This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Jabra's Motion is large and in charge

About Video Transcript

First Look: Jabra's Motion is large and in charge

2:02 /

Costing $129, the new Jabra Motion headset offers premium Bluetooth hands-free features such as intelligent noise cancelling and NFC pairing.

Hi, this is Brian Bennett for CNET.com, and right now, we're taking a first look at the new Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset. Targeted right at mobile phone users who tend to spend a lot of time gabbing, the Motion is an accessory designed for big-time talkers. At $129, the Motion is certainly priced as a high-end, handsfree device too. It goes head-to-head against other premium bluetooth products such as the Plantronics Voyager Legend and Jawbone Era. Sporting a huge over-ear design and big flip down boom mic, the Jabra Motion is a serious piece of wireless hardware. As a trade-off for its girth though, you do get a lot of bells and whistles. Connecting to phones and tablets via wireless bluetooth version 4.0, the Motion also features an NFC chip for fast pairing. Just tap the headset against compatible phones to link. As its name implies, the Jabra Motion is equipped with an accelerometer or motion sensor. With it, the device does nifty tricks like automatically answering incoming calls when you pick the headset up or kicking in extra noise cancellation when it detects continuous movement such as walking. In fact, Jabra claims that the Motion, thanks to its dual microphones and motion sensor, can adapt intelligently to din-filled environments. Internal voice commands are built in as well which allows you to answer and screen calls without touching your handset. The device features touch-sensitive volume controls as well. Other buttons on the Motion include a big call answer/end key that's hard to miss plus a small voice and mute toggle on the boom. You can charge the Motion through a micro-USB port and Jabra claims a single charge provides seven hours of talk-time. One thing I really like about the Jabra Motion Bluetooth Headset is its smartphone companion app which is available for iOS and Android devices. Basically, you can use the app to control many of the headset's features right from your phone. I'm Brian Bennett for CNET.com and this has been a first look at the Jabra Motion bluetooth headset.

New releases

Most anticipated games for Holiday...
3:03 October 31, 2014
The most sought after new titles that gamers want for the holidays.
Play video
RHA T10i: Stainless steel headphones...
2:04 October 31, 2014
The $200 RHA T10i is a great sounding in-ear headphone that's well-built and has some nice extras, including...
Play video
The XYZPrinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO...
3:00 October 31, 2014
CNET editor Dong Ngo demonstrates how well the XYZPrinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO 3D printer can replicate a 3D...
Play video
Verizon-exclusive Sony Experia...
2:35 October 31, 2014
If you've been craving Sony's Xperia Z3, this sleek alternative comes close but is a little different: it...
Play video
Amazon Fire Phone burns on
2:54 October 31, 2014
Amazon hasn't given up on the Fire Phone, Facebook makes it easy to mask your identity with Tor, and the Starbucks...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,574: Halloween episode,...
26:08 October 31, 2014
It's an ultra-creepy episode of The 404 today -- way creepier than normal. Will Seth Rogen play Steve Wozniak?...
Play video
Skylink's boring security system...
2:37 October 31, 2014
This low-cost, DIY smart setup offers basic security without monthly fees
Play video
Everything you need to know about...
2:05 October 31, 2014
Google's Android Wear software is cropping up on a host of smartwatches. But what exactly is Android Wear...
Play video