One of the first things I reviewed here on technogog, a few years ago, was a Jabra headset that I still have and use on occasion. I’ve got three that I keep handy actually, depends which one I remember to charge as to which one I’ll use… Anyway, Jabra has just announced the Extreme2 which is the successor to the Extreme, and a totally new headset called the Supreme which is the first non-stereo headset to incorporate Active Noise Cancellation. They’ll be available to purchase in October many places and pricing will be $99 for the Supreme and $79 for the Extreme2.
For years, headset-makers have focused on noise reduction technology that avoids the transmission of background noise. Active Noise Cancellation, traditionally only available in high-end noise cancellation stereo headphones, is included in the Jabra SUPREME and uses one dedicated microphone and an electronic chipset to generate an "anti-noise" sound, removing ambient noise heard by the person wearing the headset. The end result is call quality that is much clearer.
While Active Noise Cancellation eliminates ambient sound on the caller’s end, Jabra’s latest generation of Noise Blackout™ technology included in both the Jabra SUPREME and EXTREME2 – Noise Blackout 3.0 – dramatically reduces background noise that is transmitted to the person on the other end of the line. These two features combined with new patent-pending Wind-Noise Reduction technology, developed for calls in outdoor, windy conditions, result in the best-sounding conversation possible on both ends.
The Jabra SUPREME features a patented boom arm that "flips," enabling users to power on and off by simply flipping the headset open and closed. This advanced design combined with a state-of-the-art adjustable earhook and selection of ear cushions makes for one of the most comfortable and easiest headset carrying solutions on the market.
Building on the excellent performance of its predecessor, the Jabra EXTREME2 contains all new feature including Noise Blackout™ 3.0 technology, HD Voice, and Voice Guidance which communicates caller ID, battery level and communication status through the headset, as well as set-up and pairing instructions.
Perfect for the on-the-road lifestyle that many professionals lead today, the EXTREME2 comes equipped with a portable car charger that doubles as a headset holder. Using no tangling wires, the charger plugs directly into the 12V outlet and the headset simply plugs in for a quick charge. To keep pace with the latest software, Jabra offers upgrades to the headset via a USB drive, ensuring the EXTREME2 always has the latest technology and features available.
This company’s web site http://www.jabra.com/