Sony Ericsson HBH-660 Akono Bluetooth Headset - Page 1
Ericsson has for some time now been producing quality products for mobile users.
I personally have been a great supporter of (Sony) Ericsson phones, being
among the first
who ever bought the famous T68 and the newest K700i models. Since I use
my mobile phone daily, the need for a bluetooth handsfree was a basic necessity.
For quite sometime, I have been monitoring the market and after sometime
I decided to buy Sony Ericsson's latest Bluetooth headset, the Akono HBH-600.
In this review, we will see why I decided to buy it, how it performs
and if it was worth buying after all. Lets begin...
Sony Ericsson doesn't need flashy advertising for this new model, since its
stylish appearance is the first thing that will catch your eye's attention.
among other things, includes a small backlit LCD screen that is mainly used
to display the headset battery condition and of course, the most important
thing...who's calling :-)
Lets see the headset in greater detail. Below we can see the Akono HBH-660
in its full glory.
(Courtesy of Sony Ericsson)
The Headset includes, as we mentioned before, a backlit LCD screen, the
accept/reject button next to the screen, two buttons at the top which can be
used for a variety of funtions and the ear loop which holds it firmly attached
to our ears! The headset seems well built and confirms Sony Ericsson's
standards. Below you can see the exact location of all the control buttons:
(Courtesy of Sony Ericsson)
According to the specs, the headset weights 23gr, its internal battery can
hold up to 5hour talk time and up to 150hours standbye without recharge. The
phone will work with all of Sony Ericsson's previous models that support Bluetooth
T68i) and comes in two colours (Silver / Grey).
Despite the fact that Sony Ericsson guarantees that it is fully operational
with its phones, the HBH-660 works with any Bluetooth phone that supports the
Headset or Handsfree profiles. What might not work with models other than Sony
Ericsson, is the call ID function.
- The Package
We bought our Akono HBH-660 from a local store at the retail price
of €119.00. The headset can be found on the internet for around €100
Euro, depending on the
region. The European
package included, the Akono HBH-660 headset, its charger, a necklace strap
and manuals in 16 languages. The included charger is exactly the same as that
being used with all Sony Ericsson models, which is a plus for Sony
Ericsson phone users, since you don't have to carry around a second charger
for the headset.
When the phone rings, you just check the Info Display to see who is calling
and decide whether you want to take or reject the call. The HBH-660 can be
used with any brand of Bluetooth mobile phones that support the Headset or