Jabra Stone 2 Review

By on February 22, 2011
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The stylish Jabra Stone gets better.

Good: Gorgeous design, A2DP, voice controls, doesn't make you look like a telemarketer
Bad: Only fits in right ear, below average sound quality
Price: AED
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Features and Specifications:

Microphone: noise reduction
Connectivity: Bluetooth with A2DP
Battery: 10 hours
Extras in package: Manuals, additional ear pieces, USB charger and Plug charger.

What I really like about the Stone 2 is that the design looks so simple and yet, it’s packed with so many features. Remove the headset from the dock by pushing your thumb underneath the dock and it instantly turns on. The Stone 2 comes with voice instructions on startup and an even as you pair your phone with the device. The only annoying part is that the voice starts as soon as you remove it from the dock and even before you’ve had a chance to put the earpiece on. However, you’re not missing anything crucial right at the beginning and can probably live without the initial greeting. Volume controls can be activated by sliding your finger up and down the side of the headset. We like the fact that the device is completely devoid of buttons and still manages to pack all these features in.
Other voice controls in the phone include numbers being read out to you as you get an incoming call. You can simply say “answer” to answer calls or “ignore” to ignore them. You can further customize voice commands by downloading additional software.

The device also has A2DP which means you can stream the music from your phone in addition to voice calls. Quite handy for those long drives when your car stereo is not working. Plus, the 10 hour battery life means that you’re not constantly charging the headset every day.

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Hitesh is a tech/games journalist and Business Development Manager for the Tbreak Network.

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