JABRA® EarBoom™ Winder Headset2.5 mm
by Claudia Bauer
You want to be safe, so you talk hands free while you drive. But when you reach
for your headset, you don't want to find a tangled mess of cord. That wouldn't
be safeor convenient. The JABRA EarBoom Winder headset, available from Hello
Direct, is the solution. Along with great sound, simple setup, and a comfortable
earpiece, it has a built-in one-touch retractor that keeps the headset's cord
neat, organized, and kink free.
Now you can access your headset without struggling with the cord. The EarBoom
Winder headset clips to your belt, pocket, or purse, so you'll always have it
A great gizmo
A variation on the JABRA
EarBoom , this model adds an awesome little gadget called the Winder, which
is worth its weight in gold. It's built into the headset, so the cord efficiently
retracts from its safe housing in a kind of ratcheting action, while keeping
its length without pulling at your ear. It then cleanly winds itself back into
its cover, without twisting or tangling.
The EarBoom Winder headset top (I tried the one with a 2.5 mm connector JABRA
EarBoom Winder Headset; a second version is available for connection
to Nokia 3000/8000 series phones; and there are custom-fit models for Ericsson and
Samsung phones, as well), is super-easy to use. Just pull the cord and the Winder
locks it at the length you choose; for storage, push the button and the cord
retracts instantly. Done!
There are so many ways that the Winder makes cell phone use safer and more
convenient than ever. Take this everyday occurrence: the phone rings and you
reach for your headset, but instead you get a handful of knotted or disorganized
cord that won't cooperate. You try to put the headset on anyway, but the cable
has become so short because of the tangles that the phone hangs just below your
chin. Now, if you haven't done so already, you have to pull over to the side
of the road to get things organized. Or, perhaps you miss the call altogether
because you can't answer it in time.
But if you've got the EarBoom Winder, this doesn't have to happen.
Say you're getting out of the car for a meeting or errands, and you want to
take your headset with you. But if you stash a long, loose cord in your purse
or briefcase, it's likely to get wrapped around your pens, pager, key chain,
zippers, and pocketsat that point, it's impossible to untangle it in time
to answer the phone. If only you had the EarBoom Winder! One push of the button
would have prevented all that mess, inconvenience, and irritation.
During a call, the Winder's light locking feature holds the cord to the desired
length until you pull on it again, so there's no extra cord getting in your
way. The lock also lets you use the headset with the degree of tension or slack
you're comfortable with. The attached belt clip offers even more control and
is perfect for walking and talking as well.
The Winder keeps the headset cable neatly looped inside a solid housing. This
prevents kinks and knots, which can strain the cord and shorten its life span,
and also protects the cord from accidentally getting caught or pinchedsomething
that easily happens with a loose cord or cable. In addition, the Winder has
a headset clip on top for the EarBoom headset itself; with one light snap, it's
clipped to the Winder, eliminating accidental pulling on the cord and keeping
everything in place.
Okay, I am gushing about the Winder. But rightly so! This little gizmo is nothing
short of fantastic.
An excellent value
I've used a JABRA headset with my cell phone for years and have always been
happy with it. I've also tested quite a few JABRA products and, in my experience,
three words describe them: quality, comfort, and convenience. The EarBoom Winder
is no exception.
The EarBoom portion (the actual headset piece) is built to last; it's super-durable.
Constructed as one molded piece, it has no joints or connectors that can wear
out. With its compact size and light weight, it's also easy to wear for long
periods. It comes with 6 soft rubber EarGels® (small, medium, and large
sizes, shaped for the left and right ears) that are easy to attach; they stay
put but don't lock on, so use care when taking the earpiece out of your ear
to avoid detaching the EarGel.
The 2-inch boom flexes into position but is rigid enough to stay put and withstand
frequent repositioning. It supports a foam-covered mic; if you should lose the
foam cover, the mic is nicely designed and can work on its own. The sound quality
is great, both incoming and outgoing. Of course, as with any headset, the quality
of the sound depends on the strength of the signal.
It comes with instructions, but the EarBoom Winder is so simple it's virtually
self-explanatory. It goes to work right out of the box, bringing you convenience
and comfort from the start.
The EarBoom Winder has a 2.5 mm jack that ensures an easy fit with most cell
phone models. It also comes in custom-connect versions for Nokia, Ericsson,
and Samsung phones.
You just can't beat JABRA productsincluding the EarBoom Winderfor
sheer value. In addition to the versatile comfort of the patented EarGels, durable
construction, and excellent sound quality, it gives you the supreme convenience
of the Winder. Just thinkno more tangles!