Like most of you, I spend a significant amount of my time in a car driving. For me, the short haul is a rare occurrence now; most of my driving is usually 3-6 hour trips in the Northeast. I enjoy driving and yes, like many of you, I enjoy chatting with friends and family as I drive. The number of states that have implemented laws about cell phone usage has dramatically increased so the need for a good Bluetooth headset is imperative if you want to stay of the good side of the law. Of course it makes a lot of sense and if you travel a lot, using a headset is significantly easier than holding a phone to your head.
Over the past several years I have tried a number of different Bluetooth headsets all with varying degrees of success. Some work well but are uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time and others are very comfortable but have horrible reception. I think what irritates me the most is driving down a highway and having to push and hold the headset into my ear so I can hear the person on the other end.
Some Bluetooth headsets are too big and look too geeky and others are the right size but work horribly. What has even complicated my search for the right device is my insistence on using multiple devices. I carry two phones with me all the time and have on occasion had a third…yeah, I know, I have it bad but I like it and I like having choices. The fact of the matter is that having two cell providers pretty much gives me the ability to get a signal anywhere I am although I do have some difficulty in certain areas on the coast of Maine.
So now, not only do I want a headset that is light, small and non-obtrusive and provides me with the ability to hear clearly when in an environment that has a lot of extraneous noise ... but I want one that will connect with multiple devices easily … especially while I’m driving.
Enter the BlueAnt X3 micro! A small non-intimidating headset that looks good, feels great and plugs in my ear comfortably as well as having the ability to connect with up to three devices and you can switch devices while on the fly. Yeah! Sound slick? It is! Switching devices is easy. You just press the multi-function button and the “-”key to disconnect the device you are using then press the multi-function button once, twice or three times depending on what device you want to connect to. I routinely switch between my Palm 700W or KJAM with out a hitch … it’s very slick.
When I got my X3, I was impressed with the package. Nicely presented with a see through opening in the front to see the X3 and the back of the package gave some statistics about the device as well as some pictures of the multiple ways you can charge the device. Yes, I said multiple ways!
BlueAnt Wireless gave some thought to your charging needs and provided you with a neat connector that has a USB plug on one end. You can charge your X3 f...