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Jabra ARROW Review

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The automated volume control of the Jabra ARROW is quite nice function indeed and we didn't feel we needed to turn down/up the volume (via the paired cell phone) even on a single occasion, so we can only congratulate Jabra on the proper implementation.

We are really pleased with the in-call quality as well, albeit in quiet environment only (in a car or indoors). If this is the case, the voice of your caller will sound almost perfectly, no matter which end of the line you are at. You can hear everything loud and clear - people sound utterly intelligible and the only aspect that we are somewhat disappointed at is the slightly sharp ring.

Jabra ARROW Review
Jabra ARROW Review

Unfortunately, the situation in a noisier environment (in the street, in a bar, etc.) is terrible. Even though you'll be able to hear everything well in the ARROW's earpiece, your caller will hear all the environmental sounds, but not your words. Obviously the noise-cancelling technology in a car... works only in such (or identical) environment. What a pity.

According to the manufacturer, the battery of the Jawbone ARROW should be able to provide up to 4.5 hrs of continuous talk time and keep the gadget operational for 8 days. Given the particular size and weight of the device, as well as the timings that rivals of the ARROW like the Jawbone ICON offer, the performance is satisfactory. 


The Jabra ARROW features a truly likeable overall look. The almost perfect in-call quality when using the device in a car or similar environment is a great advantage, but sadly, the handsfree is virtually useless in places buzzing with sounds. This is the major reason why we would recommend that you opt for an alternative device, unaffected by such a deficiency. We would advise you to consider the Jawbone ICON, that is also compact and good-looking hands-free, as well as the Plantronics Discovery 925 that is a bit bulkier on the overall, but comes with unique design and offers remarkable in-call quality.


  • Compact, light-weighted and exceptionally comfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time
  • Appealing design
  • Handy and properly working automated volume control


  • Unusable in noisy environment
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. idiotwind13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)

This looks almost identical to the Jabra JX10 headset from a few years back. Always got good feedback from people who used that one.

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