Good news for Jabra fans; they just announced two new Bluetooth devices at CES. For the traditional headset wearer we've got the Jabra Extreme, and for the speakerphone fan we've got the Cruiser Bluetooth speakerphone. Both devices use Jabra's new Noise Blackout technology, to cut down on the background noise issues.
The Jabra Extreme Bluetooth headset reportedly blocks background noise up to 24 db using dual microphones and a special DSP system. Previous headsets from Jabra only filtered 12 db, making the new Extreme twice as good at blocking noise. The new headset should be available this month for an MSRP of $79.99.
The Jabra Cruiser speakerphone uses the same dual microphone “Noise Blackout” technology, only in a speakerphone system. The device also provides a caller ID announcement so you know who's calling when you are behind the wheel. The Jabra Cruiser is also available this month, with an MSRP of $99.99.
From the press releases:
Jabra EXTREME Bluetooth Headset
The Jabra EXTREME is a new Bluetooth headset that features the best sound quality yet with the new Noise Blackout™ Extreme. Noise Blackout Extreme uses dual microphones combined with DSP and automatic volume control to dramatically enhance call quality, providing twice as much background noise reduction (24 decibels) as compared to previous Jabra headsets like the BT530 (only 12 decibels). In addition, unique new Ultimate-fit Eargels, two different sized rotatable ear hooks that are contoured to fit the ear perfectly, have been developed to guarantee superior comfort for all day use. (MSRP: $79.99; Available: January)
Jabra CRUISER Bluetooth Speakerphone
The Jabra CRUISER is the first Bluetooth wireless speakerphone to feature dual microphones, or Noise Blackout™ technology, which eliminate street and traffic sounds while optimizing voice quality. The CRUISER offers superior audio quality and a sleek design allowing drivers to keep both hands on the wheel in compliance with hands-free driving laws. The device features caller ID in the form of voice announcements, which intelligently accesses a paired phone's address book to announce the name of an incoming caller. Featuring Multiuse™ connectivity, the Jabra CRUISER allows two Bluetooth-enabled devices to be paired simultaneously. MP3 tracks can even be remotely controlled from the CRUISER with simple play, pause and rewind buttons on the speakerphone. A built-in FM transmitter allows calls and MP3s stored on a mobile device to be heard through a car's stereo system. (MSRP: $99.99; Available: January)