The wired headset that came with the BolackBerry is useless. The cord is too short, the earbuds keep falling out of my ears and, well, it's not the '90s anymore, right? So I'm looking for good deals on a nice headset. I'm being very, very cautious. Very recently I almost jumped at this Plantronics Voyager 520, on sale (now) at Amazon.ca for $35, down from $130. Luckily, I found out before I ordered it that it has *no* mute function. That is absolutely essential for me. As well, talked to some people who had tried other headsets where there *was* a mute function but, unfortunately, that function also came with a very annoying beep that reminded you of the mute. I realize there needs to be *some* indication, but given that the mute status is clearly displayed on your phone's screen if you need it, the beeping could be very annoying. At the very least, it should not be too loud or too frequent (and, hopefully, configurable).
So, suggest away, but be aware that I am *not* going to be spending a lot of money on this.
Here are a couple of current deals:
Plantronics M100 Bluetooth Headset, $40 (half off). C/Net Editor's rating: 3.5 (out of 5), Amazon.com average rating: 4/5
GTMax (?) headset at Amazon.ca: $22 (down from $70), average rating 4/5.
They have another GTMax one for just $16, down from $25. I guess at those prices, as long as it works at all, it's a good deal?
Personally, I'd prefer to stick with known brands, but if someone can vouch for these GTMax ones, then I'm not averse to saving a few bucks either.