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LG HBS-750 Grey Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great headset with some minor drawbacks 06/06/2015

This review is from: LG HBS-750 Grey Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Pros: Sound is great and they perform generally well. Very light; you can forget you have them on.

Cons: Not so keen on the new buttons. Although they seem to be redesigned to be less prone to accidental pressing, the buttons on the pair I have are still rather sensitive and can get pressed.

Also, the buttons now are more difficult to find. The HBS-730 had a round call and pause buttons and long skinny other buttons and were easy to find with my fingers. The 750 buttons are all long and kind of blend in with the section between the buttons, so you have to be careful to make sure you find the right one.

Other Thoughts: I've had the HBS-700, HBS-730 and now these. The batteries in the first pair died after 13 months - warranty already expired. The 730's are better on that score, but my pair skipped often, especially on pressing "play".

The 750's work absolutely perfectly on that score. However, now I am having a problem where suddenly audio will stop, a few seconds will pass, then the headset says "power on, battery high, connected". I have no idea why this happens, and it only happens like once a week, randomly

Regardless, I'm going to be RMA'ing them because they *should* work just perfectly. I know it's possible - I *never* had any problems the 700's until the battery died.

In spite of these issues, I have relied on these wireless headsets for several years now and am totally addicted to them. It's a sign of how much I rely on them that these small problems are so annoying, yet I still use the headsets.

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Genuine Lenovo Thinkpad 9 Cell Hi Capacity Li-ion Battery 55+ for Series L410, L412, L510, L512, L520, T410, T410i, T510, T520, T510i, W510, W520
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Less than half the price compared to such batteries purchased in the past. More than doubles my laptop's lifetime compared to the existing 4 year old 9-cell battery.

Cons: Came somewhat discharged. Clearly been sitting on the shelf since April 2012 (mfr date).

Other Thoughts: Works great in spite of the age.

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LG HBS-730 Black TONE+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs LG HBS-700 was much better 02/27/2014

This review is from: LG HBS-730 Black TONE+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Pros: It's wireless and convenient to wear. Connects immediately to iPhone 5. Sexy voice feedback instead of tones for connecting, power on, etc.

Cons: Audio drops out often, chiefly when source is quiet. Seems like headset is trying to save power during the quiet spots, then has trouble starting up streaming when the source comes back. Dropouts can be as long as 5 seconds!

This happens pretty much *every* time the iPhone switches to the next podcast or music, as well as in the middle of some MP3. No idea if it's the iPhone or not, but the HBS-700 worked perfectly on my iPhone 5, so I tend to think it's the headset's fault.

Annoying tones whenever I use the volume control. I mean, really? Why do I need to hear a tone? I can hear the volume go up and down!

Other Thoughts: I wish the range were better, but it does work to about 15 feet and that's good enough.

I wish I had my LG HBS-700, but the battery stopped charging after almost exactly 1 year. I am thinking replacing the 700's battery with the one from the 730.

I have truly become addicted to this product line. I just wish LG didn't mess up this particular model.

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Display Name: Charles W.

Date Joined: 05/29/01

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  • Last Review: 06/06/15
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