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Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Wireless Stereo HeadphoneThe solid-sounding Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Wireless Stereo Headphones are an excellent option for anyone looking for the very smallest Bluetooth headset money can buy to use with an A2DP-compatible music phone or MP3 player.
[ music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Have you ever seen really cool technology in a movie and wondered to yourself, when do I get the opportunity to purchase that product? Well, this is kind of one of those time I think. This is the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 wireless stereo headphones. And these are the smallest Bluetooth headphones I have ever seen; I mean, these are really tiny. All you have here are two 1" earpieces connected by a single thin black cable that goes behind your neck with this really thin integrated call answer button and mic module. I mean that's it, that's all there is to it. They've managed to cram in stereo Bluetooth technology into these two tiny earpieces. And I think that's pretty impressive. That means you're getting a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver in here as well as a battery. And where do you charge them? Well actually you can just pop off the cap of the right ear bud, and there's a tiny little charging pore. And they do include a wall power adapter for charging these. It also includes a variety of ear tips, although I have to warn you, they don't fit everyone comfortably. I mean they are very, very small for Bluetooth wireless headphones, but they are on the large side when compared to other ear buds. But still I'm pretty impressed. Also you have in the package this kind of interesting carrying case that'll keep them protected when they're not in use. Now these are going to set you back about $200, which is on the high side, and you're not gonna get the same audio quality as you might get from a wired $200 set of earphones. But they defiantly are on par or better than a lot of the Bluetooth headphones that we've heard. I'm Jasmine France and this is the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 wireless stereo headphone.