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Nokia BH 216

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Nokia BH 216. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and comfort. The price and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability, and there are mixed reviews on the reliability and microphone.

usability, portability, price, comfort, sound

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Nokia BH 216 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 186 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by: Ray (jr.com)

Not as good as expected

 

The life is good for at least 3 hours as long as the battary is completely charged. The quality of voice from the other party is not as clear as expected. Don\'t use it to listen to the music or radio. Disaster!

Lightweight

Poor Sound

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: PULLOVER (jr.com)

Free Hands, That\'s GREAT! First time use

 

I just love this headset! Excellent voice, easy to use, very handy..

Clear Signal","Comfortable","Durable","Easy To Use","Free hands GREAT","Good Sound","Good Volume Control","Lightweight","Long Battery Life

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

i love them

 

i have three of them, 2 black 1 white. alsways works. always connects. use them one my phones, laptops, even my ps3

none really

Dec, 2010
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Consumer review by: ws (newegg.com)

Junk

 

i got this free with purchase of my cell phone so i am not out money or i would return it. my motorola $24 bluetooth headset is far more worthy of being used.

na

lousy sound, poor design. don't buy

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Sam (newegg.com)

Eh.

 

I got this headset fairly cheap at the time of purchase; they recently passed the hands free law in Oregon and I needed a headset. I have a Verizon Droid Eris that I use this with. Overall I'd call it an okay headset, but I'm looking for another. I...

Works fine for the most part. Seems perfectly adequate for environments without a lot of noise

Using this in my car is problematic. It seems like every other time I talk to somebody they tell me that they hear this awful noise on their end. The battery doesn't seem to really hold its own either. I would agree with another user's assessment of...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: MrMacman2u (newegg.com)

Functional

 

Overall it's a worthy purchase if you can get it cheap enough, but it's nothing special feature and performance wise. Add in that it's got a number of quirks listed in the cons that may put people off it. Just keep in mind that I've had worse headsets...

Very light, Comfortable once adjusted correctly, Acceptable range, Quality build, Has a great "feel" to it, Battery level indicator is VERY handy, Works well with the iPhone 3G and 3GS despite what other reviewers have said

Battery life is quite short (5 hours TOPS), very fiddly to get fitted on ear correctly, Audio quality is uninspiring, Uses a large "wall wart" for a charger, "Noise Canceling" just seems to simply mute the microphone so those you are talking to will...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Gwyd (newegg.com)

iPhone incompatible

 

I emailed Nokia tech support and never got a response. I called them and was told "the device may pair with non-Nokia phones, but may or may not work" (verbatim). She said I could send the device into the repair dept for evaluation, but when I asked if...

Lightweight works well without wireless - I give it one star for incompatibility with iPhones and inadequate sales information

I bought 2 of these, a white one for my wife's iPhone 3g and a black one for my iPhone 3gs. The headset is unusable if the iPhone wireless is turned on - the electronic chatter and static make it impossible to hear the other party. Turning off wireless...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: JC (newegg.com)

"Acceptable" little device

 

Been using this device for almost one month now, and about 60% of the time, both party will hear some static during our convesation (we can still heard our conversation clearly, but it's a bit annoying with the static in the background). Aside from...

Good deal when it's on sale ; Light weight ; Long lasting battery ; Love the ear gel (only if you buy the RETAIL one in store, they have 3 x ear gel!!)

Too Sensitive (other party can hear everything in my surrouding) ; Some Static on both end during our conversation

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great for the price

 

Overall, for the $8 after rebate that I spent it has been a great buy. It paired up very easily with my Palm Pre and worked right away. I have used it quite a bit. I use it without the over-the-ear piece and with the right sized rubber piece that fits...

Price (paid $8 after $15 MIR) ; Simplicity of use ; Battery Life ; Comfortable ; Sound quality (most of the time)

Some crackling/static at times. Occasionally I get some static through the headset but it doesn't happen very often ; Unable to use for music, but I wouldn't want to do that on a non-stereo headset anyway

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: perryg114 (newegg.com)

Get what you pay for "nightmare"

 

Move the button to the front so it presses against your check bone. Press once to voice activate and press again to hang up. Move volume control to top of device where it is more intuitive. Nokia device won't even work with one of their own phones

Sound is good for the money

Serious firmware problems. Calling is ok using the button on the device. Hanging up is a nighmare using the button. The unit does not seem to want to hang up properly especially if you try to hang up when you get someone's voice mail. About half the...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216 brings together comfort, style, and cutting-edge technology to keep you in control of your wireless calls. Turn heads with the sleek, contemporary design and find the perfect fit with three different sizes of comfortable earpads. The Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216 is a stylishly designed wireless headset that offers excellent audio quality and lets you control your calls with the touch of a button.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:0.4in
Weight:0.4oz
Width:1.9in

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:BH-216
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Remote Control

Type: None