mpatrick14 wrote:If you have a bluetooth dongle can you use this as a headset for your PC?
Some background info is needed to understand a few things. See those acronyms HFP and HSP
First, Bluetooth is a well defined communication standard that allows many kinds of devices to communicate wirelessly up to 30 feet apart. The point is not whether you have a bluetooth dongle, but whether your your application software on the computer supports a "hands free profile" or HFP and Head Set Profile or HSP.
When a bluetooth device is paired, the gateway device and the head set exchange info on the features they support. As far as the computer knows, there is no difference between a wired headset and a wireless one. However, bluetooth allows a much richer control set, which allows volume control, remote answer and hang up and other control functions.
Typically a cell phone offers many more features than most computer run headset applications.
So will it work with your computer?
Yes -- depending on the apps.
wmerrittw wrote:I just bought this without knowing if it's compatible with my phone sony erricson. For 5 dollars i could sell it for 10 brand new.
Will it work with any Bluetooth enabled phone?
Yes, as long as the phone supports HSP and HPF as do all the current phones.
I own several headsets and they work well with any of the phones I've used over the years.
I recently drove a Ford Focus with the Bluetooth Sync features. It was great, once my phone was paired the entire car became my headset, and allowed voice dialing and linking to GPS navigation features in the phone. Hands free use while driving is the the key use for such headset. Safety first.
minakawa wrote:... Bought 2 during the woot-off and my wife has complained abt the static (both of them - even switched them on her w/o telling) ...
Static is not part of the Bluetooth connection. The data link is digital and encrypted. If you hear static it is coming from the phone or the headset microphone is picking up the sound of hair or clothing rubbing the headset.
That's why it is important that they have noise cancellation in the headset. You might want to check the linkage in a quite, stable location and see if you can see what might be rubbing.
And to everyone, You may want to look at some background info on Bluetooth devices.
Read the Wikipedia article on the many
on Bluetooth services defined by the standard.
Then visit Bluetooth.com to read about the
headset and gateway stack and browse for more details on thing Bluetooth can do.