I’ve owned more Bluetooth headsets than I can count. First there was the Jabra-200, then the Jabra BT-800, then a couple of Motorolas, then a Nokia HS-11W…anyway, each one had nice features and a few things here and there that kept it from being the “killer” Bluetooth headset.
The Jawbone was designed by Yves Behar (we never heard of him before either) and curves to fit the outline of your face. It can be worn on either ear, and charges via USB and comes with multiple earloops and an AC adapter. So what makes it the best Bluetooth headset ever?
The Jawbone measures ambient noise around you, enhances your voice and adjusts the volume to make every call sound crystal clear. The Jawbone has two microphones and a voice activity sensor and when placed against the cheek it detects and enhances vibrations instead of picking up the sound from your mouth. Not only does the Jawbone eliminate background noise from your call, but as ambient noise changes it also seamlessly adjusts the speaker output so you can hear your caller’s voice better.
It’s the best Bluetooth headset I’ve ever owned and has excellent battery life. I can drive with the windows down and the radio on and still hear everything the person on the other end is saying, and they can hear me just fine. The Jawbone comes in red for the extroverted, black for the introverted, and gray for the undecided.