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  1. #1
    Jim Neville
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    Hi forgive if this is a straight forward query, I'm looking at purchasing a
    Bluetooth headset to accompany my new 7610.

    I'm a little confused at the pricing of the Nokia HDW-2 Bluetooth headset &
    the HDW-3. The carphone warehouse are selling them at the same price, is the
    HDW-3 not an upgraded version of the 2?

    Also I have read some reviews on the HDW-2 that are not very favourable,
    most comment on the lack of volume! but I do like the compact shape of both.

    Does anyone have any experiences of either of these?

    Your assistance would be appreciated

    Jim.





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  2. #2
    eggster2k
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    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 16:07:17 +0100, "Jim Neville"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi forgive if this is a straight forward query, I'm looking at purchasing a
    >Bluetooth headset to accompany my new 7610.
    >
    >I'm a little confused at the pricing of the Nokia HDW-2 Bluetooth headset &
    >the HDW-3. The carphone warehouse are selling them at the same price, is the
    >HDW-3 not an upgraded version of the 2?
    >
    >Also I have read some reviews on the HDW-2 that are not very favourable,
    >most comment on the lack of volume! but I do like the compact shape of both.
    >
    >Does anyone have any experiences of either of these?
    >
    >Your assistance would be appreciated
    >
    >Jim.



    I think the new HDW-3 is an upgrade to the HDW-2. Take a look at the
    comparison here:

    http://tinyurl.com/67f8k

    I've just bought an HDW-3 from expansys for my 6600 and they work
    great together.

    44.75 inc postage

    http://www.expansys.com/product.asp?code=HDW-3





  3. #3
    incumbent
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    eggster2k wrote:

    > I think the new HDW-3 is an upgrade to the HDW-2. Take a look at the
    > comparison here:
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/67f8k
    >
    > I've just bought an HDW-3 from expansys for my 6600 and they work
    > great together.


    I will say that my HDW-2 is uncomfortable, quiet, and annoying to use.

    I wouldn't buy an HDW-3 because of that. The design doesn't appear to
    have changed.

    What is interesting, however, is that I broke both the ear pieces inside
    of four hours of owning the headset.

    When I sent the broken ones to my Nokia Service Center in the United
    States, they sent me back two new ones. And a new HDW-2.

    So now I have two, but I don't use them. I think I'm liking the SE
    HBH-200, but I like that style of headset.




  4. #4
    Kevin I Chapple
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    Check out the Jabra BT200 / BT250
    FARRRRRRR more comfortable than the Nokia units.

    The ear clips (Nokia) are quite fragile (brittle plastic) and are easily
    broken. I think an earlier poster has also made this comment about the ear
    clips.

    Good luck
    "Jim Neville" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Hi forgive if this is a straight forward query, I'm looking at purchasing

    a
    > Bluetooth headset to accompany my new 7610.
    >
    > I'm a little confused at the pricing of the Nokia HDW-2 Bluetooth headset

    &
    > the HDW-3. The carphone warehouse are selling them at the same price, is

    the
    > HDW-3 not an upgraded version of the 2?
    >
    > Also I have read some reviews on the HDW-2 that are not very favourable,
    > most comment on the lack of volume! but I do like the compact shape of

    both.
    >
    > Does anyone have any experiences of either of these?
    >
    > Your assistance would be appreciated
    >
    > Jim.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 23:49:26 +0100, "Kevin I Chapple"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Check out the Jabra BT200 / BT250
    >FARRRRRRR more comfortable than the Nokia units.
    >


    maybe in your opinion, but the hdw-3 has better talk and standby time
    than the jabra BT200. Also, i've seen a bt200 and they are quite
    large, no wonder places are knockin' them out cheap!

    >The ear clips (Nokia) are quite fragile (brittle plastic) and are easily
    >broken.


    I haven't had this problem, mine are quite sturdy.




  6. #6
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?


    > maybe in your opinion, but the hdw-3 has better talk and standby time
    > than the jabra BT200. Also, i've seen a bt200 and they are quite
    > large, no wonder places are knockin' them out cheap!


    BT 250 is same as 200 other than much better battery life, i charge mine
    once every 3 weeks with medium usage

    > >The ear clips (Nokia) are quite fragile (brittle plastic) and are easily
    > >broken.


    I had a HDW2 and the ear clip broke so I super glueued it. It broke again
    but in a different place so the plastic was obviously not as strong as the
    super glue i had made the first repair with.

    HDW2...pile of ****e
    HDW3...pile of ****e with a better battery life but still crap materials and
    uncomfortable to wear


    > I haven't had this problem, mine are quite sturdy.


    It just sits in a box then and never gets used?

    Steve





  7. #7
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    snip

    >HDW2...pile of ****e
    >HDW3...pile of ****e with a better battery life but still crap materials and
    >uncomfortable to wear


    your opinions, i find the hdw-3 comfortable to wear on either ear.

    >
    >
    >> I haven't had this problem, mine are quite sturdy.

    >
    >It just sits in a box then and never gets used?
    >


    no, but i only use one ear clip. i've got about 8 spare clips in the
    box.


    >Steve
    >





  8. #8
    Steve
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?


    "eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > snip
    >
    > >HDW2...pile of ****e
    > >HDW3...pile of ****e with a better battery life but still crap materials

    and
    > >uncomfortable to wear

    >
    > your opinions, i find the hdw-3 comfortable to wear on either ear.
    >

    You mean apart from flapping about like washing out to dry on a line every
    time you turn your head in your car?

    > >> I haven't had this problem, mine are quite sturdy.

    > >
    > >It just sits in a box then and never gets used?
    > >

    >
    > no, but i only use one ear clip. i've got about 8 spare clips in the
    > box.


    You WILL need eight spares for when they break, they will!

    I was not impressed at all.
    Battery life on the HDW2 was crap (this has been addresses in HDW3 you say?)
    The casing had a couple of splits in it (wasnt used roughly)
    The ear clip was thin, flimsy and seemed uncomfortable to wear. (came with
    2, large and small)
    Would not re-connect to phone automatically if they came back in range (SE
    HBH 15 and 60 do this ok, Jabra does it ok too)
    On/Off button way too hard to use. (had to use tip of nail to get to it)
    The actualy microphone didnt sit in the ear so on noisy roads you had to
    hold the earpeice in with one hand

    Non of these are true of the JabraBT250 and its a lot cheaper too.

    Having said all that, just got a parrot Ck3100 car kit for my car so will
    only use the Jabra in the transit with my works 6310i

    Steve





  9. #9
    eggster2k
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth Nokia?

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:29:05 GMT, "Steve" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"eggster2k" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> snip
    >>
    >> >HDW2...pile of ****e
    >> >HDW3...pile of ****e with a better battery life but still crap materials

    >and
    >> >uncomfortable to wear

    >>
    >> your opinions, i find the hdw-3 comfortable to wear on either ear.
    >>

    >You mean apart from flapping about like washing out to dry on a line every
    >time you turn your head in your car?


    i don't drive a car, but i don't find the headset flaps about, sits
    quite snuggly in my ear and doesn't move about!


    >I was not impressed at all.
    >Battery life on the HDW2 was crap (this has been addresses in HDW3 you say?)


    yes, the hdw-3 standby and talktime is better than the hdw-2

    >The casing had a couple of splits in it (wasnt used roughly)
    >The ear clip was thin, flimsy and seemed uncomfortable to wear. (came with
    >2, large and small)
    >Would not re-connect to phone automatically if they came back in range (SE
    >HBH 15 and 60 do this ok, Jabra does it ok too)


    connects and reconnects fine with my 6600.

    >On/Off button way too hard to use. (had to use tip of nail to get to it)


    i have to use the tip of my nail too, true.

    >The actualy microphone didnt sit in the ear so on noisy roads you had to
    >hold the earpeice in with one hand


    as i have said, i don't drive a car but i do find it sits ok in my
    ear.




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