Blueant Bluetooth Reviews and Buying Guide:
The Best BlueAnt Bluetooth Headsets
- Australia has a reputation for being fun, casual, approachable, and unpretentious, and it's a stereotype they don't mind having because, for the most part, it's true. BlueAnt has put this reputation to work for them, making the Australia-based company one of the leading manufacturers of Bluetooth devices in the world. Bluetooth technology is the solution for wirelessly connecting multiple electronics devices, and BlueAnt is the solution for making it work seamlessly, easily, and immediately. Their products have won awards and received rave reviews from around the globe, but that doesn't mean anything if the accolades come from tech specialists and engineers. It means something when it comes from people who rely on these devices in their everyday lives, people who depend on them to work so they can work. Or play, or get everything done so they can spend their time without worrying about interconnectivity and protocols and personal area networks. So what do they think about BlueAnt? Well, nothing. BlueAnt works so well they don't have to. And that is the highest accolade of all. This is your guide to BlueAnt and their full line of Bluetooth products designed to make your life a bit easier.
What is Bluetooth - and Why is BlueAnt Right for You?
- BlueAnt has an award-winning line of Bluetooth headsets, speakerphones, and stereos that offer not only Bluetooth convenience, but unparalleled ease. It's ironic that companies who so often love to claim they have developed "solutions" to your problems with their products only produce more problems, tie up more of your time, and drain away more of your income. The solutions that BlueAnt offers really do make your life a bit easier, a bit more manageable, and a bit more seamless. Let's look at some of the top BlueAnt Bluetooth products so you can make the best choice. The Award Winning Z9i BlueAnt Bluetooth Headset
- The Z9i Bluetooth headset is a follow-up to the earlier Z9, which while popular, had a few kinks to be worked out. Infosynch World reviewed the Z9 and noted the too-big earbuds and "disappointing" sound quality; BlueAnt took note, and the Z9i came out with some improved features: small and large interchangeable earbuds, multipoint connecting, pairing with 5 devices (Z9 allowed 3), a dual microphone system, and updated (and just better) version of BlueAnt's Voice Isolation Technology. Sound is suppressed, echoes are cancelled, and wind-noise is reduced. In Voice Isolation Max mode, you get enhanced voice and sound quality without background noise. Other features include: auto connect and reconnect with notification, different ring tones, tie clip for attachment when not in use, choice of translucent or ergonomic rubberized metal ear hooks, firmware upgrade via USB on PC, compact design, 5.5 hours of talk time, 200 hours of standby time, and 2-year replacement warranty. What do the experts say? PC Magazine gave its verdict, "Very Good," based on the stylish design, comfort, and superb sound, and the Z9i won the CES Innovations Award in 2007. The BlueAnt Z9i Bluetooth Headset
sells for about $45 online. A solid, very affordable Bluetooth headset. You can browse all the top rated Blueant Bluetooth headsets here
BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset:
The BlueAnt Q1 Bluetooth Headset
is a voice-activated headset, offering a truly handsfree experience. As PC Magazine noted, BlueAnt was the first to offer anything like this, and while not perfect (what is?), it is innovative, strong, and has great sound quality. So what's not perfect about it? The review in PC Magazine said that while the sound quality itself was excellent, the caller's voice can sometimes sound unnatural to those listening on the other end. Another issue was the battery time, which was a "dismal" 3.5 hours of talk time. But do the pros outweigh the cons with the Q1? As winner of the Australian International Design Award and the 2010 CES Innovations Award, the answer is yes. This Bluetooth headset offers voice recognition software to control the phone (and it talks back to you), Voice Isolation Technology (which PC Magazine noted was "strong"), multipoint connection, ultimate comfort, pairing for 8 devices, dual microphones, internal wind shields, firmware upgradeable via USB, and 2-year replacement warranty. One issue for some reviewers was the price of $130, which they thought a bit too much given the low talk time and at-times unnatural voice. How about $85? Not bad for totally handsfree use - a must for drivers. I know that many states are changing to hands free cell phone use and were I live (Oregon) it took effect in 2010. Now we are legally supposed to be hands free while on our mobile phones so I bought the Q1 and it has worked great so far.
BlueAnt Supertooth 3:
Surprise, surprise. Another BlueAnt award winner. BlueAnt Supertooth 3
, winner of iLounge's 2008 Best of the Year Award, is a handsfree speakerphone that allows safe use of your cell phone in the car. There is a definite need for this type of product, and there is a definite glut on the market of products offering this. What does Supertooth BlueAnt style deliver? Innovative Text-to-Speech tells you who is calling (name or number); "Ok," answers the call. That's it; no swerving, no finding the right button. You will also find advanced Digital Signal Processing for noise elimination and superior audio quality, 8 device pairing, and voice dial activation, redial, and call reject. CNET summed it up saying it was an "excellent choice" for drivers with good sound quality and features. One issue the review brought up: it may not be the "best choice for soft-spoken people." Or it may be the perfect choice. They can practice being louder and more assertive. You tell that Supertooth who's boss. Among the best features, according to reviews, including one from Geek.com, are the slim design, its own battery, its truly handsfree operation, and its nice voice. Yes, the Supertooth talks to you, too. It guides you through an easy installation with intuitive voice prompts. As easy is downloading your address book so the caller ID can announce your callers. All very easy, and great sound quality as well. Amazon reviewers have noted that they liked the alternative to wearing an earpiece all day. The Supertooth costs $85. Bluetooth headsets and speakerphones should make your life easier - whether by allowing you to drive without taking your hands and eyes off the road or by allowing you to multitask and connect your devices more conveniently. BlueAnt is committed to developing the most intuitive, useable, and high-quality products that really do make your life easier. Consistently raising the standard for Bluetooth devices and consistently hitting consumer needs and wants, BlueAnt
is the logical choice for headsets and speakerphones.