I am often asked
which bluetooth headsets to buy which can be worn with glasses.
You can go for
Nextlink's Bluespoon AX
it is the only Bluetooth headset company I know of which makes headsets
which can be worn with glasses. Nextlink's earlier models Chameleon
and Digital also could be worn with glasses but only on right ear
and were not very comfortable. Bluespoon AX is very recent model
priced sensibly at US$74 unlike its earlier expensive models.
It is one of
very lightestmodel at 10gm; talk time is reasonable at 4-5 hours
and standby time of up to 150 hours. Though this model doesn't claim
to have active noise cancellation, I could use it at noisy street
junctions, restaurants without any difficulty in conversation, very
impressive for Bluetooth headset, only other Bluetooth headset which
could achieve this was Plantronics
models from this company Bluespoon AX uses standard "0000"
pairing code so that you can now easily pair it with devices without
keypads like landline Bluetooth connectors like Bluespoon HOME.
models were tough on ear, but very well connected for charging,
they were the first Bluetooth headsets to offer 110-220V universal
charger with multiple country electrical pin/plugs. With Bluespoon
AX approach is radically different but still makes sense. It offers
no charger, but a USB cable to connect with nearby PC and charge
your headset. Which also means you can't charge this headset if
you don't own a PC or are not near one. You can buy optional charger
to connect to power outlet but I suppose most people won't need
is very comfortable on ear with gel like rubberized plugs but still
its good idea to change from one ear to another every hour or so
if you wear it for long. Pairing with phone is too easy with just
single button pairing mode. It can pair with up to 8 devices and
when you pair with 9th device, it removes least used device from
its memory. So now you can be talking on mobile using this headset
when out, but use it for VoIP once you are at home.
If your budget
is high then you may try out Bluespoon 5G which is just 5grams weight
as name suggests and has similar design but costs US$299/-.
Two year back
Bluetooth headsets were new and choices were few and all of them
were expensive. Now prices are dipping with good headsets costing
$70-80 without sacrificing quality or performance. You can see many
innovative designs in next few months. One is premium headsets like
Jabra BT800 with LCD, small tiny
headsets like Bluespoon 5G and upcoming Plantronics Tahiti which
offers 25 hour of talk time with innovative battery arrangement
with headset weighing only 9gm. Another noteable model from TSRmobile
PowerBOX , a stereo headset with MP3 Player and Bluetooth
Media Player Headset which can also be connected via wires to
mp3 player/tv/dvd sources.