Published on Saturday, 26 March 2016 19:30
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Using a good hands free wireless headset either when at home or while on the road is something may people i know do but the vast majority seems to ignore the just how important this is. You see i first started using hands free wireless headsets while driving since not only it's what the law dictates but also because i do feel uncomfortable holding my smartphone with one hand and the wheel with the other (not to mention gear shifting since i never liked automatic cars). Since then however i also started using such headsets while at home mainly because i don't like the idea of RF radiation right next to my ear (really how many of you knew that smartphone manufacturers like Samsung recommend keeping a smartphone at least 1.5cm/15mm away from your body?) and although Bluetooth may not be exactly "harmless" (not many studies around however to be certain) i do believe that it's the lesser of two evils. Today's review is about one such hands free wireless Bluetooth headset the STEALTH by Jabra.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) - listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 850 people worldwide and in 2011 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,106 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra’s consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.
The STEALTH is a very compact hands free wireless headset (monophonic) that features Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity with a wide range of supported profiles including A2DP v1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile), HFP v1.6 (Hands Free Profile), HSP v1.2 (Headset Profile), NFC (Near Field Communications) and PBAP v1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile) and several supported modes such as EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), SCO (Synchronous Connection-Oriented), eSCO (Enhanced Synchronous Connection-Oriented) and sniff (power saving feature). The device also features a mono 11mm dynamic driver, dual 4mm Omni-directional noise cancelling microphones, 128 bit encryption and a rechargeable battery pack which gives it up to 6 full hours of talk time. So let's move on with our review and see just how all of the above translate in real world use.