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Nokia HS 26W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The value for money and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the microphone and bass quality, while some have doubts about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Nokia HS 26W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia HS 26W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Nokia HS 26W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sony Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset

 

Fitness-friendly headphones come in a variety of shapes and styles--from earclip to behind-the-neck--and finding a pair that stays put on your head while you're active can take some trial and error. Once you get past fit issues, you may find yourself...

The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset allows for wireless audio streaming and music playback control with a compatible Bluetooth device. Sound quality is good

The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset is pricey, and the neckband isn't adjustable, which can cause fit and comfort issues. Call quality is only so-so

The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Headset is a good option for gym rats who want to cut the cord between themselves and their wireless music devices, but business-minded users who are picky about call quality should steer clear.

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SlashGear Review: Palm Series 3 Bluetooth Headset

 

So the people at Palm were kind enough to send me their latest Bluetooth headset offering, the Series 3, for review. I have had it for about 2 weeks and I have been using it a lot, primarily with my Helio Fin, but I paired it with the Centro I have...

Like I said, I liked it, it was easy to use, not heavy, or too large, and it lasted a surprising amount of time. It sounded good, and at about $70 you could do a lot worse, I still don’t like that it doesn’t come with a charger, but as long as you have...

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Nokia HS-26W Review

 

This is another example of the fact that there is a reason for the cheap things to be cheap. Buying a low-budget earpiece you will not only become victims of cheap materials and ugly appearance, but unfortunately of the sound quality as well, which...

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"Not perfect, but getting closer"

 

The main reason I'd stick with this is that I don't see anything better overall out there

music quality is good, fit is good, no sweat issues. Great for working out, except when you have to recline. Battery life is good. Easy to use

unit's neck loop that gets in the way of a collar or when reclining, unwieldy to put away, and has metallic echo sound when taking calls.

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"Best I've tried yet"

 

I've had these two weeks and so far, no problems. I had terrible luck with the Motorokr S9's and S9 HD's. The would die after a few weeks/or months. I had a total of 3 S9's and two S9 HDs. These headphones not only sound and fit better, they have far...

Great sound, good fit, very light and comfortable

due to the loop behind the ears, can hit the collar and shift around a bit

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"poor sound quality"

 

I only tried these in a store for a few minutes. Sound quality was not acceptable. Way too trebly--seering treble in fact, and no bass. I think the drivers are too small.

adjustable angles fit ear well

very trebley sound, flimsy feel

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Best I've tried yet

 

I've had these two weeks and so far, no problems. I had terrible luck with the Motorokr S9's and S9 HD's. The would die after a few weeks/or months. I had a total of 3 S9's and two S9 HDs. These headphones not only sound ... Expand full review

Great sound, good fit, very light and comfortable

due to the loop behind the ears, can hit the collar and shift around a bit

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"Works GREAT with my Iphone 3g"

 

Good audio and call sound quality. comfortable, loud. light. decent battery life. not horribly stupid looking. No moisture or sweat problems even when working outside and in/out of pool (putting phones back on right out of pool, still wet)

Now using with my iPhone 3g , OS 3.0. no moisture or sweat problems. Call quality on my end is fine, no complaints from callers even when i ask them how i sound. So far they are my holy grail of iphone headphones.

The forward and reverse buttons dont work with the iphone, and i read about this in reviews before i bought. not at all a deal killer for me.

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Not perfect, but getting closer

 

The main reason I'd stick with this is that I don't see anything better overall out there

music quality is good, fit is good, no sweat issues. Great for working out, except when you have to recline. Battery life is good. Easy to use

unit's neck loop that gets in the way of a collar or when reclining, unwieldy to put away, and has metallic echo sound when taking calls

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"Awfull experience power problems"

 

Problems, problems and problems charging

Fine when they work

I asume sweat gets in, they charge fine one day and few days they won´t charge at all. I asume moisture hast to evaporate. they look ugly

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Product Specifications

Easy to use, versatile, and elegant: the Nokia HS-26W Wireless Headset is an ideal handsfree solution for those who want good looks in addition to good value for money. This product is designed for N93, N918GB, N91, N73, E70, E62, 9500, 9300, 8801, 7610, 7280, 6822, 6820, 6682, 6670, 6651, 6620, 6600, 6265i, 6256i, 6255i, 6230, 6165i, 6133, 6126, 6103, 6102i, 3660, 3650, 3620, 3600, 2865i.

Audio Input

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

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:0.8in
Weight:0.8oz
Width:2.6in

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:26W/26W-BK
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia HS

Remote Control

Type: None
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