Apple Bluetooth Headset-not so great

billyripkin

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Jun 28, 2007
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First off I love Apple but with this product they missed the mark. Maybe someone can offer some help but if anything is blocking the visual link between the bluetooth headset and iPhone it sounds like staticville. My old Logitech headset can be used pretty much anywhere in my 2 story townhome while my phone sits in the charger. With the Apple headset I get out of visual range and the signal starts to fade. Could Airport extreme or another wifi network be knocking it out? My old headset does not get affected by this so I am calling this product a $130 dud.

If I cant find a working solution for this I am returning it and hopefully not getting hit with a restocking fee. So sad since it is a really nice looking product not to mention the dock idea is excellent.:(
 

billyripkin

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Jun 28, 2007
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So I am guessing you returned one? I know on the receipt it did not say so I was wondering if you are just assuming or know from actually having returned one.

By the way does anyone else out there have a problem with static during calls using the Apple Bluetooth Headset
 

plumbingandtech

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Jun 20, 2007
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So I am guessing you returned one? I know on the receipt it did not say so I was wondering if you are just assuming or know from actually having returned one.

By the way does anyone else out there have a problem with static during calls using the Apple Bluetooth Headset
turn off airport extreme and other items to test. then turn them each back on until you find the problem.
 

billyripkin

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Jun 28, 2007
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Chicago
Well I tried to unplug the Airport Extreme and no luck. Still wondering is any other owners having the same problem? I just want to see if maybe my bluetooth earpiece is defective.
 

gr8tfly

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Oct 29, 2006
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The range on mine seems to be about the same, perhaps a bit less than my Plantronics. If the iPhone is on the opposite side of my head as the headset, it does start to block. The Plantronics behaved similarly.
 

billyripkin

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Jun 28, 2007
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I know....I wanted one so bad and was excited when I got to the store yesterday and the employee told me they had just gotten 3 in stock. Now, unless someone can convince me it is something I can fix I will be taking it back to the store. Sucks
 

Roy Hobbs

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Apr 29, 2005
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Not sure what you guys are talking about, but my Apple BT headset works great.

I can leave my iPhone on the kitchen table and walk into another room with out any static.

While at work I left my iPhone on my desk and walked at least 15 feet down the hall before any noticable change in sound quality.
 

GTiPhone

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Jul 22, 2007
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Island Heights, NJ
First off I love Apple but with this product they missed the mark. Maybe someone can offer some help but if anything is blocking the visual link between the bluetooth headset and iPhone it sounds like staticville. My old Logitech headset can be used pretty much anywhere in my 2 story townhome while my phone sits in the charger. With the Apple headset I get out of visual range and the signal starts to fade. Could Airport extreme or another wifi network be knocking it out? My old headset does not get affected by this so I am calling this product a $130 dud.

If I cant find a working solution for this I am returning it and hopefully not getting hit with a restocking fee. So sad since it is a really nice looking product not to mention the dock idea is excellent.:(
Mine works just fine, maybe I should start a thread called Apple Bluetooth Headset- works great
 

dr_lha

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Oct 8, 2003
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You can currently get the Jawbone for $50 less than Apple's offering, so I decided to go for that, especially as it supposedly adds excellent noise canceling and has the over ear hook (ear buds fall out of my ears).
 

joshuajames

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Jul 26, 2007
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I had the exact same problem and I've been through TWO of them just in case the first one was broken. There is absolutely no way any other company would've let this through QC. It just doesn't work...
 

AJsAWiz

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Jun 28, 2007
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Ohio
Not sure what you guys are talking about, but my Apple BT headset works great.

I can leave my iPhone on the kitchen table and walk into another room with out any static.

While at work I left my iPhone on my desk and walked at least 15 feet down the hall before any noticable change in sound quality.
And your iPhone was still there when you got back? :p