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Tips and advice on how to choose a Bluetooth headphone

Updated on March 16, 2013

Things to know when buying a Bluetooth mobile phone accessory –

Looking for a cool accessory for your mobile phone? Having a hard time deciding which mobile phone accessory to buy? Will I get my money’s worth with this portable hands free speaker or will I go first with a screen protector? If you are faced with these questions, don’t worry, you are not alone. Thousands upon thousands of portable gadget users are confronted with similar predicaments.

Interestingly, buying an accessory for your mobile gadget is not that easy – research, knowledge, and careful decisions are needed. Needless to say, these requirements increases with the cost of the accessory. For example, some might say “I just like a simple pouch or a screen protector, what could I possibly need to know for such simple items?” Well, for one thing, did you know that there are different types of screen protector? The ones with clear display are usually not scratch proof and those with darker displays are scratch resistant. In the case of the carrying pouch, it does not follow the one size fit all category. Buying a pouch not intended for the portable gadget carries the risk of it accidentally falling off.

This post will mainly discuss tips and suggestions when buying a wireless Bluetooth audio headphone. Please see the related links at the bottom of the post to know more tips and advice about other mobile gadget accessories.

Moving on, when buying a wireless Bluetooth headphone, it is important to know a little knowledge of what Bluetooth is, is the accessory compatible with your device, and the most important factor – where to use the wireless headphone.

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth is generally defined as an open wireless technology whose purpose is to exchange data over short distances between fixed or mobile devices with high level of security. From the definition alone, if you spot a headphone that interest you and it needs a physical connection to your mobile device (jack or USB), it is not a Bluetooth headphone.

The Bluetooth function of most mobile phones released on and after 2009 are usually V3 with A2DP + HS capable. V3 is the second latest Bluetooth version (V4 is the latest), A2DP denotes that the device is compatible with Bluetooth headset devices, and HS stands for high speed connectivity. Please refer to your device’s user manual to know its Bluetooth’s capability.

Buying a wireless Bluetooth accessory –

Before buying the accessory, determine first if your gadget is compatible with it. To do this, you should know your gadget’s Bluetooth capacity as well as the Bluetooth version of the particular accessory. A great example would be GOgroove’s audio active wireless Bluetooth sports headphone. This durable and ergonomically designed Bluetooth headphone supports hands free calling, A2DP, AVRCP, and BT versions 2.1 and above. Obviously, if your mobile phone’s Bluetooth version is 3.0 with A2DP then it is most definitely compatible with GOgroove’s wireless BT sports headphone.

If still in doubt, you can always bring your mobile phone to the shop where you will be buying the BT wireless headphone and configure or pair your device on the store. Bluetooth configuration and pairing are relatively easy and usually takes only 1 to 4 steps.

Where to use a wireless Bluetooth audio headphone?

Wireless Bluetooth audio headphones can be use anywhere as long as it is within range with your mobile device. Looking again at GOgroove’s audio active wireless Bluetooth sports headphone, this accessory is well suited for individuals who does not want to miss a call while working out – may it be running or biking.

Listen to your favourite music anywhere anytime with GOgroove’s Bluetooth headphone as it isolates ambient noise for clear uninterrupted audio.

If you don’t want to miss any of your calls, listen to your music while working out, and maximize your gadget’s capability with a cool accessory, then go for GOgroove’s audio active wireless Bluetooth sports headphone.

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