Pros The ability of the Jawbone is unsurpassed in blocking backround noise
Cons Incompatible with Moto Q
Summary My brother and I both have the Motorola Q and purchased the Jawbone Bluetooth due to its reported ability to block the backround noise we got on other Bluetooth headsets. With regard to noise it was for all intent non existant. The problem is that it frequently disconnects from the Q every hour or so. You hear three beeps and it is gone. At times when you initiate a call using the Jawbone, you don't hear the other party. Then you realize that the call has jumped onto the Q. You can turn it back to the Jawbone but who wants to go through all that. My brother and I both experience the problems. I plan to contact Ailph tomorrow to discuss the problem.
"Great Bluetooth"on by lovellpcl
Pros Outstanding noise cancellation
Cons Speaker volume is just okay; fit could be better
Summary I've purchased several bluetooth headsets in the past. The Jawbone is by far and away the best when it comes to noise cancellation...often times, it can be downright amazing.
I live in a metro area, and I walk or take public transportation just about everywhere. So background noise had always been an issue for people I call...not any longer with the Jawbone. Nonetheless, some sounds will still get through. As the CNET review said, wind will often (but not always) get past the noise cancellation technology, I think it all seems to depend on the frequency of the noise.
I don't particularly find the headset that attractive, nor is it particularly small to me...but I guess that's a personal taste issue. The fit is adequate, and I think if you're willing to spend the time to try out the different ear loops and covers, you can make it fairly comfortable.
The biggest con for me is that the speaker volume isn't always enough. I often have a hard time hearing the caller in noisy environments (even though they can hear me crystal clear...ironic).
I do not, however, have any problems with the volume rocker as I don't find rockers that's useful to me really. Nor do I find the "hidden" buttons a problem either. I have no difficulties accessing them or pressing them. In fact, the buttons have been the easiest for me to use.
Connectivity with the Jawbone is excellent. Will all my previous headsets, I always had problems reconnecting my headset if i walked too far away from my phone...but the Jawbone reconnects flawlessly. It's ability to stay connected through walls and around corners seems to be better than all my previous headsets as well.
Pros The advanced noise canceling is every bit as good as advertised.
Cons The high price is the only con I can think of. Cingular in Nashville is currently charging 159,95 - and not the reported 119.95. Do yourself a favor and buy it at the Jawbone site.
Summary Works just fine with my LG 8600 with Verizon.
Like some other reviewers I originally had problems with it fitting too loosely. Finally got brave and bent the standard metal ear clip just a tiny bit, and I then had a perfect fit.
The only thing to remember when watching the Jawbone demo at the Jawbone site is that it's demonstrating the sound on both sides that's being generated through the headset. Don't forget that you do have an extra ear where sound is also being generated.
Finally, I'm still tending to give in to the all too easy temptation of speaking too loudly when I'm in a crowd. I'm still learning to trust the headset and speak normally.
Pros Ear piece can be adjusted for outstanding fit.
Cons A little too large
Summary I have owned numerous ear pieces. The jawbone has the best sound of any product on the market today. Callers are amazed at the quality of my voice. Very little background noise is heard by caller.
The ear piece is a high quality constructed product. It can be adjusted by bending the outer metal piece open or closed.
It will fit any ear comfortably once adjusted.
Buy it and throw everything else away!!!
Pros Very clear sound both sending and receiving, it works great at reducing background noise.
Cons Awkward to put on and not too comfortable to wear untill now.
Summary I found a way to fit the jawbone perfectly in your ear Without having to use the ear loop, you can take the Jawbone on and off your ear fast.
You just have to buy silicone earplugs. I bought some at CVS. Cost me only $2.99 for 4. Take the ear loop off the jawbone. now take about 1/3 of a silicone earplug and mold it on the back part of the teardrop shaped earpiece. Be careful not to cover the small hole or you will not hear your call too well. Put Jawbone in your ear facing the Jawbone down at first, then twist it up. the jawbone should now fit very well. If not,
try using more or less silicone or change the
shape of the earpiece. When it fits it will stay put and the little sensor will still touch your jaw.
Now, when you press the call button, it will not hurt anymore. The Jawbone will feel more snug instead.
I have used mine all day like this and it works great.
I was going to rate this a 9 but now with this fix the jawbone is a perfect 10.