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Old 02-26-2007, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up one of these new Jawbone noise-cancelling bluetooth headsets for my 8800 (Introducing the brand new Jawbone Bluetooth headset). This thing is AWESOME! I can use it in the car with the windows cracked and music on and the caller I'm talking to thinks I am in my office.

I know that these are in limited supply right now because everyone is buying them up, but if you have a chance to get your hands on one of these, do it... you'll love it. Works absolutely great with the 8800.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ad for Jawbone?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Doubt it, there is a lot a praise for the jawbone right now all over the web. Personally, I dont like it at all. I dont think the sound quality is equal to that of the modified AX2 pro or voyager 510 pro headsets.

If it is available in your area definately try it out, just make sure you are clear on the store's return policy if you are less then impressed with it as I was.
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I tried it and did not like. Just did not fit right for me and I did not like how it looked. I could not be more happy with my HS655. It fits better for me and works perfectly with the Voice Dialer.

Oh, I forgot. After reading the poster below, I hated that it did not use a mini-USB to charge the headset.

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have and have to say, the sound quality and how it works over shadows its size and looks. one has to try the diferent attchments to get the most comfortable one going. I used it for an extended period while on a 300 mile road trip and it stayed on my ear for over 3 hours at a time and it was perfect. One thing that I also found out about this one is that its volume is totaly controled by the BB (it did the same with the peal as well as the 8800)
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I tried the jawbone for a couple of weeks and returned it. the size was ok, not small but not big, the sound quality sounds pretty hallow, and the back ground noise cancellation was a hit and miss, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. after a hour on the the ear, it started to hurt. I probably would've kept it if it was half the price, but at 129 a pop, its too pricey. I'm now using the blueant v12, fantastic little thing with caller id and last 12 number redial. battery lasts 12 hrs on one charge. picking up and hanging up is instantenous.
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I sold my Jawbone.

1) too uncomfortable.
2) good inbound sound and outbound noise cancellation
3) too much delay. When I picked up the phone and said "Hello", the party on the other end never heard the "Hello". I have used many a bluettooth headset and none of them were this bad.
4) no universal charging (needs mini USB)

Back to using my Motorola 650?, the small one.
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To answer the above post - no, this is not an ad for Jawbone. I am simply stating my opinion on it.

I'll say this - it does take time to get it to work right for you. It's not necessarily an "out of the box" plug and play headset, but once you play with the different ear pieces and and ear hooks (comes with 4 options for each, total of 8, so plenty of options) and find what works right for you, its great. Also, you have to learn where it needs to press against your jawbone. For the above post that mention the noise cancellation was "hit or miss," my guess is probably because he was going back and forth between hitting that right spot.

And as far as the delay goes, thats odd, because I have had a total of 5 different bluetooth headsets and none were as quick as picking up and connecting with the phone than the Jawbone.

When you get the right pieces on it for you, and learn that "sweet spot" this headset is absolutely awesome.

I used to have the HS655, and loved it, until the Jawbone came along and I put away the HS655 for good.
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The original post only seemed to glance by any reference to the 8800. Seems more a testimonial for the jawbone than a resource specific to the 8800.

Sorry if your intent was misunderstood. Ho harm.
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No problem - no harm taken. The 8800 seems to work really well with this device though, better than the 8700 did (took longer to switch to the headset).
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has any one tried the plantronics 665?
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^ You may want to try the Bluetooth Forum.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/bluetooth-connection/
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Quote:
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^ You may want to try the Bluetooth Forum.

http://www.blackberryforums.com/bluetooth-connection/
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I picked up one of these new Jawbone noise-cancelling bluetooth headsets for my 8800 Introducing the brand new Jawbone Bluetooth headset[/url]). This thing is AWESOME! I can use it in the car with the windows cracked and music on and the caller I'm talking to thinks I am in my office.

I know that these are in limited supply right now because everyone is buying them up, but if you have a chance to get your hands on one of these, do it... you'll love it. Works absolutely great with the 8800.
Same setup, same experience. I commute across a very long bridge and the road noise on the bridge is incredibly loud. The Jawbone works beautifully, most callers donít believe it, the noise canceling is that good.
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Running the same set up....

8800 and Jawbone....

Plus, GPS on 8800 is sweet....
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I really like the Jawbone, but had to do a custom mod on the 'ear loop'. After about two and a half weeks, when I was trying to take the headset off of my ear, the 'ear loop' broke clean off at the connection point to the headset. I am waiting on a response from the support site (Aliph). With this development, the headset may be going back to Cingular.
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Did not like mine and gave it to one of my employees. His loop broke in two days. Sits in the drawer
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Does anybody that has had a good experience with these have a beard? I would think that my beard would cause problems with this.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:37 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I just got the Jawbone the other day...no problems yet.
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It sounds like the sounds quality isn't the best but that the noise cancellation is unbeatable (with the exception of wind noise). Did those of you with issues with the noise cancellation make sure that the "nub" was properly touching your cheek? It is a pricey BT headset but I might just have to give it a shot. It has been a while since I've replaced mine as the Voyager 510 has been a really good BT headset.
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