• Accessory Review: The Jabra Style Bluetooth Headset

    If you own a car that doesn't have Bluetooth integrated into the car's computer / radio system and are in need of a Bluetooth headset so you can communicate while mobile, let me introduce you to the newest offering by Jabra. It's called the Jabra Style and trust me, it has loads of it.

    Sleek, stylish, easy hands free operation are the basis for the Jabra Style. It is a very simple Bluetooth headset on the outside, with only two buttons but with many more features with the Jabra Assist App for iOS and Android phones including battery level, volume up and down and find my Jabra.

    The features of the Jabra Style are great. The best feature I found was the NFC pairing. It made pairing with my BlackBerry Z10 a breeze; almost instantaneous. The spoken battery level feature is another nice touch and the automatic volume adjustment feature seemed to function well although sometimes outdoors, it made things a bit low. The comfort factor was a huge hit with me. The Style comes with an around the ear loop and a swappable in ear adapter. I found the in ear adapter more comfortable that the over the ear loop. In addition, the Jabra Style is Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

    One thing that did disappoint me was the sound quality when the battery got a little lower than medium charge. I noticed, as well as the people on the other end of my calls, that the sound quality seemed to get a bit distorted and fuzzy.

    My overall impression of the Jabra Style is positive. You'll like the sleek, brushed silver design. The thin microphone and the feel of the Style in your ear. It doesn't feel boxy or clunky, but much more comfortable than it's contemporaries. And for a retail price of $49, the Jabra Style is more than affordable and worth the money.

    Cost effective
    NFC Pairing
    Long talk time
    Auto Volume Control
    Slim design and comfortable

    Can't control music from the device
    Muffled sound when the battery gets low
    No mute function
    Not much support for the BlackBerry (hopefully side loading the apps will fix this)

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