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Whenever we hear the term Bluetooth wireless headsets the first thing that naturally comes to mind are the typical around the ear models we use with smartphones for hands free calls like the Voyager Legend by Plantronics or the MOTION by Jabra. However lately many people turn towards another less popular type which basically consists from two parts, a set of earphones and a Bluetooth receiver/transmitter. The overall size of the unit may not be as "portable" as the usual Bluetooth wireless headsets but it has three positives that we can't simply ignore. So first of all it offers stereo sound which means that not only can you answer/make calls and listen to the other person from both ears but you can also listen to music a lot better than with a single monophonic headset. The other plus is that since the Bluetooth receiver/transmitter is placed on the far end you can place it far away from your head and although so far there are no indications that Bluetooth connectivity can affect us in any way still this makes people feel safer and i can understand the why. Finally since the earphones have very little weight it can be used by people while jogging or exercising without falling off (or at least not as much). Antec mobile products chose to go with this solution and so today we will be taking a look at their ISO Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones.
Antec Mobile Products (a.m.p.) is a global consumer Electronics Company committed to putting state of the art mobile and audio technology into the hands of every user. As a division of Antec, the world-renown market leader in PC hardware, a.m.p. is committed to bringing Antec’s winning VIP principles of Value, Innovation and Perfection to the mobile world. Technology is taking on an increasingly greater role in our lives and changing the relationship between user and device. People are not only demanding products that make their lives easier, but are also seeking devices that let them use, share and interact in new ways. By harnessing new technologies, Antec is changing the way people experience life through their mobile devices. a.m.p. understands that mobile products are more than just devices, they are extensions of ourselves: our tastes, habits and curiosity. a.m.p. is committed to the concept of fashion technology by providing you with devices that are not only attractive, but reflect your own unique personality.
Antec mobile products has given the Bluetooth 3.0 compatible ISO a rich specifications sheet which also includes plenty of features that most Bluetooth headsets in the market currently will certainly be jealous of including two high performance dBs1 stereo drivers, a noise-cancelling microphone, ear tips offering superior noise-suppression, both microphone and audio controls, 3.7v/210mAh lithium ion (li-ion) Battery that gives 8 hours of continuous use (up to 200 hours standby) and finally a design which most consumers will definitely find attractive (especially teenagers). Of course specs-wise a solution like the Jabra MOTION is far more complete especially for professionals but i think that the positives of the ISO mentioned in the first paragraph matter quite a bit. Anyways our job today is to see whether or not this new attempt by Antec mobile products was a success and after testing the ISO for almost 2 weeks we think it is.