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I was recently presented with an opportunity to review the newest gadget from Aliph, the Jawbone ICON®, The World’s First Truly Intelligent Bluetooth® Headset. I’ve wanted a Bluetooth® headset for quite some time, so I was excited to do this review. I am not tech savvy (I married an engineer so I wouldn’t have to be). When it comes to the latest in gadgets, I generally look to my husband for his input. When I mentioned to him that I would be reviewing the Jawbone ICON®, he was impressed. He said, “That’s a top-of-the-line Bluetooth® , honey!”
”Aliph is the maker of the market-leading Jawbone® Bluetooth headset and inventor of NoiseAssassin®, the world’s first and only military-grade noise-eliminating technology. Aliph is committed to creating personal technology products that deliver an unsurpassed user experience. The company’s flagship product, the award-winning Jawbone Bluetooth headset, first disrupted the industry in 2006 with its military-grade NoiseAssassin technology and instantly became recognized as the best Bluetooth headset available. In 2010, Jawbone ICON becomes the company’s most innovative Jawbone yet; introducing unmatched ease of use, personalization, sound quality and design into the consumer marketplace. Co-founded by Alexander Asseily and Hosain Rahman, Aliph is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco.”
About the Jawbone ICON®
“Originally developed for use in tanks and helicopters, Jawbone ICON’s NoiseAssassin is a proprietary technology that eliminates background noise from mobile phone conversations. Jawbone is the only Bluetooth headset with a Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) that actually feels your speech, which helps Jawbone distinguish your voice from background noise. As a result, Jawbone offers better audio quality than any other headset on the market. Jawbone ICON is the smartest, most comfortable, and smallest Jawbone ever created. ICON boasts lethal NoiseAssassin® 2.5, voice tones, and six stunning jewelry-like designs.”
Jawbone ICON Specs
NoiseAssassin version 2.5 with wind reduction
The Jawbone ICON® comes in six unique, and stylish, designs.
Size and Weight
Length: 45 mm ; Width: 18.25 mm; Height: 24 mm; Weight: 8.2 grams
Power and Battery
On/Off Switch; Up to 4.5 hours talk time; Up to 10 days standby time; Battery life is displayed on your iPhone’s status bar; Built-in rechargeable Li-ion polymer; MicroUSB standard connector interface
Bluetooth V2.1 compliant; Supports Enhanced Data Rate (EDR); Range up to 33 ft (10 meters); Supports Multipoint for two audio gateways including PC; Profiles Supported Headset V1.1 and Hands-Free Profile V1.5
MyTALK; Platform Windows 7, Vista, XP; Mac OSX 10.5 and higher
Packaging 100% recyclable; Operating Temperature 0° to +55° C
In the Box
1 Jawbone ICON headset; 3 Fit ear buds; 4 Round ear buds; 1 Optional binaural ear loop; 1 MicroUSB cable; 1 A/C Wall adapter; 1 Quick Start Guide; 1 Wallet sized Cheat Sheet
I received the the Jawbone ICON® Bombshell for review.
And here I am sporting it…
What I love…
I love the fact that I can actually use it comfortably. I have tiny ears. I have NEVER been able to find a Bluetooth (or headset earphones) that was comfortable. The Jawbone ICON came with the “Fit Kit” and I was able to use the smallest round ear bud. I also love the noise cancellation. Since I have a hearing deficit, often times talking on the cell phone can be a strain. The ICON reduces all of that extra noise and makes normal conversation possible. I also love that the ICON speaks to me. It tells me the phone number of the person that is calling when a call comes in. It tells me how much battery time I have left. The fact that I can turn it on/off with the touch of one finger, while carrying a squirming child, is also significant.
What I would change…
Um… nothing. I haven’t figured out how to answer my phone without having to use the earpiece now that I have it set up. I am certain, however, that it is purely USER related, hence the need for a tech savvy husband.
I give the Jawbone ICON a hearty 5 out of 5 hearts!
Buy It: The Jawbone ICON can be purchased for $99.99 at the Jawbone.com Online Store. It is also available at Best Buy, Amazon, and other outlets.
Win It: One lucky Lady V dZine reader will receive their own Jawbone ICON, courtesy of Jawbone and OutCast Communications.
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Contest open to the US shipping addresses only. Must be 18 or older to win. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CST 05/08/2010. Winner will be selected via random.org. Winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond with mailing address. If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected. I am not responsible for the mailing of the Jawbone ICON.
FTC Compliant Disclosure: I received the aforementioned Jawbone ICON to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.