Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.
Runners and other fitness enthusiasts often listen to music while they’re doing their thing, and a good portion of those folks also have a fitness wearable. Rather that have to wear two devices, wouldn’t it be handy to go as lightweight as possible? FreeWavz, currently being funded on Kickstarter, wants to give you just that; fitness tracking and music, all from your earbuds.
Plantronics is no strangers to Bluetooth headsets. Their lineup includes several wireless varieties, so the options within their offerings alone are impressive. Does their BackBeat FIT do the lineup justice, though? We go ears-on (on ears?) to find out whether or not this one is a winner or not.
A phrase like "small but terrible" comes to mind when looking at the Jabra Stealth. While this Bluetooth headset looks small and frail, the audio equipment maker promises that it can blast your eardrums just as well as larger and more obnoxious ones in the market, including its own older brothers.
Time was, in Bluetooth headsets, you generally had to choose between style and performance. Some looked great but suffered poor battery life and mediocre audio quality; at the other extreme, you could have lengthy runtimes and excellent audio, but only if you didn't mind looking like you'd just walked out of a call center. Jawbone wants to change all that with the 2014 ERA, a slimmed-down, spec'd-up update of its flagship Bluetooth headset, but can it really bridge both successfully? Read on for the SlashGear review.
Along with showing the Solemate Max wireless speaker, Jabra has also been showing the Rox wireless headset, which brings the quality one would expect, but also some nice features. These have Dolby Digital Plus sound and are touted as being built with solid steel and able to offer a secure fit.
Sennheiser introduced its new Presence line of mobile headsets this past summer, doing so with a pegged launch date of August 1. Today the company has announced the availability of the Presence mobile headset, bringing with it some functionality that makes it convenient for business users and features to guard against quality problems typical to some headsets.
Sennheiser has taken the wraps off its new Presence Mobile Series line of business headsets, aiming them towards those who use the device in a variety of situations: indoors, outdoors, and in the car. The series utilizes both WindSafe and SpeakFocus technologies, and offers HD audio quality, with a release date of August 1.
Jabra has unveiled its new Jabra Motion Series of headsets, which includes the Jabra Motion UC and the Jabra Motion. The line is unique due to its use of motion sensors and microphones to monitor and react to environemental situations intelligently. For example, audio will be optimized based on the ambient noise levels in the surroundings, and adjustments are made based on movements, such as shutting off when one lays down to nap.