NextLink Bluespoon AX Bluetooth headset review
Size and Weight:
As you can see from the above pictures, Nextlink managed to compact their current headset very well on to a single 30mm x 20mm circuit board. Also, the speaker is more than twice the size of the circuit board. The unit itself (without the ear bud), weighs around 10 grams.
Which means, this is one of the tiniest and lightest Bluetooth® headsets in the world!
The included accessories are a joke. An item such as this fragile one should not be held from a nylon strap, nor from a soft velvet pouch. Instead, it should be housed in some sort of a hard shell or casing. Using the pouch is just asking for a smashed head set! There's not even a button on the pouch to prevent items from spilling out. Apparently, it looks as if the marketing department got this head set to the market before engineers could find tune the extras.
The company states that in future versions, there would be a variation of colors. Currently the only color available is black. The clear model in this review, is currently unavailable to consumers and is not expected to be sold any time soon. Sorry :(
|AX color variations|
Although, the Bluespoon AX is small and light weight, there are some notable design imperfections:
- The "soft" ear piece is not very comfortable. After a couple of hours of use, your ear, will be a bit sore.
- The constant blue blinking LED light, attracts unwanted attention, and lowers battery life.
- Microphone is not sensitive enough for proper day to day use.
- Head set is contained in a weak plastic housing, which feels very flimsy.