Earlier this year I did a review on a set of cool Jabra Bluetooth Solemate speakers (you can read about that here – https://timchew.net/2013/01/02/tech-jabra-solemate-portable-speakers/) which looked like a shoe.
Jabra is a global producer of innovative headset and speakerphone solutions and is owned by parent company GN Store Nord from Denmark. Jabra launched the world’s first Bluetooth headset for mobile phones back in 2000 and since then has been producing lots of cool products for consumers.
Their headset range has repeatedly been recognized as the gold standard in innovation and design, and they have received numerous product and design awards, including the CES Innovation, the iF product design award, a Red Dot Mobile Choice Best Accessory, the T3 Gold award and CNET Editor’s Choice.
Recently Jabra has been coming out with some pretty cool looking products like the aforementioned Solemate speakers (it was really fun using it as a phone, imagine the look on your friends’ faces when you pick up something that looks like a shoe and start talking into it) and now they have come up with the Jabra tag which is designed to resemble…military dog tags!
The Jabra Tag utilizes Bluetooth version 3.0 and has an operating range of up to 10 meters (33 feet). It also has a talk time up to 8 hours or music time up to 7 hours while the standby time is up to 8 days (on a 2 hours charge).
The Jabra Tag is easy to operate with only three (3) buttons on the front with the multi-function button doing most of the work while the volume buttons are on the side. For those less-tech inclined fret not as there is voice guidance (yes the tag actually instructs you what to do!) to assist you with the operation of the device making it pretty much – IDIOT PROOF!
Tomcat says – I have a couple of Bluetooth headsets throughout the years ranging from the hang on the ear type to the clip on type but I must say that this is the most stylish one I’ve ever seen. It’s pretty easy to use and so light to wear.
I don’t condone talking on the phone while driving as it takes concentration away from your driving no matter how good a driver you are. However if you must talk while driving make sure you do it safely and the Jabra Tag helps you with that without getting yourself tangled up in wires coming from your smartphone. Simply clip it on your clothes or hang it around your neck and place ONE (1) earbud into your ear and leave the other one as you’ll need to listen out for warnings such as cars honking.
When you’re out on a jog or run only use both noise-isolating earbuds when you’re in a safe running environment (ie. no traffic, criminals, etc. etc.) like in a park or in a gated community.
The Jabra Tag brings back style into the Bluetooth headset which has become somewhat unchanged throughout the years, and enables you to listen to your favourite radio station while offering good sound quality.
The Jabra Tag retails in white or black at RRP RM299.00 at All IT Hypermarket, Challenger stores, Apple premium resellers Machines, Charlie Cellular, Connect Store and other authorised Jabra resellers.
For more information, visit www.jabra.com