As a long-time LG user, LG sent me the latest version of their Tone Bluetooth Headset, the LG Tone+ to test and while I wasn't sure that the upgrade would really be significant over the regular LG Tone, I have now been using the Tone+ for about a month and the improved sound quality alone has made me feel that the folks at LG really got it right.
The Tone+ has all the same benefits of the original Tone: small/light, comfortable, easy to sync with my laptop at work and cell phone at the gym, intuitive sound controls and since most things I have (my Droid, my Kindle) also run on mini-USB, I love that I pretty much always have a charger to keep it running.
Improvements on the LG Tone+ that make me feel it really earned the + for me are:
- Making the accent color silver instead of orange makes it stick out less when I am at work
- The SOUND: while the sound quality on the original Tone was good, I didn't quite realize how much better it is on the Tone+ until I recently left my Tone+ at home and pulled out my Tone to use. The Tone+ has a deeper base and I find that particularly during phone conversations, the microphone seems to pick up less background noise and I can hear the other people on the call so much better.
- I don't know if this is just because it is newer but the Tone+ for me seems to hold a charge a lot longer than the Tone.
- My Favorite upgrade: it now TELLS me when I turn it on how the battery is doing! This is so helpful as with the regular Tone I did have a couple of situations where I started a conference call and part-way through realized I was running out of battery. The audible prompt at the start is so helpful - such a small change but really makes a big difference.
The only con that I have seen other people mention is that the range does seem to be shorter than that of the original Tone. This is not a problem for me 99% of the time since I use it while sitting at my laptop or on a machine at the gym, but I did experience my first situation where it was inconvenient the other day at home. I was used to the range on the Tone and stepped out of range with the Tone+. All in all, though, the pros for me outweigh the cons.
Great upgrades to an already great product!
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