Being a busy work-at-home mom means that multitasking is now a way of life. There's simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I need to by just completing one task at a time. When I'm cooking dinner, I'm also playing with my daughter and periodically responding to comments on my blog. When I'm running or riding my bike around the neighborhood, I also have my smartphone with me to check emails, take and make phone calls, etc.
In order for me to multitask successfully, I need high-quality technology that can keep up with my ever-growing list of demands. Plantronics has a brand new Bluetooth headset on the market that multitasks like no other. It's called the BackBeat GO and is designed to deliver rich, stereo sound while allowing you to take calls, listen to music and watch movies. What's more, the BackBeat GO has no cords to get tangled up in either. Now this I had to see! Keep reading to learn more!
Plantronics BackBeat® GO wireless earbuds – incredibly small, amazingly light. No wires, no hassle, no compromise. Easily slips into your pocket, but still packs full‐on stereo sound. So you can listen to music, chat with friends, or watch movies on your tablet. Even play games on the go. And Bluetooth technology makes it a snap to connect wirelessly.
Comfort? No problem. There are three sizes of cushioned eartips and two stabilizers for a secure, comfortable fit. Incoming call? Inline controls let you pause music to take a call, change volume, or skip tracks. Great sound in a small package. BackBeat GO. Get Going.
- Music + media + calls
- Premium sound
- Light, comfortable fit
- Amazingly light, incredibly small wireless stereo earbuds with Bluetooth® technology
- Compact design easily slips into your pocket and tangle‐free cable keeps things simple
- Enjoy your favorite music or movie with up to 4.5 hours of listening and talk time
- Three sizes of cushioned eartips and optional stabilizers make the fit custom, secure, and comfortable
- Inline controls make it easy to take calls, skip tracks, and adjust volume
- Bluetooth® technology lets you connect to smartphones or tablets for music, movies, and calls
- Big sound in a small package – sound‐isolating buds for rich stereo
- Headset battery meter automatically shows onscreen for iPhone® and iPad®
- Plantronics MyHeadset™ app enables a battery headset meter on Android™ 3.0 tablets, and Android 4.0 phones and tablets
Although I've owned many Bluetooth headsets in my day, I must admit that I don't enjoy wearing them and generally only do so when traveling. I love listening to music and watching video on my smartphone, but unfortunately, most Bluetooth over-the-ear style headsets just don't cut it. First of all, since there's only one earpiece, you don't get stereo sound which means your movies and your music sound pretty terrible. This style of earpiece is designed mainly for taking and making phone calls and that's about it.
If you want great sounding music, of course stereo earbuds are the way to go. Unfortunately, most of these don't allow you to take phone calls, for they have no microphone included. If you're jamming out to your favorite tune and your smartphone rings, you must quickly try and disconnect your earbuds to answer the call, which is pretty much a hassle for a serious multitasker.
That's why I'm definitely in love with the Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth Headset. It was extremely easy to use and paired with my Windows phone almost immediately. I love how the BackBeat GO was supplied with enough juice to allow you to use it for a short while without needing to charge it first. This allowed me to pair it with my phone and even rock out to a song or two right out of the box before giving it a full charge.
There are just four buttons on the inline control and they are super simple to operate. The middle "A" button pretty much does everything you need like pause your music, take a call or end it, switch between calls, redial or reconnect a lost Bluetooth connection, etc. and it's right in the middle of the control unit. There's also a power button on the side and the up/down volume buttons. That's it! I couldn't get over how easy it was to operate the Plantronics BackBeat GO like a pro without pouring through the instruction manual first.
Of course, the best part is the amazing sound and comfortability of the earbuds themselves. I loved how the BackBeat GO provided the perfect mix of treble and bass to both the music and video I listened to from my smartphone. It was a joy to use and I found myself fist-pumping a few times to Pitbull's International Love, just because it sounded that good. The earbuds stick directly into your ear canal for a superior noise-cancelling effect which also heightens the quality of the audio you hear.
This brings me to another great feature of the BackBeat GO...the safe-listening level. I'm notorious for listening to my music loud and proud, which is definitely bad for my hearing. When I tried to crank up the BackBeat GO to an unsafe decibel, I heard a high beep and noticed that the music's volume wouldn't increase anymore. Thank goodness this device has the good sense to limit the music level when my own good sense is running low.
Finally, the Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth headset allows me the freedom to move about the house or yard without being tethered to my smartphone or tablet. This headset has a working range of up to 33 feet before audio begins to degrade and the Bluetooth connection is lost. Now, even if I'm wearing clothes without pockets, I can move about the house and never miss a beat while my smartphone sits safely on a countertop.
I honestly don't have one bad thing to say about the Plantronics BackBeat GO and recommend it highly for anyone who wants to take their multitasking and their smartphone enjoyment to a whole new level.
Disclosure: I received the BackBeat GO Bluetooth Headset from Plantronics in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!