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Jabra BT2080 Bluetooth Headset review: Jabra BT2080 Bluetooth Headset

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MSRP: $39.99

The Good The Jabra BT2080 has a comfortable fit and is easy to use. It has a dedicated power switch and LED indicators for the battery and the Bluetooth connection. It's also very affordable.

The Bad The Jabra BT2080 doesn't have very good noise-canceling properties.

The Bottom Line Though the call quality could be improved, the Jabra BT2080 is a decent beginners' headset for a very attractive price.

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6.0 Overall
  • Design 6
  • Features 6
  • Performance 6

Jabra released a couple of innovative headsets last year, namely the Jabra Halo stereo headphones and the Jabra Stone headset that comes housed in its own portable charger. Some time between those two announcements, Jabra also announced a simpler budget headset, dubbed the Jabra BT2080. Though it doesn't have the high-end technology in Jabra's more advanced headsets, the Jabra BT2080 is decent for a starter model. It's easy to use and easy to wear, and best of all, it's really affordable. It initially retailed for $39, but you can get a new model now for only $19.

Measuring 2.08 inches long by 0.63 inch wide by 0.35 inch thick, the Jabra BT2080 is long and slender and, unlike the Stone, looks unmistakably like a typical Bluetooth headset. It comes in standard black, with a skinny chrome piece in the middle. The top part of that piece acts as the multifunction talk button. On the left is a raised volume rocker. The charger jack is on top. We found both the talk button and the volume rocker to be rather thin, but they are sufficiently raised above the surface so that they are easy to find by feel.

Flip the headset over and you'll find a tiny little power switch right above the ear piece. It's so small we didn't even know it was a button at first. Still, we do like that the BT2080 comes with a dedicated power switch so it's easier to turn the headset on and off, thus conserving battery life when it's not in use.

The earpiece itself is clad in a silicone ear gel. Though it fits in our ear comfortably, we did wish it came with a few other ear gel size options for a more customized fit. The BT2080 also has a flexible ear hook that you can rotate to fit either ear. We strongly recommend using the ear hook, as it doesn't feel very secure without it. However, we did wish the ear hook was a bit sturdier; it feels a little too flimsy for our tastes. Underneath the earpiece are LED indicators for the battery status and the Bluetooth connection status.

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