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RIM BlackBerry HS-500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and microphone.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the RIM BlackBerry HS-500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for RIM BlackBerry HS-500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of RIM BlackBerry HS-500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Good Headset, especially for BlackBerry customers.

 

I purchased this headset in a small MetroPCS in Coral Gables after a job interview. I was planning to purchase a headset since I use public transportation and I do not want someone performing a snatch and grab on my cell phone. The clerk at the store...

A2DP included, comes with a car adapter, two hooks, four different earpieces, noise cancellation/reducer, adaptable volume control, good stereo sound for music

Noise cancellation not as good as Jawbone. More earpieces for smaller ears. Controls are not as easy to pick up with other Bluetooth headsets (two clicks to hang up a call). No home charger included! ONLY 5.5 HOURS?! C'mon man

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Decent earpiece

 

I'm not really a fan of bluetooth headsets, this came free with another purchase so I'm using it. I prefer to use corded stereo earpieces and just wear 1 ear when driving.

Connects to my bluetooth devices, stays on my ear, simple to use, decent speaker quality

Difficult to fit snugly on my ear without pressing the button on it multiple times

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Bluetooth

 

Compact and working well with cell

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Cute

 

The losers at Blackberry designed the 8830 so that A2DP streaming audio will NOT be available by plugging wires into its external earphone jack. It took a while to learn about A2DP audio (Wikipedia), and then buy this earphone (don't waste money on an...

I bought my headset Retail (from the Egg). I would have preferred to save a few bucks getting OEM. I listen to streaming audio (A2DP) at work using this headset, a Blackberry 8830, and the Berrytunes application. The headset's battery lasts "up to 6...

I don't use the headset for phone calls, because my Ma says the audio is less intelligible that the internal microphone on the Blackberry 8830; probably same story with any earphone-sized headset with a tiny hole for its microphone ; The rubber piece...

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Vehicle charger NOT included in OEM

 

Sleek, Lightweight

Advertised as being shipped with a "VEHICLE" charger. When my package arrived I received a micro-usb to standard usb capable adapter/charger. There is no way to plug that into my vehicle, or any other regular car. It only fits into a computer/USB...

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Nice Idea, but

 

If I edit the podcasts first, to increase their volume by 300%, then maybe I'll be able to listen to them at work. Probably more a criticism of the Headset profile rather than this earphone: If you click the shell-button twice, it redials the last...

I don't have a lot of experience using a headset ; This one has Bluetooth Headset and Stereo (A2DP) Profiles. Using with Blackberry 8830 World Edition (which is getting obsolete, with its stingy 64 MB of ram, but don't get me started). Of course, the...

Not" a Hi-Fi earphone. Bud hangs loosely outside of ear. Fidelity improves if you push the bud deeper into your ear canal, but since the whole outer shell functions like a button (for answering the phone, etc), pushing deeper into your ear activates...

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Great Buy

 

Overall I like this headset, I was a bit disappointed that my voice wasn't clearer to other callers but the sound quality on my end was amazing. It seamlessly transitioned from music to calls and though it did pick up some background noise it worked...

Fits well, Great sound quality, Good Battery Life, Beautiful Design

No volume function Keys, Sound on the other end was compressed and was very obvious headset sounding

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