So, does this device measure up to my childhood fantasies? Is it cool? Let’s start at the beginning of this adventure into Time and Space.
I wanted to find a Bluetooth device for my Samsung a920 (which has been reviewed and much discussed here). You need a phone that has a voice recognition system.
It comes with a charger and a couple of ear pieces of slightly different sizes: small, medium and large. You also get a 85 page manual in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese and a pamphlet which explains the initial setup. Please read that one carefully!
Here’s what confused me at first: at this stage you turn on the WEP200 so it can be seen by the phone. But, the normal mode of turning on the WEP (Hold main button down until blue light flashes) is NOT the proper mode for the setup communication needed for this first step. I spent a few frustrated minutes trying to get the phone to See the WEP with no success until I decided to read the instructions again. And this time really pay attention.
Now I realized that I needed to HOLD the Main WEP button down until the blue light Stayed on. AHHHHH! The WEP200 is now in PAIRING MODE!
At this point, I went to the phone’s Tools/Bluetooth menu to ADD a New Device and had it Search and NOW it Found the WEP200 with not much effort. It listed the WEP by name and I confirmed by typing in a passcode (supplied with the documentation) and, Voila!, the WEP200 was Connected!
While wearing the headset I will hear tones that indicate the head is on Standby (conserving juice). Depending on the phone standby is expected to be last 70 hours. If you wear this for any length of time be aware of changes in tones which will indicate the battery losing juice. It will also flash red when it’s about to run down.
After wearing it all day at first I noticed that I only needed a recharge after the second day. And this is with it turned off at night.
Others have suggested substituting Jabra EarGels with the supplied hooks and as this seems an economical solution I can’t see why not try it! The WEP200 is a really nice device. It works well and I would hate to see people discouraged from using it because of ear fitting problems. I think Lt Uhura would approve!
Written by Cecilia