What good is a music phone without a decent Bluetooth headset? That was my thinking when I set out to find a good stereo headset for my new LG music phone so I could actually take advantage of the whole “music” part of the equation and ditch my cheapish MP3 player – I was ready for a change! And the Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset looked like it fit the bill. Keep reading to see how it performed.
I pretty much bought the Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset on a whim when I was visiting a local Staples store. In hindsight, I really should have done a bit more research on stereo Bluetooth headsets, but it was an impulse purchase that I just hadto have. I paid about $80 for the HT820 back in late 2008. Today, you can pick one up for a bit less than that - about half of that price actually. Amazon.com sells the HT820 for about $40as of January, 2009. What a difference six months on the market can make!
Despite the major price discrepancy between my purchase price and today's bargain-bin price, I'm not too bitter about my purchase overall. Looking at the performance numbers of the HT820, I felt it would fulfill my needs for both listening to music and for making/receiving calls. The numbers break down as follows:
Talk Time: Approximately 17 hours
Music Time: Approximately 12 hours
Standby Time: Approximately 500 hours
Getting my Motorola HT820 Bluetooth headset home and unpacking it, I found the following items in the box:
The device is an attractive-looking piece of hardware, as is the protective pouch, which is made of a "velvety" material. I had no trouble pairing my HT820 with my cell phone, which was rather refreshing. Not as refreshing were some of the other aspects of the HT820. Read on to see what I'm talking about...
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