We have had quite a few Jabra wireless headsets and headphones here and I am pleased to say they all have served me well and still do actually,given I have one or two boxed away for storage purposes I often find myself going back to an old pair depending on my needs and so on.
The latest wireless headphones are called the Jabra Halo Smart and smart indeed they are,Not only that they are lightweight and come with some really nice features and they are robust and can handle a good few drops,lets be honest we all drop our headphones from time to time…
Presentation of the Jabra Halo Smart was also good,presented in a nice yellow box,with catchy writing inside we are presented with the headset in another box again also well presented and typical from Jabra.
The headphones are light,overall it is a small package and the design well thought out with a nice headband which sits around your neck only to find after a few minutes you think you have lost them,they are that light and that comfortable.With all the tech built into the headband it gives way to leaving the rest of the headset streamlined and snug with a small cable either side not long and tangle free for the user with small ear buds. In-ears are not for everyone it must be said but this time around and from a previous pair I had called the Jabra Sport Pace they actually seem to have nailed the comfort element and for me they did not fall out like other manufacturers offer,perhaps maybe its my ears but typically with many I have tried they would not last 5 minutes in ear which is why I prefer the overear type headphones which offers a different experience anyway but having said that they stay in and that is important for me..
Connecting to your mobile phone is simple as always with Jabra products,the wait is not too long to pair up unlike some devices,Some devices to take a while to connect which I have tried in the past and once connected all is good to go,After disconnecting from your mobile re-connection is again swift with no issues,If only everything worked in tandem like this, A fine example would be my car it can take up to 30 seconds to connect most morning with my phone which is annoying.
Again with Jabra there is nice clear audio alerts when a connection is made and again when lost, When the device is connected you will see a blue light flash too just in case you have not the headset on you and want to watch the old-fashioned way and when disconnecting there is a single red flash…With that whilst charging you will see the red LED constantly on and when lying idle you will see a continuous flashing yellow light this will let you know you have left the headset on and is a nice reminder to switch them off..
The controls are small but this is commonplace for almost any headset but like any other you do get custom to their whereabouts rather quick you may give an accidental press here and there and yes it is annoying but this goes for anything similar so dont say there is genius button locators out there when there is not its trial and error then you naturally become custom,the buttons have good feedback and when press hard enough,not too hard you can feel the shape,there is only three so its not really an issue.. The mic is also placed in a clever spot if the headphones are not in use and you get a call for example you just plug them in and the call answers,Also the voice assistance feature is excellent and when pressed you can user your digital assistant depending on the platform you are using.
Durable and light
The headset is durable with the daily usage pulling them apart they seem robust,this is after a weeks usage some have not lasted even two days but this can be down to quality control or the user being a bit rough but overall they seem quite solid and with the cables being only a short length they should not get tangled,they sit nicely on your chest and again like the headset itself you will not notice they are there… The earbuds seems robust too and are comfortable as mentioned before this is one issue I find with buds of this nature,how they fit and how long they last in ear.These passed both..
Overall conclusion they are comfortable.light easy to use, battery life is excellent,great sound quality and durable.
Check them out over on Jabra UK
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