With many state and local laws now restricting use of mobile phones while driving, hands-free solutions are no longer just trendy – in many locations – they’re the law.
Unfortunately, while there are many hands-free solutions, finding one with the right combination of convenience and voice quality wasn’t easy – until now.
For the past two years – my Jawbone bluetooth earphone has covered a lot of territory: conventions, rental cars, airports, even hiking the wilds of Texas. It has been rugged, reliable, and with impeccable voice quality even amidst the roar of MacWorld and NAB.
Now, Aliph has announced a brand new version of the Jawbone – the Jawbone ICON.
The new headset features an improved version of Aliph’s Noise Assassin technology, comes in several different styles and colors, and costs $100. It also has a nifty feature called MyApps which lets you customize a button to call 411, perform voice-to-SMS, or even listen and post to Facebook and Twitter. The headset can also read things like caller-ID and battery life to you. To top it off, your iPhone will display the headset’s battery life right next to the iPhone’s battery life, just like Apple’s short-lived bluetooth headset.
They’ll be in Apple Stores soon, but you can get a look now at the Jawbone website.