Award of Excellence
Wed Oct 22, 2008 – 9:11 AM EDT – By Neal Martin @ treocentral.com
The Bluetrek Metal’s list of specifications leaves nothing to be desired. With a talk time of 5 hours and a standby time of 7 days, your headset should always be ready for that call! The unit measures .5″ wide by 2″ tall and has a thickness of only 4mm – roughly the same as 3 credit cards! As for weight, well, the Bluetrek Metal weighs in at a mere 5.5g or .19 ounces – VERY lightweight! It’s Bluetooth V2.0 and has an approximate range of 10 meters or roughly 33 feet.
In the Box
My Bluetrek Metal came with the headset, 6 different sized ear gels, a belt clip, 2 different sized ear hooks, a USB adapter for charging and a 4″ extender, a car charger and a QuickStart guide.
The Bluetrek Metal is available in black aluminum black with silver, and a silver stainless steel – I chose the black for my review. It looks like the TC Store only has the Black color at the moment though.
Charging the Unit
The Bluetrek Metal headset came with a USB adapter for charging, which allows you to simply cap the end of the headset and plug it directly into your USB port for charging. Also included is a 4″ extender, in case the unit won’t fit directly into your USB port for some reason. There is also a car charger into which you plug the headset and USB adapter for charging. The 4″ extender can also be used here, if desired. Once charged, the small red charging indicator light goes off. As I stated earlier, once charged, the unit has a talk time of roughly 5 hours and a stand-by time of about a week – not bad!
Wearing the Unit
At only 5.5 grams, this headset is ULTRA-light! Also, there are no less than SIX different sizes of ear gels included! THIS is what I referred to in my overview that makes this headset perfect for ME! The headset comes with 2 ear hooks, one slightly larger than the other – which makes wearing the headset more secure if you’re worried about it falling out of your ear. I prefer not to wear the ear hook at all, as the unit just seems made for my ears and stays in place perfectly!
The headset comes with a belt clip, with an easy-release clip, which allows you the convenience of carrying the headset on your belt – OR clip it to your pocket, your sleeve, your purse, etc. The headset clips securely into the USB adapter which allows you to attach it to a USB port for charging. The USB adapter is also used to anchor the headset to the belt clip once the unit is fully charged. The built-in microphone is nestled along side the USB charging contacts of the headset.
As I stated, the unit weighs in at only 5.5 grams. So, other than the feel of the soft ear gel in your ear, it’s hard to tell you’re even wearing this headset! It’s so comfortable, in fact, that you may forget you’re wearing it. My brother often walks around with his headset in, having forgotten that he’s wearing it. He’d probably wear the Bluetrek Metal all the time, maybe even to bed – it’s that comfortable!
Using the Unit
After hooking up the Bluetrek Metal to the car charger (pictured above), I set off on a drive to Walmart. I had my wife call me on my Centro so I could answer the call with the Bluetrek headset. The phone rang and I hit the talk button, the middle button at the top of the unit, and was talking. The sound was crystal clear! The volume was a bit low, so I hit the volume up button, which is located beside the talk button at the top of the unit. This unit has plenty of volume if needed. Turning the volume down is as easy as hitting the volume down button, located at the other side of the talk button. For optimal effectiveness, I’d recommend angling the headset towards your mouth and also try to keep the headset from pressing against your cheek while talking. It works in either scenario, it just seems to pick up your voice better if worn as described.
As I mentioned earlier in my review, wearing the Bluetrek Metal headset feels as close to no headset in your ear as anything I’ve ever tried or heard about. With its light weight, good range, 5 hour talk time, 7 day standby time and metal finish that resists rusting and fading – the Bluetrek Metal offers the ultimate in Bluetooth headsets as far as I’m concerned. Also, its reasonable price tag of $59.99 doesn’t break the bank.
My ONLY complaint, if you can call it that, is that I’ve found no consistant charging time. The instructions say when the red light goes out, the unit is fully charged. There are times when it looked charged and I’d touch it to remove the unit – and the red light would come back on and go off again after quite some time. I decided to just let the unit charge overnight and then I’m sure it’s fully charged for the next use.
Want a Bluetooth headset that’s nearly as comfortable as wearing no headset, isn’t heavy or bulky, doesn’t look completely dorky and performs up there with the best of them? Then the Bluetrek Metal Bluetooth Headset is EXACTLY what you need! Buy one today!
更新日期：2009-07-29 11:15 来源：厂商供稿 作者：厂商
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