Aliph Jawbone Review8.5
We humans are set up in a way, that stimulates the constant desire for improvement and this is one of the reasons for us to evolve and to perfect ourselves. Producers and designers set to work all their innovative ideas and creativity for coming up with better solutions in order to satisfy our needs. This is in full force for the constantly developing mobile technologies.
Producers in this industry offer many devices for achieving the maximum comfort level for users and the so called Handsfree is one of them. Using the device you can talk on the phone while driving or working on a computer for example, without your hands being occupied.
Following the development of these accessories we see that they’ve been getting lighter and more compact in size and after the Bluetooth technology emerged many wireless solutions became available.
Today we are going to examine an interesting offer from Aliph. This is a company, founded in 1999, and its activities focus on the development of mobile audio products. Since 2002 Aliph’s technologies are being optimized in order to ensure better communication in bad conditions for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). The DARPA is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense.
The first consumer product of Aliph is Jawbone – a Bluetooth headset with a unique design and promising technologies. One of the most important things for mobile services’ consumers is the quality connection during conversation. Usually, during unfavorable conditions communication is disturbed by noise coming from wind, loud music or just the sounds of a hectic city.
Well, now “NOISE IS NOTHING” or at least they say so from Aliph. Jawbone comes with a built-in so called „Noise Shield Technology”, which promises to eliminate all background noises, so that you can have a normal conversation.
Stay with us to check whether this actually works and to what extent promises coincide with reality.
Jawbone comes in a hard transparent plastic box, as the phone is the only things seen and the rest of the things in the set are covered with a black cardboard package. Inside you will find the following:
- Jawbone headset
- 4 earloops – 2 Standard and 2 Long
- 4 earbuds and 1 on the device itself
- Wall charger with a USB socket
- USB charger cable
- User guide
The headset is placed in the box on a specially crafted transparent stand and this way it looks more as an exhibition piece from a precious art collection than a Bluetooth receiver.
Since the stand is mobile, later you can use it to place the headset, when not in use, or when charging.
1. cory photographique (unregistered)
I recently purchased the Jawbone (wireless model) for my Motorola LG800 (Chocolate). I was previously using a small Samsung in my ear. The Samsung is cute but not practical. I spend a lot of time driving and the Samsung would pick up a great deal of background noise, as well as being uncomfortable after a couple of hours. I came across the Jawbone website and was immediately impressed with the technology and stylish look. I figured I had to have this - be the first kid on my block as it were :) It took me a wknd to try different earbuds to see which fit well. The third day was trial by fire. I tried it while driving my work truck. My truck is fairly loud (as trucks go) and most often I have to close the window in order to have a conversation on my phone. So I figured it was time to see if the Jawbone holds up to the claims they make. I opened the driver's window while driving up a hill (5th gear, 1800 rpm) and I phoned my dad. I didn't have to raise my voice at all to be heard. I used the same level of voice as though we were in a room beside each other. My dad did not hear my truck or any traffic noise. He couldn't even tell if I was driving. The next test was going through a tunnel with the window open. I could hear everything echoing, while my dad did not hear a thing. We continued talking while I went over a bridge, and cars were driving by. Once again, my dad did not hear any background noise, my voice came through clearly. I kept talking while unloading my truck. No background sound was heard. On my return trip I came over the previous bridge, driver's window still open, while cars and trucks drove by. Just before I entered the tunnel I switched to my phone, just for comparison. Every sound was heard. I entered the tunnel, and the sound of my truck reverberated in the tunnel. Halfway through I switched back to the Jawbone, every background sound disappeared. I kept talking in a normal tone of voice, as though we were beside each other. No other sound came through but my voice. At my next delivery I opened the back door of my truck, inches from my face, and not even that sound came through the Jawbone. There was even some construction going on across the street. When I switched to my phone it could be heard. I switched back to the Jawbone and the sound of construction disappeared. The Jawbone is comfortable, in fact I often forget I am wearing it. It is simple to use. Pairing it with my phone was a snap, even after a reset the pairing held. The buttons are discretely hidden below the surface. I have no need to use them, except for maybe a redial. For the three days I have had it I wear it all day. The fact that I can drive with the window open, talk in a normal tone of voice and be heard is quite amazing. My voice comes through clearly, and well as the voice of the person I am talking to. I would prefer a hard case for it, just for the times when it is in my pocket. Admittedly it is a little on the big side, but considering the technology which is jammed in there. I wonder if it can be made smaller? :) All in all, I am quite impressed. The Jawbone lives up to its claims. It suits me for what I do.
2. Someone who speaks English (unregistered)
"Pairing is done in the typical Bluetooth regime," "in these exponents is similar to..." "Yves is not infamous..." "with respect to these parameters..." "The button is being activated, as one presses upon the protruding relief part with one's thumb and middle finger and pressing with the forefinger..." Christ, I started taking notes on all the mistakes partway through the first page and got bored by the top of the second page. HIRE AN EDITOR, THIS REVIEWER SHOULD NOT BE LEFT ALONE WITH A WORD PROCESSOR Please