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MacRumors
Jul 23, 2007, 09:43 PM
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A Flickr user has posted some unboxing photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomad7674/sets/72157600967305938/) of Apple's iPhone Bluetooth headset, some of which are mirrored here.


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/07/23/headsetBox_300.jpg

Headset Packaging


http://images.macrumors.com/article/2007/07/23/PhonePlusHeadset_300.jpg

iPhone shows headset charging status

Apple claims the $129 accessory (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA817LL/A) can provide up to 72 hours of standby time and up to 5.5 hours of talk time on a single charge. While the Online Apple Store shows a 2-4 week lag time, it would appear that there is at least limited retail store availability.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/07/23/apple-iphone-bluetooth-headset-unboxing-pics/)



rtdgoldfish
Jul 23, 2007, 09:48 PM
Looks nice. I like that they use a magsafe adapter for the charger.

I'd love to find one even for my current phone until I get an iPhone. Too bad I live 4 hours from an Apple store...

kcroy
Jul 23, 2007, 09:50 PM
Not a bluetooth headset kinda guy, but...

That one actually looks like something I might use. I really like how the headset shows the charge on the iPhone. Clever.

I like my earbuds that came with the iPhone.

Great job Apple!

Davowade
Jul 23, 2007, 09:52 PM
Very sleek, but no volume control?

synth3tik
Jul 23, 2007, 09:55 PM
Great combo

Ipod dock for the iPhone
MagSafe for the headset,

Clever, Yes.

I might decide to get one, never used them before, but that one just looks to damn slick not to have.:D

samh004
Jul 23, 2007, 09:59 PM
Looks good, I see you can use it as a bluetooth headset for your mac too, might see if I can get one, then at least I'll have part of the iPhone and you lot wont be having all the fun.

MattJessop
Jul 23, 2007, 10:01 PM
Thats quite unusual, that the actual Dock is included with the headset, as Apple has a history of skipping out docks.

Not that I'm complaining mind you, it's very good :) Just wish they'd do it more often. For $129 mind you? Thats not too bad quality :P Now hurry up and get the iPhone in the U.K :P

ccrandall77
Jul 23, 2007, 10:02 PM
I would hope at that price and with that amount of talk/standby time that the audio quality had better blow everything else away. All the Jabra headsets and Jawbone headset I have now have much longer talk/standby times. And although the Jawbone is a bit of a pain to put on, the sound quality is awesome, there's no crackling when I walk around with the headset, and the noise cancelling technology works as advertised... all for $10 less than this headset in the Apple Store and up to $30 less online.

fieldfalcon2000
Jul 23, 2007, 10:03 PM
thats a pretty darn cool headset... I also think the dishtowel backdrop is a great touch to the photo shoot.

nagromme
Jul 23, 2007, 10:13 PM
Thats quite unusual, that the actual Dock is included with the headset, as Apple has a history of skipping out docks.

Yeah. It comes with TWO chargers, no less--on top of the Dock that comes with the iPhone.

alexm13
Jul 23, 2007, 10:20 PM
thats pretty sweet I can't wait to get mine in the mail! I ordered it a mounth ago and it doesn't ship till the 7/30 :(

twoodcc
Jul 23, 2007, 10:21 PM
i've never owned a bluetooth headset before, but that one seems pretty good. maybe one day i'll get one

karlfranz
Jul 23, 2007, 10:28 PM
Leave it to Apple to make pairing a headset even easier—all you have to do is plug it and the iPhone into the dock together and they instantly pair with each other.

Unfortunately, leave it to Apple to also make the earpiece the same uncomfortable shape and size as their awful earphones. And the lack of an ear clip means that it may fall off unless your ear is shaped just right.

BTW: I bought a Jawbone this past Friday based on the glowing reviews of it's Noise Shield technology. It's true, it does work as promised. I had music blaring next to me and the people on the other side of the conversation could barely tell it was playing. On the few times they could tell, they said it sounded like distant music in a very far away room.

However, they also told me that my voice sounded tinny or robotic. Also, the earpiece is uncomfortable, huge, heavy and feels like it's going to fall off. To make matters worse, the charger uses a proprietary connector with spring-loaded pins that causes it to disconnect from the headset while charging. I thought I had a defective unit until I started reading all the Google results about others with the same problems. I contacted tech support as others have and their reply is that you have to send them your charger (at your cost) and they will send you a replacement after they determine that the problem wasn't because you abused the charger. Needless to say, with this kind of policy of (not) standing behind their product, I will be returning the headset tomorrow.

Too bad. It held so much promise.

SK-
Jul 23, 2007, 10:33 PM
That's was nice pictures. Howerver, on my site has more pictures which posted early July. It's also pics from ":apple: iPhone Recognition Party" One night after iPhone Lauched on 29 June 2007.

iPhone Recognition Party - Posted on 2 July 2007: http://www.tpug.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3610#24167

Open-Box iPhone Bluetooth Headset - Posted 8 July 2007: http://www.tpug.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3617#24172

Enjoy guys. Anyway, it's only in Thai Language. You've to guess.....

:rolleyes::cool:;)

donlphi
Jul 23, 2007, 10:45 PM
Very sleek, but no volume control?

Looks like you control the volume from the actual iPhone.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomad7674/878691946/in/set-72157600967305938/

I also wanted to mention that the iPhone works great with the U-Connect Hands Free found in DaimlerChrysler vehicles (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, etc.).

mashinhead
Jul 23, 2007, 10:47 PM
are these available in stores now? do we have a user review?

Carlos E
Jul 23, 2007, 10:49 PM
Does anyone have a picture with the ear piece on? I'd like to get an idea of size.

Gymnut
Jul 23, 2007, 10:55 PM
Limited availability in stores.

DVNIEL
Jul 23, 2007, 10:58 PM
are these available in stores now? do we have a user review?

Yes there is, mine! =)

Check it out, I even made audio recordings with it

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=333169

villainx
Jul 23, 2007, 10:59 PM
Does anyone have a picture with the ear piece on? I'd like to get an idea of size.


http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=94565DE8&nplm=MA817LL/A

picture with someone with piece in ear.

bennifer3000
Jul 23, 2007, 11:00 PM
Cool, but not "$129 cool"

Goldenbear
Jul 23, 2007, 11:03 PM
I would hope at that price and with that amount of talk/standby time that the audio quality had better blow everything else away. All the Jabra headsets and Jawbone headset I have now have much longer talk/standby times. And although the Jawbone is a bit of a pain to put on, the sound quality is awesome, there's no crackling when I walk around with the headset, and the noise cancelling technology works as advertised... all for $10 less than this headset in the Apple Store and up to $30 less online.

Umm, the Jawbone only claims 1/2 hour more talk time (though standby is supposedly 48 hrs more). Compared to 8-12 hrs talk/240-300 hrs standby for Jabra headsets I've looked at, the Apple and Jawbone offerings don't look too good in that regard (obviously, they do offer other advantages).

I am very hesitant to buy a BT headset that uses a proprietary charging connector. Yeah, Magsafe is cool and all, but what if you need to charge it while on the road? Are you really going to lug the dock with you?

Same reason I am avoiding the Jawbone for now. I've also heard too many complaints about the charger not working correctly.

loudestnoise
Jul 23, 2007, 11:11 PM
I'm so torn. I bought a Jawbone on iDay, but this headset looks sweet. I do love my Jawbone though.

chenjas1
Jul 23, 2007, 11:16 PM
Notice on the bluetooth headset page on apple's website it states near the top of the page under the What's in box section that it "Supports Bluetooth Hands-free profile 1.5" then in the specification section is states "Supported Profile: Hands-free in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR". What gives?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=94565DE8&nplm=MA817LL/A

Docrjm
Jul 23, 2007, 11:44 PM
I am very hesitant to buy a BT headset that uses a proprietary charging connector. Yeah, Magsafe is cool and all, but what if you need to charge it while on the road? Are you really going to lug the dock with you?

Same reason I am avoiding the Jawbone for now. I've also heard too many complaints about the charger not working correctly.
You don't actually need to bring the dock along, there is a USB charging adapter cable that is also included.
Headset link (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=94565DE8&nplm=MA817LL/A)

maokh
Jul 23, 2007, 11:44 PM
a trendy black phone, with a trendy black headset....but a WHITE dock station? What kind of fashion foul is this?

Might as well be standing next to it with a black shirt and navy blue pants.

Someone give me some black spraypaint.

zeppo93008
Jul 23, 2007, 11:50 PM
I think that this bluetooth headset is a waste of money ($129). There are better quality products out there. I can tell that this product will not cater to certain group of hearing impaired. I used a particular bluetooth headset that works great with my CIC hearing aids. The Apple headset will not work. Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.

uk_blaster
Jul 23, 2007, 11:53 PM
And when the battery fails to hold a charge?

Scholz
Jul 23, 2007, 11:57 PM
Can you use the headset with MacBook Pro and/or other Bluetooth enabled units?

Jacob

ThanatosId
Jul 24, 2007, 12:20 AM
a trendy black phone, with a trendy black headset....but a WHITE dock station? What kind of fashion foul is this?

Might as well be standing next to it with a black shirt and navy blue pants.

Someone give me some black spraypaint.


I'm not sure if you meant that as a joke or not ("might as well be standing next to it with a black shirt and navy blue pants"), but if you did, that is a pretty funny dig at Steve Jobs and his standard keynote outfit.:):rolleyes::rolleyes:

sonicboom
Jul 24, 2007, 12:21 AM
Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.

The guy parks in handicap spots... what do you think :cool:

I feel for you, but regarding the disability lawyer comment... what's the case? Apple has no legal obligation to make products for people with disabilities.

sonictonic
Jul 24, 2007, 12:42 AM
Looks pretty sleek n sexy to me, but for $129, I just can't justify it. For me though it's simply because of the talk time. 5 hours IMO is way too short. I think it should be closer to 8-10 hours honestly.

Right now I'm using a Motorola bluetooth headset with my iPhone, one I have been using for about 1 year now. It's not huge but not tiny either, and though I wish it looked a little better, it takes one AAA battery and I routinely get about 30 hours of talk time out of it. I rotate 4 rechargeable batteries and it works out great. Going from 30 hours to 5 hours just wouldn't work for me, sadly. :( Cuz otherwise I'd buy this Apple piece in a second.

Goldenbear
Jul 24, 2007, 12:50 AM
You don't actually need to bring the dock along, there is a USB charging adapter cable that is also included.
Headset link (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=94565DE8&nplm=MA817LL/A)

Very nice!

Still not excited about the limited talk time, but only needing one travel cable for both the iPhone and headset is very attractive.

macidiot
Jul 24, 2007, 01:27 AM
I think that this bluetooth headset is a waste of money ($129). There are better quality products out there. I can tell that this product will not cater to certain group of hearing impaired. I used a particular bluetooth headset that works great with my CIC hearing aids. The Apple headset will not work. Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.

Your joking right?

Since when was a company required to provide a product for 100% of the population?

But hey, feel free to sue all those companies that create products for right-handed people. In fact, you should sue them for creating products for people with hands. While your at it, take down those evil bicycle companies too. But please, be sure to use your own money. One person being silly is enough.

As you stated, you have a specialized headset that works with hearing aids. Funny how the world of capitalism works. One company doesn't fill a need, another one does. Consumer gets what he/she wants. Company makes money. Amazing, isn't it.

fastbite
Jul 24, 2007, 02:04 AM
It looks fantastic in my opinion. All other bluetooth headset I've had before looked totally dork, this one at least is elegant an minimalist. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.

redAPPLE
Jul 24, 2007, 02:32 AM
might be a dumb question but, can i use this to skype?

ajhill
Jul 24, 2007, 02:39 AM
Cool, but not "$129 cool"

Yes, for me it's about $69 cool, but only because I bought a $599 phone.

What would you guys pay for this bluetooth headset???

What would the no brainer price be for you??

odedia
Jul 24, 2007, 03:35 AM
most sets are 10 hours+ nowdays. I only charge my set once a week or two, so 72 hours waiting time is also not very impressive.

Then again - it's the smallest one yet.

Shagrat
Jul 24, 2007, 03:46 AM
most sets are 10 hours+ nowdays. I only charge my set once a week or two, so 72 hours waiting time is also not very impressive.

Then again - it's the smallest one yet.

My girlfriend's Samsung D900 came with the WEP200 in the box...

http://reviews.cnet.com/bluetooth-headsets/samsung-wep200-bluetooth-headset/4505-12523_7-31995314.html

...for a size comparison. Not a great headset, as I can always tell when she speaks to me via the headset, but it IS rather cute and small...

But it DID come with the phone (fnarr fnarr!)....!

Wonder Boy
Jul 24, 2007, 04:27 AM
i thought it would look nicer. it looks like a stick of gum. very blah.

OllyW
Jul 24, 2007, 04:47 AM
I don't care how nice it is, you are still going to look stupid wearing one.

It's ok to wear one when you are driving for safety reasons, but people who wear them all the time are just wrong, especially if they are in the pub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2vWiGW-5fs). ;)

Roy Hobbs
Jul 24, 2007, 05:08 AM
Yes, for me it's about $69 cool, but only because I bought a $599 phone.

What would you guys pay for this bluetooth headset???

What would the no brainer price be for you??

I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price. For a mere $129 you get the BT headset, dock, USB dock cable, and travel charger.

It's a great deal in my opinion (assuming it fits in your ear and sounds decent)

aswitcher
Jul 24, 2007, 05:28 AM
I don't understand why everyone is complaining about the price. For a mere $129 you get the BT headset, dock, USB dock cable, and travel charger.

It's a great deal in my opinion (assuming it fits in your ear and sounds decent)

I agree its a good combo buy

ozontheroad
Jul 24, 2007, 05:37 AM
I think that this bluetooth headset is a waste of money ($129). There are better quality products out there. I can tell that this product will not cater to certain group of hearing impaired. I used a particular bluetooth headset that works great with my CIC hearing aids. The Apple headset will not work. Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.

if it doesn't work for you then DON'T buy it ! <---- line one*

Why doesn't Ferrari produce a car everyone can afford ? we should sue them !

I also want a U$ 50 Rolex (original) or I'm suing !

if it doesn't work with your hearing aid then follow the advice in line one*

Now back to the BT headset... as soon as they are in stores in Thailand I'm getting one, providing I can use it with my mac.

F.D.
Jul 24, 2007, 05:47 AM
Thats quite unusual, that the actual Dock is included with the headset, as Apple has a history of skipping out docks.

My 3rd Gen 30 gig iPod came with a dock, so what you're saying isn't quite true. But then, my 3rd Gen iPod cost £398. So I would guess that Apple stopped supplying it as standard to help bring the cost down.

F.D.
Jul 24, 2007, 06:00 AM
I think that this bluetooth headset is a waste of money ($129). There are better quality products out there. I can tell that this product will not cater to certain group of hearing impaired. I used a particular bluetooth headset that works great with my CIC hearing aids. The Apple headset will not work. Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.

Why is it that certain groups of people with certain disabilities think that EVERYTHING should be designed around their needs?

So ALL telephones and computer keyboards should come with MASSIVE buttons just in case the user is 'vision impaired'?

ALL houses MUST come with a Stanna Stairlift in case it's bought by an OAP?

EVERY car should come with disability controls?

Well maybe I'll join that little bandwagon.

WHY doesn't every sofa that's on sale match the decore in my living room? I'll sue, because they're denying me choice.

WHY doesn't every pair of shoes on sale match my trousers? I'll sue because blah blah blah...

There are products out there which are designed for the hearing impaired. Here's a good bit of advice... buy one of those.

YoMamasPyjamas
Jul 24, 2007, 07:06 AM
To anyone who actually has this headset:

So is it pretty safe to say that if you dislike the apple earbuds that came with the iPhone, you will dislike the BT headset as well?

I want so badly to like this, I love the charging options, how small it is, etc. But if there is no ear clip and I have problems with keeping the apple earbuds in my ear as it is, I guess trying to get one of these would just be a lost cause...

rubberduck007
Jul 24, 2007, 07:31 AM
My 3rd Gen 30 gig iPod came with a dock, so what you're saying isn't quite true. But then, my 3rd Gen iPod cost £398. So I would guess that Apple stopped supplying it as standard to help bring the cost down.

ahh... but the 4th Gen and 5th Gen didn't..... £19 for a dock...grrrr..... so this BT headset with dock seems a good buy to me! (as long as UK price isn't £129!!! Grrr.. I blame Gordon Brown! :p

asrai
Jul 24, 2007, 07:41 AM
Looks like you control the volume from the actual iPhone.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomad7674/878691946/in/set-72157600967305938/

I also wanted to mention that the iPhone works great with the U-Connect Hands Free found in DaimlerChrysler vehicles (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, etc.).

Yes it does... MUCH better than it did with my Treo.

mullman
Jul 24, 2007, 07:50 AM
I think that this bluetooth headset is a waste of money ($129). There are better quality products out there. I can tell that this product will not cater to certain group of hearing impaired. I used a particular bluetooth headset that works great with my CIC hearing aids. The Apple headset will not work. Makes you wondered about Steve Jobs. Does he ever think about the hearing impaired because he has been neglecting those with disabilities to be able to use the Apple Products. I would like to see a disability lawyer challenge Apple and Steve Jobs.



And the blind people to!
Apple shipping a phone without braille - oh the humanity :rolleyes:

In all reality Apple has a stellar track record (at least back to the late 1980s) of shipping an OS with many features for the visually and hearing impaired. Latest is Universal Access in the System Prefs.
Not meaning to make light, but your post was a little over the top...

joeconvert
Jul 24, 2007, 08:46 AM
I am very hesitant to buy a BT headset that uses a proprietary charging connector. Yeah, Magsafe is cool and all, but what if you need to charge it while on the road? Are you really going to lug the dock with you?



Miss the part about the travel cable that does both iPhone and headset?

swordfish5736
Jul 24, 2007, 08:51 AM
Cool, but not "$129 cool"



Well if you figure in what it comes with it costs alot less

iPhone travel cable: 29 dollars
New dock: 49 dollars
headset: 51 dollars

arkmannj
Jul 24, 2007, 09:09 AM
I have a question.

Can you listen to music through the headset, and just answer a call as it comes in; like with the wired headphones/mic the iPhone comes with ?

does anyone have any experience with the Motorola HS850 ? I saw it at Costco for about $35.00ish I think.

Yankees 4 Life
Jul 24, 2007, 09:23 AM
i dont think $129 is ever justifiable for the headset... Even though i own the iPhone, i dont think its fair to make me pay an extra 129 for a headset...

TurtleDragon
Jul 24, 2007, 09:23 AM
I don't care how nice it is, you are still going to look stupid wearing one.

It's ok to wear one when you are driving for safety reasons, but people who wear them all the time are just wrong, especially if they are in the pub (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2vWiGW-5fs). ;)


agreed. it's moved well beyond silly and is now just plain annoying all
the people walking around with these in their ear 24-7. i work in customer
service and it's amazing how many people walk right up to me and
attempt to talk to me AND whoever's stuck in their ear at the same time.
i say "attempt" because i refuse to be dealt with like that and just ignore
them until their done.

not saying these headsets are TOTALLY evil. they have their place.
but too many of you are walking around looking like consumer cyborgs.
there's a big world out there waiting to be experienced when you're ready
to get off the phone.

or, if you MUST wear these things all day, PLEASE at least be aware of it and remove it when it could be a burden to others.
EXAMPLE: at a movie recently, a woman with bluetooth headset sat 3 rows ahead of me (and in front of about 2/3 of the audience). SHE (and the
lucky other 1/3) enjoyed the movie with little distraction. THE REST OF US,
did our best to enjoy the movie while trying to ignore the flashing blue light
coming off that woman's ear the entire time. in a dark room this is VERY distracting. and if you wear glasses (which produce glare) it's even more so.

so please...at the very least....take it off in a movie. unless it has no light
on it and you're affraid someone might see you NOT looking like an idiot for 2 hours.

Roy Hobbs
Jul 24, 2007, 10:02 AM
i dont think $129 is ever justifiable for the headset... Even though i own the iPhone, i dont think its fair to make me pay an extra 129 for a headset...

As stated numerous times in this post, the headset is around $51 after you take into consideration the accessories that come with the headet.

epicwelshman
Jul 24, 2007, 11:17 AM
agreed. it's moved well beyond silly and is now just plain annoying all
the people walking around with these in their ear 24-7. i work in customer
service and it's amazing how many people walk right up to me and
attempt to talk to me AND whoever's stuck in their ear at the same time.
i say "attempt" because i refuse to be dealt with like that and just ignore
them until their done.

not saying these headsets are TOTALLY evil. they have their place.
but too many of you are walking around looking like consumer cyborgs.
there's a big world out there waiting to be experienced when you're ready
to get off the phone.

or, if you MUST wear these things all day, PLEASE at least be aware of it and remove it when it could be a burden to others.
EXAMPLE: at a movie recently, a woman with bluetooth headset sat 3 rows ahead of me (and in front of about 2/3 of the audience). SHE (and the
lucky other 1/3) enjoyed the movie with little distraction. THE REST OF US,
did our best to enjoy the movie while trying to ignore the flashing blue light
coming off that woman's ear the entire time. in a dark room this is VERY distracting. and if you wear glasses (which produce glare) it's even more so.

so please...at the very least....take it off in a movie. unless it has no light
on it and you're affraid someone might see you NOT looking like an idiot for 2 hours.

Agreed as well. They're great if you're driving, constantly on the phone while doing other tasks (i.e., stockbrokers, corporate America)... but it's not fashion accessory. I've seen people praising the Jawbone, which to me seems like it's trying to be fashionable more than useful. Aesthetics are important, which is why I like the iPhone headset - minimal, but decent (or so it seems). But like you said, there's a time and a place for them. At least with this one you won't stand out too much!

As for the hearing impaired compatibility... it's unfortunate, but you can't expect every product to be able to cater to people with disabilities. There certainly are better BT headsets that cater to the hearing impaired, so get one of those. I'm sure they do a better job than the iPhone headset would even if it tried to be compatible.

rob@robburns.co
Jul 24, 2007, 11:37 AM
When I first hear rumors of iPhone, I really though Apple would be the first to produce a decent stereo bluetooth headset (with mic). Especially since this is such a great iPod too, I'm really surprised they're not at least selling a stereo version. Last time I looked stereo bluetooth was over $300.

ccrandall77
Jul 24, 2007, 12:10 PM
Well if you figure in what it comes with it costs alot less

iPhone travel cable: 29 dollars
New dock: 49 dollars
headset: 51 dollars

For comparison, I bought my Jabra JX10 for $99 last year. It also came with a dock, an AC adapter, and a USB travel adapter. It also had DSP noise cancelling technology that worked well (too bad it got swiped at work)... I don't recall Apple advertising a feature like that.

ccrandall77
Jul 24, 2007, 12:13 PM
As stated numerous times in this post, the headset is around $51 after you take into consideration the accessories that come with the headet.

I've only seen one post that references a price of $51 for the headset alone.

Ya, maybe $129 with the accessories is an OK deal if you have an iPhone, but if you have just an ole BT phone, it might not be such a great deal. We'll have to wait and see what kind of quality the headset has.

joshwest
Jul 24, 2007, 12:26 PM
i havnt been able to find out if you can actually use the bluetooth headset to listen to the ipod portion of the iPhone?

Marky_Mark
Jul 24, 2007, 01:09 PM
Looks good, I see you can use it as a bluetooth headset for your mac too, might see if I can get one, then at least I'll have part of the iPhone and you lot wont be having all the fun.

Hear, hear! If it's the only way to get a slice of the action, then count me in! :D

ihattwick
Jul 24, 2007, 02:28 PM
EXAMPLE: at a movie recently, a woman with bluetooth headset sat 3 rows ahead of me (and in front of about 2/3 of the audience). SHE (and the
lucky other 1/3) enjoyed the movie with little distraction. THE REST OF US,
did our best to enjoy the movie while trying to ignore the flashing blue light
coming off that woman's ear the entire time. in a dark room this is VERY distracting. and if you wear glasses (which produce glare) it's even more so.


Why didn't you just ask her to remove it? I'm sure she had no idea it was distracting, and probably forgot she had it on. I have a rule for myself- you're not allowed to be annoyed at someone's inconsiderateness until you ask them to stop. If you bring it to their attention, any reasonable person will stop being inconsiderate- and if they still are obnoxious, then you have an even better story!

I read a blog not long ago about a guitarist whose entire performance was ruined by two inconsiderate people talking really loud right in front of them. The entire audience and guitarist were glaring at the talking people for the first half of the set- then as soon as someone says something to them they immediately stop and look embarressed. They just weren't aware of being inconsiderate- and we've all done that sometime or other.

Rooskibar03
Jul 24, 2007, 03:07 PM
Well I was lucky enough to score one at a local Apple store.

My 2cents..


Small, very very small. Which personally is a blessing and a curse. Its great looking and a complement to the phone, but at the same time it just looks way to small on my head. I don't see myself leaving this on as any sort of fashion statement. (Not that these are designed as such)

Sound quality is about as expected. Not bad, not great. I'm at home and cell reception is poor with any phone so I need to wait till later to try it out.

If you don't like the Apple iPod headphones, then don't bother. I don't mind them, but they are designed to come out of your ear and go down, which feels natural. This comes out and forward and thus far doesn't seem to feel right. It does feel very different, which may be the problem. I almost would have liked to see a small bend in the stem of so the angle is better.

The dual dock is great and it charged fast. I'll make my final decision over the next few days and then decide if I'll keep it or not.

AJsAWiz
Jul 24, 2007, 04:35 PM
Well I was lucky enough to score one at a local Apple store.

My 2cents..


Small, very very small. Which personally is a blessing and a curse. Its great looking and a complement to the phone, but at the same time it just looks way to small on my head. I don't see myself leaving this on as any sort of fashion statement. (Not that these are designed as such)

Sound quality is about as expected. Not bad, not great. I'm at home and cell reception is poor with any phone so I need to wait till later to try it out.

If you don't like the Apple iPod headphones, then don't bother. I don't mind them, but they are designed to come out of your ear and go down, which feels natural. This comes out and forward and thus far doesn't seem to feel right. It does feel very different, which may be the problem. I almost would have liked to see a small bend in the stem of so the angle is better.

The dual dock is great and it charged fast. I'll make my final decision over the next few days and then decide if I'll keep it or not.

How does the ear part compare, in size, to the iPhone ear buds. Is it smaller or the same size? :confused:

imwoblin
Jul 24, 2007, 05:23 PM
I scored a bluetooth headset also. Even though the price is kind of steep, I needed to get something to replace my Moto 850. I looked at and used the Jawbone (my girfriend has one) and it just didn't fit my ear correctly no matter how I adjusted it. The Apple headset is incredibly small and fits in my ear nicely with the felt pad attached. Calls are good to very good. I have a volume issue with my iPhone as most do, and my Moto 850 headset really didn't increase the volume to my liking. This Apple set has good volume when cranked so I guess I'll keep it. The added bonus of the dual charging dock and travel charger are just icing on the cake.

brisully
Jul 24, 2007, 05:50 PM
i havnt been able to find out if you can actually use the bluetooth headset to listen to the ipod portion of the iPhone?

It does not. Just tried to listen to a song, and it came through the built in speaker. When a call came in, the volume on the speaker faded out and the headset turned on with a tone. When the call ended, the headset turned off and the song picked up where it left off through the speaker.

DakotaGuy
Jul 24, 2007, 05:55 PM
Overpriced. This is a case of paying for the name on the package.

foady
Jul 24, 2007, 06:22 PM
Overpriced. This is a case of paying for the name on the package.

That's a funny comment... since I'm assuming that you shop at A&F. :D

MattyMac
Jul 24, 2007, 06:34 PM
I hate how apple's packaging makes me want to buy EVERYTHING they come out with.

I was planning on buying it anyhow...maybe I'll pick one up soon.

Hunts121
Jul 24, 2007, 06:51 PM
That's a funny comment... since I'm assuming that you shop at A&F. :D

hahahah agreed, if that place isn't overpriced I don't know what is :D

DakotaGuy
Jul 24, 2007, 06:53 PM
That's a funny comment... since I'm assuming that you shop at A&F. :D

I don't much anymore...that username is a few years old and if I do I am hitting the sales rack. I've gotten smarter over the years.

My $50 Moto headset will do the exact same thing the Apple one will. Actually maybe more...not sure does this one have a button on it that you can press to use speakable commands? That is my favorite feature. I press the button and tell it who I want to call. It works great. I assume this would have similar features that is why I think it is overpriced.

drater
Jul 24, 2007, 07:06 PM
That's a funny comment... since I'm assuming that you shop at A&F. :D

hahahahahaha! oh man, I can't stop laughing, that was great!

Also, why would you buy this headset w/o owning an iPhone??????? It comes with an iPhone dock. Therefore its meant for the iPhone.

So for all the people who don't own one and are trying to compare it to other headsets, you have to think of what it would cost if it was just the headset. Probably a lot less. Considering (this was stated earlier) how much everything else costs.

I have one, the headset sounds good to really good. If you don't like the earbuds for the iPhone or new iPods, don't get it. Or get it and get something like the earjams to go with it.

All in all I'm happy with it, I have one dock for my iphone and bluetooth, not two. It might not have caller id but when compared to most of the ones that do I like the style of the apple one.

Roy Hobbs
Jul 24, 2007, 07:58 PM
Overpriced. This is a case of paying for the name on the package.

Once again after factoring the cost of the dock and travel cable the cost of the headset itself is $51.

Not overpriced at all

dominatrix
Jul 24, 2007, 08:01 PM
Well I was lucky enough to score one at a local Apple store.

My 2cents..


Small, very very small. Which personally is a blessing and a curse. Its great looking and a complement to the phone, but at the same time it just looks way to small on my head. I don't see myself leaving this on as any sort of fashion statement. (Not that these are designed as such)

and who think headsets are fashion ? hahaha , its 100% ridiculous to wear those things on the ear all the time... use when driving , now those guys who "wear" this all day, its just plain ridiculous and make no sense.. they think they are on minority report. nobody need to wear this all day , unless u are someones secretary.. i see those guys on the mall with those things on.. i just laugh.. people walking on the mall talking with no one.

iowamensan
Jul 24, 2007, 09:54 PM
Nothing screams "I'm a douchebag!" like someone walking around with a bluetooth headset in their ear when they aren't actually on the phone. It's like, "I'm so important and everyone wants to talk to me that I can't even take the time to take the phone from my ear!"

macidiot
Jul 24, 2007, 09:55 PM
agreed. it's moved well beyond silly and is now just plain annoying all
the people walking around with these in their ear 24-7. i work in customer
service and it's amazing how many people walk right up to me and
attempt to talk to me AND whoever's stuck in their ear at the same time.
i say "attempt" because i refuse to be dealt with like that and just ignore
them until their done.

not saying these headsets are TOTALLY evil. they have their place.
but too many of you are walking around looking like consumer cyborgs.
there's a big world out there waiting to be experienced when you're ready
to get off the phone.

or, if you MUST wear these things all day, PLEASE at least be aware of it and remove it when it could be a burden to others.
EXAMPLE: at a movie recently, a woman with bluetooth headset sat 3 rows ahead of me (and in front of about 2/3 of the audience). SHE (and the
lucky other 1/3) enjoyed the movie with little distraction. THE REST OF US,
did our best to enjoy the movie while trying to ignore the flashing blue light
coming off that woman's ear the entire time. in a dark room this is VERY distracting. and if you wear glasses (which produce glare) it's even more so.

so please...at the very least....take it off in a movie. unless it has no light
on it and you're affraid someone might see you NOT looking like an idiot for 2 hours.

I hate them. It's the equivalent of wearing phones, pda's whatever on you belt.

You look like a tool.

However, as it is now illegal to hold a cellphone up to your ear and use it while driving, looks like I have to get one. The earbuds are a bad solution for the car and the speakerphone is a joke.

macidiot
Jul 24, 2007, 09:58 PM
and who think headsets are fashion ? hahaha , its 100% ridiculous to wear those things on the ear all the time... use when driving , now those guys who "wear" this all day, its just plain ridiculous and make no sense.. they think they are on minority report. nobody need to wear this all day , unless u are someones secretary.. i see those guys on the mall with those things on.. i just laugh.. people walking on the mall talking with no one.

People with real power don't wear those stupid things. They make other people wear them. They also tend to have other people answer their cell phones.

Funny how people that wear them seem to think it makes them important... go figure.

wannger27
Jul 25, 2007, 12:52 AM
I just got one of these... too bad I don't have the matching iPhone yet. :(

Goldenbear
Jul 25, 2007, 01:13 AM
Nothing screams "I'm a douchebag!" like someone walking around with a bluetooth headset in their ear when they aren't actually on the phone. It's like, "I'm so important and everyone wants to talk to me that I can't even take the time to take the phone from my ear!"

Wow, such anger...

I keep my Jabra on while driving, since it's dangerous to fumble for the headset when a call comes in. There have been times when I completely forgot I had it on, long after I had parked the car and walked to wherever I was going. Yes, it's that comfortable.

So no, not everyone who wears one is trying to look important :rolleyes:

MacConvoy
Jul 25, 2007, 02:54 AM
It's a beautiful piece, and I have no issue with the price. I just don't know how much I would use it. If I bought an iPhone, would I feel compelled to use it for every call just to limit screen-to-face time? Even if the bud can't stay in my ear for very long(like the headphones)?

MaddieBrad
Jul 25, 2007, 06:04 AM
Looks good, I see you can use it as a bluetooth headset for your mac too, might see if I can get one, then at least I'll have part of the iPhone and you lot wont be having all the fun.

you can use it for skype and that sort of thing I assume?

kristenz
Jul 25, 2007, 09:55 AM
I just went to the Apple web site to buy one of these gadgets and they aren't shipping until 2-4 weeks. What the?

Am I to assume that the Apple stores are carrying them since there are obviously those who have their hot little hands on them?

I drive around in a squad car all day and I need the hands-free to operate my computer.. I have used the ear buds that came with the iphone but then I can't hear the police radio (umm, that's a problem!).

I need one sooner than 2-4 weeks. :eek:

Rooskibar03
Jul 25, 2007, 10:10 AM
Day 2 with this thing:


It will probably go back. To address to earlier comments. One, the ear piece is actually larger then an iPod earpiece.

Second person who said you shouldn't leave it on all the time. Usually I would agree with you, however with this headset it takes so much messing around to the get the thing in your ear and just right, you could miss the call till all is said and done.

Its just too small.

Sound Quality is very inconsisitant. Yesterday I made a few practice calls and there was a ton of static. Later in the day though I was able to make serveral with no issues.

This morning on my way to work, it sounded like someone was running a hair dryer inside the thing. At least the iPhone makes it easy to switch over to the phone.

All in all chances of this going back to the Apple store are sitting at 75%.

TurtleDragon
Jul 25, 2007, 06:32 PM
Why didn't you just ask her to remove it? I'm sure she had no idea it was distracting, and probably forgot she had it on. I have a rule for myself- you're not allowed to be annoyed at someone's inconsiderateness until you ask them to stop. If you bring it to their attention, any reasonable person will stop being inconsiderate- and if they still are obnoxious, then you have an even better story!

I read a blog not long ago about a guitarist whose entire performance was ruined by two inconsiderate people talking really loud right in front of them. The entire audience and guitarist were glaring at the talking people for the first half of the set- then as soon as someone says something to them they immediately stop and look embarressed. They just weren't aware of being inconsiderate- and we've all done that sometime or other.


fair enough. i do agree with you.

however, in this instance the woman in question showed up after the
film had already started. and as i said she was several rows ahead of
me. and it was a crowded theater. so asking her to remove it would've
involved interrupting the movie, stepping over a half dozen people to get
out of my row, and then stepping over another half dozen people to reach
the woman on her own row, talking to her, and then returning. that
just wouldn't do. and it all just would've been so much easier if the woman
could simply TAKE THE PHONE OUT OF HER EAR FOR 90 MINUTES WHILE
SHE WATCHES A MOVIE. or at the very least, put some tape on that
damn light if she can't live without it.

i agree that we must take responsibility for some of the things that
bother us and step up to the plate. but that still doesn't excuse people
who are simply oblivious. is the woman mean or cruel? not really...
she probably didn't know. is she a self absorbed moron that's a little too
fascinated with her own toys? absolutely.

montom
Jul 25, 2007, 10:25 PM
its 100% ridiculous to wear those things on the ear all the time... use when driving , now those guys who "wear" this all day, its just plain ridiculous and make no sense.. they think they are on minority report.

When I see that, all I can think is...... iBorg

...and iTumor.

kwong2006
Jul 26, 2007, 12:30 PM
Do these work on other cell phones, or are there "codes" that locks them onto iPhone only?

AJsAWiz
Jul 26, 2007, 02:01 PM
I just went to the Apple web site to buy one of these gadgets and they aren't shipping until 2-4 weeks. What the?

Am I to assume that the Apple stores are carrying them since there are obviously those who have their hot little hands on them?

I drive around in a squad car all day and I need the hands-free to operate my computer.. I have used the ear buds that came with the iphone but then I can't hear the police radio (umm, that's a problem!).

I need one sooner than 2-4 weeks. :eek:

You could always pick up another brand. I use the one I had with my Moto Razr and it works with the iPhone as well. PLUS it will probably cost you less than $129 ;)

AJsAWiz
Jul 26, 2007, 02:02 PM
Day 2 with this thing:


It will probably go back. To address to earlier comments. One, the ear piece is actually larger then an iPod earpiece.

Second person who said you shouldn't leave it on all the time. Usually I would agree with you, however with this headset it takes so much messing around to the get the thing in your ear and just right, you could miss the call till all is said and done.

Its just too small.

Sound Quality is very inconsisitant. Yesterday I made a few practice calls and there was a ton of static. Later in the day though I was able to make serveral with no issues.

This morning on my way to work, it sounded like someone was running a hair dryer inside the thing. At least the iPhone makes it easy to switch over to the phone.

All in all chances of this going back to the Apple store are sitting at 75%.

Larger ear piece . . . that alone (besides the price) does not make this attractive for me LOL

Toadstool
Jul 31, 2007, 12:18 PM
i havnt been able to find out if you can actually use the bluetooth headset to listen to the ipod portion of the iPhone?

The iPhone does not support Bluetooth A2DP profile (stereo audio), so you cannot listen to music except possibly over the SCO/eSCO which sounds terrible!

Kawasaki
Aug 1, 2007, 06:41 PM
I like it.

mashinhead
Aug 1, 2007, 09:54 PM
i can't get the visual voicemail with the apple bluetooth headset, anyone else?