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Jabra BT5010 Bluetooth Headset Review: Impressive Talk Time

The recently released Jabra BT5010 brings some rather interesting new features and performance to a reasonably sized, elegant and robust Bluetooth headset.

Jabra BT5010

For starters the BT5010 offers an impressive 10 hours talk time and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) standby time.  It has a built-in “vibrate” alert mode that works extremely well (it begins to vibrate simultaneously with the first ring of an incoming call) and which makes it that much easier to for example answer a call in a noisy environment or when you’ve decided to set your Treo on silent mode.  For improved voice quality it also offers a new “wind-noise reduction” technology to enable clear talk when outdoors or driving with your top down.

Jabra BT5010 Speaker

The “on-ear” design (above) has always been my preference and the strong ear loop can be removed to be worn on either your right or left ear.  Additionally, the dedicated Power/Pairing button is easily accessible at the bottom of the headset. 

Jabra BT5010 Front & Back

Another area where the Jabra BT5010 wins points in my book is the fact that it comes with a USB charging cable to power the headset from your PC as well as a separate wall charger.  This may not seem much but to me it means that when travelling I only need to carry a small cable weighing a mere 15 grams compared to the wall charger which weighs 60 grams.

Jabra BT5010 Slider Boom

Another feature fo the BT5010 is the “sliding boom arm” pictured above and below which ensures a better voice pick-up as the microphone sits nearer to your mouth.  During my test calls most people told me that they could absolutely not tell that I was speaking using a Bluetooth headset with my voice coming through loud and clear – always a key concern.  The other benefit is that the sliding boom arm can be used to quickly answer and end calls instead of having to press a small button.

Jabra BT5010 On Ear

Weighing 20 grams the BT5010 is at the top-end of the scale but still within range of two other bestselling Treo Bluetooth headsets – the Aliph Jawbone (my favourite) and the SonyEricsson HBH-GV435. Below you’ll find a full comparative chart of the BT5010 against these as well as the Motorola H700 and Jabra JX10.

Jabra BT5010 Comparison

    Jabra BT5010 Comparison Chart

Everyone will use slightly different criteria to choose their preferred Bluetooth headset – price, talk-time, weight, design, etc. – and in the case of the Jabra BT5010 I personally would recommend it to those Treonauts who are looking for extensive talk-time performance as well as voice quality which is excellent.

Having said this, with the recent price drop of the Aliph Jawbone from $139.95 to only $99.95 you should perhaps seriously consider getting this headset which offers by far the best voice quality and noise cancellation across the board.

Treonauts are always impressive talkers

Posted by Andrew on June 18, 2007 at 12:15 PM

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by Terry | Aug 22, 2008 6:32:07 PM

Hey Guys.
I got it... just got it..

here is how to turn on/off your vibrator. (BT5010 / 5020)

1. the device have to be turned on.

2. press and hold vol + button -> you can hear beeping every second.

ok... if you can hear that beep, now we all set,
3rd step is real process.

3. press and hold vol + button, when you hear first beep, press and hold vol - button, and hear second beep, release both button.

who made this thing like that? :(

by FireSBurnsmuP | Sep 26, 2008 1:44:04 AM

ABOUT THE CHARGING (light not turning green) PROBLEM:

The Jabra website has this issue pointed out in the FAQ, and says that you should just try to use it as if it did turn green, because some of them require a full charge cycle (charge, kill, charge) in order to actually turn green like it should.

I called customer support, because I had this issue, and I had been charging it for 24 hours. I couldn't turn it on or put it in pairing mode, and they said "bring it back to the retailer you got it from; it's defective." So I did, thinking that the main problem was the SEVERE overcharging, but my second one has the same problem. I'll leave it on overnight again and try again, but I did notice one thing when I brought back the first one...

The store I bought it from had 2 different models, with the exact SAME PACKAGING, lettering on the package, the SAME EVERYTHING, only they have DIFFERENT UPC codes. This one's UPC (the one giving me hell right now) [the UPC on my box i a sticker on the bottom of the box,] ends with "42", and the product code on the top of the sticker's last 2 digits are "02". The other model's UPC ends with "23" and the last 2 digits of the top number are "16"...

My guess is that there were several releases of the BT5010, each one attempting to fix previous issues, and that the one whose number (not upc) ends in "16" is a more recent model. Not only are the numbers higher, but the retail store I bought them at also only had these 2 headsets of the model that isn't working left, but more of the other one. Why is that a give-away? because retail stores ALWAYS try to sell their older stuff first by putting it in front of the newer stuff.

Good luck to us all, I'll post an update if I find out that I was right and the model 02 sucks and the model 16 doesn't. We'll see.

by FireSBurnsmuP | Sep 26, 2008 10:04:59 PM

Alright, confirmed. The model 16 actually works just fine. If you can find it, you'll have better luck with that one. Hopefully your UPC codes are the same as ours were.

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by egyptian | Oct 21, 2009 10:42:12 PM

"Ijust received the BT5010 for my b-day and I'm having problems getting it charged. It's been over 14 hrs and I still have a solid red light. according to the instructions it should be charged for 2 hrs before the light turns green. This is my second device. The first one took even longer and still no green light. Should I return it for a refund? Has anyone else had this issue? should I let it charge over night again? Or do I hadve another dud?"

I have the same problem as this person...can u help? thx

by Laroche Gérald | Oct 16, 2011 4:13:07 PM


Présentement, j'ai un bluetooth numéro BT5010 dont j'ai été pleinement satisfait. Par contre, j'ai brisé le support de mon oreillette, où puis-je en trouver un et à quel prix?

Merci de me répondre rapidement car je ne peux plus utiliser mon bluetooth.


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