We had the opportunity to try out the Jabra Stone 2, a bluetooth headset with a unqiuedesign. In a market saturated with a plethora of various bluetooth devices, a company needs to set itself apart is various ways. How does the Jabra Stone 2 stack up? Hit up the read more link for the full review!
The base of the headset (which the earpice plugs into) is unique in that it not only serves to house the earpiece but it also provides on the go charging. The Jabra Stone 2 boasts a 2 hour talk time on the earpiece and an additional 8 hours with the base station. In actual real world tests the earpiece lasted under an hour and the station gave us an additional 5-6 hours (depending on when you plug it in etc.). We were truly disappointed with the earpiece’s battery life, but this is most likely due to the small size of the earpiece (small battery). The base station also charged our earpiece slowly, we would have prepered rapid charging capabiliity.
The Jabra Stone 2 comes with additional earpieces for users so that they can find the right fit. We actually preferred the standard one that comes with the earpiece right out of the box. It provided a comfortable fit and no issues with it coming unsealed.
The voice clarity was decent, users on the other end never complained of static or break up. The only true complaint was a “tunnel” effect that we experienced with nearly every call. This did not affect clarity but we felt it was important to mention. The Jabra Stone 2 also possesses voice control technology allowing us to answer and reject calls. This worked very well in all the various situations we tried it in and was very convenient. The A2DP streaming worked quite nicely as well providing a rather clear listening experience.
Overall the Jabra Stone 2 possesses a unique design and comfort that was hard to match. Where the Stone 2 falls short was in battery life and some issues with the voice quality (not to be confused with clarity) where a “tunnel” effect was prevalent. Its other features like voice control and A2DP were great and performed wonderfully, however it is hard to recommend the Jabra Stone 2 over other competitors at this time due to the concerns mentioned previously. Hopefully Jabra will continue to pursue this design as we do see potential in it.
Supplied by: Jabra