updated 12:35 pm EDT, Mon June 8, 2009
Jabra BT2080 Headset
Jabra on Monday added a new Bluetooth earpiece to its roster with a company-first display. On the side of the BT2080 is a set of LED lights that provide a quick view of both the headset's remaining battery life as well as whether or not it's successfully paired with a phone or other device. Intelligent button placement is also touted as a virtue, as the answer/end button is located well away from the power and volume controls.
The headset has a moulded gel plug to fit relatively comfortably and supports any device that can use a hands-free profile, up to and including Bluetooth 2.1 hardware. Talk time is estimated at about 6 hours for the BT2080, which ships first to southeast Asia in mid-month and should cost $39 within the US.