Jabra introduces stereo Bluetooth headset, speakerphone

Jabra announces two new devices at CTIA 2009: the Jabra HALO stereo Bluetooth headset and the Jabra SP200 speakerphone.

Jabra HALO Stereo Bluetooth headset
The Jabra HALO Stereo Bluetooth headset can play music wirelessly as well as make and receive calls. Jabra

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 Power Bass for better audio quality and Noise Blackout for background-noise reduction. The Jabra HALO claims to be the first and only stereo headset with dual microphone noise cancellation.

Jabra SP200 Speakerphone
The Jabra SP200 Speakerphone is for in-car use. Jabra

As for the speakerphone, the Jabra SP200 is a simpler version of the Jabra SP700 of last year. This speakerphone is designed to be used in the car for hands-free calls. It boasts excellent audio quality, background-noise reduction, and can also be used as a standalone speakerphone in the home or office.

The Jabra HALO stereo headset will be available for $129.99 in May, while the Jabra SP200 speakerphone will be available for $59.99 in April.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.


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