If you’re shopping for a portable car kit that lets you bypass pressing buttons for most tasks, the S4 is one product to look at. Expect calls to sound less than perfect, however.
Though this headset offers voice control and lets you choose between two wearing styles (hook or no hook), its call quality is mediocre.
If you rely on your cell phone and Skype, this Plantronics package neatly turns your PC into a Bluetooth communications hub. The headset performs reasonably well most of the time.
The pricey Motorola Finiti delivers a novel earpiece style and impressive noise cancellation in windy conditions.
The bulky design of this over-the-ear headset failed to deliver a secure fit, and in testing its call quality fell short.
The Era offers decent sound quality, and working with it requires only a few flicks of the wrist and a couple of finger taps and button presses.
The least-expensive monaural headset tested to date is impressive: The controls are easy to reach, the fit feels solid, and the call quality isn't too shabby.
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Casio's low-power prototype watch lets you manage your phone from your wrist via Bluetooth.
Plantronics ups the ante for Bluetooth headsets by building in a variety of automated location-aware features and unified communications functionality.