BackBeat To Go
For great Bluetooth earbuds at a less-than-uber price, try BackBeat Go 2 from Plantronics. For $79.99 list, the veteran headset maker delivers a comfortable Bluetooth 4.0 earbud headset with high-quality sound over a 33-foot range and a 5-hour rated talk time, plus another five from a second battery hidden inside an optional leather carry case. Charging is done through a microUSB connector, included cable and AC adapter. The BackBeat Go 2 lets you know exactly where things stand with spoken prompts to indicate power on/off, pairing and battery status. Buttons embedded in the flat, rigid cable connecting the two earbuds control power, playback, redial and volume. The list price also includes small, medium, and large tips and rubber ear stays.