Microlab T1 Bluetooth Headset Review
Published: 5th June 2014 | Source: Microlab | Price: £49.99 |
The T1 comes in a nice box with clear design and a good view of the headset from all angles. In part we're sure that the experience of Microlab with high-end speakers must pay dividends, and they're very much a product with minimalist designs.
As we would expect to find on a headset that is designed to be wireless and thus taken everywhere with you, the T1 collapse into a compact shape. Rectangular ear cups help keep the profile small to fit into either the supplied carrying bag or a large coat pocket.
One of the big surprises and most useful elements is one that you might not notice at first glance. At the bottom edge of the headband on the left of the picture below is the USB charging point which can fully charge the T1 in around two hours. Above that is the microphone for teamspeak and phone call duties, but without compromising the looks of the headset. On the bottom of the other headband side is a 3.5mm jack input, allowing you to use the T1 on anything that doesn't support Bluetooth A2DP transfer.
The remote control is fully featured and responsive. Hold the play button to turn the headset on or off, the top two buttons adjust the volume and, if you hold them until the light goes red, Bluetooth pairing duties. The bottom two perform track skipping functions. In all it's a very well designed piece of kit.
As well as the carrying bag the T1 comes supplied with a micro USB charging cable and a 3.5mm jack to jack for the alternative input.
Despite being nearly wholly plastic for lightness, the hinges are made of metal for durability. Yet another nice touch.