Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 3:40PM
Bluetooth Version v2.1+EDR
Headset & Hands Free Profiles
Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery
Video Game Compatible
Connects To Two Phones
Weight: Approx. 10g
Talk Time: 5 Hours
Standby Time: 120 Hours
Charging Time: 30-60 minutes
Dimensions: 53[L] x 18[W] x 9[H] mm
Living in California not only is it necessary to have a hands-free device it is the LAW! Well sadly law or not a lot of people I know do not follow it, and I can understand why some people really do not like having the device hanging from their ear. Well when I saw this particular piece my achy breaky heart started pumping, I have been an Elvis fan since well I can remember being able to walk, dance, and sing all at the same time.
Well after attending CTIA in San Diego I met with Eternity Wireless and they gave the pleasure and challenge to review this particular unit, hard to turn it down when your A) An Elvis fan and B) Enjoy reviewing licensed products. Well first let’s get to the Licensed Art, the unit I am holding is called “Legendary” the artwork is of The King in one of his signature jump suits with his back turned to the “camera” and his signature at the bottom. It looks great and for Elvis fans they will easily recognize the image, now this is the reason I love reviewing licensed electronics because it can look pretty and shine of the reflection of the moon all it wants but does it stand up to other devices of it’s kind and does the price justify the items look.
To start I tested the unit with both my Galaxy Vibrant from T-Mobile and my Bluetooth enabled HP Laptop, both had good quality sound and the microphone picked up the sound just fine, when receiving calls on my cell phone the button was easy to locate and the ringer caught my attention as it should. The people who helped me test the unit could hear me just fine and did not complain about additional cut off from the Bluetooth device. As far as comfort is concerned you have some options, you can do as I did and use the ear hook and a medium size earbud so it site right outside the ear canal hence avoiding plugging your hearing or you can avoid the ear hook and just use a very small ear bud and plug it into your ear canal. I would not recommend the second mostly because it can easily fall out and it will be lost unless you use the provided lanyard, which if you are going to use that then might as well use the ear hook itself.
Overall the device works great and feels comfortable on my ear rather than in it, installation was quick and easy since it is basically the same pairing process as other Bluetooth units in the market, the only real complaint I have is the lack of volume control when the device is on. Some of the people I talked to were being very loud during the call and volume control would have been great to tone them down instead of asking them to keep it down.
In the end the device serves it’s purpose and does what it claims it will do and it does it well, the extra cost of the license will be up to the consumer whether or not it’s worth the added cost. Personally I like having tech that expresses what I like and who I am, and with such licenses as Elvis Presley, Lady Gaga, Star Trek, Star Wars, and many more to choose from you are bound to find one that speaks to you and will catch your attention. From my perspective it is worth the cost and I now have to decide which one of the Star Wars Earloomz I will be buying for myself since my wife is already asking for one of the Lady Gaga ones for Christmas and well I want to have some choices to my geek tech collections.
Erick “Disciplined1” Castillo