Last Updated Feb 25, 2009 11:07 AM EST
To help headset shoppers avoid some of the more common pitfalls, PC Magazine offers 8 points to consider when buying a Bluetooth headset. Here's what they had to say on the subject of battery life:
As for endurance, a guiding principle: If you don't want to charge, go large. Some of the bulkier, less fashionable headsets like the Plantronics Voyager 520 can last almost 9 hours on a single charge. The original Aliph Jawbone makes it to about 6 hours. The new Jawbone drops that down to a shade below 4 hours owing to its smaller, slimmer design, which lacks the room necessary for a large battery. The same is true of the Motorola H15.
Other things to consider include noise-cancellation capabilities, mono vs. stereo sound, and bonus features like multi-device pairing. Definitely some worthwhile reading for anyone in the market for a new Borg implant -- er, Bluetooth headset.
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