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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [08.26.04]
Manufactured by: Bluetake, DFI, Logitech

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Logitech Mobile Bluetooth

Looks like Logitech is marketing to the Mid-Life Crisis crowd (please tell me they're not driving a Chrysler Sebring convertible!)

Technically speaking, the Logitech headset is very handsomely designed. It is smooth in more than one sense; the plastic used is similar to that on the MX 500 and MX 700 series mice, and is very comfortable and pleasing to touch.

The symmetrical design allows it to easily be worn on either ear, without the need to move parts around.

When not in use, the microphone boom can be swiveled back, but nothing is going to keep this thing from standing out like an extra appendage sticking out the side of your head. As I said before, looks are defined by your personal taste. But let me tell you now, the Logitech does NOT look right on a 25 year old walking around town. This is more of a 'businessman at work' type of headset.

The buttons were the easiest of the three to get used to. As with all the headsets, there are three buttons. The top button (which is on the bottom when worn on the left ear) is the main 'function' button, while the volume switch is easy to find.

One nice addition is the nice looking carrying case/charger cradle. That's right, this case also functions as a charger! It is pretty bulky, but looks great sitting on any desk.

Usage Notes

The Logitech was easily the least comfortable of the three headsets I tested here. The plastic hook is comfortable at first, but as the day wears on, the 30 gram headset starts to really weigh down and irritate.

Sound quality was also the lowest of the three; I could never seem to get it to operate at a good volume. Outgoing sound was the clearest of the three however, because of the huge microphone arm.

Battery life was very good, although not as good as the Bluetake for standby time. Expect to charge it every 4 or 5 days with moderate usage.

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