I don’t have a great deal of experience of other Bluetooth headsets, but I am here to tell you that the sound quality of the Aliph Jawbone is just amazing. You fire it up, your phone discovers it, and then you’re walking down the street talking to clients and its crystal. I mean crystal. The sound quality in your ear is really great – and apparently the sound at the other end is equally good. If you’re walking down a noisy road you just hit sound suppression and its like a BOSE moment. Seriously the experience is immersive and makes the mobile phone so much better. I have to admit- sometimes my old Nokia (recently stolen) made me think I was going deaf. So its really good to be on top of things. The Jawbone- it makes you feel young again. Well not quite- but deafness is obviously not something I would welcome. Shame it can’t do something about my eyes.
It seems like all three redmonkers are sold on the devices. It was @sogrady that made the “Powered by” comment.
I was about to say the only thing that is annoying about the Jawbone is that it doesn’t work with PCs. But apparently, this is yet another reason to go over to the Ubuntu side – did this work, Stephen? Seems it went ok…
one final minor nit – mine is red. It suits this model way better than it does me.
Now Thomas Otter, key SAP blogger and defender of the enterprisey faith, wants a Jawbone too.. Is there anyone flying in from the US for SAP TechEd in Munich next week that can pick one up for him?
disclosure: Me and Cote both have Jawbones kindly provided by the awesome Jennifer Henderson, Vice President of Krause Taylor Associates, which represents Aliph. If you want to work with a corporate relations person that is brilliant on the relationship side I can’t recommend Hendo highly enough.
other disclosure: Canonical, the commercial entity behind, or alongside, Ubuntu, is a RedMonk client. So is Microsoft.
We’re also more than happy with Ubuntu as a production server, while Stephen is a notable desktop user.