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Argard M10 Review

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Argard M10 Review
Functionality:

Aside for the tree-way calling option, functionality wise, Argard M10 does not offer anything more than the rest of the handsfree devices. It is activated when you are having more than one conversation and you hold the multifunctional button pressed for 10 seconds. The rest of the commands, such as power on/off, start/end call, voice dialing, switch between calls, are executed by using the same key. To activate each one of them, you have to keep the button pressed for a differed period of time.



Performance:


Overall, we are not happy of Argard M10’s performance. The official data provided by the manufacturer indicates a 3 hour TalkTime, which came out to be only 2,5 hours. Not a big deal, but in contrast, you can talk twice as much with the Invisio G5. We are disappointed by the Bluetooth range; crackling noises can be heard when you are having a conversation and the little device is in your ear with the phone in your pocket. In some instances, there whole words were skipped.

TalkTime - Argard M10 Review

TalkTime

Things are way better when we are talking about sound quality. The incoming voice is heard loud and clear, but somewhat sharp and with an unpleasant background noise. The outgoing sound has a very good quality, but not enough volume. You will manage to have a conversation if you are at a noisy place, but due to the lack of a DSP system, you might have some difficulties. You can still talk when there is light or moderate wind, which is a pleasant surprise for such as mall device.

Even though Argard performed well sound wise, that cannot compensate for its other weaknesses. The main problem is the insufficient power of the Bluetooth, which forces you to keep the phone close by.


Conclusion:

Argard M10 is a small, good-looking handsfree and it is definitely impressive at first sight. This however, was not enough to distract us from the extremely poor range and battery performance. If you don’t really care about the design, take a look at Nextlink Invisio G5, which according to us is a better solution.

Pros

  • Interesting design
  • Good sound quality
  • Very light – only 0,18 oz (5 grams)

Cons

  • Very short range
  • Poor battery performance
  • Not comfortable for continuous wearing
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. shannon (unregistered)


From the way the picture looks, this bluetooth seems to be a little too thick to have such a poor battery life. 2.5 hours? *gasp*

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