I recently reviewed the Jabra Wave Bluetooth headset, which I totally love. But before that, Jabra had sent me the Jabra Extreme by accident. The Jabra Extreme has great features and works just as well as the Jabra Wave. Let’s give it a look, too.
An added advantage of the Jabra Extreme is that it includes a car charger. Just plug in the charger to the cigarette lighter port in the car , attach the USB to micro USB adaptor, then attach the Extreme headset. It’s a pretty convenient accessory to use if you’re on the road a lot. The AC charger on the other hand has a very short 10 inch cord which doesn’t make any sense at all. Using the AC charger with a standard house outlet will force you to put the headset on the floor. I, for one, don’t feel comfortable sticking things in my ear after they sat on the floor while charging.
Pairing the Extreme headset was pretty straight forward. This headset has the standard bluetooth range of about 30 feet away from the cell phone. The Jabra logo on the headset is the Answer/End button, and on each side of that are the volume up and down buttons. Enlarge the picture (above) and you’ll see 2 noise cancellation microphones hidden beneath the grill. There’s also a dedicated on/off switch on the bottom side.
Features of the Jabra Extreme :
- Eliminates background noise with dual microphone technology
- All day comfort with Ultimate-fit Eargels™ and ear hook
- Adjusts volume automatically
- Convenient car charger and headset holder in one
- Easy to use with dedicated on/off slider and auto-pairing
- Multiuse™ – connect to 2 devices at the same time
- Up to 5.5 hours talk time and up to 10.5 days standby time
Call quality to a land line sounded crystal clear with calls made both indoors and outdoors on a windy day in the busy Manhattan streets. I got up to 5 hours of talk time before it turned off on me.
Wearing the Jabra Extreme wasn’t that comfortable for me. This is just my personal opinion since I never liked the over-the-ear and in-ear style headsets. And that’s the reason why I chose to review the Jabra Wave in the first place, which had the behind-the-ear style. My cousins tried out the Jabra Extreme, and they said it was comfortable to them. So I guess my ears are just a bit picky about earbud styles.
The Jabra Extreme is priced at $79.99 direct from Jabra. It’s a pretty decent price since it includes the car charger also.