Jabra has outed its latest Bluetooth headset, an update to the distinctive - some would say plain odd - STONE. The Jabra STONE2 gets an updated, glossy finish but, more usefully, a new voice-control system that allows you to initiate calls, answer them and reject them all with spoken commands. However, throw in Jabra's selected third-party apps and there's a whole lot more functionality to play with.
Jabra has a new Bluetooth headset to add to its line of hands free devices called the Go 660. The new device is designed to go from working with your mobile phone on the go to working with a soft phone on a computer or notebook when you are in the office or at a desk. The headset has a noise-cancelling mic to eliminate background noise and enhanced digital speech for clarity.
Jabra have outed a pair of new Bluetooth devices, including a low-cost alternative to the Jabra Stone, the Jabra Extreme, and a Bluetooth speakerphone, the Jabra Cruiser. The Extreme is more traditionally designed than the Stone, but has the same Noise Blackout Extreme background-noise cancellation DSP technology as the more expensive headset.
Up until now, choosing a Bluetooth headset has demanded you pick between outright style and audio performance. Devices like the Plantronics Discovery 975 and the Jawbone PRIME have gone some way in disguising their boom microphones and preserving sound quality, but there's still no mistaking that you're wearing a Bluetooth headset. Into the fray steps the Jabra Stone, distinctive both for its curvaceous styling and its promises of boomless natural-sounding audio. Is your next Bluetooth headset a Stone's throw away? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
Jabra is one of the most popular names in Bluetooth headsets for mobile phones. The company has a complete line of devices to meet all sorts of styles and needs. Today the company has announced its latest Bluetooth headset called the Jabra Arrow 100-99150000-60. The headset has many features to make it perform well for drivers looking to make calls while driving.
The great thing about teaser campaigns is that they give plenty of time for leaks to take place, and that's just what we've seen with Jabra's new Bluetooth headset, the Jabra Stone. While the preview site says you won't get any more than a slinky silhouette for another 26 days, Gizmodo's tipsters would rather you saw the curiously-coiled headset ahead of time.
Bluetooth headsets might be associated with spreading legislation demanding hands-free use of cellphones, but the short-range wireless technology also has a more entertaining use: A2DP wireless stereo. SlashGear has been testing out Jabra's HALO headset, a set of folding stereo headphones that promise not only hands-off voice calls but wire-free music too. Check out our full review after the cut.
It's been a while since we played with Jabra's HALO Bluetooth stereo headset - all the way back at CTIA in April, in fact - but it's only now that the HALO is ready to hit North American shelves. Jabra tell us that the 3oz, foldable headset should be in US Best Buy stores this week, with an MRSP of $129.
Video demo after the cut
Jabra have announced two new wireless headset systems aimed more at deskbound workers wanting to cut their phone cords than true mobile users. The Jabra GO 6400 (shown here) and PRO 9400 use Bluetooth and DECT respectively, and come complete with a base station with an integrated 2.4-inch capacitive touchscreen display.