As a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, I’m always looking for new ways to show my Purple and Gold pride. Earloomz, a company known for their Bluetooth headsets, offers a Los Angeles Lakers Bluetooth headset in the Laker colors of purple and gold.
The headset is the normal Bluetooth earpiece size and the body is made from purple plastic. The Lakers logo is brightly printed on the side. I must admit whenever I walk around Los Angeles with it in my ear, I always get compliments.
The Earloomz Los Angeles Lakers Bluetooth headset ships with Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery. Charging is via a USB cable, an actual charger is not provided, just the cable. The unit offers headset and hands-free profiles, and is able to connect to two cel phones. Noise reduction is offered and the unit has a talk time of five hours and a standby time of 120 hours. The Earloomz package includes the headset, two earhooks, four earbuds of different sizes, a manual, lanyard and the charging cable.
Earloomz makes a lot of cool Bluetooth headsets including some great designs featuring Hello Kitty, Star Wars, NBA teams along with fashion brands like Paul Frank. They also have all kinds of cool textures and designs. All are very cool ways to express your individually while making hands-free calls. They have a full retail store in Sherman Oaks, CA.
For basic calls, the headset works well. Sound quality is good, both as I hear callers and as they hear me. Noise reduction works well outside to cut out extraneous noise while allowing my voice to come through clearly. Initial pairing with my phone was fast and easy.
Since I also use my headset for listening to music and watching videos on Netflix or YouTube, the lack of a volume control on the headset makes it hard to use as it just doesn’t get loud enough. Even with my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S II) at full volume, I just can’t hear it well.
The other issue I have is the necessity to pair the device each time it disconnects. With all my other Bluetooth devices, once they are initially paired with my phone, if they get disconnected, like if I take the phone out of my house without the headset, once I get back into range, they automatically re-connect. Also, if I power on my previously-paired headsets or headphones and the phone is in Bluetooth mode, they pair up immediately. The Earloomz headset does not do this. Each time it unpairs, I must put the headset in pairing mode and then go to Settings on my phone and activate the device.
I tested the GL-500 model of t he Earloomz Los Angeles Lakers Bluetooth headset. The “Quick” model r etails for $23.99, a “Spotlight” model with different artwork is available for $27.99. The headsets are available direct from the company, at most major online retailers and retail stores including Walgreens and Best Buy.
Freddy Sherman is a world traveler and travel blogger who constantly seeks out new technology to help him share his experiences with others. Follow him on Twitter – @thefredsherman.
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