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TRITTON AX Micro Bluetooth Headset

A while ago, the folks at TRITTON Technologies sent me one of their AX Micro Bluetooth Headsets to review. I finally got around to giving it a good trial last week and can write up my experiences.

The headset comes with a little stand to put the headset in and it can be charged with a mini USB cable. It actually kind of snaps in. A wall wort with a mini USB plug is also provided.

The headset itself has kind of an odd looking earpiece, but for good reason. It “grips” to your outer ear, doing away with the usual clip around the ear to hold it in place. Having managed to drain the four hour talk time battery in one day–had a lot of meetings that day–it was still fairly comfortable, yet secure. Perhaps the most comfortable headset I’ve used yet.

However, there are some aspects of the headset I don’t like. Turning it on and off involves holding down a button for too long–5 seconds. By 3 seconds, I think something is wrong. Also, the tone that plays when you mute the headset–by holding down both the volume up and down keys simultaneously–is the same tone as when the headset is low on battery.

As long as I was relatively close to the phone, the sound quality on the headset was pretty good–for bluetooth. As I strayed more than a couple feet away, the headset started sounding worse. Whether that’s a function of radio frequency issues, the beta phone I was testing with, or the headset, I don’t know. More testing is needed.

For comfort alone, the headset is worth trying, and is competitively priced at $59.99 (retail, might be cheaper elsewhere).


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