Aoife M. McEvoyContributing Writer, PCWorld

Aoife M. McEvoy is a freelance writer and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Wireless Stereo Headphones

If you're looking for tiny stereo Bluetooth headphones--and you’re willing to pay the price for them--this ultradainty pair is just the ticket.


Motorola MotoRokr S9-HD for iPod Wireless Stereo Headphones

Consider Motorola’s S9-HD bundle if you need a Bluetooth adapter for your iPod. Your tunes will sound great, too.


Iqua Blade BHS-802 Bluetooth Headset

The Blade’s $70 price and sleek look are attractive, but it lags behind many competing headsets in its handling of background noise.


Skype 4.0 VoIP Service

The latest version of Skype delivers enhanced sound and better video quality, but you may not dig its new interface.

ooVoo 2.0 VoIP Service

If you rely on free video calls for work and for fun, and you need video-specific tools, such as three-way calling, consider ooVoo.

Videoconferencing Apps Get Better With Age

VoIP services offered by Skype and by ooVoo make videoconferencing easier and more reliable.


LG Electronics HBM-760 Bluetooth Headset

The LG HBM-760 is a basic and inexpensive headset with good audio quality.

Plantronics Voyager 835 Bluetooth Headset

A slightly more affordable headset in the Plantronics family, the Voyager 835 includes a car charger, but has inconsistent audio quality.

Callpod Dragon V2 Bluetooth Headset

I found the Dragon V2's sound quality disappointing--and its advertised working range of 300-plus feet does not hold up.

Motorola Motopure H15 Bluetooth Headset

Motorola's compact Motopure H15 Bluetooth headset has a flip microphone, ignores background noise, and responds reliably to voice-activated dialing.

Samsung WEP700 Bluetooth Headset

Though reasonably priced, this Samsung headset delivers mediocre audio quality, and the lack of extra earbuds and hooks limits its appeal.

Motorola H780 Bluetooth Headset

Earhook die-hards will like the Motorola H780's sturdy fit and comfort level, but expect the call quality of this Bluetooth headset to fluctuate.

Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset

Place this great-sounding Bluetooth headset straight in your ear--the Plantronics Discovery 925 requires no fuss or adjustments.

Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset

Wearing the Jabra BT530 with or without the earhook provides a secure fit, but its audio quality isn't consistent.

Nokia BH-804 Bluetooth Headset

The tiny and lightweight Nokia BH-804 Bluetooth headset offers a sturdy fit, but its call quality regularly took a hit well within range.