Pros Solid earpiece. Great Sound. Love the features-earbuds fit nice. Accelerometer is a nice idea.
Cons While the earbuds are nice, the ear loop does not fit. I hate that they only give you 1 and its not adjustable. Why not make it so you can bend it to fit your ear. Website is a bit clunky. It disconnects from my Droid X way too much. Wish they would prov
Summary Let me start by saying that I have and will always continue to be a huge Jawbone fan. I've had every version of the product. With each version, the product gets better and better. I have stayed loyal to Aliph because of their superior audio quality. Compared to the many other devices I've used, the Noise Assassin feature really works and the sound quality is second to none. The device is loud and crystal clear. Love being able to play music through the headset. Sounds perfect.
With that said, I do have some issues with the devices. First, I hate the earloop. It doesn't fit well-falls off my ear. Granted I don't have the biggest ears but they should at least give the consumer a variation of loops like they do with the earbuds. I use it in conjunction with my DROID X and for whatever reason, the device will randomly disconnect. PITA. I have to shut it off and back on again to connect it. Although the accelerometer is cool, I don't find myself using it that much. I still answer calls by pressure the button on the headset as opposed to tapping it. I have found that most of the times I tap the headset, nothing happens. I like the Mytalk concept and the ability to customize the voices and add names into the address book. I have been having major issues connecting to Mytalk-very very slow. I use 3 browsers (Chrome, FF & IE) and its hit or miss. It recognizes the device, but sits for hours connecting to it. Definitely think the device might be defective but figured I'd include it. I find myself using my Jawbone ICON more because its more comfortable and don't have issues with it disconnecting. Again, all of these issues might be because its defective, but have read reviews with similar issues. Overall, I would definitely recommend the device over the others I've used.
Pros Jawbones look great, but it's still about what they can actually do as far as I'm concerned.
Cons The Era sounds like my Icon plus a few gimmicks, but still apparently doesn't have a way to pause music nor does it have a volume control. TapTap, ShakeShake, but how about PausePause or VolumeUpVolumeUp and VolumeDownVolumeDown?
Summary CNET says "The Aliph Jawbone Era doesn't have a dedicated volume rocker, and the way it fits the ear is not as easy and comfortable as we would like" and yet it "hit's it out of the park"? It seems to me that lack of a volume rocker and how easy and comfortably it fits your ear might be important enough that products with these problems aren't hitting anything out of the park except perhaps some objectivity. Not mentioning the apparent lack of music pause raises questions about the quality of the review. And if it now has music pause that would be important enough that it should have been mentioned in the review since numerous owners are unhappy when they discovered the lack of pause function on the Icon.
I just bought a Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus and wish I'd done so before rather than after blowing the money on the Icon.
Pros Paired quickly using four shakes.
Worked well with Samsung's Vlingo voice command app (any basic Bluetooth headset does).
Lots of ear buds to choose from. Small charger and USB cable are convenient. Lots of items but there should be for $130!!
Cons It's hard to attach any additional earpieces, extremely awkward trying to attach the smallest ear bud.
Expensive! Not practical if extra pricey features cannot be used due to lack of hardware support of Samsung SGII.
I couldn't get it to stay in my (
Summary Expensive. Samsung SGII not supported. Poor fit in ear no matter what ear. Could not test any of the many extra features due to no software available to install.
Pros Good voice quality, noise cancellation, appearance.
Cons Lack of comfort and stability in the ear
Summary Some years ago I owned a jawbone, but tired of it falling out of my ear and never being comfortable. In the interim, I've had a Plantronics Voyager Pro, which I've liked, but as it had reached the end of its life, thought I'd try the new Jawbone based on reviews I read. I foolishly assumed that in the time between versions, some serious attention would be placed on the earbuds. To me, they fit no better. I agree with the reviewer who commented on them being designed for "alien ears." My message to Jawbone - take one of your best and brightest, direct him from electronics to spend time with an EENT doctor who specializes in earpieces, and maybe you'll come up with something that is not totally annoying. And also, the ear ring broke rather quickly - it is flimsy. The provided earbuds are a bit of a job to take on and off - why not some material with a bit more flexibility.
Pros Double tap
Cons Battery life is not follow up the spec
Sometime the people from another end complain to noisy
Sometime volume too low in noisy place
None of 8 piece of ear plug fit to the ear
Some bristly noise in ear most of the time
Sometimes not send to bluetooth
Summary I buy this product because of the very good review from the editor and the editor choice. I feel very disappoint when I use this product. My last 4 bluetooth headset Jabra extreme 2, Plantronics extreme 2, Plantronics Marque 2, Plantronics M1100 (the best one)
First, the battery life of Jawbone is a lot lower than they claim. You can talk only 3 hours and a little in one day. The voice in your ear is loud enough in quiet place but "decrease" volume automatically in noisy place that very strange. The fitting of ear loop and tip is not good, it can make you feel painful within 1 hour. Cannot comparable to ear gel of Plantronics and cannot even compare to Jabra
The noise assassin is not as good as they claim. Some of my friend can hear the voice around me in noisy place even I try to push the bluetooth to the jaw.
The voice in your hear is the same level as Plantronics Marque2 but cannot comparable to Plantronics M1100 that a lot better. Jawbone have always a bristle noisy or like a crack speaker in your ear. The reviewer show that the voice quality is excellent that I do not feels like that.
The caller ID can only 20 numbers compare to Jabra that can download all of your phone book.
The 2.5 stars because of the expensive price that do not make me feels as it worth after use it and cannot work as the claim spec.
It is not the excellent product like they try to show. It's only normal quality bluetooth headset that can work good in noise cancelling with the expensive price.
You can buy the out date Plantronics M1100 that can do the same quality for most of feature, better sound quality the acceptable noise cancelling(even not good as Jawbone) with cheaper price.
After experience for one week, I will return to use my old Plantronics M1100 and pass this Jawbone to my friend.
With the excellent review, I think that it should a lot better than my experience along one week but it was not.