Product: BlueAnt Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset
Searching for the right headset for your phone? Is background noise a constant problem while multitasking? Perhaps the Q2 Smart Bluetooth Headset is for you. We took this headset through its paces as we tested just how well this device holds up to power users.
The Q2 is small and has the same shape and size that is common with other Bluetooth headsets. The earpiece has removable molds for different sized ears, but thanks to my tiny ears the smallest would not fit properly. The surface of the device is smooth and has a button and on/off switch. The position of the buttons is slightly awkward if you have average/ to large sized fingers. While I had no problems with the position of the buttons, my father, who has larger hands than I, did have difficulty with the switch and buttons when the headset was on/in his ear.
Setting up the headset and importing contacts into the device was a breeze. We both found the sound quality to be great and it held up well even when working outside. I was pleasantly surprised just how easy it was to hear calls while walking around busy Manhattan streets. The other great feature especially for busy multitaskers is that the phone can be about 30 feet away from the headset before there is any loss of call quality. This is great for those people who put the phone in a safe spot while doing work that might get messy like cooking or sawing.
Another benefit to having two testers is that we noticed our experience using the voice control features were not at all similar. While the Q2 had difficulty understanding my commands it had zero qualms about taking instructions from my father. He loved using the headset with Bing and thought it performed much better than similarly priced headsets. For the record, neither of us has a strong regional accent, although my father's does betray a bit of time spent in the Northeast United States.Pros: - small, lightweight design - call quality - easy set up - good battery life - depending on your accent, voice commands work well
- button and switch placement
- earpiece size
- no app like Sound ID
- depending on your accent, voice commands might not work well
The Bottom Line (& Who Should Buy):
The Q2 is overall a great headset if you have average or above average sized ears. The call quality is superb and depending on your accent, voice commands can work really well. The range of the headset is fantastic making it perfect for those who take calls and do not have their phone in their pocket. We love how far we are able to leave the phone and still maintain clear calls. Our only reservations from giving this device a higher recommendation is that it should fit a larger range of ears, understand voice commands a bit better, and have a useful app for both the iOS and Android platform.
(Images: Joelle Alcaidinho)
Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did give us the product for testing and review purposes.