Last November, I wrote that I want a Palm bluetooth headset. Since the Foleo was canceled — and I probably would not be able to afford if it was sold anyway — I thought the headset would be my Christmas gift to myself.

I was able to buy one on eBay for a total price of P2,466.17 because of the $20 shipping. I picked it up from the post office on February 7.

I excitedly tried it when I arrived home. Since the package only had the charger and there was no user guide included, I couldn’t pair the headset with my phone. I had to search the Web for a manual before I was able to make it work. Among the cool features I found out was redialing the last dialed number by just pressing the center button on the headset.

Even before buying the headset, I already knew that a third-party software was needed on the Treo to use a bluetooth headset to listen to MP3s. I was ready to buy the Softick Audio Gateway software when I learned that my new headset is not a2DP compliant. A2Dp means advanced audio distribution profile, and for me, it just means I could never ever use the Palm Treo headset to listen to MP3s!

I should have done more research first. Nakakahiya, researcher pa naman ako.

Moral of the story: huwag padalus-dalos sa pagbili (Don’t be an impulsive buyer.)

Anyway, if you still want your own Palm Treo wirelesss headset despite its limitations, try this item on TipidCP. Here are reviews from Mobile Tech Review and CNet.

Ederic Eder

Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry. He writes about K-dramas and Korean celebrities for Hallyudorama.

He used to be a social media manager for news at GMA Network, where he also headed YouScoop, GMA News and Public Affairs’ citizen journalism arm.

He was with Yahoo! Philippines for more than three years before returning to GMA Network, where he was also previously part of the News Research section.

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