BlueAnt T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset
|BlueAnt T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset|
|Closer Look at the T1 and Features|
|Pairing, Testing and T1 Conclusion|
Product: BlueAnt T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset
Provided By: BlueAnt
Price: $79.99 MSRP
As more and more people make the move to hands-free calling in their vehicle, companies that make affordable and feature-rich solutions have a great opportunity to capture some market share. This is where a company like BlueAnt comes into play. They have some very high-end solutions as well as some more affordable products that all carry a plethora of features and are designed very well. Today we are looking at one of their latest products - the Rugged T1 Bluetooth Headset. This headset is well built and features great text-to-speech for incoming text messages so that you can remain hands-free while on the road. When combined with an Android phone and Google's own Voice-Actions - you can hear text messages and send text messages using a single button push and only your voice. It sounds like a great idea, and we'll find out how well it performs as we go along.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and with offices in San Francisco and London, BlueAnt Wireless is a market leading designer and distributor of Bluetooth devices and accessories.
We pride ourselves on developing high-performance, cutting-edge products that are easy to use and work straight out of the box. With a BlueAnt device you “simply connect”. Our technology teaches you how to use your device, without the need to read a complicated manual, leaving you free to get on with your life.
Our current product range includes the world’s first voice controlled Bluetooth headset, sophisticated car speakerphones with multipoint and text to speech technology, and stereo audio speakers.
We aim to simplify every aspect of your mobile communications experience by giving you best-in-class noise cancellation and voice isolation, as well as innovative voice control features.
We are so confident in our products that we offer a full two year warranty and provide unprecedented customer service. If you have a problem getting your BlueAnt product working, give us a call and one of our team members will talk you through any difficulty you may have.
Just so you know what we are getting into with this review, here's a quick overview from BlueAnt on what this headset is about.
The BlueAnt T1 includes more goodies that other headsets we've looked at recently. In the bundle are a two sets of extra earbuds as well as a USB charging cable, wall adapter, manuals, user guide and a couple of silicon bumpers to put on the headset to protect it. Unlike the Q2, the T1 comes with two earhooks that allow you to have a spare if you break one. Let's hope that when it breaks, it wasn't because you got hit in the head...I'm happy to see that the USB cable is a fairly standard micro-USB connector. This makes it easy to carry around a single charger or USB cable to charge multiple devices. This is great for those traveling and don't want to pack a whole bag of charging gear for all of your various electronics.
On the next page we'll take a closer look before we jump into the features and specs of the T1.