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docc
Jul 3, 2007, 10:54 PM
I've got a HBH-DS 970 which has caller ID and when i receive a call from a known contact, both the name and number are displayed sequentially. I have to say that this is a breath of fresh air coming from Windows Mobile and Symbian where i could never get the name to display and that was just ANNOYING!

Apple proves it cares about its customers once again!



docc
Jul 4, 2007, 08:24 AM
Wow, no one actually cares about this? Has no one ever come across the problem of the name not being recognised on Caller ID BT headsets?

elistan
Jul 4, 2007, 10:31 AM
I didn't even know that anybody made BT headsets that had caller ID displays.

coolbreeze
Jul 4, 2007, 10:35 AM
I didn't even know that anybody made BT headsets that had caller ID displays.

It's a cool feature, but most of the headsets are BORG city. Way huge. :eek:

docc
Jul 4, 2007, 02:10 PM
It's a cool feature, but most of the headsets are BORG city. Way huge. :eek:

Errr, what are you talking about? Google SonyEricsson HBH-662 and HBH-DS970 and you will be pleasantly surprised. The former is the same size as your regular headsets if not smaller and the latter is a Stereo BT headset that just hangs aroung your neck and has controls for your music ALONG WITH a nice small LCD screen to display track info/caller ID.

Cheers.

r6girl
Jul 4, 2007, 03:37 PM
I've got a HBH-DS 970 which has caller ID and when i receive a call from a known contact, both the name and number are displayed sequentially. I have to say that this is a breath of fresh air coming from Windows Mobile and Symbian where i could never get the name to display and that was just ANNOYING!

Apple proves it cares about its customers once again!

i found this out yesterday when i paired my hbh-662 to my iphone. a pleasant surprise! i'd never had any trouble getting phone numbers to show up on my hbh-662 with other phones, but i don't think any of them ever showed me text as well like the iphone does. but the hbh-662 is my back-up headset since my jawbone has better sound quality and is the one i use most.

Rooskibar03
Jul 5, 2007, 10:26 AM
It's a cool feature, but most of the headsets are BORG city. Way huge. :eek:

Hmm lets see.

This with Caller ID:

http://www.slashgear.com/gallery/data_files/7/4/HBH-DS970.jpg

Or this without Called ID:

http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/hero-bluetoothheadset.jpg

Personally its a no brainer for me.

r6girl
Jul 5, 2007, 12:46 PM
rooskibar03:

i don't know what model the first one is, but here's the hbh-662 that i have. not that bad compared to most headsets...

Rooskibar03
Jul 5, 2007, 02:17 PM
rooskibar03:

i don't know what model the first one is, but here's the hbh-662 that i have. not that bad compared to most headsets...

Hmm. Thats what came up under GIS.

The one you show is alot better, but I still think it would be more of a pain to pull that off your ear and see whos calling rather then just getting the phone out.

However thats assuming you keep it on your ear all the time.

r6girl
Jul 5, 2007, 06:35 PM
Hmm. Thats what came up under GIS.

The one you show is alot better, but I still think it would be more of a pain to pull that off your ear and see whos calling rather then just getting the phone out.

However thats assuming you keep it on your ear all the time.

no, i usually keep my headset in my jacket pocket or on my desk, where my phone is usually in my purse or something. so, i can usually get to the headset before i can get to my phone...

angrygolfer
Jul 5, 2007, 06:39 PM
I may be wrong, but I think this is a Bluetooth 2.0 thing. maybe before some of the gear you were using was not bluetooth 2.0. I don't think that info was passed on in BT 1 and 1.1. At least this is what think is the case...

JMGvtec03
Jul 7, 2007, 02:12 PM
I dont know....

In my Acura TL when I set it up it only says "Incoming Call" when my BB8703e Said the Number...

-J

ajcowell
Jul 15, 2007, 11:45 AM
I've got a HBH-DS 970 which has caller ID and when i receive a call from a known contact, both the name and number are displayed sequentially. I have to say that this is a breath of fresh air coming from Windows Mobile and Symbian where i could never get the name to display and that was just ANNOYING!

Apple proves it cares about its customers once again!

How did you get your 970 set up? I paired mine and although it does, as you say, display the number and name of an incoming call....I get no audio through the headset. I can use the ipod functionality and the audio comes through the iphone. I answer a call while wearing my 970 (by hitting answer on the iphone as none of the bluetooth buttons seem to answer the call - making the fact that it shows name and number fairly useless as I see that when I go to hit answer call) and again the headset doesn't pick up the call.

I'll delete the partnership and try again but so far I'm not too impressed. My previous phone was a Cingular 8525 and that worked okay apart from not using the display.

megfilmworks
Jul 17, 2007, 01:58 PM
Hmm lets see.

This with Caller ID:

http://www.slashgear.com/gallery/data_files/7/4/HBH-DS970.jpg

Or this without Called ID:

http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/hero-bluetoothheadset.jpg

Personally its a no brainer for me.

Depends, I don't want to have the single bud in my ear for music. And all those BT ear pieces look silly, even the new iPhone one.

ajcowell
Jul 18, 2007, 11:39 PM
I've got a HBH-DS 970 which has caller ID and when i receive a call from a known contact, both the name and number are displayed sequentially. I have to say that this is a breath of fresh air coming from Windows Mobile and Symbian where i could never get the name to display and that was just ANNOYING!

Apple proves it cares about its customers once again!

I'm guessing the author who started this thread got a little carried away with seeing the caller ID on the LCD. Read this article "top 3 accessories that won't work with the iphone":

http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/technology_news/4218509.html

Hopefully this is something that can be updated in an update sometime soon.