Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset Unboxing Pics

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A Flickr user has posted some unboxing photos of Apple's iPhone Bluetooth headset, some of which are mirrored here.


    Headset Packaging


    iPhone shows headset charging status

    Apple claims the $129 accessory 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.

    For more coverage of Apple's Bluetooth Headset in the wild, see this article from the iPhone blog.

    Article Link: Apple iPhone Bluetooth Headset Unboxing Pics
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2004
    Tallahassee, FL
    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...
  3. macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2006
    Not a bluetooth headset kinda guy, but...

    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!
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2006
  5. macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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
  6. macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    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.
  7. macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    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
  8. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Franklin, WI
    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.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007

    thats a pretty darn cool headset... I also think the dishtowel backdrop is a great touch to the photo shoot.
  10. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Yeah. It comes with TWO chargers, no less--on top of the Dock that comes with the iPhone.
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    San Francisco, CA

    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 :(
  12. macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i've never owned a bluetooth headset before, but that one seems pretty good. maybe one day i'll get one
  13. macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2006
    Simple Pairing via the Dock!

    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.
  14. SK-
    macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2006
    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:

    Open-Box iPhone Bluetooth Headset - Posted 8 July 2007:

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

  15. macrumors 6502


    May 25, 2006
    Seattle (M$ Country)
  16. macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    are these available in stores now? do we have a user review?
  17. macrumors 6502

    Carlos E

    Jun 30, 2007
    Does anyone have a picture with the ear piece on? I'd like to get an idea of size.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
  19. Contributor


    Oct 28, 2003
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2007
  21. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Los Angeles
    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.
  23. macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I'm so torn. I bought a Jawbone on iDay, but this headset looks sweet. I do love my Jawbone though.
  24. macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
  25. macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2003
    You don't actually need to bring the dock along, there is a USB charging adapter cable that is also included.
    Headset link

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