Bluetooth headsets are quite cheap and widely available nowadays, but they don’t seem to be very popular as you would expect in this part of the world. However, Jabra’s new Supreme headset might help tip the scales in favor of safer driving. The Supreme comes in a box with the headset readily on display, and despite its bulky looks it is quite light. The reason why it’s so bulky is probably due to all the technology thrown into headset, and it certainly is one of the most advanced I’ve ever used. Taken from the Jabra website the Supreme comes with the features listed below:
- Active Noise Cancellation technology removes ambient noise for the user wearing the headset
- Noise Blackout™ 3.0 dual microphone technology
- HD Voice* technology for superior sound quality
- Voice Control and Voice Guidance for hands-free operation
- Multiuse™ – Connects to 2 Bluetooth devices simultaneously
- Streams media with A2DP.
- Interchangable soft ear cushions for all-day comfort
The contents of the box include the headset itself, manuals, a wall charger, a microUSB cable, a car charger, 1 extra ear gel which is shaped differently to the default one for a better fit, and a larger ear hook for a better fit for those with larger ears. The ear hooks themselves can be worn for both left and right ears. While I liked the bundle I have a huge issue with the provided wall charger, it’s too short! It’s almost comical really; if I connected this to an actual wall socket the headset would be left hanging by the cable. The microUSB cable itself is short as well which can also be an issue when using the included car charger. On the whole those are the only real gripes I have with the bundle.
Turning the headset on is very simple, you extend the arm (the long stick thingy) and you will hear a female voice telling you it’s “on”. Initially it will start in pairing mode and will give you instructions on how to pair your headset to your phone. The instructions are quite clear but generalized. It expects you to know how to activate your Bluetooth and how to search for the headset. Once your phone finds it, you will either be asked to enter the headset’s passcode (which is 0000) or it will automatically connect. It will tell you that it is connected and subsequently whenever you turn your phone’s Bluetooth on and have authorized the headset to connect automatically, that same female voice will tell you so.