Jabra Clear Bluetooth Headset Review
When it comes to Bluetooth audio solutions, Jabra is one of the most-experienced brand in the market. The Jabra Clear is one of their latest Bluetooth headsets made for smartphone users. It comes in red, black, and white and is one of the simplest and easiest BT headset I’ve used.
Inside the package, you’ll get the headset, an extra earhook, USB cable to use with the included AC and car charger. There’s also two different-sized Ultimate-fit Eargels if you want secure and comfortable fit without the earhook.
The headset itself has a small profile and easy-to-use buttons. On the top end is the microUSB port for charging. At the back you’ll find the power switch on top and the battery indicator beside the BT connection indicator.
On the side is the volume rocker and at the face of the headset is the multi-purpose button for answering calls and pairing. Simply tap this button to take a call. You can also reject a call by pressing the same button. Double tapping it will redial the last number used.
I’ve used the Jabra Clear for about two weeks leaving it in my car where I typically need to use a headset. What I like about it is that it’s easy to operate without reading the manuals. Pressing and holding the Answer button will make it available for pairing and all you have to do is activate Bluetooth on your phone (make it discoverable too), then pair it with the Jabra Clear.
I’m one of those people who use two phones and I like the fact that the Jabra Clear supports pairing to two phones. Every time I get in the car and switch on this headset, it will automatically connect with my two phones. You’ll hear it say “Connected” twice to inform you it has successfully re-connected with your phones.
Call quality with this headset is clear. However, since it doesn’t have a boom mic like more expensive headsets out there, it’s best to use it on a quiet environment in order to have a clear reception on the other end. Aside from my voice being clear, my wife also heard the car radio playing on her end. She did mention though that the Jabra Clear effectively cancelled noise from outside my car that she didn’t believe I was in the car driving.
This headset also supports music coming from your device which I don’t find that useful as I prefer using two ears to listen to my music. I was also able to use it to give commands to Siri on my iPhone 5.
Battery life is rated at just 6 hours talk time and 8 days standby time. I could use a longer standby time on my headset and for the Jabra Clear, I had to switch it off every time I get out of the car.
The Jabra Clear is a simple, yet effective solution for those looking for a Bluetooth headset that can deliver clear sound and voice quality on a small package. It’s easy-to-use and comfortable to wear, and is very useful for those having two mobile phones. The Jabra Clear is already available with a retail price of Php2,450.
Jabra Clear Specs:
- Mono headset
- Supports Bluetooth 3.0
- Auto Pairing
- HD Voice announcements
- Supports music streaming
- Wideband/HD Voice frequency response
- DSP for crystal clear sound and voice
- Omni Directional mic with noise filter
- Multipoint technology for up to two devices
- Up to 6 hours talk time and 8 days standby time
- SRP: Php2,450