09. 04. 2008
Jabra - and "headsetiquette"
Here at Popgadget we get hundreds of press releases each week. But recently I got one that I not only read all the way through, I laughed my head off. It's for the new BT530 Jabraheadse,t but the "headsetetiquette" is for all of us (kudos to Mike Rush at 360 PR):
Sure Bluetooth headsets increase efficiency, but how do you know you or your loved one won't be an abuser? By following a few simple rules, you can be hands-free and stylish without being "that guy" :
1) Never incorporate your Bluetooth headset into your hairdo
2) Keep the hand waving and shouting to a minimum in public to avoid looking crazy
3) Never whisper sweet nothings into a loved one’s ear while someone is talking into your own
4) You or your dentist can sport a headset, but never psychiatrists
5) Ditch it at wedding ceremonies, but feel free to tune out during divorce proceedings
The new titanium, lightweight Jabra headset features their proprietary "Noise Blackout technology" which uses dual-microphones, DSP technology and Audio Shock Protection to cancel out background noise and preserve voice quality in the process.
On a busy street I could hear my girlfriend clearly, and when she yelled "@#$&*" at someone who cut her off, it didn't blow my eardrum off because of the Audio Shock Protection. Obviously, that feature is going to come in handy for me.
While it's very comfortable in the ear -and comes with "eargels" to customize the size and wear without the earhook - the dedicated on/off controls on the side of the earpiece are so small I had to take it off to activate. Once in action, however, the tap controls (take a call / end a call / reject a call) on the front are intuitive.
Easy to pair with your device (yes, it works with the iPhone 3G); up to 5 1/2 hours talk time; 250 hours standby time. $99.
And don't get caught looking like Princess Leia. Enough said.