Friday, January 15, 2010

How to Use Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216

How to Use Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-216

Here is the official PDF which is hard to read 

The fully charged battery has 6 hour talk, 160 hours of standby time.

Battery check: press power key when headset is switched on.

  • orange means it needs to be charged sometime soon

  • red means charge it now

  • beeps every 5 minutes when power is low and red indicator flashes

Switch on or off

  • on hold power button for 4 seconds. Beeps and green light is on, tries to connect to last known device

  • off press and hold power key for 2 seconds. Beeps and red light comes on briefly. Auto-off after 30 minutes if it does not connect to anything.

Pair and connect

  • Ensure that your mobile device is switched on and the headset is off.
  • Press and hold the power key (for about 6 seconds) until the green indicator light starts to flash quickly.
  • Within about 3 minutes, activate Bluetooth connectivity on the mobile device, and set it to search for Bluetooth devices.
  • Select the headset from the list of found devices.
  • If necessary, enter the passcode 0000 to pair and connect the headset to phone

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4.0 out of 5 stars No Display ?, December 15, 2009


C. Shah "C. S." (Sunnyvale, CA) - See all my reviews


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I received this product from and the title said "Nokia BH-216 Bluetooth Headset with Display (Gray)", but when I received the product, there was NO DISPLAY on the headset. 

I am not sure if Amazon sent me the wrong piece or if this is an error in the description, I tried looking around for the model images and didnt find any with display. I will upload the pic of the one i received. 

Other than that, the headset itself is good, it fits snugly, the call quality is good, the controls are easy to operate, and overall a sleek looking piece. It also comes with 3 different size ear plugs to suit the best for you. Since display was not the reason i bought this, i think i am gonna keep it and since it was FAR, i have nothing to complain ;)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, snug fit; lightweight headset.,December 16, 2009


Tony Ren (San Francisco, California) - See all my reviews

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I've had plenty of trouble in the past with various bluetooth headsets not fitting very well or snugly on my ear, and having the tendency to fall off (either due to the bulkiness of the body or the flimsy design of the earhook). This particular headset fits very well and securely on my ear, partly due to its lightness, and partly to its silicone earpad-ring design, which comes in three different sizes--once I chose the specific-sized earpad (or earloop) that best fit my outer ear, I've found the headset to be quite comfortable and to fit very well; unlike with the previous couple bluetooths I've owned, I can now turn my head quickly or lean my head without feeling like the whole thing will fall off. You can definitely put this on and forget it's there after a while because of its lightness and snug fit. 

Sound quality-wise, I find the microphone voice quality is decent. I recorded my voice and played it back and compared the sound quality of various bluetooths, and the Nokia sounds good, although perhaps soft/muffled in terms of the high-end, treble portion of the sonic range. Compared to my Motorola H3 for example, the Nokia is a little too muffled in terms of treble response from what I can tell, although the bass response is definitely better and more abundant. It may come down to a matter of taste, and it may just be a difference of sound signature, but I personally prefer something with more prominent high-end/treble, as it makes the voice sound clearer and more understandable. 

There is a built-in DSP voice-isolating and background noise-reducing function/filter, and it works to reduce background noise to some degree to allow your voice to come through clearer to the person whom you're talking to, but probably not as well as a true noise-reducing headset with dual-microphone technology.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap bluetooth, so how well does it work?,December 22, 2009


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I've bought at least a dozen bluetooth headsets over the past few years. Without a doubt, this one has the best fit I've ever experienced. The soft silicone piece fits snugly in my ear without causing any pain, which is great because I have super sensitive ears. The simple but effective ear loop can easily be removed and swapped around to make it a left or right ear piece. It can also be adjusted up or down depending upon the size of your ear. Unlike so many bluetooth headsets that have a fixed length ear loop and are therefore too large for my ear, this one was a perfect match. 

The headsets feels very cheaply made, thus a deduction of one star. The call answer and end button just doesn't work as smoothly as I'd like. This bluetooth headset is extremely small and lightweight, but I found the call quality to be as good as the Motorola headsets, but not as good as the Plantronics. For casual users or users on a budget, this is a great choice. 

One last comment, I have no idea why the description says display. It doesn't have a display, none of my bluetooth headsets have a display, and I wasn't expecting a display. However, I can understand the confusion if you bought this and can't find the display.

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3.0 out of 5 stars cheap feel

feels cheap and flimsy, sound is a little crackily, but consistent. 

I bought it on sale at a great deal. if it wasnt on sale, I tell you there are better options out there.

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