Superb Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones Allows You To Wireless Control Your Music With Any 3.5mm Headset Of Your Choice
I’ve been using my Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for nearly 7 months now (see my original review) but it’s only recently that I’ve actually managed to fully understand and appreciate its true usefulness and rapidly grown to absolutely love it – it’s basically the perfect wireless remote control for all your media.
As an avid daily music listener via my smartphone I am always looking for the most optimal solution to listen to all my tunes on the go and the Jabra BT3030 answers a number of “problems” for all recent Treo and Centro smartphones as it allows you to wirelessly control your Volume Up/Down, Track Next/Previous, Forward/Rewind and Play/Pause as well as actually answer and even make calls.
Jabra BT3030 Benefits For Your Smartphone
Although the Treo Pro has the rather great benefit to have a dedicated 3.5mm audio connector to plug virtually any standard headset that you want + the Palm Stereo Headset that comes bundled with it is actually excellent the fact is nonetheless that there is unfortunately no way to control the volume or playback via the headset. Because the Jabra BT3030 is completely wireless I can now just keep my smartphone in my pants, jacket or bag and make any volume or playback adjustements remotely.
Without the benefit of either a 2.5mm or 3.5mm audio connector owners of the Treo 800w who want to listen to music while on the go will be particularly pleased with the Jabra BT3030. Not only do they now get the option to use any 3.5mm headset of their choice but they can also fully control the volume and playback completely wirelessly.
Other Treo & Centro Smartphones
All previous Treo & Centro smartphones have a 2.5mm audio connector. They can use a Stereo Adapter to use any wired 3.5mm headset but few if any of these provide the option to control volume and playback of their music. Here again the Jabra BT3030 not only provides a built-in 3.5mm connector but you will also now have the opportunity to fully control your music wirelessly.
[Please Note: Palm OS Treo and Centro owners will first have to install the Softick Audio Gateway software (see my full review for additional information) in order to benefit from all of the Bluetooth music features of the BT3030 – Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control (AVRCP).]
The Jabra BT3030 is ultralight (only 20 grams / 0.7 oz), ultraslim and ultrasmall with a sturdy body designed to look like a “dog tag” and surrounded by a solid black rubber back. The 3.5mm audio connector is at the top right corner while the miniUSB charging connector is found a the bottom. Both the front and back offer a stainless steel finish with all the control buttons slightly recessed at the front for tactile feedback.
Thanks to an included removable metal chain (above) you can wear the Jabra BT3030 around your neck or alternatively thanks to a strong removable clothing clip (below left) you can easily and more elegantly attach the unit to your pocket, belt or even shirt (image below right).
The complete Jabra BT3030 kit pictured below includes: 3 sets of ear gels, a 3.5mm bud headset, metal neck chain, miniUSB wall charger and removable clothing clip.
Sound quality on the Jabra BT3030 is very good and as I found it actually varies depending on which headset you select (great with the Palm Stereo Headset) and I particularly like the rather solid 7 hours of music playback and 8 hours of talk time.
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about the Jabra BT3030 as it does exactly what I need them to do when it comes to wireless music and it has the rather convenient added bonus that I can use any 3.5mm headset of my choice instead of being limited to just one type. Additionally, since headsets are typically fragile, with the Jabra BT3030 you have the added benefit that you can just get a new pair and just plug them into the 3.5mm audio connector. Great value.
Treonauts are always wireless warriors…