updated 10:30 pm EDT, Wed April 22, 2009
Aliph Jawbone Prime
Aliph in a low-key intro tonight revealed Jawbone Prime, the third generation of its Bluetooth headset. The Prime gets a slight cosmetic redesign that includes new, more varied colors but revolves around an updated noise cancellation engine that adds another 6dB to 9dB of outside sound reduction through the namesake jaw-based method. The mechanism is also designed to work more reliably when the jaw isn't in contact and particularly to reduce wind noise.
The peripheral maker promises slightly extended battery life of 4.5 hours for active talk, an 8-day standby time and new support for Bluetooth 2.1 on those computers and phones that have the more efficient standard. Two devices can also be paired to the newer Jawbone without having to redo the pairing process.
Pricing will be the same $130 as for the outgoing Jawbone and will have a regular line with black, brown and silver colors; green, purple, red and yellow will be part of a limited edition. Aliph takes orders from Thursday onwards and starts shipping on May 2nd.