Jabra is announcing the shipment of its latest Bluetooth(R) product, the Jabra BT800 -- the industry's most advanced Bluetooth headset. The Jabra BT800 combines more features than any other headset and sets the standard for future devices by incorporating many of the same typical features normally accessed via a mobile phone directly into the headset.
The Jabra BT800 combines unique over-the-ear headset design with cutting- edge technology including a backlit display, call vibrate feature, a variety of ring tones and digital signal processing (DSP) technology for improved sound quality and clarity. The headset also features a jog wheel for volume control and menu navigation, a mute button, and USB connectivity for charging directly from a PC. The enhanced functionality gives users added convenience and freedom from their phone.
The display is a complete information source for the headset and provides caller ID and a menu for access to the battery status, a call list, and settings for selecting ring tones, ring type, language, the light on the display and Bluetooth connection. The caller ID feature is especially convenient for users who wish to see who is calling when they are not wearing the headset or between calls. When working in an office, for example, and the headset is in a user's pocket or on a desk, they can easily see who is calling. The display for caller ID on the headset means that users will always know who's calling without having to look at their phone.
The Jabra BT800 is also the first Bluetooth headset to feature a fully- integrated DSP solution. By integrating the DSP together within the Bluetooth chipset, the Jabra BT800 is able to take advantage of new patent-pending DSP technology resulting in enhanced audio performance. The additional proprietary software programming within the DSP solution enables an overall improvement in the sound quality through reducing background noise and automatically adjusting the volume control when in noisy surroundings such as in a car, airport, busy office or on a train.
The Jabra BT800 features are easy to use and access, and are similar to the operation of a mobile phone. Just four controls; the mute button, jog wheel, call 'Answer' and 'End' buttons provide access to all the functions offered by the headset. The jog wheel can be used as a volume control during a call or for scrolling through menu functions in standby mode. Users can also select from five ring tones in the headset, or use the call-vibrate feature so calls can be silently detected. The display allows users to view either the name or number of the caller depending on the mobile phone and is placed on the inside of the headset ensuring privacy during the conversation. The display also offers information in multiple languages including English, German, French and Spanish.
Jabra BT800 in summary
* Digital Signal Processing improves audio performance in noisy and windy conditions
* Blue back-lit display for 'Caller ID'
* Five different ring tones
* Mute, last number redial, voice dialing, call from call list, reject call and call waiting
* Menu options accessed with intuitive and easy to use jog wheel
* Separate 'Answer' and 'End' buttons
* Direct charging from PC through its own USB cable
* Up to six hours of talk time and 125 hours standby time
* Supports Bluetooth version 1.1 and 1.2 headset and hands-free profiles
* Weighs less than one ounce
Pricing and Availability
The Jabra BT800 is now shipping in North America with a suggested retail price of $149.