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All posts tagged "headset"


Monday, October 26, 2009

Engadget Reviews Jabra STONE Bluetooth Headset

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Pocket PC Accessories" @ 05:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/23/...headset-review/

"Finally, the teaser's over. The latest delivery to Engadget's UK penthouse is the Jabra STONE Bluetooth headset due out in the US on 8th November, and we took no time to extract the pebble from the transparent cylinder. In front of us are the two parts of the STONE: an earpiece of a breakthrough form factor that instantly makes you pity its rivals, and behind it is the accompanying portable charging base which serves as an external battery."

The STONE certainly looks impressive from an aesthetic standpoint, however I'd be more inclined to care about how it works functionally. Engadget has a full gallery of photos and their thoughts, for those of you looking to grab a new headset in the near future!


Friday, June 6, 2008

Thin Is In: Modelabs' Bluetrek Metal

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Pocket PC Accessories" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/...adset-on-earth/

"This Bluetooth headset checks in at just 4-millimeters thick and 5.5-grams, and we're told that the internal battery should last through 5-hours of yappin' or a week in sleep mode. Interestingly, we haven't a clue if this one's headed Stateside, but those in Europe can pop one in their ear canal soon for €39 ($61) / €49 ($76) depending on hue."



A couple of concerns I have with increasingly small headsets are how easy it is to lose one, and battery life. For the former Modelabs has thoughtfully included a belt clip, something I wish more headsets would come with. For the latter, well there's not much that can be done given the current state of battery technology, and 5 hours talktime means you'll probably only need to charge every couple of days or so. The Bluetrek certainly looks good, and is pretty unobtrusive given the size, but from the price I'd gather it doesn't have any noise-cancellation built in. I'm also a bit puzzled by the difference in price based on colour. If you don't mind those caveats, this headset is certainly worth a look.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Aliph Releases New Jawbone, Reviewed at iLounge

Posted by Janak Parekh in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/re...e-earwear-2008/

"Aliph's original Jawbone received one of the most difficult B ratings we ever issued to an accessory. Much hyped and unquestionably impressive from a technology standpoint, the first Jawbone was a wireless Bluetooth headset with breakthrough noise-cancellation abilities, but suffered from two serious issues: an uncomfortable design and a high price tag. Retailer discounting eventually helped solve one of those problems, and now Aliph has taken care of the other one in a brand new version with the same name: Jawbone ($130), known alternately as Jawbone Earwear or Jawbone with Noise Assassin. Simply put, the new Jawbone is the best Bluetooth headset we've yet tested with the iPhone -- the first one ever to receive our high recommendation -- and only two things stand in the way of it being a complete replacement for every other option we've seen."



That's a comparative picture from iLounge, who managed to get its hands on the device early and publish a full review. It looks like a significant improvement over the first; anyone thinking of picking one up, or have managed to get one?


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