Trust us, if you've got small ears, the Samsung WEP500 will feel slightly unstable when inserted into them, and it lacks a back-of-the-earhook to hold it in place.

We also think that the call button was situated awkwardly. If these issues don't bother you, however, you'll be left to enjoy the diminutive size and impressive sound quality of this Bluetooth headset.

The Samsung WEP500 comes in four colours - blue, black, chrome, or silver-and-black - with a cute hard-plastic carrying case that plugs into an AC adaptor for charging. No USB adapter is included. Our test unit was light and small, shaped like a penny but a tad oblong. (In fact, it was so small that we lost it several times at the bottom of our bag.)

The Samsung WEP500 comes with two types of earbuds. We got three people to try on the WEP500, and two out of three (both male) said that it fit.

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People on both sides of the calls we made thought that the Samsung WEP500's audio quality was great, both in quiet and in noisy places. According to Samsung, the WEP500 has automatic volume control; we didn't notice changes in volume so much as we were pleasantly surprised to be able to hear clear, rich sound in varied environments. Stated battery life is 3.5 hours - half as long as the spec on some other headsets we tested at the same time, but we didn't notice a problem.

The only annoying thing we encountered was that the multifunction button, which begins and ends calls, perches on the top edge of the headset, so the first 15 times we tried to adjust the WEP500, we accidentally pressed this button and inadvertently dialed or ended a call. Eventually we retrained ourselves to grab the headset on its sides.

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Samsung WEP500 Bluetooth headset: Specs

  • 8.5g
  • 30x28x8mm
  • up to 3.5 hours talk time
  • AC charger, three ear bud covers, and a charging/storage case
  • 8.5g
  • 30x28x8mm
  • up to 3.5 hours talk time
  • AC charger, three ear bud covers, and a charging/storage case

OUR VERDICT

The daintily eared probably won't feel confident about the fit of the WEP500. The BJG and everyone else will really like this device.

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