I just wanted to get some opinions from people about bluetooth headsets. I'm getting my sister one for Christmas and was curious what people who own some think of them. Currently the front runners are:
the Jabra BT250v,
and the Motorola HS850
I currently use the HS850 with my v3. It connects quickly, is small (0.7oz), has a great battery life, turns off when the boom is closed to conserve power, is easy to pair with phones, and has a great microphone/noise cancelling. The downs being that it has a relatively loose fitting ear hook and the speaker sits against the outside of your ear. Because of this it can be a little harder to hear in loud environments. With my v3 the range on this headset is incredible. I've been up to 30' from the phone without any static, and I've walked into separate rooms with walls and appliances inbetween me and the phone without a problem. The range was somewhat less with my v551. This headset also used the same charger as my former phone (Moto v551) which was convenient with the included charger splitter. Also I'm giving my sister the v551.
My brother has a BT250v and loves it. It also connects quickly, has a good battery life, has an off button/switch, pairs easily, has a vibrate function, a retractible boom, gel earbud. This headset is a little larger and weighs 0.8oz so it's slightly less convenient to drop into a pocket. The range is more debatable as I've seen reviews where you lost signal if the phone were on the opposite side of your body from the headset. I'm going to have my brother conduct some range tests with his headset. The big plus of this headset is the earbud as it's much more useful in louder environments.
The main things I'm looking for in a headset are range and loudness. My sister only has cell signal at one end of her apartment so my plan is for her to leave the phone where it has signal and be able to walk around with the headset. This probably won't work throughout her apartment but should be better than the phone itself. She also lives in Brooklyn and has to walk around on city streets and deal with noise in general, so something that you can hear when there's noise around you is great. Range is obviously in part due to the phone and how strongly it transmits, but the loudness factor is the only thing keeping me from buying a HS850 right now. If anyone has any thoughts on these two headsets, or any suggestions for headsets that you have experience with please share.
thanks, and Merry Christmas.