Review – Genius Blue Tooth Headset

The Genius HS-905 BT is a cool concept piece of hardware. It turns your typical ear-bud headphones into a cordless one with synced hardware peripherals like the iPhone4S, Android O.S, or any device that is blue tooth enabled. It is compact, lightweight, and sleek in design. The setup up takes less than a minute as with any other blue tooth device. Sync it up and you are good to go! The attachment clip is made from a hard plastic and the spring is tightly loaded so it could withstand hundreds, if not, thousands of clips before seeing any decrease in gripping or loosening.  The sound is crisp and has bass to it. All to be expected from any normal ear-bud headphone. Although however-well the Genius headset perceived to be at the begining, toward the end my trial use of it, I found something that would considerably hesitate my purchasing opinion.

The battery life was a little cut short to what I thought would not be an issue if this device were presented to go head-to-head with the battery life of an iPod or mp3 device. Most users have ear-buds for “on the go” activities. Throw them on, throw them off until next use. The battery life fell short where it became counterintuitive to even use in a quick fashion like a standard wired ear-bud headphone. In addition to the battery life, the blue tooth connection was choppy. The trial was used with four devices: an iPhone4, an iPod Touch a Motorola Atrix, and a 1st generation 3.5MM jack connected to an Eclipse car stereo navigation system simultaneously connected to the Motorla Atrix; turning a younger generation navigation system into a wireless Pandora or media file system. In all four scenarios the blue tooth struggled to stay on and keep signal strength. A very dis-concerning attribute that no user would find attractive.

Overall the device is ingenious: clever, inventive, well suited for its purpose. However it is far from genius. If you are looking for a cheaper option and want to take that chance with a mere under par battery life and unreliable connection, then get a pair of these. If you want something more for that expensive blue tooth hardware you have, then look elsewhere.

Grade: C

And for all you tech heads:

Frequency response 20Hz~20KHz
Sensitivity 105dB +/- 3dB
Impedance 16ohm
Driver unit φ10mm
3.5mm/USB 3.5mm
Gold plate plug Yes

Bluetooth:
-BT: BT2.1+EDR
-A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
-Headset and hands-free profiles for phone
Headset:

-Sensitivity: 105dB +/- 3dB
-Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz
-Unit driver: φ10mm
-Impedance: 16ohm
Microphone:
-Sensitivity: -40 +/- 3dB
-Frequency response: 100~10KHz
– Impedance: 2.2k ohm 2VDCs
Package Contents:

Bluetooth Control Box with Earphones
60cm extension cable
USB charging cable
Pouch
Multi-language quick guide

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