Jabra has just introduced the sequel to its Stone headset from last year, and it's appropriately dubbed the Jabra Stone 2. It has the same design as its predecessor--the curved hook housed inside a portable "stone" charger--but it now features voice control, so you can answer and reject calls just by using your voice. It has dual microphone noise canceling, A2DP streaming, and up to 10 hours of talk time as long as you remember to keep it in the charger. It will be available on November 21 for $129.99.
Jabra recently released the Jabra Wave, an over-the-ear headset that promises to be comfortable and easy to wear. Though it might look a little Borg-like, Jabra claims it's lightweight. As for features, it boasts three-layer wind noise reduction, multipoint technology, and a Voice Guidance system.
Jabra also says it supports Jabra's World of Apps portal, which lets you find voice-enabled apps to use with the headset. The Wave will be available in red, black, and there'll also be a corded version. Verizon Wireless stores will get them first in November, though we don't know pricing yet. … Read more
What are you guilty of doing behind the wheel?
According to a survey sponsored by Jabra, a headset and in-car speakerphone innovator, despite technology to help keep both hands on the wheel, people are choosing to use their hands elsewhere while driving.
The most common behind-the-wheel activities include texting, eating, changing clothes, operating GPS systems, yelling at other drivers, and even performing sexual acts. Only 32 percent of the survey respondents reported they're using a hands-free device, Jabra announced in a press release.
Seventy-two percent of respondents claimed to regularly eat behind the wheel, whereas 28 percent of drivers … Read more
At last, Jabra saw fit to come up with an upgrade to the Jabra BT3030 stereo Bluetooth headset with the Jabra Clipper. Like its predecessor, the Clipper is in the style of a pendant with all the controls on the unit itself. It also has a 3.5mm headset jack so you can use your own headphones (yay!).
Jabra includes its own pair of headphones, of course, but it's nice to have that option. As the name implies, the Jabra Clipper can be clipped on to your clothing easily. It has a rated battery life of six hours talk … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Jabra announced a brand-new Bluetooth headset at CES 2010, dubbed the Jabra Extreme. It's named after Jabra's new noise-canceling technology called Noise Blackout Extreme, and it has dual microphone noise cancellation, automatic volume control, background noise reduction, acoustic shock protection, and an overall improvement in call quality.
The Extreme also features multipoint technology, A2DP music streaming, and new "ultimate-fit" ear gels that promise long-lasting comfort. It has a talk time of 5.5 hours. The Extreme will launch this month at Best Buy and BestBuy.com for $79.
I was quite impressed with the Jabra Halo stereo Bluetooth headset when I first saw it at CTIA 2009 in Las Vegas. It looked thin and lightweight, and promised to be the first wireless stereo headset with dual-microphone noise cancellation. Indeed, it was our cream of the crop nominee for best accessory at the show.
Now Jabra has made the Halo official, announcing that it'll be available for sale in Best Buy retail stores next week. Other features of the headset include multipoint technology, eight hours of talk or music time, Zirene Power Bass, and a 3.5mm cord … Read more
Jabra introduced two new devices today at CTIA 2009, and neither of them are traditional mono-Bluetooth headsets. They are the Jabra HALO stereo headset and the Jabra SP200 speakerphone.
The Jabra HALO stereo headset uses stereo Bluetooth or A2DP to stream music wirelessly from a stereo Bluetooth-compatible handset or MP3 player. It also has a wired option if your device only has a 3.5-mm headset jack and no Bluetooth. Like other stereo headsets, you can also use the HALO to make and receive calls; the music will fade out whenever there are incoming calls, for example. It boasts Zirene … Read more
Another case of life imitating art. Jabra has made a reality out of the cliched scene depicting a harried broker with a phone receiver in each ear.
Having long prided itself for its multitasking abilities, Jabra is once again showing off that prowess with its M5390--which allows for the use of two headsets simultaneously. That way, according to Tech Digest, you can use your mobile phone device in one ear and a desk or Skype headset in the other.