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July 28, 2015

Boas LC-888 Bluetooth Earpiece Review

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The Boas LC-888 is one of the smallest, most inexpensive Bluetooth earpieces that your likely to find anywhere. It ‘s also priced incredibly low. How does it sound? And does it work? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

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Design

The first thing you noticed about the LC-888 is that it’s really tiny. The headset is barely bigger than a quarter. The small charging port sticks out from the bottom, and the microphone hole is just slightly above the charging port. The actual earpiece protrudes from the side and is also tiny. There’s one button on the outside of the headset, where the company logo is printed. This is your only function button. It turns the power on and off, answers and hangs up phone calls, and is how you pair the headset with the your phone. Simply depress the button for 3-4 seconds until the small LED on the inside of the headset blinks red and blue. Your phone will find it and the two will pair without you having to do anything else.

The small LED blinks blue when the headset is on, and flashes red when to notify that you have turned off the headset. When you plug it in to charge, the LED shows solid red until the device is charged. The light turns off when it’s fully charged. The headset is simple, easy to use, and very small. Really, it’s really small.

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Sound

Sound is the most important thing in a Bluetooth headset, and the Boas LC-888 sounds fine. Volume is loud enough in most situations, and sound quality on calls is mostly clear. For a device this size, at this price point, it’s a solid option.

There were time when I was in the car, driving down the highway at high speeds, when the volume wasn’t loud enough. The earpiece isn’t large enough to create a good seal in my ear, and this led to background noise bleeding in. There are two small rubber earpieces, and the black one worked better for me than the clear one, but it still wasn’t enough to get a good seal. The volume was loud enough in my office and in every other situation where I used the device.

You can also listen to music through this earpiece, but it’s not something I’d recommend. The headset lacks bass and the music sounds tinny. Still, it’s an option that’s there if you want it.

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Battery Life

A full charge takes 2-3 hours. I was able to get about 4 hours of use between charges. The LC-888 won’t get you through a full day of use, but it’s only $15. At that price, you can buy two and swap them out when the battery runs out on one.

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Wrap-up

The Boas LC-888 is a steal at $15. It’s priced so low that you can hardly pass it up. The sound quality is good and it works well in most situations. It’s not the nicest, or the highest quality, but that’s not the goal of this headset. It’s inexpensive and it gets the job done. You can buy one, or two or three, on Amazon.

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Jeremiah Nelson

Jeremah lives in Virginia, on the east coast of the U.S. He loves Android and is versed in iOS. In his spare time you’ll find him flashing ROMs and listening to metal.