The wait has been longÖ but it was well worth it! :)
Weighing in at less than ten grams, the Bluespoon (designed and manufactured by Danish company Nextlink) is the smallest and lightest Bluetooth headset currently available. If youíre thinking itíll just be like any old Bluetooth headset thatís on the market, then youíll probably be in for a big surprise.
From the actual headset product right down to the user manuals, Nextlink attempts to make the Bluespoon experience a most positive one. If youíre having trouble figuring out how to use the headset, refer to the supplied user-friendly manual. Should the manual not provide the help you need, use the supplied mini-CD (Windows/Mac compatible), which provides step-by-step animations on how to perform certain tasks with the Bluespoon. Yes, itís that simple!
Being small doesnít mean size matters but features donít. On the contrary, the Bluespoon has so far proved itself to be one of the best Bluetooth headsets that Iíve come to use - giving the user most of the things which matters most!
Subsequent to reviewing the Bluespoon, I was always curious as to how it really looked on a three-dimensional aspect. Once I received the sales package, I was amazed with how miniature it was - when compared to the likes of the Sony Ericsson HBH-30. The Bluespoon even made Motorolaís Bluetooth headset look big!
Unlike other Bluetooth headsets that have at least one moving part - whether itís the retractable boom or the adjustable ear hook, the Bluespoon does not come with any major moving parts which could hinder the headsetís basic operations. However, a removable soft spring attachment designed to hold the Bluespoon in position (when placed in the ear) can be adjusted so that it sits comfortably when worn.
Two multifunction buttons are located on the top side of the Bluespoon, which are used to control all the operations of the headset. These include turning the Bluespoon on/off, volume adjustment (up/down), call answering/ending, taking a second call (call waiting), voice dialling activation, audio transfer to headset, and headset initialisation.
Finally, two flashing indicators - blue and red - are located under the Bluespoonís translucent casing, which is used to display the headsetís current status. This is applicable for both the ďSpecial EditionĒ and ďPantherĒ versions, while the Bluespoon ďstandardĒ comes with a small window instead.
The name of the product literally describes how this product looks. When you imagine the handle of a spoon not being there, the shape and size of the Bluespoon resembles something very close. Uniquely, thereís nothing that looks quite like the Bluespoon on the market - since no Bluetooth headset around seem to resemble its small size.
With its length measuring at just 45 millimetres, the Bluespoon is actually less than half the length of the Motorola Bluetooth headset (with its boom opened). For the average user, the length of the Bluespoon would not be any longer than your ear.
Donít be surprised if a person came up to you and asked whether if the Bluespoon is your hearing aid! :)
Nextlink Bluespoon Bluetooth headset
Table of contents:
Overview (Page 1)
Road-testing (Page 2)
Summary (Page 3)