After opening the package, you will find the headset, charger, rubber ear tips (in three different sizes), a plastic carrying case and user manual. Using the device right out the box is relatively easy and idiot-proof. I went from unpacking the device to using it within minutes. Connecting the Bluetooth is the same as connecting any Bluetooth device; unlike some devices, my Blackberry was able to establish a connection to the device fairly quickly.
The design of the headset is what intrigued me. Two ear buds connects to the Bluetooth device that hangs around the neck on a cord. The device is easily adjusted; lengthening and shortening the cords from the Bluetooth device and the ear buds. The cords runs the risk of becoming tangled and snagging on nearby obstacles, but this can be worked around with the plastic carrier that comes included.
On the device is controls to pause/play, skip forwards/go back and volume control. Sony has made it quite convenient to move around while still listening to audio files on the Blackberry. As a matter of fact, up to 10 devices can be connected to the headphones at once.
One of my favorite things about the headset is the LCD panel on the front of the Bluetooth device. Incoming caller ID, call status, battery status and music track information are just some of the aspects that are displayed here. The white text on black background works quite well as the words was clear and easy to read.
The packaging claims there are 6 hours of usage time and 300 hours of standby battery life. I have to say that it did stand up to this in terms of talk/music time; I haven’t quite been able to test it for the standby time.
Another great feature is that during an incoming call, songs are paused automatically and resumes once the call is disconnected. This is quite handy; especially for someone who often forgets what she was doing before a lengthy phone call came in.