Step 1150 Bluetooth Wireless Headset

Quick Take: The Step 1150 Bluetooth Wireless headset might look like a futuristic space shrimp, but don't take its distinctive design to be a good thing. Though it is lightweight and employs a rotating speaker, its controls are tiny, and the nonmalleable plastic resulted in an extremely uncomfortable fit. We also found that it's too small to fit behind the ear, and we often felt like a strong wind would blow it off.

We tested the headset on the Nokia 6820, the Motorola V600, and the Sony Ericsson T616, encountering subpar audio quality. Not only did we have poor reception, the Step 1150 had a tendency to cut out despite being only a few feet from the phone. The only plus was the battery life. Step promised four hours of talk time, but we beat the promised five days of standby time by three days. For more Bluetooth headsets, check out our Bluetooth headset roundup.