The Good LCD screen shows caller ID; solid call quality; comfortable fit; vibrate mode.
The Bad Cumbersome pairing process.
The Bottom Line With its cool BT800 model, Jabra takes Bluetooth headsets to a whole new level of functionality.
We've always had good luck with Jabra Bluetooth headsets; indeed, the won our Editors' Choice award, which is why we were eager to see the company's latest product, the BT800. Of course, having heard about the headset's impressive list of features, we were even more excited to get our hands on it.
While all Bluetooth headsets offer basic hands-free operation, the BT800 takes it a step further. Through a small rectangular LCD screen, BT800 users can view caller ID information and browse through a Recent Calls list using only the headset. So, as long as you're within Bluetooth range of your cell phone (30 feet), you hardly have to look at your mobile for basic calling features. You can also use the BT800 for voice dialing from your phone book, and you can activate a vibrate mode and select from five polyphonic ring tones.
As useful as it sounds, there are some things the BT800 can't do. Using only the headset, you cannot browse through your phone book or your handset's menus, and you can call only your last-dialed number or recent list of received calls. And, just as we expected, the screen is not visible when you're wearing the headset.