Jabra HALO and SP200 at MobileFocus CTIA

Apr 2, 2009
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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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