:confused: what phone or phones where use to test these bt?
:no: this write up is taking forever... my god when will it b posted.... been waitting for over 2 months for this review to post and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO luck....
Olta... He is waiting for blackberryos' review on the jawbone vs blueant but like jnespa said I think he might have gotten sidetracked by all the great improvements he is making on the site.
Hey guys. I know its been a while since I first posted this up. I can't tell you guys how busy I have been. Josh reminds me every single day to do this and I keep saying I will and I keep getting sidetracked.
However, I make you this promise. If I do not have this review up by Monday, Aug 10th. I will give some one the new Curve 8520, so that will be some motivation to get this review done by Monday, I'm not giving away an 8520 before I have one :-p
It's been a while since these two contenders were told they were facing each other. Lets just say that we had to make sure they really had a chance to fight. Honestly, it's obvious who the winner is going to be. However, I will still go through the tests that I had put them through with the final result.
I had gotten the BlueAnt Q1 and the Jawbone PRIME the same day. Right off the bat, I was attracted to the PRIME a lot more then I was to the Q1. Removing the casing for them both and having them in my hand I was still drawn to the PRIME.
Each blue tooth had a special feature that the other did not. The PRIME had the NoiseAssassin, while the Q1 has voice activated commands. I was excited to try these both out. I first used the Q1.
Right out of the case, the first thing you notice is the circular blue ant logo at the top of the device. You have the two side buttons to lower and raise the volume. Not going to lie, I did not use this device very long. BlueAnt, I'm sure you will get word of this but I am sorry. I have to be real and not lie. It comes with a comfortable rubber ear piece, when touching it, but in your ear it is not so comfortable. The Q1 actually is very uncomfortable. I like to keep the blue tooth device in my ear the majority of the day. Especially while driving, that's the whole point of the device. However the Q1 was not comfortable enough for me to keep it in for more then 10 minutes. Even if I did suck it up and kept it in, there was no support from the device and kept falling out of my ear. While driving, this was REALLY annoying.
The quality of speech while talking on the Q1 ranges. Driving with the windows down and on the highway, you mine as well forget it. No way you're going to hear anything NOR will they understand anything you are saying. Driving on the road at 25-35mph with the windows down is pretty much the max we could get before we had a real hard time hearing and the person understanding us. We did not even try with the top down on the car since we already knew it was not going to work.
The Q1 is known for their voice commands. You can say a command and the phone should do that command. You can say "CALL BOB" and it will, well, call Bob. We tried this feature out a lot. We really wanted to like it but we just found it to be rather annoying. If you were not talking to some one on the device and having a conversation with some one face to face, if you happened to say a word that the device uses as a command, you're going to get it in your ear telling you to repeat the command. Gets rather annoying. There were times where it did not 'recognize' our command and had to repeat it a few times. This was real frequent while driving.
I was def excited to get to play with this one after the Q1. I honestly was let down when it came to the Q1 and was EXPECTING the Jawbone to make me smile. I wanted to really test out their NoiseAssassin feature that they talk so highly about. Out of the box the Jawbone is pretty damn sexy. It has two hidden buttons which makes it look sleek but also causes aggravation due to this. The power button is on the flat side and you have to push and hold it down for about 10 seconds for it to turn out. However, the entire piece is pushable so if you don't push it in the right spot, you're going to be trying to turn it on for a good five minutes. The back of the PRIME has a one touch button for the volume. This was a feature they should not have had. They should have had a higher/lower buttons. Instead you push the back of the device to go up a level of volume and have 4 levels to choose from. If you hold that button in for 5 seconds you turn on/off the NoiseAssassin feature.
When you look at the PRIME the ear piece does not look like it could keep the device in your ear with out falling out. To my surprise it does! You could use the over the ear mount that they supply with, which is what I did to add extra security that it is not going to go anywhere. We put the PRIME through the same tests we did with the Q1. Pulled onto the highway with the windows down and I could hear perfectly. Obviously there was some loss in clarity but I was still able to hear the conversation. With the windows down the Prime is suppose to eliminate that noise and well, it did! The person listening could clearly understand me and told me it did not sound like I was driving on the highway with the windows down. So, this led us to the test we did not do with the Q1. I put the top down on the car and took off on the highway again and you guessed it. Still worked perfectly. I could hear him fine and he could still hear me with no problems. He said that he could tell I was on a highway but it was nothing that was causing a problem with hearing the conversation. The NoiseAssasin lived up to the hype!! I was VERY impressed! With the top down, traveling at 85mph, I was able to hold a conversation while driving.
The only downfall I did not like about the Prime was the battery life. It died rather quickly. Something you need to charge every night to ensure it will survive the entire day.
THE WINNER :
The Jawbone PRIME blew the Q1 out of the water. I'll end it with that.
Great review BBOS :)
Good job Brett. You sold me on the Prime. Now if my wife will just let me get one.:o
O.K.... I'm sold.
JB Prime it is!:D
Been looking for a good replacement for my aging/dying Z9(i flashed).
Looking forward to obtaining one... but not in one of their offered "flashy" colors. Good ole' black will do just nicely.:cool2: