It’s light, and mostly plastic. In my opinion it feels a little bit cheap, but that’s subjective. It doesn’t ‘look’ too bad at all..but just doesn’t feel like £40 of stuff.
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It comes supplied with a set of stereo headphones (buds) which plug directly into the unit, and a cable to connect your portable device to the audio input jack. (3.5 to 2.5 cable) together with user manual and phone setup guide covering about 8 or so phones.
I was most interested in using the unit to connect to my C500 via Bluetooth and listen to music cable free. Having following the instructions HERE..and, voila..wireless stereo music! BUT, I have to say, quality not good. I initially used the supplied earphones, then connected up my far superior KOSS KSC-35’s and disappointingly the lack of quality was all the more evident. I would say that it sounds about as good as AM radio…if you can remember what that’s like!
I haven’t even tried to listen using the standard wired connection, as that’s not why I bought this little gizmo, I wanted quality wireless music. Don’t get me wrong, if you just want to hear your music via Bluetooth, its OK. But there’s a difference between hearing and listening :roll:
I did a quick check of the voice dial facility and that seems to work fine. I tried placing the unit about 150mm and 200mm away from my mouth and it picked up the tags no problem. I also faced the microphone port facing and away from my mouth and both worked. Your mileage may vary with a different handset however.
The actual call quality using Bluetooth was slightly better than expected, seemed to be more bass than I got listening to music!
All in, it’s a pretty straightforward device to operate, mostly using the MFB (multi function button) which is adjacent to the multi colour led. I’m not convinced that I’ll keep this, as I would rather have cables and decent music than wireless with poor quality audio. I suppose that it depends on your expectations, but just think AM radio for the music quality and you’ve got an idea.
If I get rid of them, here's another possibility but without being able to choose your own headphones >>HERE<<
Any questions, feel free to ask.
Edited by FrankyG, 09 February 2005 - 03:38 PM.