April 23, 2009

Aliph Jawbone Prime Headset Available Today

Aliph, maker of the popular Jawbone headsets, unveiled a brand new bluetooth headset today. The Jawbone Prime is claimed to be the best headset ever made by the company. At $129 MSRP, it places itself squarely against the new Plantronics Voyager Pro which also debuted today. Talk about stiff competition.

The new headset has a handful (or mouthful) of acronyms and features which promises all sorts of noise reduction, voice enahancement and fashion:
* Noise-Assassin 2.0 delivers better noise elimination performance
* more advance Voice Activity Sensor (VAS)
* Acoustic Voice Activity Detector (AVAD) which works as a backup to VAS
* EARCANDY colors to create a more stylish EARWEAR

I am not sure exactly what these crazy technology can do but I am very interested in real life tests. Apparently, a lot of R&D has been applied to minimize wind interference which has been causing a lot of issues amongst headsets in the wild. Hopefully I can get my hands on a review unit for you.
Jawbone PRIME Specifications
Price: $129.99 USD
Talk Time: Up to 4.5 hours
Standby Time: More than 8 days
Range: At least 33 feet (10 meters)
Charge: 80% charge in 35 minutes, 100% charge in
Weight
: ~10 grams with Earbuds
~ 9 grams without Earbuds
Colors: matte black Blah Blah Black, satin brown Coffee Talk and platinum Going Platinum for Jawbone PRIME. EARCANDY comes in four colors: red Frankly SCARLET, yellow ‘YELLO!, green Drop Me A LIME and purple LILAC You Mean It
Supports Multipoint: Pairs with up to 8 devices, 2 simultaneous connections
Supports Bluetooth®: 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1 + EDR
Available: 5/2/2009

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