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Shokz Opencomm UC 4.5

Ever wanted to feel like one of those people up on stage with one of those funky little microphones attached to the side of their face? That’s how this makes me feel! Alright, I’m not broadcasting my voice out to a packed venue but it does lend an element of “I look cool!” to my calls. Well, that’s what I tell myself anyway…

But it’s not all about the looks of course! The fit is good and comfortable with the frame coated with silicone so it feels good on your skin and I could see being able to wear this quite comfortably for long periods of time. It also only weighs 33 grams so there’s no real weight to worry about either. Technically, Shokz have done a pretty good job. They have used DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology to make use of noise reduction algorithms so that your conversations can take place with minimal background noise and, combined with the noise-cancelling boom microphone, makes for trouble-free and clear speech.

On the other side of the conversation, the ear-piece is equipped with something they refer to as ‘7th bone conduction technology’. Quite simply, the headset makes use of vibrations pushed along your bone structure and so it heads straight to the inner ear bones for translation and avoids going through the air, leading to a very clear sound. Pretty clever stuff If I’m being honest and it’s the clearest sound I’ve heard on a headset without a full ear-covered set-up. Maybe unsurprisingly, it uses Bluetooth to connect to your PC and the range is good for up to 33 feet so feel free to make yourself a cuppa while chatting!

It’s pricey but, if you’re involved on lots of calls, I think you’ll be hard-pressed to find something better.
RRP: £199.95

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Bone conduction tech at its best
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Great Sound Quality & voice pick-up
  • Good fit with the ear-piece
  • Makes the competition look bad