Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Best Bluetooth headsets

If you've got a friend or family member who is always chatting away on their cell phone, a Bluetooth headset might be an easy, inexpensive gift that keeps their hands warm when the weather goes south for the winter.

2009 ZDNet Holiday Gift Guide

Attached to service contracts, mobile phones are an awfully hard gift to give. But if you've got a friend or family member who is always chatting away on their cell phone, a Bluetooth headset might be an easy, inexpensive (for a gadget) gift that keeps their hands warm when the weather goes south for the winter.

Aliph Jawbone Prime

The third incarnation of the Jawbone sets the standard for noise-cancellation and sound quality on a Bluetooth headset. It also cuts a sharp and colorful profile on the jawline, with seven colors (black, brown, silver, green, red, yellow, purple) to choose from.

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Jabra Stone

Jabra gets major points for attempting to redesign the Bluetooth headset with the Stone. The device doesn't have the longest talk time compared to the rest on this list, it's easily the lightest and least obvious on the ear and sounds great.

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Plantronics Discovery 975

The Discovery 975 has Plantronics' typical aural excellence with multipoint, voice prompts, and great audio quality and noise-cancellation. It's also got a classy-looking charging case with a battery status indicator for those on the go.

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BlueAnt Q1

The BlueAnt Q1 stands out from the pack by allowing the user to control the handset entirely using voice commands. It's also stylish and subtle, and offers great audio quality.

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Plantronics Voyager Pro

The Plantronics Voyager Pro may not be a looker compared to others on this list, but it makes up for it with the best audio quality on the whole list, thanks to its boom arm. It's also a little cheaper than the other headsets.

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Motorola Endeavor HX1

Motorola's Endeavor HX1 headset is packed with features, including bone conduction tech for the elimination of background noise, noise-cancellation, voice prompts and multipoint connectivity. For a classic look, this headset fits the bill for an affordable price.

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