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February 4, 2011 • Reviews

Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet Buzzband MB20 Review

Sometimes you might have your phone in a pocket or in your gear bag.  That’s not too bad if you have the phone’s ringer on, but what if you forgot to turn it on?  That’s where the Buzzband MB20 comes in.

The Buzzband MB20 looks like a fairly simple device that can help you keep that ringer off but still be notified when you get a call.  To get started, the first thing you have to do is pair it up.  To do that, all you have to do is press the only button on the band until its LED lights up steady.  Then, go to your phone and browse for the device.  If you have to enter a code in, enter in: 0000.  At this point you are ready to pop that phone in your pocket and put the Buzz Band on your wrist.

Whenever you get a call, the band will buzz twice every second the phone is ringing.  To accept the call, you just press the button once.  To reject the call, press the button twice.

The Buzz Band has one more feature that is handy for those who are bad about leaving their phones behind, and that is the out of range alert.  When you leave your phone and are 10 m or more away, the band will buzz 3 times every 10 seconds for 30 seconds or until you come back into range.  Once back in range, it should automatically reconnect and stop vibrating.

The Buzz Band is rechargeable with the included USB cable.  Once charged, you will have about 120 Hours standby time.

There’s much to like about the Buzz Band, but one thing I really don’t care for — namely that the Buzz Band MB20 uses the headset protocol.  The downside to this is my Droid2 can only have one headset profile device on at a time, which means I just use my headset’s features instead.  It’s now available from the MaxiMobileShop, in France.

MaxiMobileShop was nice enough to give us two Buzz Band MP20s to give away!  So, leave a comment below specifying whether you prefer Star Trek (and if so, which series) or Star Wars by Tuesday, February 8th. My son Luke will draw two names out of a hat and announce the winners on the 9th.

MSRP: $34.00 or €24.95

What I liked: Fits my arm snugly; it’s lightweight

What needs improvement: Connects with headset protocol, which will be an issue with phones that only accept one profile device at a time

The Giveaway’s Fine Print: This giveaway is open to winners with shipping addresses in the United States only; entries will be accepted until Midnight, February 8th; two random winners will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, February 9th. If you enter via Facebook, be sure to set your profile so that you can receive messages from non-friends. Good luck!

16 Responses to " Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet Buzzband MB20 Review "

  1. me_mystery says:

    I love Star Trek. My favorite series is deep space nine.

  2. darktweak says:

    I would prefer Star wars. My favorite Series is Revenge of Sith

  3. Rodney St. John says:

    Can’t I like both? Definitely Star Trek The Next Generation. (I also loved the latest Star Trek movie prequel). And one has to love Star Wars, ESB and ROTS rock.
    ‘Anakin, you were supposed to be the chosen one…bring balance to the force, not destroy it.’

  4. arebelspy says:

    Star Wars! Empire Strikes back is the best.

  5. Cypherjolt says:

    If i had to choose one then i will choose Star Trek The next Generation. But choosing one is tough choice. i liked almost all series.

  6. jazboy says:

    I would prefer Star Trek -The original series. If i had to choose only one.

  7. kismetconnect says:

    I would love to choose Star Trek First Contact. My favorite one.

  8. Rachelcute says:

    I loved Star Wars -Prequel Star Wars trilogy best.

  9. tracknatasha says:

    My favorite is Star Trek: Enterprise. Good Luck Everyone.

  10. Gizmo says:

    Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back is the coolest.

  11. Neroraptor says:

    My favorite is Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

  12. shadowseek says:

    I liked Star wars better. Its tough to choose which series.. But if there is only one option then i will choose Star wars – The Empire Strikes Back.

  13. KnightNarc says:

    My favorite would be Star Trek – the Next Generation.

  14. Tamara Bostwick says:

    I love Star Trek, Next Generation which I was introduced to by my husband when we were dating. Actually, it was kind of a condition of our continuing to date. Fortunately, I did like it. 🙂

    Do you think the Buzzband would be useful for a hearing impaired person? That is why I am looking into it because I am forever missing calls because I can’t hear my phone ringing and often don’t have a pocket to carry it in (plus, the vibe feature on my phone is pretty weak).

  15. Joel McLaughlin says:


    I think it definitely would be! Since it uses the headset protocol, it could be the hearing impaired headset.

    Like TNG myself too (oh and Judie thought of the Star Trek/Star Wars question…but I like it! :D)

  16. Emily Santos says:

    I prefer Star Wars. My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back.