Groov>> e Motion
If this sort of headset is new to you then it will seem like a puzzle as you try to straighten out the earpieces. They naturally pair to each other and become almost fixed into a pair that is only 4cm thick and the sprung part is only 7cm wide so how does this untangle to fit around the back of your neck.
I found that if the area just beyond the earpiece goes over the ears then a semi-circle of sprung connection forms around the back of the neck and unless you get involved in head banging exercise they stay there.
I did find its best to fit them on before glasses as otherwise the fit may not be perfect.
Like all devices of this type and even more conventional ones, you need to know what control happens from where.
The right earpiece has an outside that if you press for two seconds will turn the unit on, this is accompanied by a red LED light around the edge of the pressed area. In fact the left earpiece has only one job to omit the left channel of stereo sound.
There is a small nine sides of folded instructions and the middle three need to be known well to use the product as when the headset is in place you are blind as the fingers of your right hand do everything to control the unit in situ.
Once on you need to enter pairing mode and this is signified by the red LED light alternating with blue. Your phone or whatever device you pair with should find the headset. You need to press the button area for five seconds for this to happen. Once paired it should repair automatically.
When you reach a low battery state the red light will flash but unless you walk around with a mirror you will not be able to see the light, this however could be useful when you first switch on.
Once paired a quick double click of the button can redial the last called phone number.
The unit has a microphone around the edge of the unit and I found this worked better than I thought as it is near the jawbone.
About the only two other features not on the central outside area are volume increase and decrease and the charge port that are both nearer the foam earpieces. A 50cm micro USB to USB lead is provided and you can charge from a PCs USB port or a mains charge plug, you are told to charge for at least six hours before initial use.
You need Bluetooth 4.1 for this device to work, the stated headset output is 15mW. Normal volume playback time is around 11hours with a full recharge taking 2hours.
While sound was reasonable and the range of things it can do considerable I would not be using it in the home for music listening but out and about.
The Groov>>e motion is available from the link below for £34.99.
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