In keeping with the blatant commercial spirit of the next few hours ;), and the fact that I continue to be one of the top 5 google results for searches for this product....
Regular readers know that, despite vowe's pronouncement that it is "ugly", I've been keen to acquire an XAct XG2500 "earbud phone" since first reading about it in Wired in June.  When it first appeared online at US$130, I felt it was too expensive.  More recently, I found it online for only $90, which seemed like a fair price.  Thus, it was acquired and arrived here just before my vacation travels.
I haven't had too much occasion to try the phone out yet, but I have taken a few calls with it so far.  As a phone, it works fine.  I'll concur with the comments on my original blog entry that the microphone is super-sensitive, and that friction between the phone and the wearer's face will cause static-like noise.  Thus, it takes some adjustment to find a comfortable wearing position for the phone.  In the end, it is not dissimilar to many mobile phone bluetooth-type headsets.
What really surprised me when I opened the box is how small the phone really is.  I realize that is the whole point, but having never seen it until it arrived here in person, there's a bit of a wow factor.  Here is a photo of the phone which I hope will show its scale.  Yes, that's a Pop Tart on the left -- It was nearby when I took the picture, so why not?  On the right is my standard business card.


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The XG2500 is definitely a lightweight and portable phone, which is the main reason I wanted it.  I spend a lot of time moving around my home office during the day.  I usually use a headset anyway, but now I'll be free of having to carry a base unit and cord around with that headset.
It's not a great picture, but you get the idea here:
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The thing I'll have to see yet is how bad the 2.4GHz interference is with my new laptop's wifi.  It surely would be nice to be able to use them both at once, but my expectations are low.  Further, since occasionally I do wander over to the kitchen to start the microwave, which also emits harmonics at 2.4 GHz... well, that's a lot of potential frequency conflict.
The phone lacks for bells and whistles -- no speed dial, mute, etc.  But for its particular purpose -- a wearable cordless phone -- I'm pleased to have less to carry around and keep track of during the work day.

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