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Jabra Bt135 Cheap Cheerful Communication

Reviewing: Jabra Bt135 Bluetooth Headset  |  Rating:
toadpenguin By toadpenguin on
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Pros: Cheap, cheerful, easy to use.Cons: Not very comfortable, voice quality could be better.

For those of you lucky enough to own an online gaming system, a Bluetooth-compatible cell phone, a fancy car, an internet connected computer or any of the above, you're sure to want a cheap and easy way of communicating with your friends, rather than having to resort to some cumbersome (and downright dangerous in the case of the car option) text chatting. The Bluetooth headset, and in particular, the Jabra BT135, might just be the gadget for you.

For the purpose of this review, I'm going to be looking at it from an online PS3 gamer's point of view, as it is the only situation I have tested it in.

First things first, open up the box and you are greeted with the lovely sight of the headset itself, along with two coloured stickers if you're not a fan of the black, function-over-form design. Turning it on is fairly simple, although holding in the button for the required 5 seconds can be uncomfortable (more on that later). The headset is easy to connect to most devices, with an easy to read instruction manual for those of us who aren't as well learned in the art of technology.

Voice quality is good in most games; all of my friends were able to make out what I was saying quite clearly. However, with some games there was a problem with echoing (the speaker on the other end of the line hearing what they have said again through your headset, resulting in a garbling mix of voices which worsens with every additional speaker).

As you might have read earlier in the review, comfort is not this headset's strong point. The tough ear-hook along with a rather brash circular earpiece make wearing it for extended periods of time almost unbearable. The best use for this headset would be light online gaming, only wearing it for a few minutes at a time.

This product is one of the cheapest Bluetooth headsets on the market, and can be found on amazon.co.uk for as little as £14.95. Also it comes complimentary with Warhawk for PS3. All in all, it is brilliant value for money and I would highly recommend it to any online gamers.