Charging the Headphones is very simple. Do you remember me telling you about a strange little device that came with the headphones? It was an adapter that is used in conjunction with the same power pack you use to charge your iPAQ.
You just turn off the headphones, connect the adapter and plug in the power pack. While the headphones are charging, an amber light will come on and will go off when the batteries are fully charged. It didn’t take long to charge, I didn’t time it but after I plugged it in and came back to it a while later, it was charged. They say that the headphones may take up to four hours to fully charge but that has not been my experience.
I have had virtually no trouble at all. There has been an issue with losing the sound or getting some scratchiness but an HP engineer attributed it to the fact that I was using a pre-release driver. I expect that they have resolved that issue with the new driver. The only change I would make is that HP should add a similar bungee type cord to the charger adapter like the one on the connector you use to charge your iPAQ directly from the AC adapter. It is so small that I am afraid I will lose it. If it had that bungee cord, you could leave it attached to the AC adapter cord and not worry about losing it.
I’m impressed! The quality of the sound is terrific but I would caution you to have high quality music files…the experience is just so much better! I have no hesitation in recommending these headphones. I have used them virtually everyday for the past two weeks and have enjoyed them immensely. I can only tell you that I am glad I have all those pockets in my SCOTTeVEST…this is one more item that I will definitely be carrying!
So what do you get? Headphones, Charger Adapter, Carrying bag, extra earpads, AC adapter (which charges your iPAQ, too) and the software, all for only $99.00 at HP Shopping.com.
Have you read our HP Bluetooth Foldable Keyboard review? If not, you can read it here.
After I wrote this review, I had a communication with HP referencing the only complaint I had with the supplied assessories. If you recall, I had said: “The only change I would make is that HP should add a similar bungee type cord to the charger adapter like the one on the connector you use to charge your iPAQ directly from the AC adapter. It is so small that I am afraid I will lose it. If it had that bungee cord, you could leave it attached to the AC adapter cord and not worry about losing it.”
Well folks…HP read my review and listened because they are now “planning to include an iPAQ charger adapter and the Headphones adapter with tethers on each for attaching to the AC adapter. “.
I was VERY happy to hear this and would expect that you are too!