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The LG HBM-235 doesn’t have that many features. You get the usual answering, ending, and rejecting calls, and there’s also last-number redial, call-waiting support, auto reconnect, battery status alert, and the ability to transfer calls from the headset to the phone and vice versa. For such a cheap headset, we’re happy to see that the HBM-235 has multipoint, which lets it connect to two devices simultaneously.
We paired the LG HBM-235 with the Apple iPhone 4. Call quality was acceptable at best, but that’s normal for such an affordable headset. Callers sounded all right, with decent clarity and volume. However, we detected quite a bit of static hiss on our end. Callers also had no problems hearing us, as long as we were in a relatively quiet environment. The HBM-235 doesn’t perform very well in environments with even the slightest bit of noise. For example, we tried it out in the CNET office, and callers could clearly detect the clacking of keyboards in the background. Callers also said our voice quality was rather harsh, hollow, and not as natural as they would have liked.
The HBM-235 has a rated battery life of 8 hours of talk time and 12.5 days of standby time.