Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF
Apple iPhone Bluetooth HeadsetThe iPhone Bluetooth headset is a super stylish headset with a very easy pairing process made just for the iPhone, but we do wish it had a few more features plus a lower price tag.
[ music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, associate editor for cnet.com and this is the Apple iPhone Bluetooth headset. It is made specifically for the iPhone and, as you can see, the design aesthetic sort of mirrors the iPhone in terms of style and elegance. It's very small and tiny. It's very compact, as you can see. It's very lightweight as well. On the top here, there's a multi-function button. On the back, you do have an earpiece, which is kind of similar to the old-school iPod earbuds in a way. It fits really comfortably in the ear. There is no ear-hook, so there's not much security compared to other headsets. You do also get optional earphone covers for better comfort. Overall, it's a pretty basic headset, but the thing that makes this special, of course, is that it is designed specifically for the iPhone. And it even comes with this pretty cool dual-slot charging dock. And what happens if you dock the iPhone and the headset for the first time, it will automatically pair. That means you don't have to go through the whole, you know, Bluetooth menu to pair, there's no special passkey that you have to input in. Also, if you want to find out the battery charging status of the headset, all you have to do is dock it into this charging dock here, and you will see the battery life of both the iPhone and the headset. Overall, the headset is pretty basic, which goes the same for its features. You get the typical answering and ending calls, but you don't get call mute. And we weren't able to do last number redial either. Since the iPhone doesn't have voice command support, this obviously will not add voice command support to the iPhone. But when we did pair this headset with a regular Blackberry, we were able to use the voice dialing options on that phone. Another thing that we didn't like was that there aren't any volume controls on the headset, so you do have to control the volume via the phone itself. It's pretty pricey at $129.99, and you know, you don't get a lot of standard headset features. It's pretty elegant, good-looking headset, but we wouldn't recommend it if you wanted something with really high quality. My name is Nicole Lee. This has been the Apple iPhone Bluetooth headset. ^M00:02:00 [ music ]