CNET First Look
Jawbone Icon HD + The NerdThe Jawbone Icon HD is a perfect solution for those who want an easy-to-pair headset that will work on any Bluetooth-enabled PC or phone.
I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the Jawbone Icon HD with The Nerd. Now, the Jawbone Icon HD is essentially an upgraded or improved version of the Jawbone Icon. Improvements to the icon HD include a new HD wideband speaker. You also get simultaneous A2DP multipoint that means you can use the A2DP functionality on this headset with 2 different Bluetooth connector devices. The Icon HD also now has voice announcements and the ability to play and pause the music player by pressing the talk button. The Jawbone Icon HD is currently only available in this bundle. This bundle includes The Nerd audio adapter. The idea behind the audio adapter is to make headset pairing that much easier. There is also an LED ring on the audio adapter to show that it's paired. You can easily transition between phone calls and the calls on your computer. Because the Icon HD has A2DP audio stream, you can listen to all of your computer audio that includes Netflix videos, iTunes music, and more. Aside from the improvements here, the Jawbone Icon HD is very similar to the Jawbone icon. The design is the same. The earbuds here are the same and the performers are very similar as well. You still get the MyTALK apps where they let you add different apps insofar to the headset. As we set earlier, the Jawbone Icon HD is not so separately. You have to buy with The Nerd attachment right now. They might sell it individually in the future. The Jawbone Icon and The Nerd bundle cost around $140. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been the first look at the Jawbone Icon HD and The Nerd.