Markus Ahonen demonstrates Nokia's BH221 Bluetooth headset
Nokia;s latest blluetooth headset connector, the BH 221 packs a lot of features into its diminutive size. Allowing you to use the bundled headphones, or use your own through the 3.5 mm headphone socket is one I'm happy to see, but the addtion of an FM reciever and a single line OLED screen makes this unit more than a simple tool for connectivity, media playback and hands free chat.
Everything on show here smacks of real world testing and problem solving. The unit does have a large clip at the back, but because the body of the BH-221 has controls on some sides, and the OLED display on another... it spins on the clip so it can always be in the best orientation for you to use it.
The coloured button pad (as usual matching the five colours Nokia generally make their phones available in) has three raised buttons, and one depressed... which gives great tactile feedback both on the location of the media buttons, but also the orientation of the headset itself.
It also has Nokia's "touch and play" technology using NFC to allow quick bluetooth pairing on compatible devices. We'll follow up on pricing and availabilty for you.
Published by Ewan Spence at 16:35 UTC, February 27th