I’ve got it and I love it.
I am of course, talking about the Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset. Out of the 6 styles that were available I chose “The HERO” headset…yes, I can hear many of you mumbling “How appropriate…” But yes, I liked the black and dimple styling.
A couple of days ago, I gave an intro to the splendid Jawbone Icon headset which also provided a glimpse of how excited I was to finally get a chance to review the device. After a few days of using it, I can tell you that my excitement was justified – the Jawbone Icon is the best bluetooth headset I have used.
Huge credit to Aliph for continuing to keep their ear on the ground for feedback from consumers used to improve their already very good headset. Looks like they’ve also done some of their own rigorous lab work to get their latest Jawbone to its current successful state. I’ll outline some of my favorite augmentations below that support this.
The Best Feature I Like About Jawbone Icon Is…
For me, the best feature on the Jawbone Icon is integration with iPhone 3GS Voice Control. Being able to control your device and make phone calls handsfree are handy capabilities but imagine being able to also do these in high-noise environments like on a busy street or cafe? With the built in noise-cancellation technology (NoiseAssassin2.5) you’re able to do this like never before. It was such a delight to walk down the one of Melbourne’s most busiest streets and voice command a phone call without any glitches incurred by the surrounding noise.
And of course, when the call connects, the noise cancellation continues to drown out excess noise so that your receiver can hear you perfectly.
I know many of you will agree with me that technology is so so good when it works.
Jawbone Icon Charges Via Micro USB Instead of Silly Mini-Cradle
I was joyous to see that Aliph have done away with the proprietary USB charger and adopted the micro USB standard for charging the Jawbone Icon. This is such a wise move considering that many of the current smartphones use micro USB too – the idea of having one charger to charge up two different devices means less junk in the trunk.
Personalise Your Jawbone Icon with MyTalk (Beta)
The biggest differentiator of the Jawbone Icon is Aliph’s new website mytalk.jawbone.com which allows owners to personalise their headset. You can choose which voices to have as well as install dial apps and even A2DP to allow for music to be streamed through to the Jawbone. My only gripe is most of the cool Dial Apps e.g. ones that let you post up to Facebook or Twitter, are only for U.S. users only
Main Feature Differences Between the Jawbone Icon and Jawbone Prime
For those who want to know the differences between the new Jawbone Icon and the predecessor, Jawbone Prime check out the table below.
In summary, I highly recommend the Jawbone Icon bluetooth headset. As mentioned before, especially if you have an iPhone 3GS!
Amazing bluetooth gadget.
P.S. I must also make special mention of Aliph’s very responsive Twitter team. Within minutes of mentioning that I had my Jawbone Icon on Twitter, I got a tweet reply from @jabraearwear recommending that I jump onto mytalk.jabra.com to try out the A2DP software. *hi fives*Tags: Aliph, Aliph Jawbone, Aliph Jawbone Icon, Bluetooth, bluetooth headset, Handsfree, Jawbone Icon, Jawbone Icon Australia, Jawbone Icon Review, Jawbone Icon Review Australia, mobile headset, NoiseAssassin, NoiseAssassin2, wireless mobile headset