LG ups the sound ante with Harmon/Kardon Bluetooth headset

Its impressive 550 hours of standby time might make this your musical companion of choice
LG ups the sound ante with Harmon Kardon Bluetooth headset

In case you needed reminding, LG does have its own smartphone accessory range and has just added a shiny new Bluetooth stereo headset to its offerings with the LG Tone Infinum (HBS-900) Bluetooth stereo headset.

Looking somewhat futuristic, the Tone Infinum's sleek metallic finish is certainly polished-looking but the sell here is in its "certified by Harmon/Kardon" sound credentials.

The Tone Infinum, while optimised for any Bluetooth device, is particularly optimised for LG's upcoming G3 smartphone so if that's on your shopping list this might be a good buy. It has two G3-only features: Name Alert, which announces the name or phone number of your caller and Answer Me+ which automatically disconnects the headset when you raise the G3 to your ear.

READ MORE: LG G3 preview



Svelte complement

Apart from the nice G3-optimised features, the Tone Infinum has the usual bells and whistles you'd expect including a jog button to fast forward and rewind tracks, sound and vibration alerts that work for not just messages but current time and battery status.

The latest Bluetooth 3.0 version it uses supports A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP profiles. While standby time is estimated to be around 550 hours, the rated talk/play time is listed at being 14 to 17 hours with the 220mAh battery. Besides, it's more likely the headset might wear out your smartphone before it shuts down. 

If you think this looks somewhat familiar, LG released a similar-looking headset in the LG Tone quite a while back. The difference here is the upgraded sound quality though the styling is pretty similar.

Availability is set to be in summer in major markets but pricing has yet to be released. We're guessing that it will be premium pricing especially with the joint Harman/Kardon branding. Currently the headset is available in silver but LG promises to announce other colours later.

In the meantime, feel free to take an early look and salivate over the LG G3 in our preview.

[Source: Ubergizmo]