November 01, 2013

Bluetooth or Wired Stereo Headset?

By Mark Elliott

For me, it was a tough choice. I used to think those people walking around with a Bluetooth® headset looked silly. But every once in a while, I’d be doing something and rip the corded headset from my ears.

I finally gave up. I’ve been using Bluetooth® devices almost exclusively for a while now. I’m still more comfortable with the corded ones for running, but the freedom of a wireless headset has me hooked.

Reluctantly, I started using the LG Tone+™ a couple months ago. None of the stereo Bluetooth headsets seem to work right for me. They were too bulky or difficult to use while wearing.

It may not work for everyone, but I like it. I use a headset when I’m cutting the grass. It muffles the lawnmower noise and keeps me entertained. The biggest problem I’ve found in most headsets is they don’t seal well enough to muffle the lawnmower. The LG Tone+ does a nice job, and its soft earbuds fit comfortably.

Initially, I thought it might get a little irritating, but the Memory Flex Neck Strap comfortable. You don’t notice it after a few uses, and it adds a little security. You don’t have to be as worried the headset would fall off when you’re doing things.

The Memory Flex Neck Strap also made using the call button, volume rockers and audio controls a snap. They seem easier to find and use on LG Tone+, because they rest around your neck.
The magnetic earbud holders are another nice feature. If you’re only using one earbud, the other is dangling freely. If you take both earbuds out, your headset is still within easy reach.
LG Tone+ might not be for everyone, but it’s something you might find useful.

Mark Elliott is a communications manager for the Wireless Devices team at Sprint. Based in Boston, he works primarily with BlackBerry and Samsung devices and is well versed in the company’s business devices, push-to-talk products and tablets. Mark can be reached at mark.j.elliott@sprint.com.

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