Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50% smaller than the original

Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50% smaller than the original

Summary: IMHO, one of the best Bluetooth headsets you can buy (after getting the swing of putting it on and off) is the Aliph Jawbone. Today the announced a new model that has several improvements that look like they actually listened to what consumer wanted changed. The new model is much smaller and more fashionable.

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IMHO, one of the best Bluetooth headsets you can buy (after getting the swing of putting it on and off) is the Aliph Jawbone. Today the announced a new model that has several improvements that look like they actually listened to what consumer wanted changed. There should be one at my house and a review will be coming shortly.

Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50% smaller than the original

The new Jawbone is available today in AT&T retail stores or via AT&T and Aliph's sites for US$129.99. It is 50% smaller than the current model and has a cooler design. Thay really tried to focus on making it look like a fashionable accessory so you don't look like a dork wearing it around all day. AIt comes in gold, silver, and black. I think the new leather earstrap looks more comfortable and easy to attach so I look forward to trying it myself.

They use their NoiseAssassin technology (developed by DARPA and not to be confused with the Darma initiative) with Voice Activity Sensor and Digital Signal Processing to give you the experience where background noise is removed while your voice is clear.

The new Jawbone weighs 10 grams compared to the previous model at 14 grams. Battery life is stated to provide you with over 4 hours of talk time and over 8 days of standby, which both exceed the capacity of most of my phones.

Topics: Hardware, AT&T

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  • Charger

    Did they get rid of that AWFUL proprietary charger?
    If not forget it.
    Skispcs
    • Yes, but not what you hoped for :(

      They did get rid of the previous proprietary connector/charger. However, they added a new and smaller proprietary connector. You can charge via USB or an A/C outlet, but you still need to use their special cable. I wish they would all standardize on miniUSB for charging.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
  • RE: Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50???0smaller than the original

    I love my JawBone and welcome new look and smaller size, but my biggest complaint is the ear piece doesn't seat well and it doesn't block out noise as well as it should.

    I can tell you the technology is fantastic and I was talking on the jawbone one day when a fire truck passed by and I said to the person I was talking to, "excuse me until the fire truck passed by" he said, "ok". in a few seconds after the fire truck passed by, I told the person I was talking to, "ok where were we" and he said, "did the fire truck turn before he go t to you?" I said, "no he passed by just inches away", he told me "didn't hear it at all".

    I got mine on ebay for $75. Best $75 I ever spent.
    moliver@...
  • RE: Aliph releases new Jawbone that is 50???0smaller than the original

    I want this!!! In fact, I am going to et this for my dad for father's day http://www.someonespoilme.com/gift-review/new-jawbone-blah-blah-black/
    minnies