Some more pics of Nokia BH-905

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No matter, you always knew that soon it will leave you apart, but 14 days is a big time to get used to of having the trial around. The mail from WomWorld for returning back the device always seems to be early 😉 I wish Nokia BH-905 was some cheaper to fit the budget.

Here comes some last pics of BH-905 from my side.

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Note: All the pics are courtesy my beloved Nokia N82.
 

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Nokia E72 Diary Continued-Day 4-Review on Nokia BH-905

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Just a few year back, when we were waiting in front of post offices in late nights to get some cheap rate calls and were envy those rich fellows, who were able to afford even @Rs. 3/- for ‘incoming’ calls. We just wished that when this technology will go cheaper that we will be able to afford that?

It didn’t took longer than one year or two and most of us were with mobile sets in their hands. We were enough enough happy to enjoy the freedom of calling anyone, anytime or being in touch with SMSes. Time passed and criterion of buying a phone started changing, phone was not just for taking calls, but it took place of Camera, watch, pager etc and also it became your most beloved entertainment device.

Not just addiction for legendary ‘Snakes’ game on Nokia, but soon our phones transformed into 24×7 music devices with Built-in FM and memory card support for keeping many songs inside it. Today it became a one stop solution for all your needs starting from calls to social updates, with free Ovi Maps with descriptions about nearest fun places, it now has became even your friend, your guide. Do you think technology will ever stop? Is there anything remains to do more about it?

Let me see ….

Nokia E72 Diary – Day 4 – May 06, 2010


Do music helps you concentrating things you really wanna do? Do you keep your music enough loud to keep the outside voices away? Does it annoy you that even loudest voice can’t keep the outside noise apart sometimes? Do you love being lost for a while hearing music? Do you curse yourself for being in some noisy office or urban flat and think if there was a switch that could have taken you in some other reality? Do you complain that the wired stereo headsets with you are not only a pain in neck, but also not worthy to be companion in some flight?

So, here I am introducing, the next generation of technology, claimed as “The best headset ever made” and “Symphony of Sound and Silence”, Nokia’s premium Bluetooth Headset Nokia BH-905.

BH-905 package


The other Bluetooth headsets, which had been with me were Nokia BH-204, Nokia BH-212 and Sony Ericsson HBH-PV702. Pictures given below:

Nokia BH-204 Nokia BH-212 Sony Ericsson HBH-PVH702

Definitely, this was a much bigger box (even bigger than any Smartphone’s box) to be something of a Bluetooth Headset, but I was having a few reviews over the same and was seen it in pictures, so wasn’t to be surprised. But definitely curiosity was on peak about going close to such a device.

Sure as the trial contract reads it 165 Euro, even after knowing about high praises all around about it, the price was much higher to afford for someone just to have some more fun, more of it the size of the device was nothing comparable with my earlier Bluetooth headsets or even my wired one (given below in pics)

product2763 So, sure I was to look over it from a biased state. I was to more to dig deeper into it from technology point of view, while from the heart I was in thinking that if the same will suit me or fit me that well? Take a look yourself and tell ….

DSC01001Definitely it doesn’t look that bad even if I might be looking a bit in unshaved casual looks (at least Paul wont be having a complaint now about my modeling of devices). In fact, for the persons like me, who might be much into mobile devices and gadgets (Smartphones, Laptops), definitely, it seemed a great asset due to the level of comfort it provides to ear.

I must say, for the first time some headset came to fit my head exactly cutting it from outside sounds completely and not hurting a bit even after keeping it on my head for an hour or more. Some hours with it and I was tempting to buy the same if it was anywhere in my range. Sigh!!!


Lots have been said about the specifications and the patented active noise cancellation technology that Nokia BH-905 uses, but still echoing the same here again.

Dimensions
7.08 in x 6.1 in x 2.32 inches

Weight
6.17 oz

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Multifunction key for power on/off, answer/end, voice dial, and redial
Volume up
Volume down
Play/pause
Next track
Previous track
Active noise cancelling on/off

Connectors
3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Supporting adapters for:
– 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
– Standard 3.5 mm jack
– Standard 6.3 mm jack
– Standard airplane jack

Operating range (maximum)
Up to 33 ft (Bluetooth use)

Power supply
Rechargeable 600 mAh Li-Ion Polymer battery

Operating time (maximum)
Talk (Bluetooth): 24 h (Isn’t it amazing?)
Music (Bluetooth): 25 h
Talk (Bluetooth, with active noise cancellation): 15 h
Music (Bluetooth, with active noise cancellation): 16 h
Music (Wired, with active noise cancellation): 40 h
Hands-free phone calls and music listening (without active noise cancellation) possible even with empty battery (wired connection)

The last feature makes it truly awesome as it means that you may enjoy the headset even when it get discharged like some ordinary wired one (obviously ANC wont be available).

Standby time (maximum)
With Bluetooth: 600 h

Charging time (maximum)
2 h

Special praises for wide range of accessories it provides. The awesome battery life, much wider range (33 Ft and I was knowing that Bluetooth could support only 10 Ft), wide compatibility options, royal leather bag to keep it with you and not only this much wire as well coz not every device may have Bluetooth.

Definitely its grand. A royal thing for people as you would never seen so many things in package. Its wired, its wireless, it connects to almost all kind of devices you know, has an awesome talktime, has all controls built-in on body itself making it completely wireless, a royal luxury/ designer case to carry it on and a body made of stainless steal.

As about the price, then it could seem a little bit more, but a little bit only. Considering my earlier three headsets in 2k range and BH-904 offering in 6k INR, definitely its not that far, if you know what Bluetooth headsets costs in real. Current 10k offering (if I believe on mentioned price in Trial) is sure not a bad one, if you consider the technology, versatility and convenience it offers to you for long time.


Before cancellation part, one needs to know that what is noise in scientific terms means how come a digital device may identify that what is voice and what is noise? A must question to raise, because one man’s music might be another man’s noise. Simple explanations says that natural audio or music follows a sinusoidal kind of or rhythmic kind of pattern and so the voice suits to our years. Audio waves without any pattern or rhythm come as disturbance over our ears and we call them noise either it be scratching your nails on Blackboard or hitting some tin drum. By the way, the term to be called precisely for it, is ambient noise and we are talking about cancelling the same.

Noise cancelation has been very new or unknown term now days, even my Sony’s Bluetooth claimed the same. One must read this interesting article to know a little about normal noise cancellation actually work. Then we proceed about the patented technology Nokia uses with BH-905, that is in exact terms is Multi-Microphone-Feed-Forward-Active-Noise-Cancellation.

Whatever the name might be, basically it works by generating an anti-noise signal of same strength but of opposite cycle means like you put two coolers face to face and cover their faces with two big towels and switch both of them on. Opposite forces on two towels cancels the wave motion of towel and collapse kind of. Yuck!!! you must be thinking what a stupid analogy but what to do, I took a layman’s term 😉

So, this goes in this way, there are a total of 10 microphones inside this one device. Yes! you heard it right 10 microphone in one (hope you don’t mind the size now), out of which 8 are for noise cancellation part while rest two do the job of receiving the voice in crystal clear from a louder environment.


Here is the press release, which says the launch price was 285 Euro, while trial agreement from WomWorld/Nokia showing me the price as 165 Euro. Prices seemed to be dropped significantly. For people, interested in more, the technology is from Wolfson Microelectronics, may be you could find some insiders there otherwise you may take a look over Nokia’s standard data sheet only.


Pictures section

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DSC00990 Sorry about not including Nokia E72 experience in the diary today, but keep tuned in more will be coming by each day.

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Here arrives Nokia E72 and BH-905

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Great people at WomWorld/Nokia and 1000Heads, my journey of trial devices from them started with Nokia N900, passing through Nokia N97 Mini, now has reached to Nokia E72 and BH-905. Yes!! two devices this time. There was two choices on accessories; HF-510 car mount or BH-905 and I decided to go with BH-905 because of my own curiosity around the device known as the best bluetooth headset available till date.

I already mentioned in my Nokia N82 post that I was very much interested in Nokia E72 as in my views for the real work touch screen never work the best as they sure drain batteries more than the non-touch ones and if you run out of power before you reach home, then it doesn’t matter that whatever other exciting/ awesome features your device has. After all, a Smartphone is intended to be the best companion of yours and should run as longer as it can to do the tasks you actually need not just draining batteries for some cool gestures of fingers or anything less productive. Nokia E72 seems to be doing exactly the same what a smart phone should do.

As about BH-905, then I admit that I wasn’t sure about liking the same due to bigger size and price than one could afford and so I was more interested to know that what the thing is and what’s it intended to. Let’s see, will come back with my thoughts over it once start using it.


For now, presenting the early pics (un-boxing)

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So, this was the box. Obviously bigger than I received earlier due to two devices inside and big Nokia BH-905 box. Unfortunately, I paid for custom duty of around Rs. 545/- that I later was told from WomWorld/Nokia that I shouldn’t have paid. But anyway …. they are looking into that.

03052010141 Here comes the device packaging. Don’t go over rough and non-recyclable looks as these are trial devices and already been used. Nokia must be offering the same black recyclable packaging with these devices too.

03052010142 Ok!! I opened the package of Nokia E72 first. I was already knowing that its black (white was my favorite color for the device, but availability is limited to some specific markets till now I guess. What was loveable was solid and slim looks of device, you will see in later pics.

03052010143 Opened a little more. Sigh!!! its a US version for sure (though unlocked obviously). Such power points don’t work with India. Not an issue as I have at least three-four chargers from other phones. Interesting was to note the fact that charger was MicroUSB one though the device has the Thin Universal Nokia slot. Sure another trial device effect. Praises for including strip, cleaning cloth and cover for the device, disappointment for much shorter data cable. Nokia!!! not all of the people use Laptops only…

03052010156First close pics of Nokia E72. I was taking all the pics from my Nokia N82 with Xenon flash on, but as a shiny device it is and it was a day time (though inside a room), so I decided to switch off the flash for this pics. Its so light to be such a powerful device. I only could have compared it with my old Nokia 5310 XpressMusic that I gives to mom.

03052010158Yes! its stainless steal. I wondered that why design was chosen to keep stainless steal in natural color than colouring it in way, its in Nokia N97 mini, but sure it give a tough look and made me think that I should subject it with a heat test by today only.

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Yes!! its not Carl Zeiss. I was to sure look for this as next three four Nokia devices are coming without Carl Zeiss (Nokia X2, C3, C6 and E5). I was sure not that excited with a camera with Single Led Flash and No-Carl-Zeiss (you may check my comments in reply of a reader on own post about Nokia N82). But should tell you, the camera on Nokia E72 completely surprised me. Dual Led wasn’t looking anyway lesser powerful whatever I might be knowing about both the technologies, so was the Camera without Carl Zeiss. I didn’t seemed to missing anything. Sure I need to go into some deep comparisons between my Nokia N82 and Nokia E72 in next posts. But its genuinely superb and now I am not suspicious about next coming ‘consumer’ devices from Nokia. Thanks E72, you made me excited about Nokia E5 camera again.

03052010163This is the battery, I wish to have in each of the Smartphone may have;  Nokia BP-4L. Battery sure going strong as I used it rigorously but no sign of that much draining. Nokia E72 also have the SIM card slot in similar ways like Nokia N97 Mini though the fear of loosing the metal holder is no more here as its fixed with the body. You taken the point.

03052010165So, I am inserting my MTNL 3G SIM into it. A real thing with me and you should expect me to be more on web in next few days. 🙂

03052010146Here comes the Giants; Nokia BH-905. A much more interesting device to know about. Will see it later on. Lime light will remain with Nokia E72 first.


The First Stress Testing:

I given a stress test to the device that even Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 Mini failed earlier. While leaving the office, I placed a Megaupload download of 850 MB file inside the Nokia E72 and also opened Ovi Maps. Locked my positions and compass too. As my home was around 20 km far and thanks to Delhi traffic, I was expected to take at least 40 mins before reaching there, there was much of time, much of fluctuations in connectivity and much of load for device to get heated up (as my complaint was with Nokia N97) or drained down.

Do you know the results? The cooling of Nokia E72 is the best I might have seen till now and of course, the file was downloaded successfully and still battery was showing 60-70%. Unbelievable.

And Man I must tell you, this one has the real GPS. Best I seen till date. Even better than I seen Nokia N97 Mini or Nokia N900. Though I wonder that all three seems to have same hardware.

Rest will come.. keep tuned in and leave comments.