Battle of the Bluetooth headsets

As the owner and operator of Blue-Sky Solutions (, a graphic design and tech-support shop in New Jersey, I spend hours on my cellphone, usually in the car, client offices, restaurants, and anywhere else I can get a signal. Recently, wireless Bluetooth headsets have taken a stylish turn. I tested a few to see if they offered as much function as form.

The Jawbone ($119)
1. The Jawbone ($119)
The perforated, metallic design of this model looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. It boasts two microphones, a voice-activity sensor, and "noise shield" technology (which, to me, had little effect). I found the sound quality a little tinny but was happy with the fit. The buttons were hard to find and even harder to push, and the volume control requires you to cycle through five settings.