I picked up the Jabra SP5050 from Costco a couple of weekends ago, because I have been driving across state quite a lot lately, and my Jabra Earpiece is not the most comfortable thing to wear on 5 hour trips. I picked it up for about 60 bucks, not a bad deal at all. The Speakerphone came with a car charger and a little dongle to adapt the car charger to an AC plug, which I thought was pretty cool. Some of the other reviews I had read before purchasing the product said that they were upset that it only came with a car charger, so I guess Jabra listened and acted on what people were saying.
The greatest feature about this speakerphone, aside from the very reasonable price, is the slim wafer-like design. With a small (but wide) unobtrusive visor clip, the unit can easily be left in your vehicle with little worry about theft. The size of the unit comes in at about 2.5 inches wide by 5 inches long, and less than a half an inch thick. It is also very lightweight, weighing in at 2.64 ounces.
The battery life on the SP5050 is very good, about 12 hours of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. Pretty good for such a small device. The charge time was fairly fast, however I forgot to time it.
A couple of things that I found pretty cool were; the device automatically starts up in pairing mode, one less thing to have to fiddle with. You can answer, hang up and redial calls directly from the unit itself, all with one button. There are volume up and volume down buttons on the side. It even has a nighttime mode where all the status lights shut off for less invasive nighttime driving.
That being said, there were definitely a few things that I do not like about the unit. The volume is not nearly loud enough, especially if there is anything more than “normal” road noise. There is no noise canceling, or if there is it is not noticeable at all. The device only supports one paired device at a time, big bummer for me with 2 cell phones. The visor clip might be just a little bit too wide. Also, the placement of the buttons is a bit awkward.
If you are looking for an affordable, small and fairly nice speakerphone this might be the perfect unit for you. I would not recommend this if particular model if your vehicle is anything but silent. But all and all a great deal!
- Perfect size
- Easy to use and learn
- Great battery life
- Speaker Volume is not loud enough
- Lack of compatibility for multiple devices
- Maybe too few buttons?