A Bluetooth headset is a necessity for many of us, with so many calls to handle every day. But managing one of these tiny headsets is not always easy with there being huge chance of people misplacing them and forgetting to charge them regularly. Now Jabra is trying to solve these problems with the Jabra Eclipse.
Price: Rs 7,999
The Jabra Eclipse is a stylish ear set that fits nicely and has a tail that is not too long, but still good enough to catch what you are saying clearly. However, what sets this one apart is the fact that this comes with a cool new pod where you can keep the ear set safe while also charging it. If the pod is not connected to power, it still carries enough charge to recharge the ear-set at least once. I think this is a simple innovation whose time has clearly come.
There are some other features that make the Eclipse unique. For one, there is no need to switch on this ear set. All you need to do is take it off the dock and you are connected to the phone and ready to go. To answer a call, you just need to say answer — ignore is the voice command to decline a call. All this works wonderfully well.
As soon as you wear it, the device tells you if it is connected and what is the battery level. It also tells you who is calling based on how you have saved the number. The audio quality is also quite good and since the piece fits your right ear — only the right ear — perfectly, it cuts out external noise too.
The dock also tells you how much battery is left using three LED lights. Plus the ear set itself lights up in green or red to tell you if there is charge or not. Someone has put some real thought into the functionality of this device.
A double tap in the set activates Siri or Google Now based on which phone you have connected it to. And I could do this to ask Siri for a lot of stuff she knew about and some that she didn’t. However, there were times the double tap didn’t work.
Overall, for someone who needs to stay connected all the time, the Jabra Eclipse is certainly a top option. I have not seen a Bluetooth headset that offers more in terms of options and features. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but it is well worth it for those on the move.