Sony Mobile recently announced the release of the new Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH70, a water resistant wireless headset with superior Sony audio quality, and The Nerd Guide managed to get hold of 1 set recently to try it out.
ICYMI, here are some of the key features of the headset
- Water resistant wireless headset (IP57 – 1 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes) – but that does not mean you can swim in it.
- Superior Sony audio technology with echo, wind and noise cancellation and HD Voice for travel, work and anywhere in between.
- Ergonomic design for better comfort even when on the move
- Send voice commands directly to your smartphone — search for information, call a friend and even make inquiries
- Multi-compatible with Bluetooth® 3.0 devices and equipped with NFC, thus not only works with smartphones and tablets that run Bluetooth® 3.0 but also NFC-enabled devices.
I have been pairing my Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone with my Moto360 ever since, and what I did for the past 1 week is to pair the SBH 70 headset onto it – and Hey! It works well and seamlessly. As you can see, I am able to control my Music player with my Moto 360 as well!
Being a previous users of the SBH80 headset, what I like about the SBH 70 is that the buttons and control are better placed in this new design. The revised design of the headset is crafted to sit discreetly on your neck and shoulders, with music, call handling and voice command controls easy to reach and use. No more awkward ON/OFF button at the back of the neck! In addition, the buttons are now wrapped in the silicon headset compared to the metallic protruding buttons in SBH 80. These maybe small design changes, but it facilitates a lot in terms of usability and user-friendliness.
A nerd needs his doses of exercise too! As you can see, the headset is designed for comfort where the lightweight, neck-worn headset features an ear buds with an ergonomic design for improved sound. The in-ear headphones also come with a tighter fit to block out surrounding sound and the unique memory metal means the headset’s initial shape is kept even if you bend it.
After the initial charge of 8 hours, I managed to use it 3-4 hours for about 5 days before the power is completely drained. During the 3-4 hours, I was playing music when I am travelling & playing video while I was running on the treadmill. On top of that, there are occasions where I need to answer phone calls etc with the headset. I believe the consumption is reasonable if you are using it for travelling, and normal usage.
It is available in five vibrant colours — black, white, pink, blue, and lime, where you can mix and match it with your personal accessories.
The SBH70 is available at all Sony stores and centres, at a RRP of S$118.