and reject calls. Because the iPhone is close at hand, you don't need to use the volume controls on the headset, just use the volume controls on the iPhone. However, the Bluetooth headset doesn't have a lot of advance features. It doesn't have A2DP, it doesn't have onboard volume controls like we said, and it also does not have multipoint connectivity that lets you connect up to two devices at once. Overall, we think the MoGo Talk XD is a pretty clever idea. After all, Bluetooth headsets are notoriously easy to lose or misplace. This way, it's always close at hand. Perhaps our only issue is that it's a little bit expensive at $100 retail, but you can find it cheaper online. I am Nicole Lee and this has been the First Look at the MoGo Talk XD.

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