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Image Gallery: Hands on with the Jawbone ICON Bluetooth headset

Aliph released their latest Jawbone headset, the ICON, that builds on their Bluetooth voice technology with a software platform for customization and personalization. The ICON comes in six different personalities to fit your style. The MSRP is $30 less than previous models and packaging is 100% recyclable. The headset is comfortable for hours of use and sound quality is excellent.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Aliph released their latest Jawbone headset, the ICON, that builds on their Bluetooth voice technology with a software platform for customization and personalization. The ICON comes in six different personalities to fit your style. The MSRP is $30 less than previous models and packaging is 100% recyclable. The headset is comfortable for hours of use and sound quality is excellent.

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There are six different personalities in the Jawbone ICON lineup and The Rogue was sent to me for evaluation.

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The back has some styling for the particular personality you have.

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You have several different earbud sizes and a single loop to fit your ear.

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A USB cable and A/C adapter is included with materials for understanding your headset.

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The A/C adapter has prongs that flip in and a USB port to connect to the USB cable for charging.

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Here you can see the short USB cable that can be formed to point up when plugged into the wall or a computer.

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Here is a view of the headset with a stand-alone earbud in place.

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A view of the back.

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There is an actual on-off switch on the headset to allow for easy connectivity and usage.

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You get better voice support if the Voice Activity Sensor rests against your face when connected.

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The ICON is small and easy to place on your ear.

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A standard microUSB port and single talk button are found on the back side.

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Here is a size comparison between the Jawbone 2 and new ICON.

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When you first connect to the MyTALK service you will be prompted to install a small utility on your PC or Mac to make the connection.

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These are the Advanced Settings you have available on your ICON.

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You can choose from the six personalities, the default, and foreign languages (Spanish, French, and German) to have installed on your ICON.

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There are a few available Dial Apps and some require 3rd party accounts and subscriptions to use all of the features.

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The CATCH model has a pearl white outside.

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The BOMBSHELL looks more like a piece of jewelry than a headset.

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The ACE has a reflective back with a clear outer shield so it will actually change with your surroundings and appear like a chameleon.

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The THINKER has a white color style to it.

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The ROGUE has a reddish background and clear outer shield. As you hold it in light the red will shine through in different ways.

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The HERO has a bit more traditional look to the older Jawbone headsets and still looks classy and businesslike at the same time.

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This bad shot of me driving shows the size of the headset in relation to fairly standard sized head.

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