Product Type: Jabra headsets
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Member Name: Gerardus
Advantages: Just look at the price and all the extras!
Disadvantages: Not as smooth looking as others on the market.
The Jabra BT125 is a great choice for a budget bluetooth headset. I paid only £7.99 for the Jabra BT125 Driver Pack from Play.com, a truly magical price when you consider all that is included in this bundle...
-Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Headset
-In car charger
-USB Charger (unadvertised).
-Phone holder (sticks to car dashboard)
This bundle would represent good value even if it didn't include the blue-tooth headset, but the headset is included!
The in car charger design is also worth noting is a wire with a USB plug at the end. This then plugs into the supplied car charger with USB socket. This means you could plug any other USB charger into this car charger allowing you to charge your ipod in the car for instance. A real added bonus!
Now down to the headset itself. After all, the extras are nice but you are buying a headset right... Well I have to say the BT125 is a grower. When i first took it out the box I thought it looked a little cheap and fragile. Looks-wise for instance it does not compare with the Bluetrek G2 which is an alternative budget headset and much smoother looking gadget. I also wasn't sure about the fact the earclip looked fragile and there is no ear bud so I wasn't convinced that the headset would stay in place very well.
However having used it for the last month I have to say the little critter is growing on me. While the earclip looked fragile, it has not broken yet and seems sturdy enough, and the headset does fit in place and stays in place despite my initial fears. Its true its not as smooth looking as the G2, but it doesn't look so bad after all perhaps I was suffering the preconceptions I had because of the price a payed for it. ...And frankly so what if it doesn't look as good as my last one, I only use my headset in the car so not many others are going to see it.
Finally and most importantly the performance. It works in the same way as many bluetooth headsets with a single button used to switch it on and off, to pick up and end calls and to hold down to set it to discovery mode. Then separate volume buttons as well. It was very easy to set up with my Nokia phone using the instructions. The sound quality is pretty good considering what you pay for it. Compared to my old Bluetrek G2 I would say that the sound my end is a little worse quality. But according to my wife the sound for the person your calling is actually a little better than the G2. Over all I would say the quality is more than good enough for short functional phone calls in the car. Probably alright for longer social calls with friends. But not advised for calling your old slightly deaf aunt!
Throughout this review I have compared this headset to the Bluetrek G2 which you may be interested to know that I have previously reviewed. If you are interested in reading the Bluetrek review or any others please click on my name to see a list of my past reviews.
Summary: Best value budget bluetooth headset!
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