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Jabra STONE Review

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Jabra STONE Review
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Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
One of the inescapable conclusions you can arrive at by as much as taking a glimpse at the high-end hands-free devices of major manufacturers is they are all like two peas in a pod in terms of specifications and offer similar battery life for calls, can be connected to two cell phones at the same time, etc. Their price tags are not that dissimilar either and most can be had for $90 to $150. So, how do they differ from one another? What are their distinguishing features if any? First and foremost, it’s all about design. And this is the personal trait that makes the Jabra STONE a unique Bluetooth headset that stands out from the crowd.

The first thing to grab our attention was… the box that is actually a cylinder with semi-transparent upper part, with the gadget with smoothly rounded shape that does look like a pebble nestled inside. This is what the headset looks like when put onto the charging cradle and hence its name. By the way, unpacking the Jabra STONE can be a feat on its own merit… unless you have read the instructions printed onto the box first.

Since we have already mentioned the charger stand, let’s turn our undivided attention to it and take a closer look. It will actually allow you to charge the device on the run. Without it, the Jabra STONE offers about 2 hrs of continuous talk time on a single charge, but you can use the stand to bring the gadget back to life three more times and extend the value to almost eight hours in total. You charge the cradle via microUSB port and there is a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge. It’s cool that the set includes a clip, meaning you wear the stand on your belt.


The charger stand of the Jabra STONE has a microUSB port,and a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge - Jabra STONE Review
The charger stand of the Jabra STONE has a microUSB port,and a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge - Jabra STONE Review
The charger stand of the Jabra STONE has a microUSB port,and a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge - Jabra STONE Review
The charger stand of the Jabra STONE has a microUSB port,and a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge - Jabra STONE Review

The charger stand of the Jabra STONE has a microUSB port,
and a small LED light next to it that indicates the remaining charge


The headset features an extremely simple design and we quite like that. It’s made to be worn on the right ear only and gets attached to it by a small hook that slightly bends under strain. The gadget also comes boxed with two extra earpiece tips. 

Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review

The Jabra STONE is equipped with a single hardware button that you use to power on the gadget, pair it with a cell phone and re-dial numbers. So, how do you control the volume then? Via a touch-sensitive band, of course. Cool, we love innovations like this. Unfortunately the overall chance of getting it to work is roughly equal to making the right guess on what the weather would be like tomorrow morning. All told, we wish it had been better made.

Jabra is proud of the unique design of the STONE and for a reason. This is an offbeat device that stands out from the crowd and will certainly give you an extra-futuristic look. Traditionalists will probably not like it at the least, but hey, that’s life, there is no accounting for taste.

Jabra STONE Review
Jabra STONE Review
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Jabra Fan (unregistered)


I have used the Stone for about 4 months now. The biggest complaint is that the speaker placement makes it difficult for me to hear the sound. If I push it into my ear canal the speaker is so tight against my ear that it muffles the sound. If I leave it out of my ear canal the volume is too low to be heard. The only way I get this headset to work well is to hold it slightly twisted forward to direct the speaker into my ear. I would not recommend this to anyone, especially without testing it thouroughly to see how it fits in your ear. Unlike other headsets - this one has NO adjustment ability.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 23:21

2. jabra fan 2 (unregistered)


I recommend this jabra stone to no one...It wont even fit into my ear, and the volume isn't clear. I can't hear very well unless I hold the stone to my ear...Can u replace this one. I didn't purchase it from u but it is one of your stones.

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