Stereo Bluetooth Headsets with FM Radios?
I am looking for a bluetooth headset that has a FM radio and stereo 3.5mm out. The FM radio is very important to me because I can't get cell reception inside my office building but I can get FM reception. I also can use the FM at the gym to hear what's on the TV's. What would also be great is if it could double as a pendant-style when using the stereo out and also serve as a mono earpiece. Another good feature is a clip that allows me to clip the thing to my shirt.
Here is an example of almost-but-not-quite, the Samsung HM6450:
I own one. It has some nice features, like English-audio indicators for power on, etc. No more mystery beeps you have to remember the meanings of. It is also intended to be used with Samsung's Android phones, and work with a special Android app. However, it is not without drawbacks. For starters, it has no FM radio. Second, to use 3.5mm stereo requires a rather long adapter to be connected to the microUSB slot -- otherwise you're stuck with using the special microUSB earbuds that come with it.
This one looked like a good candidate -- the i.Tech Clip D-Radio:
The problem is it's out of stock. It also can't be used as a mono earpiece the way the Samsung can.
Last but not least is Sony Ericsson's MW600:
I don't own one but it looks good. There are two drawbacks -- you can't use it as a mono earpiece like the Samsung, and the power connector is not standard microUSB, so it doesn't have the flexibility I'd like it to have.
Also, I will mention I have a couple pairs of these excellent Sony earphones:
The key feature they have is their RETRACTABLE CORDS. Yep, the main cord retracts into the left speaker while the left-right connecting cord retracts into the right speaker. The ear clips are also far above average. No more cord mess, and potentially it could work very well with the MW600 for mono phone duties -- keep the cords retracted but still plugged into the MW600, leave the combination clipped to my shirt, and then when the phone rings I just clip the left earphone on and let the right earphone and MW600 hang free. Then if I want to hear better I just extend the right earphone and clip it on as well.
Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone has any better suggestions for a stereo bluetooth unit that has a FM radio.