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For the PS3, this is a good, cheap option. However, it isn't a full alternative to the Official PlayStation Headset. With the Jabra, it's good value for money and the style looks very nice, but it doesn't have the notifications like the Official Headset, and the voice clarity isn't as good.
First, the packaging is easy to open, with no thick plastic to cut, that could possibly cut into you. Also, the text is very clear, making it easy to read. The instructions provided are good, but don't describe how to connect it to the device, as each is different, so you will need to do your own research. For the PS3, setup is hassle free, and you simply go to the XMB and search for a new accessory. However, the headset would occasionally lose connection, and it would have to be set up again. This could be once every few weeks, or every few days.
The build quality of the device is good, but not great. The device can survive a few drops, with a well build plastic case, but the mini-USB connector is very weak, and could potentially be pulled out of position, so it won't be able to charge.
The battery on the device is very good, but at only 4-5 hours talk time, it isn't as good as other products on the market. On the other hand, it does charge very quickly.
Also, the design is very nice. The addition of the coloured plates means that it can look stylish, but is also very small and lightweight. It is very comfortable to wear, with the ear piece which fits nicely onto the ear.
Another big part of a headset is the microphone. This is clear, but the noise cancellation isn't perfect, so it usually picks up noise from a TV. This can be very annoying for other gamers, and they might not be able to hear you very well. The speaker is very clear, but since it only fits over one ear, isn't perfect for gaming as you can't hear the game sounds clearly.
This product is great value for money, as it is much cheaper than similar products. It might not be as good, but for most people, this is a great option. Compared to the PS3 Official Headset, it also lacks the notifications system, which tells you when you have connected the device, battery level and when it is muted. This headset also lacks a mute switch, which makes it awkward if you have to cover the mic.
Overall, this is a great headset for the occasional gamer. The sound quality is average, and it is comfortable to wear. However, the Official Headset, with the extended features is a better option.
In my opinions this is one of the best bluetooth headsets I have ever owned, and funnily enough it is also the cheapest headset I have owned.
After buying a PS3 and playing online, It was time for me to use all of the features the PS3 has to offer and buy myself a headset to talk to my friends whilst playing online. At first I was very tempted to get the official Sony PS3 headset, but after reading some disappointing reviews, opted for a cheaper model instead.
The Jabra BT135 has excellent sound quality and the clarity is very good. The microphone is very good and others tell me my voice is extremley clear. The ear piece fits well over either ear and is very comfy for the wearer over hours of playtime.
One charge from the mains on this headset gives approx 4-5 hours continuous talk time which Is very impressive for such a small unit. The headset can be personalised with 3 coloured fascias that come in the box.
The headset is very easy to pair to bluetooth devices, think it took me under 30 seconds from the box to get it working with my PS3.
Bundled in the box is a charger, instruction manual and the fascias.
The headset was under £7 from ebay and worth every penny. Would certainly purchase again.
I purchased this bluetooth headset as I wanted to engage in some "kwality banter" with the cool dudes that use Call of Duty World at War on the Playstation 3.
It cost me the grand sum of £13.99 from eBay including the driver pack, which is a damn site cheaper than the official headset. Included in the box was a wall charger, instructions, USB lead, and car charger, as well as some interchangeable fascias. The unit itself looks quite sleek with its brushed black finish, and the ear mount thingie is easily moulded to the shape to your ear. It is quite comfortable to wear as unlike the cheapy units, the earpiece is made of a soft-touch plastic so doesn't chafe against the ear.
It is easy to set up, every is controlled by the big white button which flashes blue every 2-3 seconds when operational, though this can be annoying in a darkened room. It was very easy to get it to link with the PS3.
Sound quality is very good and voices come through clear, and my voice also goes through well. The only complaint I have is that the microphone can be over-sensitive, and will pick up and relay noises from the TV as well as my voice. This may annoy other PS3 players.
Battery life is very good, I probably get 5 or 6 hours use out of it before it needs charging, even then it only needs an hour to charge.
Overall, a great unit, but if you can pick up the official headset cheaply (under £18) then go for that.
The Jabra BT135 is one of the smallest and lightest bluetooth headsets available.
I recieved mine when i first purchased warhawk for my PS3.
The unit can have the small fascia strip replaced in different colours to give you that bit of individuality.
The headset has an i-link style charger which can be charged by either a usb port or even the mains as well.
The great thing about the headset is that you hardly notice your wearing it. Plus its not bulky nor does it feel like you have grown a tusk.
The ear piece is quite large but deliveries clear audio brilliantly.
The microphone of the unit is also amazing good. Considering its size and how far away from your mouth it is, it does a great job of picking up your ramblings.
The over the ear piece can be swapped to fit either or right or left ear.
Now onto the controls of the unit.
The unit has 3 buttons, the main on/off/connect button is shown as the silver /white section on the unit in the picture. Hold it for a few seconds and it connects/communicates with your bluetooth devices. To turn the unit on or off hold the bitton for 5 seconds. This is shown by the blue light flcikering very fast.
Then on top of the unit you have the +/- buttons used to control the headset volume. It will beep fro every level up and down. When you hit maximum it will beep a bit more.
So the quality of the unit is outstanding. I have had no problems with mine at all. Its small has great battery life and is cheap.
10/10, and i have no negative points at all.