Sony Ericsson HBH-660 Akono Bluetooth Headset - Page 2
- Headset Operation
After charging the headset for almost 1.5~2 hours, we turned it on, by pressing
the "Call Handling Button" for 5 seconds. The LCD screen powers up
and the "Akono" logo comes up.
Sony's Ericsson's manual describes in depth, how to exactly connect (pair)
the headset with your mobile phone. Although the instructions are
mainly for Sony
Ericsson phones, they should be more or less the same for other brands as well.
As we mentioned earlier, before being able to use the headset, you have to "pair" (aka
connect) the headset with the phone. This takes only a few seconds and as
Sony Ericsson suggests, you have to be very close to the phone:
By pressing the "Call Handling Button", the headset will connect
to the phone. After typing four zeros (0000) for the password, your phone
will pair the headset with its ID (Akono HBH-660)
The performance of the headset, mainly depends on your position with regard
to the phone. The Bluetooth protocol has as maximum range, 10meters.
However, no obstacles should
be between you and the phone. The following graph shows the headset's optimal
You can swivel the ear brace 90 degrees to fit it to your ear.
Or even 180 degrees if you want to place it on your left ear. Note that
LCD screen display can be turned up or down too!
When someone calls you, their number is displayed on the LCD screen.
If the number is stored in your address book, the name will appear instead
We noticed however, that this is valid only for contacts with only a single
entry (mobile) and not multiple...
The headset recognizes voice commands that can be used to dial, redial, answer
and reject a phone call. Of course, you first have to make the corresponding
entry in the phone's memory.
To master all headset features, it is adviseable to read carefully the included
manuals...There is also a big online FAQ in
case you still have some questions.
haven't had any previous use with other Bluetooth headsets, but the headset
seems to fit very comfortably around the ear, although I would like it to
have a more stable feeling and the earpiece could me more comfortable. After
having placed it on your ear, you tend to forget that it's there, thanks to
weight, although there are much lighter headsets available on the market.
The sound that comes from the headset speaker is loud and clear, and can
be turned up/down with the corresponding buttons, which is convenient.
The 6 digit LCD
is very useful when someone calls, since it lights up with the phone icon,
warning of an incoming call. However, since it's very small, the number will
scroll left/right very qucikly making the idenfication rather difficult in
case you had a phone call from an unknown source.
The battery seems very good, so far had it turned on 40 hours, talked over 2hours and still haven't seen it drop at 50%, so i assume that the numbers which Sony Ericsson claims, are more or less true. The battery gauge indicator at the LCD screen is very useful, we want to know when we run out of battery so we can re-charge it for another hard day.
In real life conditions, we were able to talk after walking away from the
phone, around 4-5 meters with two thin walls in between, although
with a little distrortion. We didn't notice any delay in the voice and in
the performance so far. While we didn't test the headset with any other phones,
we read various reports around the net, showing that the headset will work
fine with all bluetooth enabled phones and even display the caller ID on
the LCD screen.
The headset cannot be used to hear music (mp3 files, radio) or other audio
(recorded messages/video files), unfortunately! As a last negative, the end
of the rubber grommet
on the swivel brace may eventually wear out after long
time use... ours has already started showing traces of wear.