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Win Cool Stuff 22 – Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth Headset

April 22, 2010 Leave a comment

 

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BlueTrek Metal Bluetooth Headset

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

   Award of Excellence

Wed Oct 22, 2008 – 9:11 AM EDT – By Neal Martin @ treocentral.com 

Overview

Bluetooth headsets are the rage today. More and more people are discovering the convenience of hands-free communication and manufacturers are aware of this – and fighting for your money! With literally hundreds of Bluetooth headsets available on the market today, just what are YOU looking for in a Bluetooth headset, and what makes for the perfect headset for you? 
Having used many Bluetooth headsets, I’ve never found one that is ‘perfect’ for ME. Don’t get me wrong, there are some VERY good Bluetooth headsets available from the TreoCentral Store – I’ve just never tried one that fit MY ears. Well, never until I found the Bluetrek Metal! Why is it the PERFECT headset for me? Read on! 


Specifications

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. 


Conclusion

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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria   Rating  
Sound Quality 5
Usability 5
Design 5
Cost/Benefit 5
Overall
(not an average)
 
Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Finish will not stain or fade
  • 6 different ear gel sizes for comfort
  • Includes USB adapter and belt clip
  • 5 hour talk time and 7 day stand-by time
  • Actually looks decent, as opposed to some headsets
  • Good clarity and range of use
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    Cons

  • Charging light seems a bit -iffy-
    Other than that, no complaints and I love it!
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    Bluetrek Bizz Bluetooth Headset-Review

    April 19, 2010 1 comment

    Posted by Fommy.com @ YouTube

    Buy Bluetrek Bizz today from : http://www.fommy.com/view-full-page.asp?skuno=82754

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    Bluetrek Crescendo Bluetooth Headset Review

    April 15, 2010 Leave a comment

    Bluetrek Sense

    April 13, 2010 Leave a comment
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    Bluetrek Metal hands free

    April 13, 2010 Leave a comment

    Posted by Luke Edwards, 26 February 2009 @ FHM

    Don’t wanna look like a hands free using goon?

    Why’s it good? Until an invisible headset is invented, this is the next best thing. It’s just 4.2mm thick, weighs 5.5g and is made from non-allergic aluminium, so sensitive types won’t get a rash.

    Gimme: £30; bluetrek.com

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    2 Comments

    ScouseIrish Comment posted 26 hours ago

    Verk sleek

    Dwaynedouglas Comment posted 30 hours ago

    Cool

    Bluetrek metal藍牙耳機-低調、極簡、工藝

    April 13, 2010 Leave a comment

    2/3/2009 @ yichuang’s blog

    1998年藍牙技術發表以來,應用最廣的應該就是藍牙耳機了吧!

    當來電時,不用手忙腳亂的在包包中尋找手機的蹤跡
    忙碌時不用側著脖子夾著又薄又小的手機,講完電話還得擔心會不會扭到
    開車時更不用怕警察拿著相機追捕邊開車邊講手機
    只需優雅地按下接聽,雙手便可以繼續看書、喝咖啡或是開車

    不過實際上使用藍芽耳機時,總是有些遺憾

    先從我第1隻藍芽耳機說起,那是7年前了吧!
    拇指大的機身,有著大大的耳掛,離不開眼鏡的我,戴上耳機約20分鐘就開始發疼
    於是用了幾個月就被打入冷宮

    第2隻藍芽耳機是4年前的BLUESPOON AX,是被PERON勸敗的斯堪地那維亞之風再臨,NextLink Bluespoon AX輕巧現身!
    極簡,極輕(不到10g),沒有令人發疼的耳掛,只要用專利的軟管卡住耳朵
    聲音有點小,收訓也有些容易被干擾
    就這樣又用了一兩年,隨著在離島工作很少開車,藍芽耳機使用頻率也慢慢降低
    直到隨附的軟管弄丟了才正式退役

    第3隻是i-tech CLIP VI 雙待機、震動藍芽耳機
    領夾式的本體搭配耳道式的耳機,又有震動提示,真是非常好用
    可惜身上常常要掛著識別證、有時還要帶錄音筆,若加上本機到耳機的那條線,總是覺得礙手礙腳
    雖然這樣,這還是目前為止最完美的藍芽耳機配掛方式

    但人總是貪得無厭的,我想要的藍芽耳機要有以下條件:
    1.超輕量
    2.造型極簡
    3.耳道式耳機,面對吵雜的環境,耳道式是最好的方案
    4.不掛在耳朵上時,最好可以很穩定的別在身上

    然後,2009年1月,最新款的藍芽耳機就這樣出現在購物清單上,想了幾天,還是去乖乖帶他回家了
    先來看看包裝,我已經很久沒拍開箱了,不過這個包裝還算有質感,所以還是拍個幾張紀念一下

    從透明的包裝中,看到METAL就這樣飄浮在空中
     IMG_2213.jpg by you.

    金屬質感的 底部,先一目了然的告訴你這支耳機的特性鋁合金、5.5克、超薄
     IMG_2216.jpg by you.

    再來用1:1的圖告訴你超薄有多薄:就是4mmm這麼薄
    IMG_2214.jpg by you.
     

    側邊秀出通話時間5小時,待機7天,算是很長效的耳機不過電池是不可更換的,壽命約500次充電
    IMG_2217.jpg by you.

    另一邊秀出配件有6種size的耳塞與2隻耳掛
    IMG_2218.jpg by you.
     

    背面秀出這隻耳機不是領夾,也不是頸掛,而是插在腰帶上!最右邊的圖示是充電配件,插上USB充電
     IMG_2219.jpg by you.

    OK!來看看本體,真的很小、很薄、更重要的是很輕本體是鋁合金一體成型,令人讚嘆的工藝與組裝要求
     IMG_2220.jpg by you.

    下側方來一張
    IMG_2221.jpg by you.
     

    背面的尾端有充電接點,整個機身沒有地方可以打開換電池
    IMG_2222.jpg by you.
     

    耳機部分有銀色飾環,低調‧奢華
     IMG_2223.jpg by you.

    按鈕就這三個,中間最大的是接聽/掛斷/開關/配對旁邊兩個就是音量調整,沒有任何標示,很好!
    IMG_2224.jpg by you.

    接下來介紹的是USB轉接配件,材質是橡膠,除了當充電轉接器以外,不易滑的橡膠
    IMG_2225.jpg by you.

    也是腰帶夾的固定器  把METAL接上去就可以插到你的USB充電去
    IMG_2226.jpg by you.

    這是最吸引我的配件-腰帶夾,其實也可以夾在前襯衫口袋
    IMG_2227.jpg by you.

    與METAL、USB轉接配件合體
    IMG_2229.jpg by you.
     

    秀一張夾在皮帶上的樣子
    IMG_2234.jpg by you.
     

    其他配件大合照,有車充、USB延長線、各種尺寸的耳塞與耳掛
    IMG_2230.jpg by you.
     

    接上USB延長線來一張
    IMG_2231.jpg by you.

    要插上車充一樣少不了USB轉接配件
    IMG_2232.jpg by you.
     

    再來是裝上耳掛的樣子
    IMG_2235.jpg by you.
     

    耳掛是塑膠製的,可是開模開得很好,線條順暢而優雅
     IMG_2237.jpg by you.

    最後,來看看到底有多小
    首先請出對照組:SONY的 Memory Stick Duo轉接器在當年他也曾經獨領風騷一陣子,SONY用口香糖來形容MS DUO的輕薄短小  IMG_2238.jpg by you.

    把MS DUO跟METAL靠在一起,幾乎是一樣厚
    IMG_2240.jpg by you.
     

    不過MS DUO稍微薄了約0.5mm吧
    IMG_2243.jpg by you.
     

    疊疊看,長度差不多,寬度少了約4mm
    IMG_2241.jpg by you.

    實際上配戴起來的體驗,真的非常舒適,搭配耳塞,不用耳掛就可以很穩定又舒適的放在耳朵裡
    不用通話時,也不用像領夾式的還得再去整理那條線,或是頸掛式的怕彎腰時耳機晃來晃去
    只要帥氣的把耳機插在腰上,根本已經是隱藏起來了!

    而在通話品質上也還不錯,採用2.0藍牙技術,支援headset與 hads-free通訊協定
    有效距離約10m

    低調、極簡、工藝、品味,就是這隻耳機的最佳形容詞

    Comments (2)

    (1)yichnang chen wrote:

    PCHOME有賣~Feb. 17
     
    (2)No name wrote:
    可否告知.此藍芽耳機代理公司或南部的經銷商.小弟想購買……..不勝感恩….謝謝.
    MSN kune52@yahoo.com.tw
    Feb. 17