Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pairing Sony Ericsson P1i with HBH-PV710 bluetooth headset

Sony Ericsson HBH-PV710 is a mid-range bluetooth headset with 3 buttons, one for call handling, another 2 for sound volume control. It does not have fancy features such as automatic sound adjustment, background noise reduction, etc. However, for a retail price of only RM128, it is still a good pick and value for money.

It can share the same charger with my Sony Ericsson P1i handphone, as well as using the CDS-65 Desk Stand that comes along with P1i as its charger. Of course, it also comes with its own charger, which can also be used by P1i.

The printed user guide of HBH-PV710 is written in 4 languages, which the layout is quite inconvenient for the reader. The flow of document is also quite confusing. Therefore, I decided to reproduce the guide here in a more readable way, for my future reference and also for other HBH bluetooth headset users' reference. Here is it:

After purchase, before usage:

  • You need to charge up the bluetooth headset for 8 hours before usage.
  • In future, when you see the headset's red light is flashing, it is time for it to recharge.

First time usage:

  • Turn on the bluetooth function in your handphone.
  • Make sure the bluetooth of your handphone is visible to other devices.

  • Press and hold the "call handling" button of your bluetooth headset for 3-5 seconds, until you see the indicator light flashes red and green.
  • If the headset only flashes green, press and hold both the "volume control" buttons of your bluetooth headset for 3-5 seconds, until you see the indicator light flashes red and green.
  • Your handphone should now find the bluetooth headset, and lists it in its bluetooth device listing. Tap on it and connect to it. When passcode is asked, key in "0000".
  • The headset beeps and the indicator light flashes green when the pairing is successful. It is ready to use now.
  • To turn off the headset after use, press and hold the "call handling" button of your bluetooth headset for 3-5 seconds, until the flashing indicator light turns off.

Subsequent usage:

  • Turn on the bluetooth function in your handphone.
  • Turn on the bluetooth headset.
  • The pairing should occur automatically. Here are the screens of P1i before and after the pairing. Note that the bluetooth icon in the taskbar will change to headset icon when the headset is in use.

        Before pairing                            After pairing


Using the headset:
  • Answer incoming call - press the "call handling" button once.
  • Reject incoming call - press and hold the "call handling" button for about 2 seconds.
  • Making call - use your handphone to dial the number and talk with your headset.
  • Using voice command to dial, redial, answer and reject calls - record and enable voice commands in your phone. Say the "magic words" to your headset.
  • Transfer audio between headset and handphone - selection can be made on the phone.

2 comments:

hyperX said... Reply To This Comment

Before that I had a SE G900 which is quite similar with P1i. Too bad I sold it, else I can follow the guide you provided. Thx anyway. ^^

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi hyperx,

Those more advanced bluetooth headsets will support auto pairing feature and almost plug-and-play without the need to key in passcode for the first time.

More convenient, more features, at a higher price tag.

Post a Comment

Hint: Click on the "Older Posts" link to continue reading, or click here for a listing of all my past 3 months articles.