1. Motorola Endeavor HX1
You know that you’re investing in serious tech when a product boasts military specs. Motorola’s Endeavor HX1 Bluetooth piece features a “stealth mode” which employs special Bone Conduction technology that’s also used by special military forces and is designed to pick up your speech and filter out the background noise by translating the vibration of your jaw into sounds. Combine that with Motorola’s CrystalTalk noise-canceling technology and you’ve got an indispensable weapon in your arsenal.
$259 from authorized Motorola dealers.
2. Plantronics Voyager Pro
It may look like a space-age hearing aid but trust us, Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headset is packed with a multitude of features and boasts great sound quality. The Voyager features protection against 80dB of noise with three layers of wind protection. Spec-wise, it supports Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 and 2.1 + EDR, and has a talk time of six hours or standby time of five days. The only gripe we have is that it’s chunky and looks rather awkward with the swivel boom mic sticking out, which may make you look like a lost call-center rep if you’re not too careful.
$179 from Ban Leong Technologies, 4/F, 150 Ubi Ave. 4, 6512-9221.
3. Jabra White Stone
Jabra’s pint-sized and ever-popular Stone headset now comes in a cool white finish. Like its sleek black sibling, the albino Stone has some serious noise cancellation power thanks to its in-built Noise Blackout Extreme technology. Add in the discreet touch volume pad located on the outside of the headset, a fancy battery-level display, painless Bluetooth connectivity as well as Multiuse capabilities which let you connect to Bluetooth enabled devices simultaneously, and this baby is white hot.
$198 from Challenger, #02-34/35 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6376-6100.