Jabra just launched their latest wireless headset which is the Supreme UC designed with the mobile worker in mind. This is probably the mother of all Bluetooth headsets and packs a lot of features that you can actually use and appreciate.
With the popularity of laptops, smartphones, and tablets, and companies adhering to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, it is expected that mobile workers will be leaving the office behind and its 9-5 hours by working remotely and collaborating via the cloud. The Jabra Supreme UC is a perfect solution for such workers. It works with all leading Unified Communications (UC) applications like Microsoft Lync, IBM Sametime, Avaya, Cisco, Skype, and several others, as well as mobile phones and tablets.
GN Netcom (parent company of Jabra) Managing Director for South Asia, Ralph Ede, was on hand to give us the lowdown on this new Jabra Bluetooth headset.
The Supreme UC comes pre-paired with a nano Bluetooth USB adapter which makes it possible to connect your headset to PC’s without a Bluetooth adapter for internet calls or softphones. The adapter also increases the effective wireless range to 10 meters and gives you better sound quality compared to your machine’s built-in Bluetooth chip.
This headset is easy to use and can store up to 8 devices into its memory. You can pair your home and work laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Once a paired device gets within range, it will automatically be connected to the Jabra Supreme UC until it moves out of range.
A cool feature of the Jabra Supreme UC is its voice control that allows you to answer and reject calls without having to look at your phone. If you have a couple of phones with you, you can leave it inside your bag or pockets and just use the Supreme UC for calls. When you receive a call (from any of your phones), the headset will tell you the number or the name of the person (if saved in contacts) calling and you simply tell it to “Answer” or “Ignore” the call. No need to take out your phones.
Jabra headsets are also known for their sound quality and the Supreme UC is no different. Aside from HD Voice sound quality , it features Active Noise Cancellation which you often get with those professional DJ headphones. This headset will generate an “anti-noise” sound which removes ambient noise like office chatter or jeepney honks so you will only hear what’s coming from your earpiece. It also has what they call Noise Blackout 3.0 which reduces background noise transmitted to the other end of the line. Another feature is PeakStop which protects your ears from sudden loud noises or sound spikes.
The Jabra Supreme UC comes with two flexible earhook sizes and soft ear cushion in two shapes to find your comfortable all-day fit. The Flip-boom arm mic sits comfortably and close to your mouth and you use this to turn the device on or off. Unfold the flip-boom arm to switch on and fold it back up to switch off. It also has a mute button on the mic for those long meetings without you having to speak.
Battery life on a single 15-minute charge can give you 6 hours talk time and standby time of up to 15 days.
The fully-featured Jabra Supreme UC will be available within the month with a street price of $149, or around Php6,200.