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RIM BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-300 Review

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RIM BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-300 Review
Despite providing automatic volume control, it still would've been nice to offer manual controls to instantly modify the setting. It's not that much of a problem in quiet environments, but its does become somewhat of a problem when conditions abruptly change.

Voices through the headset have a distinctive crackly and dispersed tone to them which makes it rather difficult to comprehend.

Conversely, our callers aren't too pleased by the headset's output seeing that they said that our voice sounds mute in tone on their end. Moreover, the microphone seemingly picks up everything, such as the tapping of a pen, which reduces the clarity for our callers to understand. Even worse, noisy environments place a detrimental amount of stress since every single sound is heard by our callers – which undoubtedly muddies the whole conversation.

RIM BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-300 Review
RIM BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-300 Review
RIM BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-300 Review

If it weren't for its rapid charge time, the HS-300 wouldn't be a conducive headset for those who require long periods of continuous usage. With a full charge, we managed to get a talk time of 3.75 hours before dying – which is below the manufacturer's rating of 4 hours. Regardless, it's not going to take too much time to get it back to a sufficient level.


Conclusion:

Beauty isn't something on the list with the HS-300 seeing that it is a basic option that isn't particularly a polarizing figure in terms of design. Its all plastic construction and below average quality are very well justifiable since it sports a price tag of $49.99. Aside from its peppy nature in getting an acceptable battery level, there is very little that this Bluetooth headset has to offer in terms of features. Granted that some might be entranced by its inexpensive cost, they'll be sorely disappointed to find it insufficient in terms of being a communication device to place and receive phone calls.

Pros

  • Quick charging time
  • Lightweight and discrete looking

Cons

  • Cheap feeling construction
  • Poor calling quality
  • Uninspiring design
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posted on 19 Dec 2010, 16:12

1. Wilma (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)


Nice and small but can't find how to turn up the volume. Sound is so low I cannot even hear it ringing in my ear and the phone does not ring when the bluetooth is turned on.

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 15:38

2. rcookw1600 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)


The ear hook breaks and now I can't find another , it makes it all useless?

posted on 27 Apr 2013, 15:42

3. rcookw1600 (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)


IIt is a great bluetooth but with out the ear hook, it falls out and that is no good when I'm driving. I don't wear it all the time as it makes my ear sore so I put it on and off up to 10 times a day. the hook is not flexible enough!

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