The Jabra BT 110 is the
entry level Bluetooth headset that sports a small but comfortable
design. It uses a single AAA battery for longer talk time
and features sleep mode for longer standby time. The headset
features plug-and-play Bluetooth operation and users don’t have to be Bluetooth –savvy
to use this headset.
The Jabra BT110 has a very sleek design. It continues to
use the in-ear Mini-Gel that not only feels comfortable inside
of your ear, but also channels the sound directly into the
ear canal for optimal sound quality. Turn the Mini-Gel a
180 degrees to fit the other ear. As with the Jabra BT250,
the Mini-Gels come in two sizes. Most of the headset stays
before your ear with only the headphone extended from behind
to reach your ear. Because Jabra wants to make this headset
very easy to Bluetooth novice users, they eliminated some
of the buttons found on previous Bluetooth headsets. The
Jabra BT110 has only two buttons: the one on top is the volume
button that cycles through the sound levels; the one on the
bottom is Call/End button. Half of the headset is occupied
by the AAA battery silo. You can slide the cover off to change
battery. There is a single LED near the mic at the bottom
tip of the headset.
In an effort to make the headset very
easy to use, Jabra has also simplified the pairing process
between your cell phone and the headset. Once you put the
battery inside of the silo, the BT110 will start the pairing
mode automatically and will stay in that state for 5 minutes
until you successfully paired with a phone or hit the Call/End
button. The BT110 is
compliant with Bluetooth version 1.2 and supports both Hands-Free
and Headset profiles. We tested the BT100 with all major
branded mobile phones including the Motorola
MPx220, Nokia N-Gage QD, Sony Ericsson T610 and HP
iPAQ 6315. All devices paired with the headset and
transferred sound for both voice and other system sound.
It also works with MP3 and video files on the phones that
support these features. The only hiccup we experienced
was not being able to transfer the sound from the headset
back to the handset easily.
The Jabra BT110 supports both voice dialing
and rejecting calls. Voice dialing works fine on all devices
we tested it with. Since this is an entry-level headset,
the Call/End button performs fewer functions than the multi-function
buttons found on higher-end Bluetooth headsets. The voice
quality is very good on both outgoing and incoming calls.
We did not experience any cracking sound on either end. The
incoming call volume is loud enough for moderately noisy
environment. The outgoing call volume could be louder. The
range between the phone and the headset varies depending
on the handset. With the iPAQ and the N-Gage QD, we could
almost get up to 30 feet while the Sony Ericsson T610 could
not handle more than 8 feet. With the palmOne Treo 650, we
only got a 3 foot range.
The Jabra uses single AAA battery which
allows talk time to be anywhere between 10-15 hours. The
only LED on the headset will flash twice every 5 seconds
to let you know that the battery is running low. Jabra
designed this headset to use AAA battery so that mobile
users don’t have to worry
about finding a wall charger or bring a charger. The headset
will go into sleep mode when you end a call to conserve battery.
The standby time is targeted at 300-400 hours. Very nice!
A very nice entry-level Bluetooth
lightweight and easy to wear. The in-ear Mini-Gel design
is a winner and simplified user-interface will help Bluetooth
novices to get the headset and mobile phones paired and ready
to go. The headset works with all the phones well. The voice
quality is very good and volume on the incoming calls is
loud. The AAA battery design will suit those who don’t
want to carry a charger on the road, and gives the headset
pretty long talk time and standby time.
The B110 eliminated
the boom like the one found on Jabra’s previous Bluetooth
headsets. In turn, it lower the outgoing voice volume since
the microphone is behind your ear. Bluetooth headset power
users might look elsewhere as the BT110 doesn't provide addition
features that your phone supports. No mute function.
The package includes the Jabra BT110 headset, a AAA battery,
additional Mini-Gels in two sizes and a printed User Manual
in English, French and Spanish.