PXDAA-audio/headset adapter has quite a claim to uphold and it seems they are doing a pretty good job.
With many people unhappy with the headset that comes with the phone, there have been many complaints ranging from “the earpieces keep” falling out to “when I put the headset in my pocket it always gets tangled up.”
quite a few different adaptors and methods have been used to alleviate the problem, some seem to work but unfortunately lose the hands free feature. Now enter the PDXAA a retractable headset unit that allows you to use your favourite headphones but still keep the hands free feature
This little beast came through my door in a jiffy bag, but instead of it being damaged there was a sturdy plastic case used for protection in transport, This will also make a very handy carry case to keep the unit in when not in use .
When retacted the main unit is only 90mm but when extended to it’s full length it’s 820 mm long. The supplied earpiece is 160mm long (inc plug) which to be honest I felt was a little too short another 100mm would have been better, unless you want to look like a secret agent using the mute button
The ear piece fits nicely but in case it does not there is a supplied foam cover.
Now down to the testing.
The unit’s very light as it’s made out of plastic but it does have a sturdy feel to it.
When extending you have to remember to pull both ends or the cable will snag but instructions detailing this were included. The 2.5mm plug is a right angled type so the cable is not obtrusive in any way which means there is less chance of knocking it and damaging the phones socket.
Sound quality, is adequate with the supplied earbud but the unit comes into it’s own when you use your own 3.5mm headphones. I looked a muppet using hands free with my ‘out of the ark’ headphones but I had to try it out all in the name of science :oops:.
The Mute button, works well I just hope MS or whoever gets their act together to enable the button to answerend calls etc. or just enable mapping of the button.
The volume control, is a dial type and the first time I used it it seemed to crackle but after that I could not replicate it again, so I presume it was just bedding in. The good bit about the volume control is that you can turn it completely off rather than just very quiet.
The cost is $26.50 and not a bad price for what it’s offering IMHO.
Not really much else to say except that this is a very impressive unit and the big question? is it worth the price? Yes I think it is.
For more details and information on ordering go to http://pc-mobile.net/spv.htm Pc-Mobile have told me that they are intending to make an Smartphone section to their site after some more testing.
PS sorry bout the pic quality they were taken with the camera in low light