Thursday, 11 April 2013
Sound ID 400 Bluetooth Headset
They link up with your phone, you talk into them, they're wireless, and
just about everyone looks like a complete tool when wearing one. How
about coming up with some unique features for once, guys? I must have
asked that question just loud enough for the folks over at Sound ID to
hear, because their latest invention, dubbed the Sound ID 400, is a
Bluetooth headset that might actually be worthy of the tag innovative .
California-based Sound ID has been making hands-free communication
devices for years (although, I don't remember ever reviewing one) and
they are hoping to get your attention and money with the Sound ID 400
Bluetooth headset. So what makes this thing so special, anyway?
According to the release, the Sound ID 400 offers three unique
capabilities that can be found nowhere else but here: PersonalSound,
Environmental Mode, and the CompanionLink Remote Microphone.
PersonalSound consists of three listening modes tuned to the most common
hearing preferences. This is supposed to further enhance speech clarity
without the need to raise the volume of the headset. And just in case
there was any confusion, Sound ID would like you to know that This
feature is only found on Sound ID products – no other Bluetooth
headsets offer this capability.
Environmental Mode is a feature that gives users of the Sound ID 400 the
ability to make use of both of their ears while wearing the headset.
From what I can gather, it acts as an amplifier so that when you are in
between calls sound volume is increased slightly to compensate for the
fact that you are wearing a headset. Seems to make sense to me. Again,
just so there is no confusion, The Sound ID 400 is the only headset to
deliver Environmental Mode.
And finally, there's the CompanionLink Remote Microphone. It's a little
gadget that's essentially a portable, wireless microphone that syncs
with the Sound ID 400 so that another person can join in on the
conversation. It's also said to be useful for enhancing the clarity of
speech of low-talkers (Thanks, Jerry.), lecturers, and other people in
your car that feel the need to chime in on your conversation.