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Mike Temporale
04-02-2005, 02:15 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2915_0_2_0_C/' target='_blank'>http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2915_0_2_0_C/</a><br /><br /></div>PDAToday has published four different reviews of the Jabra Bluetooth headset lineup for 2005. They've looked at the <a href="http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2918_0_2_0_C/">BT800,</a> <a href="http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2917_0_2_0_C/">BT250V,</a> and the <a href="http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2916_0_2_0_C/">BT110</a> - all of which are headset based devices, and the <a href="http://www.pdatoday.com/maximumpda_more/2915_0_2_0_C/">SP100</a> Bluetooth Speakerphone. <br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Temporale-20050401-PDATodayJabraReview.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />I'm not sure about the Bluetooth speakerphone. It just doesn't seem like something many people would use, especially considering it's $100 price. If it was normal headset that converted into a speakerphone, then maybe. I've always like the Jabra headsets, but the latest crop of Jabra devices just seem silly to me. I'm still holding out hope that I can get a Bluespoon at a reasonable price. :lol:

04-02-2005, 07:10 AM
i purchased a BT800 for $90 bucks and tried it with my MPx220...everything worked fine EXCEPT the Caller ID. it would work once or twice then not work for 20-30 calls (yes, i tested it that many times). i called jabra to complain about the "broken" caller id and was told to try another one...which i did. after Caller ID didn't work with the second device, i called jabra and before we started trouble shooting, the guy asked me if i was using the SMT5600 or the Motorola MPx220 and when i said yes, he replied that Caller ID would not work with these 2 phones. so i returned the second headset, too. i've read on a couple of other forums that the BT800 doesn't work with certain Blackberrys (?) and the Treo 650. it's really too bad, becuase the headset is really, really nice!

Mark Larson
04-02-2005, 08:19 AM
Wow, thanks for the tip about the BT800. I wasn't considering it, but its good to know.

I saw the BT110 at Office Max last week and was wondering why i'd never seen it online. It was too expensive to consider though, as you can get decent headsets for $35-40 online. I think the BT110 was $70 in-store.

Jerry Raia
04-04-2005, 02:59 AM
I just bought the BT800 and like it quite bit. I've been using it mostly with my v710 so i havent had a chance to see how it works (or doesn't work) with the MPx220.

04-04-2005, 03:05 AM
does the Caller ID work without issue on your V710? i'm interested to see your results with the MPx220.

Jerry Raia
04-04-2005, 03:26 AM
Caller ID has worked everytime with my v710. You just get the number, no name. I just called myself a bunch of times and on the MPx220 it is 50/50. The number shows up about half of the time.

04-04-2005, 03:41 AM
that's a better ratio than i got with the BT800. did you try calling your MPx220 from a cell phone and a land line to see how well Caller ID works?

Jerry Raia
04-04-2005, 03:47 AM
Yes I did and got about the same ratio. I can live with out the caller ID working because when ever I am using the headset its on my ear rather than sitting someplace so I'm not likely to take it off to see who it is. I'll just look at the phone. Depends on what your needs are if its a big deal for you. Other than that I really love this headset. :D

04-04-2005, 03:55 AM
good point! (about the headset being on your ear).... :) i just hate paying for something (re: BT800) that doesn't work as advertised...you know, it's sorta like buying a MPx220. :|.

Jerry Raia
04-04-2005, 04:09 AM
good point! (about the headset being on your ear).... :) i just hate paying for something (re: BT800) that doesn't work as advertised...you know, it's sorta like buying a MPx220. :|.

Yeah I know what you mean. the one thing I really like abou the BT800 is you can see how much battery you have left! That and being able to configure it from the display are really great features.

As for us bying the MPx220.....