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Jabra CRUISER2 Review

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Jabra CRUISER2 Review
The pairing process is easy with the Jabra CRUISER2, plus it also supports pairing to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Fortunately, the CRUISER2 isn't shy when it comes to added functionality. After pairing with your phone, it will synchronize with your phonebook and will start saying the names of contacts who call you. It also voice-guides on some other occasions like when it wants to notify you of low battery or to give you instructions on how to set it up.

Once you initiate a call, it uses Jabra's Noise Blackout technology for noise suppression and we found it to indeed work well. During our test conversations in a car with the CRUISER2, with windows fully opened, our callers didn't really hear much of the ambient city noise around us. However, although we sounded fine to them most of the time, the device's speakerphone couldn't output some nice, deep tones, but instead, they sounded pretty sharp, with distinct highs and too subtle lows. In terms of loudness, the Jabra CRUISER2 is close to nailing it. If you have your windows closed, you won't have any trouble hearing what's being said. If they are opened though, and there's lots of background noise, you might ask your caller on some (mostly rare) occasions to say this or that phrase again, which could have been avoided with a little more power.

A pretty cool added feature of the Jabra CRUISER2 is its FM Transmitter, which allows you to stream calls or music (played from your phone) to your car stereo. Another positive aspect of the speakerphone is that it packs a pretty powerful battery, which is rated at 14 hours of talk time and up to 20 days of standby.


Conclusion:

The Jabra CRUISER2 is a decent Bluetooth speakerphone that will do the job. It has some added functionality in the form of voice guidance, noise suppression technology and FM Transmitter, which make it pretty competitive. However, we can see why people aren't massively reaching towards these devices – they simply lack appeal. The very same is true for the Jabra CRUISER2, the value of which hides exclusively in its practical use.

Pros

  • Mostly comfortable buttons
  • Useful noise suppression technology
  • FM Transmitter

Cons

  • Uninspiring design
  • Voice quality could be a lot better
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posted on 28 Jul 2011, 09:57

1. Riachu81 (unregistered)


I have owned this product for 5 months now and think it's brilliant.
The main benefit of using this product is the FM transmitter, and this review only dedicated 2 lines to this feature :-s

The FM transmitter is really good!!!!!
Importantly I can finally listen to MY music via the speakers of the car and the quality is crystal clear and it searches for free FM stations so that your music doesn't crackle, like other FM transmitters.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 16:36

2. eugalde615 (unregistered)


I agree. I've had it for 2 weeks, and LOVE IT! Love the blue/FM transmitter combo...I got it for that reason only; PANDORA streams vs tired radio!

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