My Gears – Jabra BT8010
[11 Jan] Saw this today, got it, and let me tell you, this is a piece of art. Don’t get me wrong, still like my Plantronics Pulsar 590A for my music and online gaming (ventrilo) and my old Jabra BT800 (first with caller display), but this piece is ultimate. You can wear this as just one piece (right side) or connect the attachable stereo unit to it (on left side) and enjoy true Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP). Remember the dongle I had with my Plantronics Pulsar 590A? (see link here) it works with wonder with this Jabra headset. Love it on my iPod and new Archos 404 (review later). This headset cost HK$850 (around US$110) and it’s definitely worth it.
For detail specification, click here.
[Update: 13 Jan] Well, the headphones itself is very nice, however, a major design flaw was noticed the past week. The plastic ear hook piece can be detached easily, lost mine already. Called Jabra’s local agent in town and they don’t have the spares yet. Bummer. Went downtown and bought the Jabra BT125 which uses the same plastic ear hook piece (US$45). So for those of you who bought this, beware.
[Update: 19 Jan] More defects noted. The plastic ear hook piece I was talking about last week, breaks fairly easily, just got mine exchanged at Broadway (10 days replacement guarantee, any shop, that’s why I love shopping there).
[Updated: 26 June] Found a new review and vid on the BT8010 from UltraMobileGeeks, link here. FYI, I’m still using it daily listening to MP3 on my way to work, still works fine. No more problem with the plastic ear hook.