Jawbone ICON™ The World's First Intelligent Headset
The Jawbone Icon is one of my personal favorites. The ICON boasts superior sound quality above any other on the market and sports a variety of great looking designs to fit your lifestyle....or fantasy. Jawbone is the only Bluetooth headset with a Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) that can actually "feel" your speech, which helps it to differentiate your voice from background noise. It also comes with Jawbones famous NoiseAssassin® technology that virtually eliminates background noise while you are talking. I have tested it myself with my obnoxious diesel engine and the caller said there was no noise at all when I was not talking, and very little background noise as I was talking. That was impressive since my diesel is unbearably loud!
* Length: 45 mm
* Width: 18.25 mm
* Height: 24 mm
* Weight: 8.2 gram
Jawbone ICON has a variety of designs and special voices to fit your mood or lifestyle. If you are feeling sexy, smart, flirty, fierce, foxy, super or just plain original, ICON has the voice personality to fit you. You have the option of changing the voice personality as often as you like. There are also 6 jewelry-like designed ICONs that you can choose from to purchase: The HERO™, The BOMBSHELL™, The CATCH™, The ROGUE™, The THINKER™, or The ACE™. These 6 different ICON designs are complimented with its unique personality voice. While you must stick with the design you buy, you can easily change the voice and personality that you hear to run commands.There are 6 AudioApps, each with a unique voice and personality. If you pick a design and do not like the voice personality...change it to another with a few clicks in MyTalk. We will discuss that later.
In the Box:
* 1 Jawbone ICON headset
* 3 Fit earbuds
* 4 Round earbuds
* 1 Optional binaural earloop
* 1 MicroUSB cable
* 1 A/C Wall adapter
* 1 Quick Start Guide
* 1 Wallet sized Cheat Sheet
Jawbone ICON comes with a variety of earbuds to help you get the best and most comfortable fit possible. What's nice is that the ICON is small enough that if you pick the right earbud, you will not need the traditional "hook" around your ear to keep the ICON in place. I personally have never used the hook as the fit is perfect. I can shake my head, bend over, turn upside down and the ICON remains firmly in place. In fact, if you pick the right bud, you will find that the ICON attached to your ear is neither uncomfortable nor distracting and actually feels quite comfortable. If you so choose, it also comes with a hook for extra security.
Power and Battery:
* On/Off Switch
* Up to 4.5 hours talk time
* Up to 10 days standby time
* Built-in rechargeable Li-ion polymer
* MicroUSB standard connector interface
Another great feature is that you can conveniently click the ICON's only button once to get the battery life status. I like that feature so that I no longer have to guess when I need to recharge. Even better, Jawbone recently updated it's software and created an app for your blackberry so that the battery status can be seen right on your phone. If clicking the button wasn't convenient enough for you! The talk time and standby time seem to be quite accurate. I prefer to leave my ICON off in between calls and turn it on when receiving a call as the ICON connects almost instantly and I do not have to worry about missing any calls. If you use multiple Bluetooth compatible devices, you may be interested to know that the Icon can connect to 2 devices at the same time! Perfect for those of you who may have a BlackBerry for both personal and business.
* Platform Windows 7, Vista, XP
* Mac OSX 10.5 and higher
MyTALK is an excellent feature and no other bluetooth headset offers this as far as I have seen. With MyTALK you can customize the ICON to fit your needs or "wants", whichever you prefer. You can customize voice personalities, change language, add or remove apps, install updates and many other cool features. How MyTALK works is through your web browser where you can access a large variety of customized apps and programs. DialApps allows you to install programs that can give you text to speech capabilities, voice to SMS capabilities, find restaurants or send Facebook/ Twitter messages. Some very cool features! The list continues to grow.
What is even more exciting is that a recent software update allows you to do 2 things that before you were unable to with the ICON. First, you are now able to click and hold the ICON's button to cycle through the volume. A very nice improvement and it shows that Jawbone is listening to its customers. I believe that was one of the biggest complaints, not being able to adjust the volume with the ICON. Before the update you could only do this with your phone which can sometimes become a little tedious.
Second, they added a new program called A2DP. What this feature allows you to do is listen to music, podcasts, turn-by-turn navigation and other audio. You can listen to your favorite song, and next switch seamlessly to answer an incoming call. This is a major improvement as before you were unable to do so. Also you can now use the voice dial feature on your BlackBerry. I was disappointed that I could not before but disappointed no more! If there could be one feature I would add to the Jawbone ICON, it would be to integrate with my address book and tell me WHO is calling and not just the NUMBER calling. A minor thing but I can remember names more than numbers.
If you are looking for an all around great experience in a bluetooth headset and superior sound quality Jawbone ICON is it! I have tried other top of the line products and while some are very nice, I always end up coming back to the Jawbone.
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