Jabra BT205 Bluetooth Headset
Upon receiving it I noticed the packaging looked rather boring but the headset itself looked rather appealing. I actually already knew how it looked like but I still think it looks cool. Anyway I was a little amused by their little slogan “Release Your Jabra” I thought why not put “Get Your Jabra On” OK that was lame… Moving on…
The contents of the package include the standard manual, charger, cradle, some extra minigel earpieces (standard and large) and of course the headset itself. Now normally I’d not bother reading the manual but after trying to figure out how to get my K750i to recognize my headset I gave up and recovered the manual from somewhere in my room(not the trash). By this time the remaining charge it had inside it gave out so by using my intuition I figured out how to use the cradle and charger (Pretty simple to do it actually…)
While letting my Jabra BT205 charge I thought I should see what it has to offer. Firstly the buttons, call button easily distinguished by the telephone icon on it and the volume control buttons have up and down arrows. The down arrow is a little indented as to easily distinguish the buttons by touch. As for battery life, the standby time on paper is 100 hours and a talk time of 4 hours. So that should be quite good for those who drive around a lot or need their hands when doing things. This is suitable for me since I drive a lot back home.
After leaving my Jabra to charge for 2 hours It was finally time to test it. So it was time to sync it to my phone. It didn’t actually take too long to do it. By just keeping my finger on the call button for a few seconds it allowed the BT205 to be recognized by my phone.
So time to test the sound quality, range and comfort
After calling Lucas for a while, I realized the sound was quite clear but some times muffled. The microphone it a little weird though. Lucas could hear me better when I use the Jabra on the right ear rather than on the left. As for the range, I was quite impressed because I could still hear easily when phone and I were in different rooms but when the doors are closed the signal quality is reduced quite drastically. I don’t think this is that big a deal because most people will be using this when driving and their phones will at most be in their bag. This headset is also very comfortable with the behind-the-ear style it sits nicely and doesn’t hurt at all. Its co comfortable you could forget that it was there.
Overall the Jabra BT205 is a very good quality Bluetooth headset and worth the money I got it for. I’d recommend this to anyone who needs a good Bluetooth headset for everyday use.