I’m loving these combo devices that allow you to jam away to your favourite tunes in full stereo, but seamlessly switch over to a phone call when you need to. The HBH-DS970 Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 headset from Sony Ericsson does just that, and it even comes with a remote with a display! Skip tracks, up the volume, and check out the caller ID all from the handy little thing that’ll be dangling from your neck.
Unlike most Bluetooth headsets that scream I’m talking on Bluetooth!, this set just looks like any other flash-based MP3 player. Battery life isn’t exactly enough to last you the whole day, unfortunately, and is rated at a max life around 6 hours. That’s probably the only thing hurting the HBH-DS970.
It seems this slick 27 gram headset can work with all AVRCP-compatible devices, and not just products coming out of Sony Ericsson. No word on pricing just yet, but look for this to drop sometime in the second quarter of this year.