Friday, August 19, 2011
Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Intro: What a cool idea adding solar charging to a Bluetooth headset. Most people who use their Bluetooth headset all day for business don't have the time to plug the headset in for charging. With solar power this headset charges just by being outside in direct sunlight. In addition this headset looks attractive compared to other solar powered headsets.
Design: I was mainly impress that this headset looks like any other headset while having solar panels. I searched Google for other Solar charging headsets and found them to look clunky and unattractive. The Solar Voice comes in black with silver trim. Included are the headset, manual, usb cable, dock, ear hook and ear foam, and ac adapter. The dock is great to stick on your dashboard to charge your headset in the sunlight. The Solar Voice 908 felt comfortable in the ear and build quality is amazing as well. The package is made of 80% Post Consumer Waste which makes this eco-friendly.
Function: Like my previously headset review of i.Techs, the Solar Voice 905 uses the latest Bluetooth v2.1 +EDR. This allows easier pairing with your headset. The headset offers crystal clear sound for me and the other person on the line. The Noise Reduction provides less background noise. The headset also features A2DP to stream music to the headset from your phone like the iPhone 3GS. The Solar charger can be charged using the usb cable connect to your PC, use the included AC Adapter or simple be outside in the sunlight. Additional features include Voice Dialing, Call Transfer, Last Number Redial, Auto Re-Link and Call Reject. Also a 1 year limited warranty is included for added assurance.
Conclusion: I have been using a Citizen Eco-Drive watch and it's great that I don't have to change batteries every couple of years. In the same way the iTech Solar Voice doesn't need to be plugged in. You just use the headset when you’re out and about and the Bluetooth headset charges in direct sunlight. There's no doubt that this headset is great. The solar charging along with the design make this well worth the price. It is an excellent headset for business people.
9.6 Out of 10
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iTech Solar Voice 905 Bluetooth Headset