Let's face it, people who walk around with Bluetooth headsets hanging off their ears look like douchebags. You know they do. The first thing you think when you see them is, "Sales." Second thing: "Real estate," which falls under the first thing. But, alas, in California, as of July whatever, we can't drive and talk on hand-held phones. This is a good thing, I realize this. I drive like a grandpa and don't like to use the phone in the car. When I do, I use an ear piece that connects to the phone. I like it like that, but it's not pretty, so when the Jawbone PR folks offered up one of their Bluetooth doo-hickeys to try, I sighed and said, "Okay."
First things first. I got shipped the gold one and for that I am psyched. I am all about the gold and this earpiece is hawt-looking. Remember back in the early 90's when no one liked gold and it was all about platinum this, silver that? Yeah, me too. But you know what? I'm half Italian. You talk about platinum with my Italian lady relatives and they look at you like, "WTF?" If it ain't 18k, they ain't talking to you. Plus you need to ditch your silver. It's all about gold these days. Gold is in. It's now. It's wow. It's current. So gold. It totally rulz. P.S. W/R/T gold, my husband would never use this. Not even in silver or black.
The unit needs to charge before using, but after that, it was a snap to sync to my Blackberry. Calls came in and I clicked or tapped on my Jawbone to answer. I made calls on my Blackberry and then used my Jawbone to continue the conversation. The Jawbone is really light and comfortable, but it also packs lots of power. It has this noise assassin thing that reduces surrounding noise. My calls did seem quieter. It's small, though, and I do worry about losing it in my black hole of a purse. Tips on how to carry it? Much appreciated.
What I like about it: It does what it says. It's a wireless headsest that is convenient to use while driving. It looks like a subtle piece of jewelry. It doesn't blink. It's small enough and my hair is long enough to hide it so when I wear it, I can pretend I'm not douchey.
What I don't like about it: It rang and I wanted to take the call on my Blackberry and I couldn't because it was running through the Jawbone. I had to disable Bluetooth on my Blackberry first. I wish there was an option to answer on the phone. Maybe there is and I just haven't RTFM. And, let's be honest, even though the Jawbone is pretty, it really is still a little bit douchey no matter what. But if you have to wear one, might as well choose one that looks good.
Cost to me: Free
Cost to you: $129.00