Jabra HALO and SP200 at MobileFocus CTIA

Apr 2, 2009
Jabra HALO and SP200 at MobileFocus CTIA

Jabra's HALO Stereo Headset and SP200 Speakerphone only crossed the wire yesterday, but Vincent was on-hand to try them out at MobileFocus during CTIA.  The HALO represents a more grown-up headset, answering users' cries for a more discrete Bluetooth experience: the status LEDs are hidden on the inside of the headband, and the controls are zero-profile touch sensitive.

Video demo after the cut

Sound quality seemed reasonable - as much as we could tell from the noisy show floor - but we'll need to spend more time with the Jabra HALO to see if the company's inclusion of Zirene Power Bass makes a significant difference.  Still, they're comfortable and flexible: a 3.5mm input and supplied cable means you can still use the HALO headset with non-Bluetooth mediaplayers.  It'll go on sale on May 1st, with an MRSP of $129.99.

As for the Jabra SP200, it's surprisingly small and the controls are as straightforward as you'd want for an entry-level speakerphone.  The huge volume dial is a nice touch, as is the microUSB connector for recharging.  The Jabra SP200 speakerphone is available now with an MRSP of $59.99.  More details on both in the video.

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