Thursday, February 23, 2006
Bluetake's i-PHONO mini Bluetooth Headphone Kit Reviewed
Posted by Darius Wey in "HARDWARE" @ 09:00 AM
Product Category: Bluetooth Audio Accessories
Where to Buy: Multiple Distributors
Price: i-PHONO mini Bluetooth Stereo Headphones - US $98.95; i-PHONO mini Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter - US $60.95; i-PHONO mini Bluetooth Headphone and Transmitter Combo Pack - US $150.95.
System Requirements: Any Bluetooth-enabled media device supporting A2DP (for stereo audio playback), AVRCP (for wireless remote control functionality), and/or HFP/HSP (for hands-free mobile communication). Where a Bluetooth-enabled media device is not present, the i-PHONO mini stereo transmitter will enable A2DP support, or A2DP/AVRCP support with a compatible iPod.
- Small, lightweight, and looks great;
- Well-designed transmitter;
- Support for USB charging;
- Excellent audio quality.
- Noticeable background hiss in HFP/HSP mode;
- Lower than expected operating range.
You're sitting on a train. The man next to you is reading a newspaper. The woman next to you is having a short nap. You're bored. Really bored. So, being someone who loves a good tune, you take out your Pocket PC and load your favourite album. But you don't want to disturb the surrounding passengers, so you rummage around in your bag looking for your headphones. After a few seconds, you find them, but they're tangled! Ugh. Knots everywhere. You then spend the next few minutes untangling the mess.
Sound like a daily event for you? Then you might need a Bluetooth headset such as the i-PHONO mini. Read on for the full review. <!>