In a list of the worst gadgets ever designed, the Bluetooth earpiece has to be the one I hate the most. Not just the fact that it makes you look totally ridiculous, it tends to freak people out as they’re not aware if you’re trying to talk to them or actually on a call. Jabra has taken hands-free calling to a new level, embedding the system into something quite odd, a dog tag. The Jabra Street 2 is both an MP3 player and Hands-Free kit.
“Bluetooth just got cool thanks to Jabra STREET2. Not only does it look good, it sounds great. Finally a product that lets you listen to music from your mobile – without damaging your style!”
The Jabra Street 2 is the second version of the device, which is not just able to take your calls, but also play music. This all happens via Bluetooth, and is capable of pairing with any Bluetooth-enabled device, not just your smartphone. Pairing the Street 2 to your device is not as easy as expected, but doesn’t take long to get used to. Using the Answer/Hang Up button, wait until the blue light turns solid, and you’re ready to use as you wish.
After pairing, simply connect a pair of earphones/headphones to the Street 2. The Street 2 has a number of controls on the device. These include Play/Pause, Forward, Back, Volume – and Volume +, and Answer/Hang Up. The device has up to 7 hours music playback and 8 hours talk time.
If you’re into dog tags, this device will definitely intrigue you. With a number of add-ons and styles, you can style the dog tag as you wish. If this isn’t the case, the device is small and lightweight enough to hide comfortably behind any piece of clothing. I mentioned earlier my hatred for Bluetooth earpieces, and how ridiculous it looks. The Jabra Street 2 in the least gives you a little more street cred, but doesn’t do much in the way of confusing people when answering a call.
At R700, the Street 2 is a bit pricey, but being a semi-MP3 player and Hands-Free kit, the cost is just about justifiable. To purchase the Jabra Street 2, visit Mobile Gadgets.
You can find the full specifications here.