The Good The BlueAnt T1 is a durable and rugged headset with a great voice user interface. Its features include A2DP streaming, multipoint, and the announcement of incoming caller names. Also, its wind noise cancellation is fantastic.
The Bad The BlueAnt T1 is a bit bulkier than its predecessors were, and the caller name announcement could be perfected.
The Bottom Line With its sturdy build, voice features, and excellent audio quality, the T1 is BlueAnt's best headset yet.
BlueAnt introduced us to voice-controlled Bluetooth headsets with thein 2008 and then again with its last year. This year, BlueAnt introduces the BlueAnt T1 that promises to be the company's best headset yet. Not only does it offer the voice controls of its predecessors, but it also features superior wind noise cancellation, the capability to announce caller names, A2DP streaming, and it enters the realm of the rugged headset with specially designed silicon covers that increase its durability to dust and moisture. The BlueAnt T1 is available for $79.99.
The BlueAnt T1 looks very different when compared with its predecessor, the Q1. Measuring 1.97 inches long by 0.9 inch wide by 0.6 inch thick, the T1 is wider, thicker, and bulkier overall. It's clear that BlueAnt wanted to make the T1 a much sturdier and durable headset. Still, the T1 maintains that sleek minimalist appeal we liked about the Q1, and has clean lines all around.
On the front of the headset is the multifunction call button at the top, followed by a skinny wind guard shield down the middle. Two large volume buttons sit on the right side while a power toggle sits on the back underneath the earpiece. We like this dedicated power toggle as it makes it that much easier to turn the headset on and off.