In our opinion, Bluetooth headsets are over rated.  They’re easy to lose and God knows you look like a total deuce when you constantly have one jammed in our ear.

Samsung’s Slim Stick Type Bluetooth Headset, the HM5000, isn’t actually a headset, but a mini-phone of sorts.  Instead of a device jammed in your ear, this gadget sits in your pocket awaiting a call.  When one arrives it can emit an audio alert or vibrate, where upon you may answer the call like a handset. The advantages clearly aren’t a handsfree experience, so you can rule this one out for the car.  The upside is a slim, slender and light weight device that you can stick in your shirt’s front pocket or clip it to your collar.  If you’re in a loud bar, or room, the HM5000 will automatically adjust the volume.  It seems to be devoid of a display to show the incoming caller’s name, so we can only hope that it announces callers by name.  It will pair with up two device simultaneously.

No word on a release date or price.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."