Thursday, June 30, 2011

Can the LG HBM-520 Bluetooth Headset Help Seniors?

We have posted about some of the Bluetooth headsets for seniors and the hearing impaired earlier this year. Well, I stumbled upon another possible Bluetooth headset for seniors as I was browsing through the Consumer Cellular website. Can this accessory suit the needs of the elderly?

But first let me tell you why a senior citizen might need a Bluetooth headset for a mobile phone. Well, it's a useful tool for those who have weak hearing. This accessory also allows one to make calls without the need to place the handsets at the user's ear.

OK, now on to the LG HBM-520 Bluetooth Headset. There are a few Bluetooth headsets in the Consumer Cellular line-up but I chose the HBM-520 because it's the cheapest at $30.00. A cheap price is ideal for seniors because they do not usually have a steady source of income.

This accessory offers dual microphones and a removable ear bud. It is designed to be comfortable fit to any user's ears. It also ensures a clear sound with its noise/echo cancellation technology and 2-mic solution.

Here are some specs for this accessory:

Weight: 11 grams
Dimensions: 52.5mm x 18.4mm x 12.05 mm
Talk time: up to 7 hours
Standby time: up to 250 hours

So what do you think? Is this an accessory that can be used by seniors?

Stay tuned for more post on mobile phones for seniors and other related topics.

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