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Etymotic Research er89-2 etyBLU2 Wireless Bluetooth Headset

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A serious Bluetooth headset for serious users of wireless headset technology, the upgraded version of the popular etyBLU headset contains etyBLU’s highly-directional, noise-canceling microphone in a fixed-boom configuration. This design change … see full wiki

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Finally a Decent Bluetooth Headset with a Boom Arm.

  • Sep 21, 2010
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+3
Finally found a bluetooth headset with a boom arm microphone that I like. Other ones I have seen are extremely large and look awkward to wear. I prefer boom arm microphones rather than the ones that the mic is part on the unit and sits on your cheek closer to your ear. It has been my experience that bluetooth microphones that sit back further from your mouth seem to pick up a lot of background noise and your voice does not transmit as clearly. The etyBLU headset comes with a flexible boom arm that can be adjusted closer to your mouth to so you can be heard without background noises, and it comes with a bi-directional microphone so your voice is clearly heard.

It can be worn for long periods of time without ear fatigue. It is extremely lightweight and balances perfectly in my ear. The earpiece sits deep into the ear and it comes with 5 different size ear tips so you have the best comfortable fit. The volume could be better, even when I have it turned up to the maximum setting I have a hard time hearing the other person on the line sometimes. For this reason, I like using the foam ear tip which molds completely around your ear canal. Comes with two different sized windscreens.  You can even upgrade to an earmold that is custom made for you.  They will made an earmold that is made by your ear canal impressions, looks like the ones made for hearing aids.  The manufacturer offers this upgrade for $100 and it can be done directly from their website at www.etymotic.com/customfit

I prefer to just wear the headset without the ear loop, but if you rather use your headset with an over the ear loop, it comes with an attachable wire ear hook. Also enclosed is two replaceable wax filters and filter removal tool.

Comes a (very short) micro-USB cable to charge via computer or compatible device. Since it is so short, it might make it a nuisance for people who only have USB slot located in back of their computer. Instead I use my 12Vcar multi power socket outlet that comes with a USB slot to charge it. Since I use this headset mostly with my Droid cell phone, I also use the AC wall power micro USB adapter that came with my phone to charge it was well. It took me about 3 hours to get a full charge. You know when it is fully charged with the LED light turns from yellow to blue.

Pairing was a breeze; I was able to pair it with my Droid and Palm Pre within seconds. You can connect up to 8 devices! All functions are controlled by pressing the Multi-Function Button located in the front of the unit which is very easy to operate and find (silver button). States talk time is 7 hours and standby is 100 hours (little over 4 days), which really is not very much time without having it to recharge. So I have to take away a star for its battery life. Other than the battery, this headset is the top of the line for that multitasking.

Comes with a 2-year warranty.
Finally a Decent Bluetooth Headset with a Boom Arm.

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