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04-09-2007, 11:08 PM
Ok, I have an unlocked Dash (Cingular) and have been using the Sony Ericsson DS970. I liked the design but the audio was terrible.

Now I have the newly released Plantronics Pulsar 260 and while the audio quality is superior to the Sony Ericsson, it's not quite as good as the corded headphones provieded by T-Mobile/HTC.


That said, the ONE COMPLAINT I have with the new Bluetooth headset from Plantronics is why in the heck did they make the cord so long?

I mean, the idea of getting a Bluetooth product is to get away from cords and cables.

I'm not exagerating, the cord from end to end is 43.5" inches! As a comparison, Sony's is only 13" long.

now does the picture at Plantronics site look 43.5" - No!

Some companies don't get it. Cords get in the way and that's why we want Bluetooth - not because it flashes annoying blue pulses of light every couple seconds.

If the vendor I purchased them from accepts returns - they are going back.

Enough Said.


Mike Temporale
04-11-2007, 03:38 AM
That cord is 43 inches long?! That's just silly. I would return it as well. Otherwise, it's time for ebay. ;)

04-11-2007, 03:45 AM
The product manager for the product called me back today to discuss my problem with the product.

When I asked why they decided to place a 43" cord on the headset, she replied that women would want to clip it on their purse or handbag and not on their shirt. LOL

Yea, I can see it now, you have your phone in your purse which is Bluetooth sending a signal to your headset receiver which is 3" away on the outside of your handbag and then you have your 43" cable going to your ears!

When she told me the cable length was a 'benefit' I then asked her why they didn't list the cord length and have an accurate picture -- you know, to demonstate this point.

She then told me she was transferring me to customer service for a full refund.

It's silly for me to be as upset as I am about this, but it really annoys me.

Mike Temporale
04-11-2007, 04:13 AM
:lol: At least she is willing to get you a refund. But if it's a feature, they should show correctly on the website. Silly. Thanks for the tip on these - I won't be buying a pair.

04-11-2007, 10:00 PM
That's very misleading. Looks only about ~18-20" long in the picture you linked to. Personally, I'm holding out for the Motorola S9 (http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo/product/details.jsp?globalObjectId=177).

They should be out this month. Of course, if they are like the Plantronics, the actual size is for someone with a head the size of Andre the Giant!

04-11-2007, 11:41 PM
Those Motos look really nice, compact and no cords. :-)