Jabra Freespeak Bluetooth Headset review:

Jabra Freespeak Bluetooth Headset

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CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Works with Bluetooth cell phones; comfortable.

The Bad Battery life could be better.

The Bottom Line Jabra provides a comfortable wireless headset for a Bluetooth-ready phone.

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7.0 Overall

<p>Main content<br><br>At first glance, with its bright-blue MiniGel ear cover and silver styling, Jabra's FreeSpeak wireless headset looks like something that a character on <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> would wear. That said, it's attractively styled, and though not supercompact, it's fairly lightweight (0.8 ounces) and comfortable. It took a little tinkering, but we found it easy enough to adjust to fit either the left or right ear. <br><br> Pairing the headset with a cell phone is easy. Just select Connections from the menu on your phone, activate the Bluetooth feature, then turn on the headset--the match is made. Features on the headset include a talk/end button and a volume control. If your phone supports voice-activated dialing, you simply say the name into the headset, and your mobile does the rest. And like most Bluetooth headsets, this one has a built-in rechargeable battery that's juiced up via an included cradle/holster. A blue light flashes from the headset when it's on. <br><br> We tested the FreeSpeak and adapter with the <a href="/Sony_Ericsson_T68i/4505-6454_7-20678595.html?tag=txt">Sony Ericsson T68i</a> and found call quality to be good. Callers typically couldn't tell we were using a headset. Additionally, we met the 10-meter range of use. <br><br> As for battery life, we managed to get only 2 hours of talk time vs. the company's claims of 3 hours and about 48 hours of standby, compared to Jabra's reported rates of 96 hours. Comparatively speaking, this isn't bad, but it's not fabulous, either. </p>

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