Tritton AX Micro Bluetooth Headset ReviewFri, Sep 12, 2008 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The Tritton AX Micro should be on anyone’s short list of economical Bluetooth headsets. We found the battery life to be very close to the advertised 5 hours talk time that gave us plenty juice for a typical work day and commute. Standby time was just as impressive. Tritton advertises the AX Micro’s standby time at around 1150 hours or over 6 days! After using the Micro for a few weeks, we really don’t think Tritton was exaggerating.
The design and use of the “rubberized fingers” also worked well to keep the AX Micro in our ear. As stated, it was surprisingly comfortable during long periods of wear. Button placement was adequate although we did have to learn the different sequences of button commands: Ending & Rejecting Calls, Call Transfer, Call Waiting, Mute, etc. While the basic functions were there, it was interesting how Tritton chose to implement their commands.
A quick example: Normally when you disconnect from a phone call you just tap a headset’s Multi-Function button. On the AX Micro, if you just tap the MFB during a call, it will just transfer the call to your mobile headset. Instead, you have to hold the MFB down for a “long tap” to disconnect the call. Nitpicking? Maybe, but the commands certainly weren’t standard. Did this dampen my enthusiasm of the headset? Absolutely not.
Finally, we really like the charging cradle/USB Mini cable combo and the look that the cradle gives while sitting on our desk. Too many times, manufactures force you to use a USB micro (or similar) cable connector to plug directly into the headset body the connection for charging the headset. We really like the idea of using a standard size cable to power the little charger. Even though Tritton only gives you an AC adaptor – and no car charger – we still have nothing but praise for the accessories that Tritton chose to include.
Overall, the Tritton AX Micro is a very good performer and a headset we would definitely recommend to those who don’t want to drop large bank on a headset, but want something that works well and looks good. This is our first experience with Tritton, but we really look forward to getting on hands on their other mobile devices and PC peripherals. For now, all we can do is appreciate one on of the best Bluetooth headsets we’ve seen for under $50.
Legit Bottom Line:
The $34 Tritton AX Micro Bluetooth headset is a solid performer that does many things well. Filtering out excessive room noise or enhancing your voice is not it’s strength at all, but if you are looking for a economical and stylish Bluetooth headset, you need to make sure you look at the Tritton AX Micro.