When I purchased my new cell phone last year, I decided to get a new bluetooth as well. The one that the rep helped me to choose is functional and inexpensive. The reception is very clear. It paired easily with my cell phone and I haven't had any issues with it. According to the instructions, the battery lasts the lifetime of the bluetooth. It is a very small device that isn't extremely noticeable. The last one that I had people would walk up to me and ask me if it was one of those hearing devices they had seen on television. Another reason I decided to upgrade. It has a small plastic earpiece that fits over the ear and the hearing part actually fits in the ear. I am not particularly fond of this design as it seems a little largel and it irritates my ear. I don't like wearing it for long periods of time because of this. Other than that, it is a great little device that keeps me connected to family and friends.