Ipod fatigue is a real problem and rather than turn to big pharma for a pill, you have discovered the joy of streaming Internet radio through your Internet enabled Smartphone. Now to enhance your listening experience you will want a stereo Bluetooth headset with hands free for your phone calls. If you don’t mind a few wires the Pulsar 260 Stereo Bluetooth Headset may be for you.
The ear buds have soft sound-isolating tips that conform to your ear. Included are 3 tip sizes. I found the fit to be comfortable – after a few minutes you forget that you have them on. They actually block sound so well that you need to pull one out to carry on a conversation least you be labeled antisocial. Fortunately the ear buds are tethered so you won’t ever lose one of them.
The pendant weighs just about nothing, can be worn on a lanyard (included) or clipped to your clothing. Very light and nice. You don’t get the ball-and-chain effect of being tied to a heavey mp3 player. Your Bluetooth phone or music device can be up to 30 feet away.
Here is something interesting; the pendant sports an audio-out and cable (included) to source your mp3 or Internet radio stream to your car stereo or any other powered speaker system that can accept a stereo mini plug.
The 260 comes complete with a charger — but of course you forgot to bring it with you on your business trip. No worries – the pendant can also be charged with any usb cable (not included) right off your notebook.
While walking my shitsapoo (really my daughter’s dog… but guess who walks it). I was listening to the Robert Scott Bell show with the Plantronics Pulsar 260 and my Motorola Q smartphone. The Robert Scott Bell show is the most informative and compelling medical health show on the Internet. A must listen that airs live Sunday afternoons for 3 hours. As the dog is tugging on the leash, I needed to make a quick call and clicked the phone button on the mike. To my surprise “voice command” (on the Q) asks me who I wanted to call. The Buetooth mutes the talk show as the phone dials. The 260s phone quality is very good for both transmitting and listening. My party hangs up and a few moments later The Robert Scott Bell show is back on again — all without fiddleing with my smartphone or the dog.
Plantronics makes audio equipment for professional pilots and air traffic controllers. It stands to good reason that this headset would be a of good quality. I have no complaints. Simple to pair. Battery life is excellent. Works well with my phone. I change the station to Radio Paradise and Logic of a Friend by Badly Drawn Boy is playing. Nice song. The head set is very clear and sounds great for either music or talk shows that you can find on TalkStreamLive.mobi.