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Hands-on with the Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Tags wireless headset

There are a number of Bluetooth wireless headset available today and Outdoor Technology delivers the Bluetooth Tags with quality construction, good sound quality, and a design that makes it easy to let them rest around your neck when not actively in use. They came up with the name from the "dog tag" way that the earpieces hang down from your neck.

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Topic: Mobility
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The Outdoor Technology Bluetooth Tags come in a box with bigfoot on the outside. The package is wrapped in brown paper bag material with a solid plastic case housing the headset.

Check out my full ZDNet review for more thoughts, details, and experiences with this Bluetooth headset.

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They sent both the Bluetooth transmitter and headset to evaluate.

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The small Bluetooth transmitter is used for iPods that do not have an integrated Bluetooth radio. You simply plug this into the 30-pin connector and connect to the headset via Bluetooth.

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The OT Tags come in a plastic box and are available in both black and red colors.

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The back of the retail box shows how the OT Tags rest over your neck and connect together.

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The headset folds up to a small footprint. The cable connecting the two pieces is a durable braided wire that is about 32 inch in length.

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The two earbud ends might appear a bit large, but the plastic is durable and lightweight so you really cannot even tell they are in your ears.

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The manual is a simple two-sided piece of durable plastic coated paper that clearly describes all the functions and operations of the headset.

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You will find a few options for earbud sizes and should find one that fits you well.

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A small USB cable is included to charge up your headset, but unfortunately it is not microUSB like most phones today.

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One side of the right earbud has volume controls that can also be pressed longer to control track play.

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The large big foot icon on the right earbud is the multi-function button (MFB) that is used to control calls and music playback. The small light flashes blue or red at different times.

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The earbud tips pop off so you can put the ones that fit you on the end.

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There is a small port for charging up the headset with the included cable.

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The wire connecting the earbuds is durable and does not get twisted like many other cables. There is also a small piece that can be used to connect the two cables together.

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Outdoor Tech Bluetooth Tags image gallery 1

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Outdoor Tech Bluetooth Tags image gallery 2

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