Jabra outs Motion headset & Speak 510 speakerphone
Jabra has launched today two new additions to their wireless audio solutions – the Jabra Motion headset and the Jabra Speak 510 speakerphone.
The Jabra Motion is a Bluetooth enabled headset that Jabra claims to be “the only headset you’ll ever need.” It is capable of remembering 9 different Bluetooth profiles, and as the name suggests, has built-in motion sensors that enables you to automatically answer a call when picked up. In addition, you can also answer a call via voice commands or by pressing the answer button by the earpiece.
The Motion also features a status and busy light indicator located around the answer button. It flashes red when you have an incoming call or on a call to discreetly shows others that you’re engaged in a call. It also has a dedicated mute button that also doubles as the voice command button, a large touch volume area, a flip boom arm, and a rotatable and height adjustable earpiece.
Now for those who feel that going through the normal Bluetooth-pairing process is too cumbersome, the Motion also has NFC capabilities so all you need to do is tap the headset and NFC-enabled smartphone together and they’re connected.
Price starts at $200 for the Jabra Motion UC which include a charging cable and Jabra LINK USB adapter. Throw in a few more bucks for a total of $220 and you can opt for the Travel and Charging kit which include the Jabra LINK USB adapter, USB cable, additional eargels, and the carrying case which also functions as a charging station.
Lastly we have the Reddot Design Award winner for 2013, the Jabra Speak 510. The Speak is a personal Bluetooth and USB speakerphone that you can use at home or at the office. You can use it as a hands-free solution during a conference call or use it as an external speaker for your mobile device or PC. All you need to do is pair the Speak to your tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth or connect it to your PC via USB.
Aside from its compact design, it also features a set of LED lights to let you know the status of the battery, Bluetooth connection, or the level of the volume. It also has a built-in omni-directional microphone for a 360-degree coverage, and advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology for great sound quality.
The Jabra Speak 510 speakerphone costs $150 and will be available in early April together with the Jabra Motion headset.