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Gadget Review: Jabra BT320s Stereo Bluetooth Headset

 

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Pros:

  1. Weather proof! But I honestly have not tried to have it wet
  2. Can make calls
  3. You can have the headphones replaced

Cons:

Now for people looking for a good Bluetooth headset, this is one gadget that you MUST STAY AWAY FROM!

I have been using this for almost a year mainly on my Macbook when watching movies, here are a couple of reasons on why I did not pair it with my Jabra A125s (BT Adaptor for iPod).

  1. Music Skips, it’s like listening to a cheap/old Discman. It’s having problems to obtain a stable connection.
  2. Battery life is very bad, less than 5 hours.

There are some other complains I have like it has a three color indicator, it is red when battery is low and when turning off. Blue when paired via BT to accept calls and Purple when paired as headphones (A2DP).

When using it with my PDA (Asus P525) and iPod, all controls will work. Even with its small size, it has a button for the following:

  1. Play/Pause
  2. Next Song/Previous Song
  3. Answer/End (Call)
  4. Volume Control

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Another draw back to this gadget is that the stereo headphones that comes with it sounds bad, not even at par with the original iPod headphones. You can use the original iPod headphones with this device but you need to use a cable organizer.

The last thing I hate with this gadget is that it uses a different charger! I bought this device a year ago together with the Jabra A125s and I was surprised to see that they cannot share chargers, this is a big hassle if you will travel with this headset as you will need to carry a dedicated charger for it.

As I said, I have been using it for a year before I actually wrote a review, the reason for this is that I am seeing a lot of stores carrying this model here in Singapore and I think the buying public needs a different perspective before investing in this item.

I have no complains when using it as a headset for my laptop but I will think twice before I use it for my iPod.

If there’s any consolation, you can use your x-mini speakers on it.

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Gadget Review: Jabra A125s Bluetooth Music Adaptor for the iPod

 

This is such a small device so a short review will be appropriate.

Pros:

  1. Small
  2. One Button Operation
  3. Will work with any iPod (except the shuffle)
  4. Uses a Motorola charger
  5. Can control your iPod remotely (play, pause, next/previous song)

Cons:

  1. Does not lock to the iPod (I use a rubber band to prevent it from disconnecting)
  2. Charging the adapter will NOT charge the iPod
  3. Battery life is around 5 hours
  4. Charger was NOT included with the package.

This thing is compatible with Motorola Stereo Bluetooth headphones.

Here are some pictures of the actually unit.

Front:

Back:

Side: You will see that it uses the same charger with the newer Motorola phones, but it is 25% thicker than my iPod video (not noticeable from my camera angle)

 

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