A future without wires
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
I just got my new Motorola S9 Stereo Bluetooth headset today.
I am loving it so much right now. My iPhone was a refurb and I think someone screwed up putting it together because when I'm listening on wired headphone the left channel cuts out and I have to jiggle it around to get it back. You can imagine how much of a pain that is when walking or biking. Plus there's no wires to snag and yank the headphones out of my ears either.
The sound quality's OK, I wish I had upgraded to the HD model, but I've read reviews that both the S9 and the HD don't fit big heads very well. I didn't know what constituted "big" so I bought the cheaper model figuring if it didn't work, I'd be out of less money. It's a tight squeeze at first (I'm thinking I have more of a 'medium' sized head) but it gradually stretches out to where it feels more comfortable.
I really recommend it for anyone with a phone that supports Stereo Bluetooth. It's worth the money. There's also an optional adapter you can buy that converts a 3.5mm jack to bluetooth so you can use the headset with whatever you want.
You get about 6 hours of playback on one charge and a full charge takes about 2 hours. Pairing is easy, and it costs about $30. I've found it doesn't like my phone being in my interior jacket pocket but on the external pocket it seems to work fine.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some rocking to do.