Jabra has just announced their EXTREME and CRUISER Bluetooth headset and speakerphone. It looks like they are going with ALL CAPS to make this product stand out in the crowd since otherwise they look pretty plain. Jabra makes great products but sometimes they don’t get how style and design make a big difference.
The Jabra EXTREME is a new Bluetooth headset that features the best sound quality yet with the new Noise Blackout™ Extreme. Noise Blackout Extreme uses dual microphones combined with DSP and automatic volume control to dramatically enhance call quality, providing twice as much background noise reduction (24 decibels) as compared to previous Jabra headsets like the BT530 (only 12 decibels). In addition, unique new Ultimate-fit Eargels, two different sized rotatable ear hooks that are contoured to fit the ear perfectly, have been developed to guarantee superior comfort for all day use. (MSRP: $79.99; Available: January)
The Jabra CRUISER is the first Bluetooth wireless speakerphone to feature dual microphones, or Noise Blackout™ technology, which eliminate street and traffic sounds while optimizing voice quality. The CRUISER offers superior audio quality and a sleek design allowing drivers to keep both hands on the wheel in compliance with hands-free driving laws. The device features caller ID in the form of voice announcements, which intelligently accesses a paired phone’s address book to announce the name of an incoming caller. Featuring Multiuse™ connectivity, the Jabra CRUISER allows two Bluetooth-enabled devices to be paired simultaneously. MP3 tracks can even be remotely controlled from the CRUISER with simple play, pause and rewind buttons on the speakerphone. A built-in FM transmitter allows calls and MP3s stored on a mobile device to be heard through a car’s stereo system. (MSRP: $99.99; Available: January)