The bulk of the Bluetooth headsets on the market — say, from the folks at Motorola, for example — take on much the same form factor: they loop around your ear. This design ensures that the earpiece won’t just go flying off unexpectedly, but it does make sunglass-wearing a little cumbersome. Sony Ericsson has overcome this obstacle with the HBH-IV835, a mono BT headset that goes in your ear, rather than around it. It’s got some fairly juicy specs to go along with its minimalist appearance.
Sure, the in-ear thing isn’t exactly new (we’ve seen similar units from Plantronics and others), but the HBH-IV835 has a certain understated elegance to it that cannot be matched. The voice quality, on both ends, should be quite good thanks to the DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology found within. This means you’ll reduce signal loss and distortion. No need to adjust the volume to the level that best suits your environment either, because this headset does it automatically.
Adhering to the Bluetooth 2.0 standard, and coming in with 3.5 hours of talk time, 160 hours of standby, the Sony Ericsson HBH-IV835 is set to retail in Korea for 109,000 KRW (~US$114).