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Wireless headphones for the iPhone 3G!

by justin on June 26, 2009 · 4 comments

There was an interesting little development in my little bluetooth world this morning…

I was checking an apple email about iphone 3.0 software and came across this: (which wasn’t even in the main email… I had to click through to the more detailed web page to find it)

and I thought, HOLY CRAP, does stereo bluetooth already work with the 3G? Seriously? Did I miss something? I thought that was only for 3GS!

but no, according to PC WORLD magazine it’s here now!

so I bought the Altec Lansing Backbeat 903 based on the review… for dirt cheap (where else but) at Amazon.

In short: The iPhone 3G had bluetooth but no stereo music capability… but now, with the 3.0 Software update, Apple has given not just 3GS users, but 3G users as well… the ability to have one wireless headset that plays music AND takes calls!

nice, huh? I will be letting you all know what I think when I get this thing in two days.

yay. Now I probably don’t need a new Zivio Boom! (my last one, purchased at a beautiful discount at MacWorld, had its final “spin” in my washing machine recently and didn’t come out very well).


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve Rifkin June 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

First off, yes this is a really neat development. I took a look at the specs and pictures and I am curious about the positioning of the mic and the quality it will deliver. One thing I loved about the zivio boom is the sound quality through the slide boom. These mics sit up on the earpiece so I am wondering how it will live up to it’s hype that they claim with their “Plantronics dual-mic AudioIQ® voice technology for exceptional call clarity”.

Let us kow

maccog July 13, 2009 at 2:49 am

Well, I’ve used the Backbeat 903 stereo bluetooth headset for over a week… and have to say that I like it alot. My hair manages to hide it better than my old BT headset, i can listen to music through it… and there seems to be two mics and some noise canceling technology because there is not a huge increase in ambient noise from the dual mic setup.

So far so good.

Steve L November 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Do you still like the Backbeat 903 best, or would you recommend a different stereo bluetooth device for calls and music?

maccog November 12, 2009 at 1:04 am

I’ve been very happy with this headset. Call quality seems to be good and music quality is good enough. I would recommend this headset for its value.

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