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BlueAnt T1 Review

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Using it for the very first time, we're greeted to some voice guided instructions in getting the phone paired. Although it's general and not specific, we easily managed to connect it with a T-Mobile myTouch 4G. Moreover, the BlueAnt T1 features Multipoint technology which enabled us to connect it with an iPhone 4 as well. However, pressing the multi-function button will only allow you to control the functions of the primary phone. Although it offers voice control, there are limited items you can use through the phone's built-in service – like checking battery, call information, and launching the default voice command service on your phone. With Android smartphones, you can download the BlueAnt app which will announce received text messages through the headset – which works well and automatically kicks in once a message arrives.

Modifying the volume is no problem at all and we're actually pleased with the sufficient audio level it emits which makes it very tolerable to hear even at the loudest volume setting. Nevertheless, there is some background noise that can be heard through the headset – but doesn't adversely change the quality of voices.

One of best things about the BlueAnt T1 is its Voice Cancellation Technology which does wonders in combating wind speeds up to 22 miles per hour. As we pulled down the car windows, our callers did notice a hint of noise initially, but it quickly dissipated as they stated that our voice was more than recognizable – but with a hint of hiss. Conversely, the strong and deep tones emitted by the BlueAnt T1's earpiece are more than satisfactory to make out every uttered word spoken by our callers.

BlueAnt T1 Review
BlueAnt T1 Review

Slightly obtaining over 5 hours of talk time with the BlueAnt T1, that mark is an hour short of the manufacturer's rating of 6 hours. Still, that's a decent amount of time for any Bluetooth headset out there on the market, but it doesn't offer the rapid charge time found on other contemporary headsets. Just be prepared to keep it connected to a power source for some time to get it at a respectable level for usage.


Conclusion:

Finding itself in the mid-range pricing category, there's no arguing that the BlueAnt T1 offers a lot of features for its $79.99 price point. Additionally, it flaunts plenty of usable features to keep those Terminators connected with one another without the worry of the wind becoming a distracting factor in their conquest to rule the planet. So even if you're not an unstoppable terminator, you can pick up the T1 and transform yourself into that inter-connected robot you've always dreamed about – not to mention keeping your conversations going along accordingly.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Strong earpiece speaker
  • Reads text messages via a dedicated Android app

Cons

  • Slight hiss to voices
  • Ear buds don't offer a snug fit
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posted on 06 Oct 2011, 21:25

1. larrylturner (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Oct 2011)


Do not buy the Blueant T1 to use with a android (HTC Thunderbolt) phone they are NOT compatable. I got a jawbone ICON and it works fine.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 17:49

2. joebrogan39 (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


I need plastic wire that goes around your ear. How can I get this part?

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