Jabra JX10 Bluetooth Headset: Absolutely Stunning
Having studied architecture I may have somewhat higher design sensitivities than many but at the same time my pragmatic business mindset kicks in so as not to let me get attracted or distracted by beauty alone.
I mention this because the new Jabra JX10 (only $99.95!) Bluetooth headset initially appealed to me for its undeniably high and refined design value. However, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to test it that I discovered that its beauty was not only skin deep. It is stunning on both counts of design and technology and I absolutely love it.
Everything about the Jabra JX10 from its beautiful (designed by Jacob Jensen), ultra-light (only 10 grams) and ultra-small (only 1.5” long) headset as well as its elegant wall and USB (via your PC) brushed steel charging cradle deserve top quality marks. As I mentioned before however the Jabra JX10 also delivers when it comes to technology. It has very good talk and standby times for a headset this size and more importantly excellent voice reception and clarity thanks to DSP technology which adjusts automatically to ambient noise levels for automatic volume control and reduction in background noise.
The new Jabra JX10 definitely makes it to the top of my list of preferred Bluetooth headsets (above). Among others, it is the only headset aside from Palm’s Wireless Headset with which all call features can be used and that can be charged via both wall and USB. Additionally, I was extremely impressed to experience the superior sound clarity provided by the DSP technology when compared to other ultra-light headsets such as the Plantronics Discovery 640 and Bluespoon AX.
The Jabra JX10 has a multi-coloured LED light indicator for status on Bluetooth, battery and charging activity and there are volume up and down buttons at the back of the unit as well as a dedicated pairing button. Also, the Jabra JX10 can be worn with or without the earhook and the headset is easy to fit and comfortable either way.
I could go on raving about the Jabra JX10 for quite a while and those few people that I’ve had the opportunity to demo it to immediately went “Wow!” followed by “Where can I buy one?”. My only regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to test it earlier as I would undoubtedly have purchased a few more as gifts.
In closing, yes, this headset is not cheap but in my opinion it sits in a class of its own and is worth every penny – I wish that more accessory manufacturers would deliver such fantastically designed products for our Treo…
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