Cirago Mini Bluetooth Headset HS-450 ReviewThe Smith - September 17, 2008
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The pairing of the Cirago HS-450 is very easy. First, push and hold its main button for five seconds in order to initiate the pairing mode. Then, when using a cellphone, it will detect the headset, and you just have to enter the passkey. Everything is handled automatically. However, there are a few different things when using it with a laptop. This is what I will show you here.
First, you need to go into the Bluetooth settings and start the new connection wizard. Then, like on a cellphone, it will ask you the passkey, which is "1234."
Now, the different part is at the last window of the pairing process. There is a checkbox which says, "It uses it in cooperation with the VoIP aplication." This allows you to use the HS-450 in two different ways, which I will explain soon. If you want to change this setting, you don't have to re-do the pairing. In the Bluetooth settings window, right-click on the "HS-450 Mini BT Headset" icon, and click on "Detail..." You will then see the same checkbox as when you did the pairing.
In cooperation with the VoIP application:
If you checked this option, a new icon appears in the notification area, at the right of the taskbar. When leaving your mouse over it, a small message can be read, which says: "Handsfree device is connected, ready to associate with Skype." This means you can only use the HS-450 with a VoIP application when connected to a computer. This association is only made when you answer or make a call, and no other sound will be heard in the headset. This cooperation allows you to answer and end a call using the big button on the headset.
No cooperation with the VoIP application:
If you did not check this option, there will be no cooperation with Skype. But this time, each and every sound the computer plays will be heard in the headset. So if you want to listen to music, you absolutely need to uncheck the VoIP application cooperation setting. However, you can still make calls using Skype, but you won't be able to answer or end calls using the button on the HS-450.