As Jabra is one of the world's most well-known Bluetooth headset manufacturers, it only made sense that the company would leap headfirst into the world of Bluetooth speakerphones. In fact, it was one of the first out the gate with the Jabra SP5050, which was released a couple years ago but has regained new popularity thanks to the hands-free cell phone laws sweeping the nation recently. As it was one of the first, the SP5050 is pretty basic as far as features and functionality go, which is fine by us since that keeps its price low as well. The Jabra SP5050 has decent sound, and is available for around $60.
The Jabra SP5050 is one of the slimmest speakerphones we've seen, measuring 2.3 inches wide by 4.9 inches long by 0.4 inch thick. It's also quite lightweight, only weighing about 2.64 ounces. It is mostly black with a silver trim, and has a simple business-like appearance. There's a large speaker grille on the front, while the volume buttons are on the left and right side. At the very top is an LED display with four icon indicators for power, Bluetooth connectivity, call status, and battery strength. If you're wondering where the multifunction button is, it's actually the entire top half of the front surface, right under the Jabra logo. We found all buttons extremely easy to find and press. The charger jack is on the right spine, and a large metal clip lies on the back. This clip can be easily attached to a car's sun visor.