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Original LG Tone HBS-700 Universal Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset, HBS-700 - Black
The Original LG Tone HBS-700 Universal Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset, HBS-700 - Black brings you the high quality audio experience of stereo sound with the convenience of Bluetooth technology. Up to 10 hours of listening/talk time keeps you connected to your music and social life whenever you need it. With its unique form factor and sleek design, the LG Tone has an around-the-neck wearing style, ensuring you comfort throughout the day--ear the LG Tone all day without realizing you even have it on.
The Magnetic Ear Phones snap into place in the stylish, streamlined Memory Flex Neck Strap for easy storage, and they pop out just as easily for comfortable wear. Music controls right on the neck strap mean you can leave your phone in your purse or backpack and still play, pause, rewind, or fast forward.
Wear it at work, while you are shopping, at the park walking your dog, lounging at home, or working out at the gym. Because it's water resistant, you can work out as hard as you want without worrying about breaking a sweat!
You'll never miss a message with LG's free BT Reader app (Android OS), which lets the LG Tone read your incoming text messages in real time. A vibration will alert you of an incoming call and with the intuitive controls located on the neck strap, you can navigate phone calls and media easily without having to physically touch your handset. The LG Tone has multipoint capability, allowing you to stream music from your phone or computer and switch seamlessly to a call on your mobile device all from the neck band controls.
In addition to up to 10 hours of talk and music playing time, the LG Tone offers up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time. It also includes last number redial, voice dial, call reject, and call waiting functionality (phone dependent). Original LG Tone HBS-700 Universal Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset, HBS-700 - Black features Original LG headset Stereo Bluetooth headset for wireless music plus call functionality Unique around-the-neck design that's lightweight and comfortable for all-day use Magnetic ear buds snap into place when not in use; music controls on neck strap Free BT Reader app (Android OS) reads your incoming text messages in real time Up to 10 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time This Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset delivers high quality Stereo Audio and Full Calling features in a sleek, comfortable design Water resistant for use with Active Lifestyles Package includes: LG Tone (HBS-700) Wireless Stereo Headset; AC adapter; multi-size ear gels; and quick start guide Brand: LG Color: Black Part #: HBS-700 Original LG Tone HBS-700 Universal Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset, HBS-700 - Black
Nov 30, 2011 5:15:00 PM
LG Tone made me a believer
As a tester for the new LG Tone you may think... "why should I trust your opinion". I would feel the same way, However, I take pride in endorsing only what I believe in. And this product, I definitly believe in.
As an avid athlete, attorney (don't hold that against me), and a dj I find this unit useful in all facets of my life. As an athlete, it is great to have a pair of headphones I can wear while working out, that don't cut out constantly like previous stereo bluetooth headphone I owed, and sound amazing.
As a lawyer, it give me the ability to multi-task by handling phone calls while walking to and from work and court. The design allows for great noise canceling and the mic is place near the collar where it seems to have less wind interference.
As a dj, music is a big part of my life. I love the sound quality and the controls make it easy to navigate my phone's playlist.
Overall, this device is impressive to say the least.
Ease of use
The earbuds tend not to stay stored in the magnetic housing when not in use due to weak magnets.
Nov 30, 2011 4:15:06 PM
I was recently fortunate enough to have been selected to review this product. I had never used a Bluetooth before, but I was intrigued by the hands-free capabilities but hesitant to wear something that looked like I belonged on a set of Star Trek. The LG Tone was exactly what I was looking for! As an avid music lover, it was a bonus that it was made to not only talk on the phone but stream or listen to music from my phone. I found this product to be easy to use, lightweight, comfortable, and have decent sound quality. Thank you LG for this opportunity - I don't ever want to be without my Tone!
Nov 30, 2011 5:00:01 AM
Great Bluetooth Device
I was recently selected to test the new LG TONE stereo headset, and here's what I think about it. I routinely use bluetooth devices for my vehicles and this was the first use of a bluetooth device for purely audio aspects. I will say I used the HBS-700 in the vehicle to see how well it performed. It performed as expected, sound was great, connectivity never dropped, but I still prefer to use my vehicles bluetooth device because I feel that I'm still able to concentrate on whats going on around the vehicle vice having two ear pieces within my ear. That being said, I would prefer to use the HBS-700 as a wireless audio device when inside my house or as a bluetooth device connected to my phone when not in the vehicle.
I tested the device on multiple applications including, an iPhone 4, Motorola Droid, and MacBook Pro. The device was simple and easy to pair with all three devices and the connection never dropped. I used it as an audio device for both the iPhone and the MacBook Pro and what I particularly liked in this regard was the ability to listen to music wirelessly (from the attached device) and still able to function around the house without disturbing anyone else. The range was pretty good, all within the same room, and I was even able to receive a broken signal on a separate floor.
I think the greatest use of this product would be for indoor workouts such as stationary cycling, elliptical, or treadmill. I haven't been using it long enough to determine how it reacts after prolonged workouts and multiple exposures to sweat, this will be something I'll update at a later time.
In terms of feel, the LG-Tone is comfortable and I hardly noticed the base around my neck after a couple minutes of use. The ear pieces come with two different sizes and may need to be switched out in order to get a good seal. An additional aspect for the design/fit is that the ear pieces are magnetically attached to the base when not in use. This keeps them organized and helps prevent unnecessary damage.
Overall, if you're looking for a bluetooth device with multiple applications then you should choose the LG-Tone. You will not be disappointed.
Ease of use
Have only been using it a month so I'd like to see how long it would last in sweaty environments
Nov 30, 2011 4:37:37 AM
Having been dissatisfied with every one of the dozen or more Bluetooth headsets I've owned so far, I obviously jumped at the chance to review the LG Tone. This device is an absolute game changer! The brilliance of its design cannot be overstated. My previous Bluetooth devices were the traditional types that are supposed to hang from your ear. Of course in reality they never stay in place, fall out during important conversations, have tiny, useless controls and look obnoxious hanging on your ear when you aren't having a conversation. The LG Tone, on the other hand, goes around your neck and rests comfortably and securely on your shoulders. I put mine on in the morning and leave it there all day. I listen to stereo music from my PC or Blackberry with both ear buds in and when I receive a call, the unit vibrates and automatically switches over to the call. Sound quality is great, battery life is outstanding and the controls are intuitive and large enough to actually use.
Try it and you will never buy an old-style Bluetooth device again!
Game changing design
Ease of use
Nov 29, 2011 3:39:50 PM
Great for Athletes!
Know someone who is always multi-tasking, loves to work out, and would like to stay more in touch with friends and family? Then the LG Tone would be the perfect holiday gift! The two water-resistant ear buds on this Bluetooth device both block out ambient noise and resist sweat and moisture so that you don
Nov 28, 2011 2:25:11 AM
I was recently selected to test the new LG Tone Stereo Headset. I've used it commuting, traveling for the holidays and working out and so far I love it.
It's comfortable to wear around my neck and most of the time I don't notice it's there. The earbuds feel natural and don't make your ears hurt if you wear it for an extended period of time. The noise cancelling feature works surprisingly well.
I use my phone a lot so conserving battery is key. When I'm done using the LG Tone I turn it off and it automatically turns off the music player on my phone so I'm not wasting battery life.
The sound quality is great when listening to music and the microphone works well - when I'm speaking on the phone the other person doesn't have trouble hearing me.
I haven't used the text reader, but I think it's awesome that it can read text messages to you.
I would definitely recommend the LG Tone for anyone who commutes or travels and it's great for peole who like to workout at the gym.
Comfortable, intuitive and high quality audio
At first when I would turn my head it would jerk the ear bud, but then I realized you can adjust how much wire is free so now I can turn my head without a problem.
Nov 27, 2011 2:09:26 AM
LG Tone: Overall High Quality Performance, Great Price!
Recently, I was had the chance to give the LG HBS-700 Bluetooth stereo headset a try and now that I have tried it I have given up my Jabra Halo and use the LG Tone exclusively
Nov 26, 2011 1:27:47 PM
I was recently selected to test the new LG TONE stereo headset, and based upon all of my experiences using it, I have found it to be a remarkable product. This bluetooth headset is great to use with my phone, easy to connect to any device (I've connected it to my phone, Itouch and computer), has fantastic sound quality. I really love the fact that I can be completely connected to my devices and have the freedom to move around the house without having to worry about unplugging cords. Family members and co-workers all enjoy using this product as well. This is a remarkable product that I would highly recommend for your spouse, teen or friend. It's awesome to be able to be totally cordless and have more flexibility in how I listen to my music.
Ease of use
Great sound Quality
Earbuds stay in
Connects to many devices
Length of battery is awesome
Great phone conversations quality compared to other products
Nov 26, 2011 4:12:05 AM
LG Tone BS-700 Bluetooth Headset
I was fortunate enough to be selected to test out the new LG TONE stereo headset with the only obligation being that I provide an honest review of the product. Here is what I think. I love this amazing hands free product! I recently used the LG Tone headset while competing in a 5K race. Since this product has bluetooth capability, I was able to run my race while listening to music without any chords getting in the way, unlike previously when using my ipod that needed ear plugs that seemed like a mile long always getting in my way.
The sound quality exceeded my exctations. I love the fact that I can run and listen to music, but if someone calls me, I can talk with exceptional sound quality. At home while working on the computer, I love being able to talk hands free! The LG TONE is capable of enabling incoming texts that can be read aloud. I would definetly recommend this product!
Exceptional sound quality
That I've been without one for so long.
Nov 26, 2011 12:53:01 AM
Easy to use LG TONE
I am an athlete with the Active Ambassadors program, and I was selected to review the LG TONE stereo headset. I have never used a bluetooth headset, so this is the first one I have ever had to set up. It was very easy to do, and I used it with my phone while shopping ALL DAY on "Black Friday". It was very easy to use, and the earbuds are comfortable. This was great!: I have tried on a lot of these headsets and earphones at marathon runner's expos and did not like any of them due to lack of comfort/ fit, so I was surprized the LG Tone fit so nicely.
The sound quality and reception are good for both the caller and the receiver for cell phone calls, but on some of the calls I made to land line phones I had echo or feedback. Overall, it really worked well for me and I am pretty picky.
Easy to set up
Comfortable to wear
Works well with any phone
Phone call reception could be better
Nov 13, 2011 6:38:18 AM
LG asked me to review its new stereo headset & I am amazed! Before I received it, I was a little skeptical about how it might be for running but it has exceeded my expectations. I was thinking that the neck piece would bounce while running & be annoying; but not at all! I just ran my second 13.1 miles with it and it's wonderful! The sound quality is phenomenal! It's so easy to use; I didn't even need the directions to set it up. It's great not having the headphone wire get in your way while running. The ear buds NEVER fall out & are really comfortable even wearing them for an extended period of time. Answering the phone is easy and the sound quality never falters. It's great that you can answer the phone and maintain your pace. The only downfall I found was that it tends to slip off while doing abdominal exercises on a mat. An easy adjustment of hand placement remedies this problem, This is a great gift for anyone who is active and especially runners!
Easy set up
Easy to answer phone, switch songs & adjust volume
Ear buds are comfortable & NEVER fall out
Perfect for running
Tends to slip while doing abdominal exercises on mat
Nov 6, 2011 9:50:10 AM
Great Versatile Product and Gift!
My friends at LG hooked me up with an LG Tone to try out and review during the various activities I engage in. In short, the LG Tone exceeded my expectations and is a GREAT gift idea.
I used the LG Tone for phone calls, music around town, on a fairly aggressive 90 minute bike ride, and while listening to music on my laptop while writing this review. I was originally puzzled by the necklace design but when I realized how light it is, I thought it might work well. I was right about that. When wearing the LG Tone, I could not feel it, even when I thought about it, and the earbuds rock.
The phone quality is very good and I wasn't thinking about whether the microphone was close enough for me to be heard. I also like how easy the controls are. This device can perform most of my phone functions - I found myself instantly curious what else it could do after quickly learning the basic functions.
The music quality is even better than the phone quality. I was using a music streaming service over a 3G connection on my Droid X and it was flawless. I walked around several stores listening to music and I was able to have conversations with people without issue (I had the volume at the right level to do this). Controls are very easy and convenient and because the controls are raised, it's easy to tell what you're controlling by touch (i.e., you don't need to see the LG Tone to control it).
I paired the LG Tone with my Lenovo T400 laptop and found it easy to setup and use. I listened to a music streaming service while writing this review and generally browsing the Net. The sound is good and it's extremely convenient to have a totally wireless headset. Since there's also a microphone in the device, it's more than just headphones, meaning it's a great headset for things like Skype.
I generally have trouble with earbuds falling out of my ears. I'm not sure if it's because there's zero pulling because of the necklace design, but the earbuds didn't fall out once during any of my activities (not even my bike ride). I generally never ride my bike with headphones because I'm afraid of not hearing sound around me. With the LG Tone, I heard both the music and ambient sound (such as leaves crushing under the wheels). I think the buds also reduced the wind noise, making surrounding sounds easier to hear (of course, I kept the music volume low enough to hear other sound). I was very impressed with its use on my bike.
One thing I found (which makes me laugh) is that I kept waiting for the cord to pull the earbuds out of my ear because I've been annoyed by that for such a long time. I've wanted Bluetooth headphones for a long time and I'm so glad I finally have something I can use while exercising. The rest (e.g., hands-free phone, cool headphones for my computer) is icing for me.
In sum, the LG Tone rocks. It's a great gift because it's so versatile; great for phone and music whether using a phone, MP3 player, or computer. If I didn't have one already, it would be the only thing on my gift list for the holidays (no, that part wasn't edited either).
-- Very versatile device - many uses.
-- Very fast charging time.
-- Flawless setup. My Droid X and T400 quickly paired with the LG Tone.
-- Easy phone use - great intuitive controls.
-- Music sound is excellent.
-- Great for stationary exercise (I plan to run with it today to see if it will work).
-- Extremely light - you can't even tell you're wearing it.
-- The music sound from my T400 wasn't as rich as the sound from my Droid (not sure why).
-- Um....that's all I can think of.