HP is getting ready to launch a new Bluetooth headset with stereo earbuds. There’s nothing too shocking about that, but the HP H5000 headset looks like a kind of interesting option since it basically consists of a small Bluetooth receiver with an audio jack, which means you may be able to plug in 3rd party headphones.
The headset showed up this week at the FCC website.
The earbuds have an in-line microphone for making phone calls, and the receiver itself has volume, forward, reverse, and play/pause buttons as well as a micro USB port for charging the device.
There’s also a button which you can use to answer calls, end calls, turn on the device, or perform other actions such as pairing the device with a phone. There’s also a status LED which blinks to alert you about incoming calls, low battery, charge status, and more.
This isn’t the first Bluetooth headset with detachable earbuds. But I believe it may be the first such model from HP.