Every time we look at Bluetooth headsets, they seem to be getting smaller and smaller. So when the Callpod’s Dragon V2 headset arrived for our review, we were amazed that this headset was actually larger than most. We found that it also has some unique features such as Bluetooth Class 1 certification, the ability to hook up to other Dragon V2’s  to be used as walkie-talkies, and the ability to pair with more than one device at a time. These exciting features made us anxious to take a closer look.

As shown in Figure 1, the Dragon V2’s come in a sturdy clear plastic cube. When we opened the box, we were presented with a pleasant surprise. There are three ways to charge the Dragon and all are included in the package. The USB cable can be hooked directly to the headset and to a computer for charging.  The USB cable can also be attached to the wall-outlet charger for charging when a computer is not available. The USB cable and the car charger can be used for charging on the go. As shown in Figure 2, all of these components are included with the headset. There is also an extra slightly larger ear tip  and a  sturdy black nylon pouch included. The pouch makes a good carrying case and provides a way to keep all the small components together. We wish that other manufacturers follow Callpod’s lead here by including a little carrying case when their products contain multiple small parts like this one.

Callpod Dragon V2 Headset ReviewFigure 1: The Dragon V2 headset in the box.

Callpod Dragon V2 Headset ReviewFigure 2: What’s in the box.

Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.