"Great Gift - Multi-Purpose!"4.5 starson by BenjaminCG
Pros: + Very versatile device - many uses.
+ Very fast charging time.
+ Easy phone use - great intuitive controls.
+ Music sound is excellent.
+ Extremely light - you can't even tell you're wearing it.
Cons: - The music sound from my T400 wasn't as rich as the sound from my Droid (not sure why).
- Um....that's all I can think of.
Summary: My friends at LG hooked me up with an LG Tone to try out and review during the various activities I engage in. In short, the LG Tone exceeded my expectations and is a GREAT gift idea.
Here's my (unedited, uncensored) review:
I used the LG Tone for phone calls, music around town, on a fairly aggressive 90 minute bike ride, and while listening to music on my laptop while writing this review. I was originally puzzled by the necklace design but when I realized how light it is, I thought it might work well. I was right about that. When wearing the LG Tone, I could not feel it, even when I thought about it, and the earbuds rock.
The phone quality is very good and I wasn't thinking about whether the microphone was close enough for me to be heard. I also like how easy the controls are. This device can perform most of my phone functions - I found myself instantly curious what else it could do after quickly learning the basic functions.
The music quality is even better than the phone quality. I was using a music streaming service over a 3G connection on my Droid X and it was flawless. I walked around several stores listening to music and I was able to have conversations with people without issue (I had the volume at the right level to do this). Controls are very easy and convenient and because the controls are raised, it's easy to tell what you're controlling by touch (i.e., you don't need to see the LG Tone to control it).
I paired the LG Tone with my Lenovo T400 laptop and found it easy to setup and use. I listened to a music streaming service while writing this review and generally browsing the Net. The sound is good and it's extremely convenient to have a totally wireless headset. Since there's also a microphone in the device, it's more than just headphones, meaning it's a great headset for things like Skype.
I generally have trouble with earbuds falling out of my ears. I'm not sure if it's because there's zero pulling because of the necklace design, but the earbuds didn't fall out once during any of my activities (not even my bike ride). I generally never ride my bike with headphones because I'm afraid of not hearing sound around me. With the LG Tone, I heard both the music and ambient sound (such as leaves crushing under the wheels). I think the buds also reduced the wind noise, making surrounding sounds easier to hear (of course, I kept the music volume low enough to hear other sound). I was very impressed with its use on my bike.
One thing I found (which makes me laugh) is that I kept waiting for the cord to pull the earbuds out of my ear because I've been annoyed by that for such a long time. I've wanted Bluetooth headphones for a long time and I'm so glad I finally have something I can use while exercising. The rest (e.g., hands-free phone, cool headphones for my computer) is icing for me.
In sum, the LG Tone rocks. It's a great gift because it's so versatile; great for phone and music whether using a phone, MP3 player, or computer. If I didn't have one already, it would be the only thing on my gift list for the holidays (no, that part wasn't edited either).
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Hope this helps, good luck!