Finnish company gives iPhone the Midas touch

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Think your iPhone 7 looks like all the others? These gilded 7s, which includes one to mark the Year of the Rooster, were designed to appeal to the Chinese market.
Think your iPhone 7 looks like all the others? These gilded 7s, which includes one to mark the Year of the Rooster, were designed to appeal to the Chinese market.
Photo: Legend

Martti Virta knew he wanted to create a luxury brand. He just needed an everyday object he could reimagine with opulence.

The Helsinki entrepreneur knew little about the artisanal processes to make gold and jewels adhere to a surface but admired how the famed S.T. Dupont of Paris did so with fountain pens and lighters in pioneering the “Art of Living Well.”

Virta settled on the iPhone as his popular status symbol, but it proved a difficult surface to coat with gold.

Plantronics Voyager Legend UC Is Almost The Perfect Bluetooth Headset [Review]

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Plantronics Voyager Legend UC means hands-free calling on iOS or Mac.
Plantronics Voyager Legend UC means hands-free calling on iOS or Mac.

There are a ton of Bluetooth headsets on the market today, and because I prefer talking hands-free, I’ve tried a lot of them. But as a Bluetooth enthusiast (yes, we exist), I’ve been continually frustrated. That’s because all the headsets I’ve tried thus far have missed the mark, especially when paired with an iPhone, delivering callers’ voices as muddy and hard to decipher, or making me sound like I live under the sea (I don’t).

Voyager Legend UC Bluetooth Headset by Plantronics
Category: iOS and Mac Accessories
Works With: iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac
Price: $200

So when I got my hands on the Plantronics Voyager Legend UC, with its promises of excellent audio, call routing touch technology, and the ability to work on both my Mac and iOS device, I was dubious. Not anymore. This little Legend hasn’t just proved my first impressions wrong, I’m now convinced it’s the best Bluetooth headset I’ve ever used.